Saturday, March 1, 2014

Historical fiction author Andra Watkins on Natchez Trace Walk to promote new book

I thought this was such an interesting story that I will be blogging about this as it happens.  Andra Watkins will be walking the Natchez Trace to launch To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis and will be the first person of either sex to walk the 444-mile trail as the pioneers did since the rise of steam power in the 1820′s. March 1, 2014 to April 3, 2014. Fifteen miles a day. Six days a week. One rest day per week. She will spend each night in the modern-day equivalent of stands, places much like Grinder’s Stand, where Meriwether Lewis died from two gunshot wounds on October 11, 1809. She will take readers into the world of the book. You’ll see the places that inspired scenes and hear the backstories of different characters, with running commentary by her father, who’s tagging along with her.

I have her on tour in March and April and she has promised me she would keep me updated as she will be walking the trail as her tour progresses.

Here she is just getting started today - Day 1



Can you imagine doing this?  She's a trail blazer for sure!  Andra will be sending me more videos as her journey continues, but I am so in awe of this woman.

If you want to pick up a copy of her book, To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis, click here.