Lauren Sánchez

Long before Emmy Award-winning journalist, pilot, and philanthropist Lauren Sánchez was a children’s book author, she was a little girl with big dreams. Growing up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she looked to her father, a former flight instructor, and dreamed of one day becoming a pilot. Watching him ignited Lauren’s passion for aviation. After a long career in journalism, Lauren finally got her pilot’s license in her 40’s, which ultimately led her to found Black Ops Aviation in 2016—proving you are never too old to chase your dreams. Years later, Lauren can see her own kids looking to the sky with wonder. That experience as a mom, coupled with her love of storytelling and adventure, motivated Lauren to write her first children’s book. Lauren hopes this book can help kids everywhere find their passion and chase their dreams, even up into the clouds and beyond!