Headshot of Robin "R.D." Kardon.
Robin Kardon

Best-selling author Robin (“R.D.”) had a twelve-year flying career as a corporate and airline pilot. She holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate and three Captain qualifications. Her travels took her all over the world in every type of airplane from small single-engine Cessnas to the Boeing 737. Robin earned her B.A. in Journalism and Sociology from NYU and J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law.


Robin in the author of The FLYGIRL Trilogy. Book #1, Flygirl, a work of fiction inspired by her own aviation experience. It is a #1 Amazon Best Seller in multiple categories.


Angel Flight, Book #2 of The FLYGIRL Trilogy, examines the personal and professional pressures faced by Captain Tris Miles as she plans and executes a critical “angel flight,” designed to carry a critically ill woman from a remote area in Canada to the US for medical treatment while struggling with a new relationship. It also became an Amazon #1 Best Seller.


Flying Home is the third and final book in The FLYGIRL Trilogy. Heroine Tris Miles faces life-altering career and personal decisions while stranded thousands of miles from home on 9/11/01. Flying Home touches on the difficult issues surrounding the 9/11 attacks, and questions the true meaning of success.


Robin is a frequent guest and lecturer, and has appeared in numerous podcasts and media outlets, including the Discreet Guide Podcast, the Trailblazers Impact Podcast, and in the San Diego Union-Tribune. She was voted One of Five San Diego Authors to Read by San Diego Magazine. Robin earned an Advanced Certificate in Novel Writing from SDWI in January 2017. Visit RDKardonAuthor.com and sign up for Robin’s monthly newsletter.