Featured in January 2017’s Rotarian Magazine, New York Times best selling author Andra Watkins chose a crazy way to launch her debut novel. She is one of the only living persons to walk the 444-mile Natchez Trace as the pioneers did. She had a life-changing adventure with her 80-year-old fa-ther. Her NYT best selling memoir Not Without My Father chronicles that experience.
She also wrote the novel To Live Forever: An Af-terlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis, the novel Hard to Die, the novel I Am Number 13, and the photography collection Natchez Trace: Tracks in Time, published by Word Hermit Press.
Andra is a Past President of the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. She is past District Communications Chair for District 7770-Eastern South Carolina, founder of the District 7770 Friendship Exchange program, a two-time Rotarian of the Year, a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, and recipient of her District’s Distinguished Service Award. She is an active member of the Rotary Club of the Southeast and Caribbean.
For more information about Andra, you can visit her website at andrawatkins.com.