Why Don’t You Sneak a Peek?
You peeked first, Dear Reader. Well, after the publisher. And MTM and me.
Not Without My Father: One Woman’s 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace launches January 15, 2015 at Nashville’s Parnassus Books. If you’re in the Nashville area, or you’d like an excuse to be, the party starts at 6:30pm.
Does this sound like a book you’d like to read, Dear Reader? It’s the current back-of-book blurb. If it doesn’t make you want to reach out and devour the book, the folks at Word Hermit Press would love to know.
NOT WITHOUT MY FATHER: ONE WOMAN’S 444-MILE WALK OF THE NATCHEZ TRACE
For Fans Of: Cheryl Strayed, Paul Stutzman, Bill Bryson and Suzanne Roberts
Andra Watkins, author of To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis, wanted to launch her debut novel with a splash: She would be the first living person to walk the historic 444-mile Natchez Trace as the pioneers did. She planned to walk fifteen miles a day for thirty-four days, taking readers into the world of her novel.
She thought walking more than a half-marathon every day would be fun.
But she needed a wingman, someone to drop her off and pick her up fifteen miles later. After approaching everyone in her life, she was left with her eighty-year-old father. And his gas. The sleep apnea machine and self-scratching. Sharing a bathroom with a man who couldn’t aim.
As Watkins trudged America’s forgotten highway, she almost lost herself in despair and pain. Nothing happened according to plan, including finding her father. In arguments and laughter, tears and fried chicken, they redeemed their relationship near the end of his life. In Not Without My Father: One Woman’s 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace, Watkins invites readers to join her dysfunctional family adventure in a humorous, heartbreaking and uplifting tale that challenges everyone to embrace loved ones while they still can.
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Andra Watkins lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband, Michael T Maher. A non-practicing certified public accountant, she has a degree in accounting from Francis Marion University. She’s still mad at her mother for refusing to let her major in musical theater, because her mom was convinced she’d end up starring in porn films. Her acclaimed first novel To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis was published by Word Hermit Press on March 1, 2014. Read more about Andra at andrawatkins.com.
Publication Date: 1/15/15 ISBN 13: 978-0-9908-5930-7 Price: $14.99 Genre: Memoir Format: PB, 6” x 9” Est Pgs.: 230 For editorial questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org