About Paul Paris

Paul Paris is a retired Air Force pilot with over 3,500 hours in the B-52 aircraft. His career included assignments in Texas, Alabama, California, South Carolina, and Michigan. He has worked for several organizations after retirement including ten years in the banking industry. Paul owns his own bank security consulting business as well as being a writer since 2012. As a stringer for the Longview News Journal, he covered more than 100 events in cities located within the Longview area. His non-fiction work has appeared in Road & Rec international magazine and A Treasure Box, the latest book compiled by the North East Texas Writers Organization. Paul received a B.A. in Geography from the University of North Texas and an M.A. in Management from Webster University. A Dallas native, Paul is enjoying the recreational lifestyle traveling around the country in his RV. His adult children Paul III and Lauren are Texas A & M alumni and live in the Dallas area. Paul has two grandchildren.


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Amazing Faith
A Walk with Cancer

Life happens. It thrills our hearts, breaks us down, and burdens our souls. Sometimes our spirit is smothered and we feel helpless. Faith is what holds us together and prevents life’s avalanches from completely crushing us; it enables us to face another day. This book is about my wife’s four years with cancer. From the initial diagnosis until the end, she didn’t complain, whine, or wonder why she had acquired the deadly disease. She put everything into God’s hands and didn’t lament her misfortune. Neither did I. She had faith. I wonder what happens to those who don’t have any. What do they hold on to?

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The Parachute Queen

Abby Simpson flees her abusive father in East Texas during the Great Depression. She attends her first airshow and is introduced to the dangerous, entertaining world of barnstorming. She marries daredevil Jesse Bradshaw, and they tour the country. Barnstorming is plagued with rickety aircraft, unsafe parachutes, and crazy pilots. Dozens of fearless performers lose their lives while making a living. A tragic mishap leaves Abby a widow. She is left with a difficult choice.

With no education, family, or money, Abby chooses the risky barnstorming lifestyle to survive. Female performers are rare. She quickly becomes a star. Newspapers all over the country call her “The Parachute Queen,” the darling of the skies.

Based on a one-of-a-kind true story, The Parachute Queen takes you on a riveting ride in the sky through the eyes of a woman who dared to beat the odds and make history.

The Parachute Queen is written for mid-grade readers (ages 12-16), but adults can also enjoy the exciting story.

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