Sparky has enjoyed writing virtually all her life, and personally interviews the subjects of her articles and books. Camera and recorder in hand, she prowls the fields of flying machines at various fly-ins to gather the majority of her material. Striving for accuracy, she diligently researches the factual backgrounds of these subjects by delving into a variety of historical resources. The results of her work are easy-to-read stories which handily combine human interest with technical and historical details. Her photography often illustrates notable and interesting facets of the subjects in her stories. A pilot and airplane owner/restorer herself, Sparky has had more than 280 aviation-related articles and numerous photographs (including magazine covers) published since 2001.