Author and Speaker Chriselda Barretto Releases First Book in Her Series Investigating Aviation Safety

Based on a true story, “Aviation Stories 1: Dying to Fly” digs into the unglamorous and unspoken side of the world of aviation.

Brussels, Belgium, April 08, 2019 --( After nearly 20 years in the aviation industry, with most of that time spent as a Safety Training Instructor, Chriselda Barretto releases her first non-fiction novel exposing the unknown ramifications of flying for both crew and passengers. In “Aviation Stories 1: Dying to Fly,” readers follow Ellen Sanders, a senior flight attendant, as she navigates through the journey of her illness: “Aerotoxic Syndrome.” An entire series is planned around the subject.

When asked about her inspiration to write about such matters, the author states, “I was approached by an ex-colleague to be part of an online group on Facebook dealing with the ill health effects of cabin air on cabin crew and passengers, after so-called “fume events.” I decided to at least take a look into it because I still had so many friends working in aviation. I had been suggested by my ex-students, because of the respect and authority they thought I had on the topic of aviation safety. I was honored and decided to take up the challenge and started researching into it. What I discovered shocked me!”

To help get the word out, Barretto launched the “SHIFT” movement (Sharing Helpful Information For Tomorrow), an effort through social media channels where community members share stories with each other and to help expose existent bias in the community.

The response to her debut novel has been overwhelming. Paige Lovitt, of Reader Views shared, “I enjoyed the way the author delivers this message in a dramatic suspense-like read, entertaining readers with a captivating story while educating the public.”

About the Author

Chriselda Barretto is a multi-genre author of 9 books and a speaker with a background in Business Administration. Having travelled the world extensively, as an Inflight Safety Training Instructor, she has worked in the Aviation industry for nearly two decades.

Always with a touch of artistic creativity along with being a professional modern jazz dancer, she also loves music and is passionate about writing! She is fluent in 5 languages & loves writing poetry, stories, and quotes.

A qualified Life Coach and Motivational Speaker, she also practices NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) and Mindfulness. Aiming to share her knowledge and experiences, she is a speaker on many topics ranging from creative writing and personal development, to Aerotoxic Syndrome, aviation safety and self-publishing. She hosts a podcast called “The Three Pillars” that focus on Aviation, Self-Help and Writing. For more information on Chriselda Barretto visit her website at

“Aviation Stories 1: Dying to Fly” (ISBN 9789463881029) is available online as paperback on Amazon and Blurb, and digitally through most major platforms.
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