Former flight attendant and Arizona native goes even bigger for her 2nd aviation thriller

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 11:08am
Updated: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 8:15am

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Drowning book by T.J. Newman
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T.J. Newman, author of “Drowning”

In a former life, T.J. Newman was a flight attendant and a bookseller at Changing Hands bookstore right here in the Valley. Now she is a New York Times bestselling author who’s just out with her second much anticipated book. 

It’s called “Drowning,” and its plot is as suspenseful as her first aviation thriller, “Falling.” The Show spoke with her more about writing them — and their real-life inspiration.

T.J. Newman will appear at The Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale on Tuesday night.

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