I have an article about Andra Watkins in this week’s Charleston Currents!

Charleston Currents 8.4.2014 article snippet

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to write an article about Andra Watkins‘ book talk and signing at the Charleston County Public Library for the Charleston Currents. I was really excited about the opportunity to share information about her book and the event at the Library with a wider audience. Here’s a brief excerpt of the piece.

Drawn to the tales of adventurers and explorers in history, local novelist and blogger Andra Watkins’s launched her latest novel, “To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis,” by embarking on a quest of her own — walking the 444-mile-long Natchez Trace and living the life of a pioneer.

Watkins recalled her trip in a recent program at Charleston County Public Library, telling how she used this unusual expedition to raise awareness about the life of Meriwether Lewis and introduce people to the characters in her latest novel.

Quirky and engaging, her a genre-bending road novel is populated by a young girl, ghosts and a mix of historical and fictional characters that readers will recognize from American history and literature.

You can read the whole article here. I also posted a few photos of the event on Flickr. If you’re interested in learning more about Andra’s novel To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis, head over to her website.

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