Amelia Earhart: The Successful Failure, Guest Post by Jo Huddleston & Promise Me #BookGiveaway #LadiesinDefiance
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We usually think of pioneer women as those who struggled and survived the arduous journey into the unclaimed American West in covered wagons. But by definition, a pioneer is a person who begins or helps develop something new and prepares the way for others to follow. Amelia Earhart, aviatrix, was such a pioneer.
I’ve always been fascinated by flight—birds, airplanes, space ships. When I graduated from high school, my only chance to participate in flight was joining the Air Force. I had not turned eighteen and permission from my parents was required. They refused. By the time I was eighteen, I had finished a quarter of college and stayed there.
Amelia Earhart was not the first to pilot an airplane, nor the first female to do so. Her accomplishments in the field of aviation, however, are noteworthy and motivational. As have many women, Amelia Earhart faced the naysayers to success.
When I face rejections and delays in my writing career, I’m encouraged by her mindset never to quit before attempting the tasks before her.
Piloting her plane, Ms. Earhart set many records. She set a final challenge for herself: to be the first woman to fly around the world. “I have a feeling that there is just about one more good flight left in my system, and I hope this trip is it,” she said. Although she gave a 110 percent effort, she failed her final challenge.
I admire Amelia Earhart’s courage, vision, and groundbreaking achievements in pursuit of her dreams. On days when my energy level is low and motivation is weak, I’m tempted to stop writing. However, what writing ability I have comes from God and I must be the best steward of that gift that I can be.
When war calls…faith is tested.
In 1960, civil discord in Vietnam fills the news. After his college graduation, Patrick Fitzgerald plans to join his daddy’s South Carolina accounting firm. But Uncle Sam may have another position in mind for Patrick—in the U.S. Army. His family’s affluence would be no match for the persuasion of the military draft.
Adriana Montagna’s papá ekes out a living as a coal miner in the mountains of West Virginia. Can a lasting relationship form with Patrick, or will his wealth become a barrier between them?
Meanwhile, the fiber of America’s unity stands on the precipice, while its youth fight a no-win battle on foreign soil. What good can a young couple hope for at such a time as this?
Jo has also offered a book giveaway to celebrate the release of her latest book, Promise Me. The giveaway is open internationally to anyone that can receive an e-format of the book. Enter through the Rafflecopter below:
The giveaway will run until June 9, 2016 and the winner will be announced on June 10.
About the Author
Jo Huddleston is an Amazon Bestselling author of books, articles, and short stories. Novels in her West Virginia Mountains series and her Caney Creek series are sweet Southern historical romances. Her novels are endorsed by Amanda Cabot, Debra Lynn Collins, Cara Lynn James, Sharlene MacLaren, and Ann Tatlock. The redeeming story of God’s pursuing love is the foundation of her novels, and in them you will find inspiration, hope, and gentle stories that are intriguing and entertaining. Jo is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and the Literary Hall of Fame at Lincoln Memorial University (TN).
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