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Patricia O’Connell Pearson

Patricia O’Connell Pearson is a former history teacher with an MEd from George Mason University. She has contributed to and edited history textbooks and published articles in magazines and newspapers including the Washington Post. Always enthusiastic about sharing the stories of history, she earned her MFA in Writing for Young People from Lesley University and now writes both historical fiction and nonfiction. Her first book, Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII, written for ages 10 and up, was released by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers in February, 2018. When she is not writing about history, she can often be found talking about history as a volunteer with the National Park Service in Washington, D.C. She lives in the City of Fairfax, Virginia.