Putting Pen to Paper
During the time of Dorothy's great success as a pilot, there soon became an interest from magazines and newspapers requesting that she write about her experiences . She began by contributing to publications like Canadian Aviation, Air Facts (a U.S. Aviation magazine), The Toronto Star and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, and The Welland Evening Tribune.
The interest in Dorothy Rungeling's writing increased and she soon found herself receiving awards for her work. In 1953, Dorothy attended the AITA (Air Industries and Transport Association) convention to receive her award for aviation writing and of the eleven recipients, she was the only woman. She received this same award for aviation writing again in 1956.
Dorothy's passion for writing continued well into her 90s when she produced several books. The titles include: The Road to Home: Tales of Rural Life in the Early 1900s (2001), It's Fun to Grow Old (2002), The Flying Housewife (2003), Life and Works of Ethelwyn Wetherald 1857-1940 (2004). In addition to her published books, Dorothy also wrote a column called "A Century in Pelham" for the Voice of Pelham for the years 2012-2013.