With the one-hundred-year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and the re-release of the movie, Titanic, in 3D, I decided to experience a similar luxury liner, the Queen Mary, which is docked in Long Beach, CA! Above are some of my photos from the trip, but if you’d like to read more, my experience was documented in an article for Yahoo News (please click the Yahoo link to read). Yes, being aboard will make you feel like “King of the World,” and you’ll be hard pressed not to yell “Jack, I’m flying!” with your arms spread wide, or “Iceberg! Right ahead!” Unfortunately, you won’t find James Cameron, Kate Winslet, or Leonardo DiCaprio anywhere on board, but it’s fun to pretend!
Michelle Cushing is the author of the novels "From a Vine," "Faith Orion's Field," and "Rosabelle, believe," all released by Mulberry Bark Publishing. In addition to her literary work, she co-produced two films that went to the Cannes Film Festival: "Scars at the Spook House," which was narrated by "Edward Scissorhands'" screenwriter Caroline Thompson, and "Room 731," which starred Tim Kang (CBS' "The Mentalist"), Yoo Jung Kim ("Moon Embracing the Sun"), and Nikki Soohoo ("The Lovely Bones"). She has written for various production companies, including two feature films for Honora Productions and a video game for City Morph Studio. She graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas with a degree in journalism. Her articles have appeared on Yahoo News and in various other publications. She is the sister of writer Christie XT Cushing ("The Mask of Aubrey Clover") and a cousin of late actor Peter Cushing.