New Book Reveals True Story of Bush Flying Pioneers in Wild Venezuela

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"Blue Skies, Green Hell" is an exciting read that will take readers on a non-stop action adventure – a real account that inspires courage to help face different challenges

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Author Marilyn Lazzari-Wing’s Blue Skies, Green Hell is a riveting tale set in the 1950s when pioneers of the sky flew single-engine aircraft over the unforgiving wilderness and impenetrable jungle in Venezuela. This book will take readers on an action-packed adventure of a lifetime.

Marilyn and her Venezuelan bush pilot husband, Frank, live in a place called the last frontier on the Orinoco River where he establishes a multi-aircraft service that flies supplies and medicine to remote and inaccessible communities. Together they challenge the odds and take the exhilaration of flying to new heights. Their world is fierce weather with no weather reports, aircraft with limited range radios, and planes with six basic instruments. A search and rescue effort ends when they make a forced landing in no man’s land. A flight to Miami turns sour as their twin-engine C-46 conks out over the Caribbean. Best friends die in fiery crashes. A stone-age Indian appears where he shouldn’t be. Blue Skies, Green Hell is drama from the cockpit of vintage aircraft.

Suffused with breath-taking adventures, beautiful scenes, enduring memories and non-stop action, Blue Skies, Green Hell is an enjoyable read everyone will surely treasure.

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About the Author
Marilyn Wing has written free-lance for newspapers in New York and Tennessee, but Blue Skies, Green Hell, a true non-stop action adventure about bush flying in Venezuela, is her first major journalistic effort. To prepare for writing BSGH, Wing re-ignited her emotions for flying light aircraft by re-learning to fly at Sporty’s Flight School in Ohio at age 74. She and her husband, Jerry, are committed adventurers who have traveled the world. Twice they’ve explored the Antarctic, and have flown multiple trips in hot-air balloons over the Serengeti. They’ve kayaked in rivers and oceans, and scuba dived in the South Pacific. In 2008, Wing took a hearty dip in a river atop Auyantepui in Venezuela. Their zest for adventure thrives. She lectures on world travel. In 2006, she won the Platinum Covenant Award in Knoxville presented every two years to four extraordinary seniors who live in East Tennessee and are active and forge ahead long after retirement.

Blue Skies, Green Hell * by Marilyn Lazzari-Wing
A true story about bush flying pioneers in wild Venezuela – “I was there”
Publication Date: August 15, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 382 pages; 978-1-4653-4929-3
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 382 pages; 978-1-4653-4930-9

To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

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