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24 Interviews: Nope Can’t Take It Back, It’s In Cyberspace and Print

Today my 24th interview began landing in readers post boxes around the globe, as my 10th BASE article appears in the February 2013 issue of Blue Skies Magazine.

My latest is ESPEN FADNES SMOOTH OPERATOR.  If the opportunity to meet Mr. Fadnes, “Fast-Dog” of Midget BASE fame arises, take it.


Espen “Fast-Dog” Fadnes

In fact if you are new to BASE jumping I guarantee that you will learn something about the sport, about the interviewees and yourself by reading from my body of work about BASE.  And again, if you have the opportunity to meet or speak to these people, take it.

  • Hank Caylor
  • Rigger Lee
  • Brendan Nicholson
  • Calvin 19 and his sisters Annie and Emily
  • Jeb Corliss
  • Clair Marie (The BASE Girl)
  • Rick Harrison
  • Tracey Space Walker
  • Michael Pelkey
  • Jevto Dedijer (BASE 66)
  • Lonnie Bissonette
  • Tim Mangan
  • Matt Frolich
  • Anniken Binz
  • Lika Borzova
  • Livia Dickie
  • Karen Lewis Dalton
  • Ana Isabel Dao
  • Tony Uragalla  (Tony Suits)
  • Miles and Nikki Daisher
  • Espen Fadness

These people embodied the essence of my blog tagline,”Everyone has a story to tell…some people use more exclamation marks than others.”



Livia Dickie featured in January Blue Skies Magazine


With no offense to the other ladies, the Australian Base crew no doubt feels we have left the best for last.

Livia Dickie is a stand out shinning star in a sky of stars.  Her gentle way, competative drive and loyal friendship  illuminates a sport that at times is a cold bitter taste of reality.

Livia is the inspiration for the series of interviews.  When I began researching the project and learned of Livia’s life story, I thought to myself, “Big Girls Don’t Cry, they simply forge ahead and finish what they began.”

I hope you have enjoyed reading the ladies stories as much as I enjoyed working to bring them to you.

May your year be filled with mind blowing adventures that leave you begging for more.  Get those exclamation points ready… bring on 2012!

Remember to take care of one another, its what keeps us alive in more than one way.

Cynthia Lynn

Blue Skies Magazine: Big Girls Don’t Cry

Today I had one of those warm and fuzzy feelings usually experienced during childhood on Christmas morning, or when your greeted by a puppy or  the cute boy in your math class smiles at you.

I clicked on my Facebook page and saw the announcement from Blue Skies Magazine for this months issue featuring my interview with Anne Helliwell and Anniken Binz.

If you BASE jump or are even considering taking up the sport and you don’t know who Anne Helliwell is, shame on you.  If you BASE jump and don’t want to read about fellow female jumpers Anniken Binz, Karen Lewis Dalton, Lika Borzova, Ana Isabel Dao, Clair Crawford and Livia Dickie, well…shame on you too.  If you purchased the magazine to see hot chicks who take part in extreme sports, well I forgive you that one.

For any aspiring writer having people acknowledge your work often creates that warm and fuzzy feeling I spoke of; having a magazine devote six months worth of space to your article is a home run in the bottom of the ninth, with the game tied and two outs.  (A tip of the cap to the days when I was a 19-year-old writing weekly baseball wrap ups for the local paper)

Many thanks as always to the lovely women of BASE, to Editor Extraordinaire  Lara of Blue Skies Magazine for listening to me and understanding the importance in presenting BASE with the respect those who have devoted their lives to the sport deserve.

I can never say thank you enough to my friends in BASE, retired and still active for all your support in reminding me to not give a fuck what the haters thought and believe in myself.  You are all crazy fuckers, but I adore you one and all for the uniqueness that is you.

Lastly, to all my friends that devote their time and energy bleeding blood, sweat and tears into the art of the written word, “keep the faith and write, write, write”.

  ~Cynthia Lynn