Novelist | Speaker | Adventurer

A 1960’s stewardess maneuvers between the high-flying allure of travel and the burgeoning women’s movement.

Judi Kundert

About Judy

Books opened new worlds to me. When I was a kid, some of my favorite books were Little Women, Nancy Drew, Wuthering Heights, and Jane Eyre. Later I turned to Willa Cather, Sinclair Lewis, Faulkner, and Hemingway. Books opened my mind to a magical world.

About Sky Queen

KATHERINE ROEBLING, a young woman from Chippewa Falls, WI, embarks on a journey from her quiet academic life studying anthropology at Beloit College to taste the Jet Age.

The era of rapid social change ushered in by faster and bigger jet engines, created stewardesses as the glamour girls. Airlines market these young women as the jet goddess hostess trained to pamper male passengers, mix their martinis, and calm their fears of flying. On the ground, these jet goddesses become freedom warriors poised to lead a revolution.

Judy's Blog

Five Reasons to Visit the Land of Shangri La

March 14, 2019

Find out if there was a reason that James Hilton, the British author of 1933 novel Lost Horizon chose the Himalayas as the location for the place called Shangri-La as the mythical utopia. In his novel, Shangri-La was an earthly paradise, a permanently happy land…