Sneak Peek at Upcoming Novel: AIRBORNE

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills

First of all, a big THANK YOU to everyone who provided feedback and ideas in last week’s blog post comments. You are appreciated!

Congratulations also to Frances from Canada who was randomly chosen from the entries and won a $35 e-gift card!

CLICK HERE for a PDF preview sampler of my upcoming Fall 2020 release AIRBORNE.

The storyline for AIRBORNE came to me three and a half years ago. All I had was a what-if: A virus unleashed on an international flight.

The search to find experts who were willing to give me accurate information took another year. Along the way, God placed the right people in my path:

  1. A woman and new friend whose doctorate is in microbiology and immunology.
  2. A man who trains flight attendants for the airline that I envisioned in my story.
  3. A pilot who not only flies for my designated airline but is also a suspense and thriller writer.
  4. The amazing people and resources of the CDC.
  5. The wisdom and guidance of the FBI.

Tyndale House Publishers saw my passion for AIRBORNE. This book was completed and edited before COVID-19 spread across our globe.

Here’s the book’s summary:

Heather Lawrence’s long-awaited vacation to Salzburg wasn’t supposed to go like this. Mere hours into the transatlantic flight, the Houston FBI agent is awakened when passengers begin exhibiting horrific symptoms of an unknown infection. The virus quickly spreads and dozens of passengers fall ill. Could this airborne contagion have been deliberately released?

While Heather remains quarantined with other survivors, she works with her FBI colleagues to identify the person behind this attack. The prime suspect? Dr. Chad Lawrence, an expert in his field . . . and Heather’s husband.

As more victims fall prey days after the initial outbreak, time’s running out to hunt down the killer, one who may be closer to the victims than anyone ever expected.

AIRBORNE is now available for preorder in hardcover, softcover, and e-book. Details available at

My mission then and now is to show a story that weaves hope, reality, and the sacrificial work of first responders when a deadly virus spreads through innocent people.
My prayer is people will experience God’s presence during our current global crisis. Will you join me in that prayer?
Stay healthy and safe,