The Flight Attendant landed in paperback earlier this year and debuted as a national bestseller. Stay tuned for news of the upcoming TV series starring the spectacularly talented and utterly perfect Kaley Cuoco — Penny from “The Big Bang Theory.”
I must admit, I love flight attendant Cassie Bowden. She is among my favorite heroines. Yes, she’s a mess and makes some terrible mistakes. I know what a disaster her childhood was and how those scars inform her choices and her adult behavior. But I’ve always appreciated what John Gardner suggests in his terrific book on writing, The Art of Fiction. He teaches us that the two points on a compass that matter most in fiction are conflict and human transformation. Can Cassie change before it’s too late? (Good heavens, can any of us?) That was often the question I asked myself while writing the novel.