Posted by Ognian Georgiev
Not Without My Father is a very special memoir by Andra Watkins. The book describes the personal challenge of the author. Our next guest did something very tough. She admitted her pure feelings and reflections during a very rough adventure.
Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce to you Lady Andra Watkins.
– Andra, what is your memoir Not Without My Father about?
– In 2014, my debut novel To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis was published. Because it was set on the Natchez Trace, I thought walking the Trace would be a brilliant marketing ploy. I’d take readers into the world of the book, all while walking more than a half-marathon every day for a month. I knew my stunt would make my novel a New York Times best seller.
I needed a wingman to accomplish my dream. The only available person was my eighty-year-old father, the one person in the world who drives me absolutely insane. I didn’t want to live with his gas and non-stop talking for a month.
But I was desperate for my best seller.
Dad agreed to be my wingman while I walked the Trace in fifteen-mile daily increments. My memoir is the story of our dysfunctional family adventure, a story that asks if one really can turn “I wish I had” into “I’m glad I did.”
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