I honestly do not recall considering how and what my reaction would be if and when a reader sent feedback after reading my memoir Conquering Clouds while I was busy writing. A variety of emotions grab me but mostly surprise and appreciation. Let me share some of those
comments with you.
You write beautifully. I cried with you. I laughed with you. Thank you for sharing your story.
J. Puckeridge New South Wales
In her just-released autobiography “Conquering Clouds”, Australian Ruth Wilson unravels the tale of a life grown out of a
hardscrabble childhood that later blossomed into a long series of remarkable ballooning – and other – adventures and
accomplishments. Winning the first Australian hot air balloon championship after having literally been ignored by the director
of her first balloon event because of her gender marked the start of a life of ballooning challenges and achievements. But
much of this required her to balance dedicated motherhood of her two sons with her attraction to the clouds. Before I read
this book, I knew Ruth Wilson only as a distant acquaintance, seen only at various world hot air balloon championships. Now I
am happy to know so much more of her remarkable life story. B. Comstock World Champion Balloon Pilot USA.
Amanda Hampson is right – your book is ‘unputdownable’. M. Tregale Victoria.
Just received your book and immediately spent an hour or so reading a few chapters. Very captivating and revealing – you’ve
led a fascinating life. Well Done! G. Lockyer Canada.
Just finished your book. I applaud you Ruth – big time! For your courage and determination. You are SO BRAVE. K. Turnbull New
Just finished your book. Beautifully written and very inspiring. So human. You’re a beautiful soul Ruth E. S. Mackinga
Just finished reading your book- an absolutely amazing journey – all of your readers are privileged to have you share your
story with us. Congratulations on a fabulous book! P. Brock New South Wales.
I wake certain mornings and feel I should start another book. Then I recall this year is for promotion of Conquering Clouds and it is time for me to work on that now.
May 2nd + May 19 Author Talks – What will be next?
Sunrise in my balloon basket over the Swiss Alps