"The 747 that went up whole and came down in 876 pieces invaded every part of my life. My only consolation is that without being able to turn around, Susanne never saw behind her the giant hole where the rest of the aircraft should have been."
— excerpt from Mark's memoir: 13,760 Feet - My Personal Hole in the Sky
Praise for 13,760 Feet - My Personal Hole in the Sky:
“This is a story only Mark Berry could tell — and it may be one of the most powerful true stories of love and heartbreak anyone will ever read.”
— Jacquelyn Mitchard
Bestselling Author, The Deep End of the Ocean and What We Lost in the Dark
“A sensitive, intelligent, and touching rendition of a tragic story, told by a sensitive and intelligent man who is also a good craftsman with words..."
— Thomas Block
Bestselling Novelist, Magazine Writer, and Retired Airline Captain.
Read or listen to the first chapter as it appeared in Airways magazine:
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Mark is an airline pilot with an MFA from Fairfield University, contributing editor for Airways magazine, and former managing editor for Mason's Road literary journal. His work has also appeared in 4'33", Aerospace Testing Int'l, AOPA Flight Training, BMW Owners News, Connecticut newspapers, Epiphany, ERAU EaglesNEST, Graze, LIFT, MilSpeak Memo, Port Cities Review, Rogue, So...Stories, The Stoneslide Corrective, The Story Shack, TARPA Topics, Under the Sun, and Write This. He lives in St. Louis, MO near the big staple in the middle of the USA map. Locals call it: The Arch.