About Andra Watkins
Andra Watkins is an author.
Or, I will be when someone publishes my first novel, a work of upmarket fiction. (See? I know the lingo. That’s code for ‘book club book.’)
To entice you to read my blog, here are some random bits of minutia about me.
Bad habit that has plagued me all my life: biting my nails. I once considered taking up smoking to satisfy my need to move my hands a lot, but I decided that nail biting probably won’t kill me.
Most famous living relative: Loretta Lynn. We’re fifth cousins, meaning she doesn’t know me from Adam’s house cat. Still, I might be able to work family connections to get her to endorse my novel.
Favorite book of all time: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Love, murder, revenge – and France! How can that combination go wrong?
Most exotic (read disgusting) thing I’ve ever eaten: Dancing shrimp. Japanese code for ‘still alive and moving in the plate,’ the shrimp is beheaded and the tail is prepared seconds before the chef places it, still wiggling, in front of the diner.
Bizarre ritual: I must move my right foot to go to sleep. When I was a baby, I had to kick my leg up and down and turn the light on and off, meaning anyone sleeping with me should be thankful for my dramatic improvement.
On exercise: I can’t run a mile, but I once hiked the Grandview Trail in Grand Canyon in four hours, round-trip.
I never thought I could make a living by writing. But, attaining a certain age usually makes us try things we didn’t have the guts to go for when we were younger.
In the interest of covering all professional bases, I spent eleven years in public accounting and tortured my right-brained self into earning my license as a Certified Public Accountant. (Don’t ask me a thing about your taxes. I know nothing.) Since 2004, I’ve operated my own management consulting firm that works with small and mid-sized companies to help them make more money – even in these ‘tough economic times.’ I’ve written business articles that have been published both regionally and nationally.
Still, telling a good story makes me happier than anything else on earth.
You can find me around the web.
On Facebook: Here she is. (Click on the words ‘here she is’ then click ‘like’ at the top of the page.)
On Twitter: There she is. (Follow me at your own risk.)
On Linked In: Well, she’s professional here. Sometimes.
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