About The Author

Paula Wesselmann Paula Wesselmann was the perfect Pan Am Stewardess. She was a model, actress, professionally groomed and trained with famous stars like Jacqueline Bisset in the New Talent School at Twentieth Century Fox. Before leaving her home of Tucson, Arizona, Paula became the first female weather broadcaster for KZAZ, a channel owned by Danny Thomas and was challenged physically and mentally as Arizona’s state fencing champion. At the University of Arizona Paula won Miss Tucson for the Miss America Pageant and became the first independent (non-sorority member) to win Best Dressed Girl on Campus, sponsored by Glamour Magazine. Paula joined her sister, Linda, and flew for Pan Am in the late sixties – the golden age of travel. She has a master’s degree from the University of Arizona and has taught school and writing for many years. She is married to Jim Wesselmann, a professor of Math\Engineering, with two sons, Nicholas and Paul.