A Love That Will Live Forever
MTM forwarded an email to me yesterday, a response to what he termed ‘a modest request.’ I’ve reproduced it below.
Good Morning Michael,
I downloaded “To Live Forever” to my Kindle. I finished it yesterday afternoon. It was outstanding! I hope your wife is planning another novel soon.
Best Regards, Deborah
I sat in front of my computer screen and cried. Not because someone read my book and liked it, but because of the thought and effort MTM put into his ‘modest request.’ He apparently sent out an e.mail to many or all of his contacts. An extract of his message:
“Today I am once again dedicated to helping someone reach a goal, and I am asking you for your assistance.
If I have ever in any way been helpful to you, I am asking you to help me help my wife, Andra Watkins, who recently had her first novel published. If I didn’t believe that To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis was a magical and enjoyable book, I would not ask you to consider this; I truly believe in this book and its author, and hope you will consider buying one (or more) copies so that you too can enjoy it and support her efforts. For the cost of a Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte (or some such) you can help a new author reach for her dream.
You may have seen the article in the Post and Courier about Andra walking the full 444-mile length of the Natchez Trace, which is the setting for the novel. She finished in Nashville on April 3, and is now back in Charleston.”
And after I cried, I laughed. My husband is a better writer than I am. Behold, his amazing list of reasons to read my novel.
“If that is not enough for you to hit BUY on one of the links below, then I offer to you the Top Ten Reasons You Should Read To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis
1. You aren’t really certain what happens after we die.
2. You worry that you will be forgotten when you are gone.
3. You are the father of a daughter…or the daughter of a father.
4. You thought Hwy. 61 was the only famous road in Mississippi.
5. You figured Lewis and Clark just fell off into the Pacific Ocean when they made it to the west coast.
6. You did not realize there was a worse American traitor than Benedict Arnold.
7. You thought that the Natchez Trace was a precursor to the Etch-a-Sketch.
8. You liked Huck Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird and always wondered what happened to Elvis Presley’s twin brother.
9. You believe in magic.
10. You want to play a part in discovering a new great American novel.
More info on To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis can be found here. To Live Forever is available in paperback or e-book on Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Nook, Kobo, iBooks. If you buy, you have my thanks; if you read it, I hope you’ll thank me.”
Thank you, my Dear MTM. You are all I will ever need.