T.J. Newman, “Falling” into The New York Times

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T.J. Newman, debut and local author, is the subject of a recent New York Times article by Elizabeth Egan, “A Flight Attendant Drafted Her Novel on Cocktail Napkins. It Took Off.” Here’s the article, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/30/books/tj-newman-falling.html?smid=url-share. Newman will be appearing both live and virtually for The Poisoned Pen on Tuesday, July 6 at 7 PM PDT, 10 PM EDT. You can order a copy of her novel, Falling, through the Web Store. https://bit.ly/3ydTsm2

Here’s the summary of Falling.

“Stunning and relentless. This is Jaws at 35,000 feet.” —Don Winslow
Falling is the best kind of thriller…Nonstop, totally authentic suspense.” —James Patterson
“Amazing…Intense suspense, shocks and scares…Chilling.” —Lee Child
“The perfect summer thriller. Relentlessly paced and unforgettable.” —Janet Evanovich

You just boarded a flight to New York.

There are one hundred and forty-three other passengers onboard.

What you don’t know is that thirty minutes before the flight your pilot’s family was kidnapped.

For his family to live, everyone on your plane must die.

The only way the family will survive is if the pilot follows his orders and crashes the plane.

Enjoy the flight.


T. J. Newman,a former bookseller turned flight attendant, worked for Virgin America and Alaska Airlines from 2011 to 2021. She wrote much of Falling on cross-country red-eye flights while her passengers were asleep. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Falling is her first novel.


Here’s the information about The Poisoned Pen’s event.

T.J. Newman discusses Falling.

click here to order a signed first edition! 

The first 25 to purchase a (signed) copy of Falling and request a ticket will gain admittance to the live event. Our space is modest so we offer  limited, distanced seating. Please request a ticket when placing your order and a book and ticket (if you are within the first 25) will be saved for you

Rather than step into the controversies around vaxxing, we are making it simple: attendees must be masked. The author and I will be distanced, and unmasked. You must wear your mask in the signing line as well.