lately googling

We can all relate to finding unpleasant surprises when Googling ourselves, right? I mean, who hasn’t stumbled across unflattering pictures, scathing reviews, and their books classified in the p0rn section?

Anyone? Hello?

Okay, maybe I’m the only soul with these problems.

But I found an interesting recommendation while Googling the Korean version of my memoir.

Way back in 2015, rabid Lewis and Clark fans read two of my books. Read what they said below.

Book(s) Recommendation
from Jerry Wilson Ohio Chapter
Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation

We all read the recent book review of NOT WITHOUT MY FATHER: ONE WOMAN’S 444-MILE WALK OF THE NATCHEZ TRACE by author Andra Watkins. The book review appeared in the May 4 2015 WPO and was written by Editor Robert Clark. I completely agree with Mr. Clark.

I recommend Not Without My Father for everyone’s Corps of Discovery bookshelf.

Janice and I have been traveling the Natchez Trace Parkway biannually for the past several years (since our retirements). We always stop at Grinders’ Stand to pay honor to Meriwether Lewis. After reading Ms. Watkins’ book, I decided to imagine for myself what it would have been like to walk the entire 444 mile trip from Natchez to Nashville. It takes us two overnights to drive. There is no way I can walk it. Well, needless to say Ms. Watkins (and her father and mother and husband and many supporters) is to be commended for her feat.

I would also like to mention Ms. Watkins’ other book. The title of that book is TO LIVE FOREVER: AN AFTERLIFE JOURNEY OF MERIWETHER LEWIS. Like many of our chapter members, I try to read any and all books that have Lewis and Clark or Corps of Discovery (or Thomas Jefferson) in the title. Unlike her other book, this book is historical fiction. I realize we need to be careful with such books, but it is fun (and to me thought provoking) to read occasional novels.

Thus, I would like to recommend both books to our Ohio River Chapter members. Maybe by reading one or both books you may develop an additional interest in the Natchez Trace.

CLICK HERE to buy To Live Forever and Not Without My Father.

ticket between water and main bed and breakfast

Admit it. You clicked on this story looking for My Favorite P0rn Films of All Time. Or pictures of women clad in lacy bits of nothingness. Perhaps links to my Top Ten Sex Toy Sites. Or a lengthy discussion of the mechanics of the Orgasm Journal I keep with MTM.

GET YOUR MINDS OUT OF THE GUTTER, PEOPLE!

You know me. I’ve always used sexual entendres to lure readers. But today, I’m writing to lure you to the perfect place to HAVE SEX with your significant other. (Though I suppose you can watch p0rn films and play with sex toys there. No judgement.)

This weekend, I’m staying at Between Water & Main Bed and Breakfast in Belhaven, North Carolina.

Gail Fowler is enthusiastic about my books. She organized an event for me on Sunday, February 11 at Belhaven’s Wilkinson Center. Only a few $10 tickets remain, and my $25 advance meet-and-greet is SOLD OUT.

BUT.

You can still attend the meet-and-greet despite its sold out status.

Gail has one unoccupied room at Between Water & Main this weekend. Just think, people. One of you can book that room and whisk your significant other away for a surprise romantic weekend. Everyone knows thoughtful surprises given with loving intent lead to MIND-BLOWING SEX.

Who doesn’t need mind-blowing sex?

So someone PLEASE click on the link below and book your room at Between Water & Main this weekend. I won’t tell anyone when your screams keep me awake or complain about the headboard ramming into our shared wall. I’m performing a Reader Community Service, because some of you people NEED to get lucky.

CLICK THIS LINK TO BOOK YOUR ROOM AT BETWEEN WATER & MAIN.

Call 252-943-0367 or stop by Between Water & Main for tickets and to book your room. Tickets to my event at the Wilkinson Center are $10. Checks, cash or charge accepted.

And if you haven’t read my books, get your copies HERE.

thankful

Having spent much of the past eighteen months wondering whether I’d go blind or lose my mind, I’m thankful for what eyesight I have. Others may argue I lost my mind long ago.

Whatever.

Being thankful is the cornerstone of a happy life.

Here’s my short gratitude list for 2017:

  • MTM didn’t divorce me over my illness. He’s still steadfast. He loves me. I don’t know what I’d do without him.
  • When I was at my lowest, unexpected souls stepped in the chasm. I’m thankful for friends in unexpected places.
  • I’m finding my writing voice. The worse-than-chemotherapy-like drugs I took for almost half-a-year made me a mush-brain. These days, I’m hearing characters again.
  • I’ve only lost 25% of my vision in one eye. I’m thankful for what remains.
  • I found a publicist!
  • My assistant didn’t quit, no matter how trying I’ve been.

And if that’s not thankful enough:

  • We’re fielding some really interesting appearance opportunities for 2018. If you aren’t one of my elite readers, you don’t know what they are. Email assistant(at)andrawatkins(dot)com to be added to that super-special group.
  • I’M THANKFUL FOR EVERYONE IN MY ELITE GROUP. SERIOUSLY, I’D SLOPPY KISS EVERY SINGLE DANG ONE OF YOU.
  • Despite all sorts of online changes that have decimated my income and reach, my stories still find readers. People make memories EVERY DAY because of my work. I’m grateful for every person who gives my stories a chance.
  • I’m glad Dad still finds joy in going out, bothering strangers, telling stories, and selling the crap out of THE DAD BOOK. Having my parents in my life, still healthy, is a blessing.

WHAT ABOUT YOU? WHAT DESERVES YOUR GRATITUDE THIS THANKSGIVING WEEK? PLEASE SHARE YOUR STORIES IN A COMMENT.

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