I lived in a pretty male-centric world most of my life, idolizing certain baseball players, rock stars and even a writer or two.
But when my daughter was born back in ’96, I made a marked effort to learn more about women who she might one day find influential for their achievements.
High-flier Amelia Earhart always seemed like an appropriate choice. So it’s convenient that this Friday, October 23, Amelia, a new movie biography starring Hilary Swank as the aviator will open in theatres. And today I’m fortune to have the author of a new book about Earhart join me on the show.
SUSAN WELS podcast excerpt: “Her husband, George Palmer Putnam, believed she had a special sensitivity. After she disappeared, he received psychic messages, mailbags full of them, from ordinary people all over the world, people who never had a psychic experience before but felt compelled. They were receiving messages from Amelia, sending them to him, saying ‘I don’t know what this means!’ Her husband used that information to help direct the search location.”
Susan Wels is the author of Amelia Earhart: The Thrill Of It, an extensive coffee table photo history of a pioneer of the early days of 20th century flight.