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Author Book Signing
Author Book Signing
Author Book Signing
Author Book Signing
Ruth E Wilson
Guest Bio

Adventurer at birth. Aviator for 46 years. Author first published 2018.  Same year piloted her hydrogen balloon at night along the snow-covered Swiss Alps at age 75. Landed in Italy.

A pioneer – numerous FIRSTS throughout her corporate and aviation life. 

Her ballooning has taken her throughout Europe, Canada, USA, New Zealand and Japan where she has accumulated numerous fun stories of flights and landings.

A mother of two sons who both flew balloons in their earlier years. Her two grandchildren find her sharing of the mystic amusing.

She lives near water, collects Native American art, potted plants and teapots.   

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Author Book Signing

With Ruth E Wilson

Australian author, Ruth E Wilson will speak about and sign copies of her exceptional new memoir at the new store opened in New Farm.

Conquering Clouds is the story of pivotal moments and experiences throughout Ruth Wilson’s life that led her to find the courage to pilot her hydrogen balloon over the snow-covered Swiss Alps at night to land in an Italian vineyard. At 75 this adventurer was definitely not swayed by her age.

Her fight to survive a marlin fishing accident in the waters near Byron Bay is riveting.

Ruth acknowledges that her rescue by a pod of dolphins is the reason she is alive today.

Evening commences at 5pm and includes light food and non-alcoholic drinks for all to enjoy.

Price includes your signed copy of the book - if you cannot make the night, your signed copy can be sent to you or picked up after!

Come along and meet an amazing talent and inspiring personality.

Limited seats on the night so book early.

The Indpendent Bookstore New Farm

880 Brunswick St, New Farm

July 5th at 5pm - 7pm



The Independent Bookstore - New Farm

880 Brunswick St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia


Bookings Required

This event is a Ticketed Event

$40.00 per ticket

"An inspirational and fascinating account of transcending multiple limitations to reach heights of bravery and success while keeping heart, love, and soul intact. Ruth has lived a remarkable life – it’s time everyone knew about it."

— Carolinda Witt, award-winning author, ‘Double Agent Celery MI5’s Crooked

"Ruth Wilson is a courageous, adventurous and very determined woman. Her fascinating story is unputdownable..."

— Amanda Hampson, Bestselling author of ’The Olive Sisters'

"Conquering Clouds is an unputdownable memoir of a remarkable woman. This book has it all – from impoverished childhood, death-defying adventures, failed romances and international fame as a balloonist, Ruth proves she conquered far more than clouds."

— Libby Harkness ghostwriter of the best-selling memoir Turia Pitt’s ‘Every

"A glorious story of passion and pain written with honest truth and a simple reality that invites us mere mortal readers to indulge in a life to share her pain and feel her elated freedom of her spirit as this passionate woman writes in her words and with&"

— Bianca, Indiebook reviewer

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