Welcome to Author Spotlight! Each week will feature a different author. We’ll get the scoop behind their writing life and dish a little. The authors will also be giving away a copy of their latest book. FUN.
Welcome Sarah Sundin, author of In Perfect Time, to Author Spotlight! Read Sarah’s interview with her heroine, Lt. Kay Jobson, to learn more.
Kay: Flight nurse based in Italy.
Sarah: What is the most interesting thing about you?
Kay: I’m one of the first flight nurses. I’m a registered nurse and worked as a stewardess before World War II broke out. When I heard about the plan to send nurses on air evacuation flights, I wanted to be one of the pioneers.
Sarah: What three words would you use to describe yourself?
Kay: Bold, controlled, irredeemable.
Sarah: What do you do for fun?
Kay: I love to go out dancing, and I especially like dating several men at a time. Nothing serious. Just for fun.
Sarah: What is your life motto or goal?
Kay: Stay in control. No matter what, stay in control.
Sarah: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Kay: My voice. If I could sing, my parents would have loved me. But I don’t talk about that. Forget I said that.
Sarah: Favorite food:
Kay: Nothing better than a hot dog at a baseball game.
Sarah: Share a favorite childhood memory:
Kay: Learning I was good at schoolwork and had a chance to get away from home. That’s the only good part of my childhood.
Sarah: What is the most important thing to you?
Kay: I want to become a chief nurse. I can’t imagine going back to ward nursing after the war—not when I’ve experienced the independence of flight nursing. I like the administrative side of nursing and would enjoy a leadership role. If I can get into the Army Air Forces’ chief nurse program, I’ll be set for after the war.
Sarah: Biggest pet peeve:
Kay: Boyfriends who get too serious. They leave me no choice but to break up with them.
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More About Sarah
Sarah Sundin is the author of The Wings of the Nightingale series and Wings of Glory series. In 2011, A Memory Between Us was a finalist in the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Awards, and Sundin received the Writer of the Year Award at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. On Distant Shores was a finalist for the Golden Scroll Award from both the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA) and the Christian Authors Network (CAN). She belongs to American Christian Fiction Writers, CAN and AWSA. Sundin plans to continue to focus on World War II for her upcoming Waves of Freedom series about three naval officers based in Boston.
A graduate of UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, Sundin works on-call as a hospital pharmacist. During WWII, her grandfather served as a pharmacist’s mate (medic) in the Navy, and her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England.
Sundin lives in northern California with her husband and three children. When she isn’t ferrying kids to tennis and karate, she teaches Sunday school and women’s Bible studies.
In Perfect Time | Wings of the Nightingale series
Bold, sophisticated, and flirtatious, Army Air Force flight nurse Lt. Kay Jobson collects hearts wherever she flies, leaving men pining in airfields all across Europe. So how can ruggedly handsome C-47 pilot Lt. Roger Cooper be all but immune to her considerable charms? In fact, he seems to do everything he can to avoid her.
Still, as they cross the skies between Italy and southern France, evacuating the wounded and delivering paratroopers and supplies, every beat of their hearts draws them closer to where they don’t want to go.
Can they confront the fears and misunderstandings in their pasts?