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Ruth E Wilson Author Book Event
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.

Ruth E Wilson Author Book Event

With Ruth E Wilson


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.

Event Details

Soldiers Point Bowling Club

118 Soldiers Point Rd, Soldiers Point NSW 2317, Australia


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This event is a Free Event


"'Conquering Clouds' is an autobiography that moves at a brisk pace. Beginning with a tough childhood, the story depicts the author’s hardships, emotional struggles, her fortitude, exciting adventures, even close-calls with death."

— Hugh Allan - writer

"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."

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

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