Publisher announces McSally book planned for May release

Sen. Martha McSally's (R-Ariz.) memoir will be released next May, according to its publisher.

The Associated Press reported Monday that the book, "Dare to Fly," will tell the story of McSally's history-making achievement of becoming the first female U.S. fighter pilot to fly in combat.

In a statement to the AP, McSally said that she wanted her book to inspire men and women "at all stages of life."

"Like many others, I experienced tragedies and barriers in my own life that could have derailed me," she told the news service. "But I was able to find strength and courage by taking risks, challenging stereotypes, and daring to fly."

The 53-year-old Air Force veteran, who was appointed to the Senate to replace the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) after his death, faces a battle to stay in the seat for the remainder of McCain's term, which ends in 2022. Astronaut Mark Kelly has emerged as the front-runner in the Democratic primary race for the seat.

McSally previously ran for Senate in 2018, but lost to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.).