About Sarah Rickman

In 2016, Sarah was the recipient of the Vinnie Ream Award in Letters from the National League of American Pen Women, Inc. The award was for her 250-word essay about writing Finding Dorothy Scott — describing how she found Dorothy’s story and was inspired to write it. Sarah is a former reporter/columnist for The Detroit News (Michigan) and former editor of the Centerville-Bellbrook Times (Ohio). She earned her B.A. in English from Vanderbilt University and an M.A. in Creative Writing from Antioch University McGregor.

Stories by Sarah Rickman

Finding Dorothy

No stone angels, no blocks of marble with massive shoulders pointed the way to her grave. But the three small American flags fluttering in the breeze were hard to miss in the vast grassy expanse dotted with flat stones. A rectangular slab identified her: Dorothy Faeth Scott; Oroville, Washington, February 16, 1920 – December 3, 1943, plus the letters W.A.S.P., a winged star within a circle, and a pair of pilot’s wings. The bronze flag holder bears the inscription “Dorothy Scott WAFS Pilot – US.”

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