14313Re: [scbwi-houston] Working with The Real Buzz!
- Aug 6, 2014That is exciting news! An out-of-this world and once in a lifetime opportunity!
---- "'M Dyson' m@... [scbwi-houston]" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I told some of you about this at our monthly meeting back in March, and then
> some more at our conference in April, but finally the contracts are all
> signed and sealed, and I can officially announce that I'm coauthoring a
> children's book with Buzz Aldrin for National Geographic Kids. It's called
> Buzz Aldrin on Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet.
> I get a byline, an advance and royalties, too. But this is not about money
> for me, it is a wonderful opportunity to work with one of my childhood
> heroes and help him inspire more kids to learn about space. National Geo
> says they will cover my travel to join him for some book signings, too! I'll
> be sure to let you all know when we do one here in Houston. (The book is
> scheduled for Fall 2015 release.) One of my good friends, Leonard David, did
> the Mission to Mars book with Buzz, and said the signings were a real hoot.
> People would come up to get Buzz to sign the book and ask Leonard, "Who are
> you?" I'm sure that will happen with me, too, but it will be so much fun!
> Leonard said Buzz just lights up when kids come to get a book signed. At age
> 84, he is very well aware that getting the kids inspired is important if we
> are ever going to go beyond Earth orbit again. I love his T-shirt that says,
> "Get Your Ass to Mars!" But somehow I think parents might not appreciate it
> if he wears that one to book signings! Ha!
> Marianne Dyson
> Author, Former NASA Flight Controller
> <http://www.mdyson.com/> http://www.mdyson.com
> Twitter/Facebook: MarianneDyson
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