http://andrawatkins.com Author Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:38:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.4 http://andrawatkins.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/cropped-alw-headshot-blog-32x32.jpg Andra Watkins http://andrawatkins.com 32 32 82316370 Proud Daughter of the American Revolution http://andrawatkins.com/2017/04/26/daughter-of-the-revolution/ http://andrawatkins.com/2017/04/26/daughter-of-the-revolution/#comments Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:38:16 +0000 http://andrawatkins.com/?p=19333 Do YOU D.A.R? Why you should join the revolution............   Read more...

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Visit The Site of Meriwether Lewis’ Death http://andrawatkins.com/2017/04/19/visit-the-site-of-meriwether-lewis-death/ http://andrawatkins.com/2017/04/19/visit-the-site-of-meriwether-lewis-death/#respond Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:57:42 +0000 http://andrawatkins.com/?p=19341 Visit the Natchez Trace reconstruction of the stand where Meriwether Lewis died.

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Retracing My Steps On The Natchez Trace http://andrawatkins.com/2017/04/12/retracing-the-natchez-trace/ http://andrawatkins.com/2017/04/12/retracing-the-natchez-trace/#comments Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:30:57 +0000 http://andrawatkins.com/?p=19336 Three years ago, I walked the Natchez Trace Parkway…all 444 miles of it…over one million steps…….. But sometimes it’s fun to retrace our steps. You can read more in this blog post about that time of my walk or you can read the whole story in Not Without My Father. Available NOW. Amazon/Nook/iTunes/Kobo/Audible. A driven daughter. A […]   Read more...

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5 Things That Suck About Launching A Book http://andrawatkins.com/2016/10/21/5-things-that-suck-about-launching-a-book/ http://andrawatkins.com/2016/10/21/5-things-that-suck-about-launching-a-book/#comments Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:47:06 +0000 http://andrawatkins.com/?p=19058 On my website and social media, I've been talking about my partial blindness and the condition that caused it. Yeah, it does suck to be launching a novel when I lack my usual bullheaded energy. I thought readers might like to actually see me and hear me say, "I'm okay."   Read more...

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The Dad Possibilities Are Endless | #MakeAMemory http://andrawatkins.com/2016/10/03/the-dad-possibilities-are-endless/ http://andrawatkins.com/2016/10/03/the-dad-possibilities-are-endless/#comments Mon, 03 Oct 2016 12:30:29 +0000 http://andrawatkins.com/?p=18984 possibilities

What could be more memorable than teaching my eighty-something father to use a Square credit card reader on a smartphone? Imagine the possibilities.   Read more...

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Teaching Dad to be Square | #MakeAMemory http://andrawatkins.com/2016/09/26/teaching-dad-square-makeamemory/ http://andrawatkins.com/2016/09/26/teaching-dad-square-makeamemory/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:30:57 +0000 http://andrawatkins.com/?p=18922 dad

Could I convince my dad it was hip to be Square? Especially if my mom had to be involved? A tale of a geezer, a brat, and a smartphone.   Read more...

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Nothing Is Ever Really Lost http://andrawatkins.com/2016/09/19/nothing-is-ever-really-lost/ http://andrawatkins.com/2016/09/19/nothing-is-ever-really-lost/#comments Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:30:35 +0000 http://andrawatkins.com/?p=18841 Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it. - L.M. Montgomery, The Story Girl

An opportunity is lost ONLY when we don't try. Negative responses aren't failures. I don't consider the likelihood of hearing yes. If I don't ask, I'll never know what's possible, right?   Read more...

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Life Is A Verb | #MakeAMemory http://andrawatkins.com/2016/09/12/life-verb/ http://andrawatkins.com/2016/09/12/life-verb/#comments Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:30:45 +0000 http://andrawatkins.com/?p=18797 Life is a verb. - Brian Doyle

If anybody's living life as a verb these days, it's ME. I'm anticipating a busy 2017, but I'd like to visit YOUR community. Here's how to make it happen.   Read more...

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Miracles On Our Side | #makeamemory http://andrawatkins.com/2016/09/06/miracles-side/ http://andrawatkins.com/2016/09/06/miracles-side/#comments Tue, 06 Sep 2016 12:30:41 +0000 http://andrawatkins.com/?p=18771 We all got miracles on our side, 'cause I done seen a few. -Roy Watkins

I consider my website a series of miracles. Imagine my horror at giving AndraWatkins.com a facelift. Check out the changes and give your suggestions!   Read more...

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When Someone Remembers Us | #makeamemory http://andrawatkins.com/2016/08/29/when-someone-remembers-us-makeamemory/ http://andrawatkins.com/2016/08/29/when-someone-remembers-us-makeamemory/#comments Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:30:21 +0000 http://andrawatkins.com/?p=18755 When someone remembers us, we live forever. -Andra Watkins

I talk a lot about whether anyone remembers us and how history treats its losers. Take Theodosia Burr Alston, main character in my upcoming novel Hard to Die. How much do you know about her?   Read more...

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