Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My Air & Space article is out!!

Hello, folks!

At long last, the article I wrote about my mother & the WASP has been published. It will be in the August 2010 issue of Smithsonian's Air & Space magazine (and I hope it sells out on the news stand!! Buy a hard copy, please!!)

Today, the article went up on the Air & Space website. And what's wonderful is that the fine folks of Air & Space went far above and beyond in including great extras to supplement the story. Along with the feature, there is a gallery of all the photos included in the physical magazine, as well as an MP3 of Mom talking about Charles Lindbergh inspiring her back when she was only five years old.

And - making it all even more cool - they included a "web extra" slide show of additional photos coupled with the stories that had to be cut from the magazine for space considerations. How awesome is that?!?

I would like to say thank you to great people at Air & Space - especially Rebecca Maksel, the amazing editor who worked with me on this piece. She has had infinite patience with me.

If you enjoy it, please leave a comment on the Air & Space website. The feedback would be great and much appreciated.

I hope you enjoy it. It's probably the most important story I'll ever tell in this lifetime.

I'll never forget, Mom.


Washington Cube said...

I sent you an email about this, but again, what a wonderful tribute for your mother. Somewhere she is smiling.

Merujo said...

Thank you so much. I got your lovely e-mail and wrote back. Your message made me smile. I hope Mom is smiling, too.

Mary A Brown said...

So proud of you!! Can't wait to get my hard copy!

Unknown said...

Great story - A few of those photo look so much like you too! Wonderful job

Unknown said...

My A&S mag was delivered Thurs afternoon & I couldn't wait to get in the house & read your article!!
Great job & it's so wonderful all the documentation you have of your Mom's time in the WASPS.. the letters & photos really "punch up" the piece & I'm sure they are true treasure for you as well.
Thanx for the great article.. Your Mom (& Dad) are smiling....


Claire said...

Great job, M!