A daughter’s search and recovery mission to bring home her father, 1Lt. Shannon Estill, a P-38 fighter pilot and one of the last casualties of World War II.
“It’s such a powerful story and reflects well devotion and persistence in telling the story of a daughter’s love for her father and of their continuing bond.” —John Harvey, Editor of the Journal of Loss and Trauma and Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, University of Iowa
“Thank you for sending this beautiful story to me. Your writing is so lovely and lyrical—you are a wordsmith. This piece is breathtaking, heartbreaking, and heartwarming by turns. I was in awe—and then I was in tears.” —Margaret Ann Comito, MFA, Memoirist
Sharon Estill Taylor, PhD, is a speaker, a professor of psychology, social work, and women’s studies, and author of two books. She is a frequent conference presenter about issues of grief, loss, unimaginable wonder and reinvention. Her first book, a memoir, Phantom Son: A Mother’s Story of Surrender was published in 2015. A Spiegel TV documentary film Love in the Time of War: The Last Flight of Lt. Estill is the prequel to Phantom Father: A Daughter’s Quest for Elegy. She lives between the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and the Puget Sound of Washington. To learn more about Dr. Taylor and her work, visit www.sharonestilltaylor.com and www.myphantomfather.com.