Andra Watkins is the New York Times Bestselling Author of Not Without My Father: One Woman’s 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace, nominated for the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction; To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis and Natchez Trace: Tracks in Time.
To launch her debut novel, Andra became one of the only living persons to walk the 444-mile Natchez Trace as the pioneers did. Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN. Fifteen miles a day. Six days a week. She finished her trek in 34 days and ended up having a life-changing adventure with her 80-year-old father. Not Without My Father chronicles that experience.
What happens when we die? For explorer Meriwether Lewis, who passed away nearly two centuries ago, it means being trapped in Nowhere. His only hope to get out is by helping a tough nine-year-old escape a sticky situation… An enigmatic page-turner!
Andra invites readers to join her dysfunctional family adventure in a humorous and heartbreaking memoir that asks if one can really turn I wish I had into I’m glad I did.
Andra took up-close pictures of the Trace during her 444-mile walk. Walk the Natchez Trace without leaving the comfort of your car.