From USAF Thunderbird Pilot to Bestselling Children’s Book Author with Michelle “Mace” Curran

Imagine soaring through the skies at breathtaking speeds, pushing boundaries, and defying limits. My guest today has not only lived this reality but has also inspired millions with her fearless pursuits.

On episode #202 of The Author Factor Podcast I am having a conversation with author, Michelle "Mace" Curran who spent 13 remarkable years in the United States Air Force as an F-16 Fighter Pilot.


From 2019-2021, she was the only female pilot for the Air Force Thunderbirds and performed for millions across the country and internationally.

Since retiring from the military, Michelle started her company Upside Down Dreams where she provides keynotes and workshops to empower men and women of all ages to overcome obstacles and the fear of failure.

Michelle just recently published her first book, Upside Down Dreams, which is an illustrated storybook written for girls with big dreams looking for a real-world heroine.

Unlocking the Author Factor: This Episode's Big Takeaway

The key author factor from this episode is the power of overcoming obstacles and inspiring others. Michelle Curran's journey from being an F-16 fighter pilot to becoming a keynote speaker and author shows the impact of facing fear, overcoming self-doubt, and dealing with imposter syndrome. Her children's book, Upside Down Dreams, and upcoming personal development book for adults are aimed at empowering and inspiring others. This highlights the significance of sharing impactful stories and leaving a legacy that positively influences others.

Michelle "Mace" Curran describes her Author Factor...

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