Nick Spark is a Los Angeles-based writer and documentarian with a long-standing passion for unconventional characters, including the oft-overlooked female heroine. The Legend of Pancho Barnes, which he produced and wrote, profiles gender-bending pilot Florence “Pancho” Barnes, a forgotten rival of Amelia Earhart. It won the L.A. area Emmy in 2010, screened in numerous film festivals, and continues to air on public television stations in the USA and abroad. He also wrote and directed the Cold War documentary Regulus: The First Nuclear Missile Submarines, which appeared on Discovery. An accomplished writer of non-fiction and history, Spark was the associate editor for Wings and Airpower magazines. He has also appeared on PBS’ History Detectives, Japan’s NHK and National Public Radio concerning his research projects. He is an MFA graduate of the U.S.C. School of Cinematic Arts and has an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona.