Former Flight Attendant's Debut Novel Hits #2 on New York Instances Bestseller Listing in Its First Week

First-time writer and former flight attendant T.J. Newman has landed at #2 on this week’s New York Instances Bestseller checklist for Hardcover Fiction and #3 for Mixed Print and E-E book Fiction for her debut novel FALLING, it was introduced final night time. Newman, a earlier worker of Virgin America and Alaska Airways, additionally noticed her critically acclaimed thriller land at #1 on Apple Books and #2 on USA As we speak’s Greatest-Promoting Books Listing in its first week on cabinets. 

Arizona native Newman started writing FALLING whereas nonetheless working as a flight attendant, usually jotting down drafts for the guide on cocktail napkins whereas engaged on red-eyes. The novel’s story facilities round an airline pilot who finds out half-hour right into a cross nation flight that his household has been kidnapped and that the one solution to save them is to crash the airplane. She was rejected by 41 literary brokers earlier than being taken on by The Story Manufacturing unit and shortly obtained a seven-figure publishing cope with Simon & Schuster’s Avid Reader Press. Moreover, Common Footage optioned the large display screen rights to FALLING for $1.5 million. 

FALLING has been named one of many summer season’s hottest books by Good Morning America, The View, Individuals Journal, USA As we speak, Vainness Truthful, the New York Instances, the Los Angeles Instances, the Wall Road Journal, Leisure Weekly, Esquire, City & Nation, Newsweek, Goodreads, Amazon’s Greatest Books of the Month and Apple Books. 



You simply boarded a flight to New York.

There are 143 different passengers onboard.

What you do not know is that thirty minutes earlier than the flight your pilot’s household was kidnapped.

For his household to stay, everybody in your airplane should die.

The one manner the household will survive is that if the pilot follows his orders and crashes the airplane.

Benefit from the flight.


T. J. Newman, a former bookseller turned flight attendant, labored for Virgin America and Alaska Airways from 2011 to 2021. She wrote a lot of FALLING on cross-country, red-eye flights whereas her passengers have been asleep. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona. FALLING is her first novel.

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