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Dying to Fly

Book Launch - Dying to Fly by Jerry Gladysz

The Fort Worth Writers congratulate Jerry Gladysz on the launch of Dying to Fly.

Based on his own  experience of war, Dying to Fly tells the story of helicopter pilot, Lt. Danny Hellberg, fresh from training, sent on his first assault mission with no time for preparation.  Surrounded by death and traitors, the plans go out of the window. Lost in the madness is a reporter, a senator’s daughter, a valuable pawn for the enemy.

No matter the cost, Hellberg’s only objective: get there first!


Dying to Fly is available on Amazon.

Jerry Gladysz

Jerry Gladysz graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, and later with an EMBA from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. 
During the Vietnam war, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, and the Air Medal with 24 oak-leaf clusters for his services as a helicopter pilot with the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile).
In March 1993, he published his first book, SKI TAOS STYLE. It presents the approach to better skiing, taught by Taos Ski Valley, recognized as the best ski school in the nation by SKI Magazine. In August 2002, he published the sequel, T.A.O.S. The Art Of Skiing.

Publishing News

OWFI Competition Winners

Founded in 1968, the Oklahoma Writers Federation is one of the oldest established writing groups in the US, and one with which the Fort Worth Writers are proud to be affiliated. 

Every year OWFI holds their writing competition with the winners announced at their annual conference. Obviously, this year has been different with the coronavirus preventing the usual in-person conference. However, the Fort Worth Writers are thrilled to announce three of their members have won awards as follows:

Debbie Gillette

First place in the Romance category with Non-Compliant Lover.

Nancy Craig

First place in the Book Nonfiction category with It Was Never a Dead End.

Keith Dale

Honorable Mention in the Inspirational category with Community on a Lonely Street..

Congratulations to Debbie, Nancy, and Keith!