Join us as we celebrate the release of the third young adult novel from former Tacoman Gretchen Wing! Altitude is the tale of The Flying Burgowski, 16 year-old Jocelyn Burgowski, who has the power to fly, but that doesn't help her escape her tangled life with family and friends. What good is flying if it wrecks relationships? Confronting the dual forces of magic and maturity, Joss must face the question: what does “to thine own self be true” really mean?
Gretchen K Wing is the author of the Flying Burgowski young adult trilogy: The Flying Burgowski, Book One; Headwinds, Book Two; Altitude, Book Three. A native North Carolinian, Wing moved with her husband to Tacoma in 1990, where she taught high school English and history and raised two sons. Wing received her B.A. in English from Harvard University in 1984, and her Master’s in North and South American History from the University of Washington in 1993. After a twenty-year teaching career, Wing and her husband moved to Lopez
Island, where she transitioned to her present occupations of writing, and baking at Holly B’s Bakery. She also writes and performs songs with her guitar, and enjoys running, biking, backpacking and reading. Her column, Spotlight on Lopezians, appears regularly in The Islands’ Weekly, and her short stories have been published in SHARK REEF.