Richard "Dick" DuRose was a lawyer in Florida and Ohio, who now lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This is his second book. His first release was Shooting Star: The First Attempt by a Woman to Reach Hawaii by Air, which tells the story of his aunt, aviator Mildred Doran, who vanished without a trace while participating in the Dole Air Race, also in 1927. Intrigued by the aviators of 1927, Dick traveled and researched for another two years so that their stories would also be told. Dick welcomes contact from his readers either through his website at richarddurose.com, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.