Modern technology makes it easier to connect with folks all around the world. We can literally have virtual, ongoing conversations with people we appreciate and respect. Social media allows us to reach out and for others to reach back.
Several years ago, I stumbled accross a blog by a fledgling author named Andra Watkins. She was a gritty, sassy story-teller and seemed to have a bottomless pit of energy and determination.
Her first book, To Live Forever. An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis was supported by her actually walking and recording her 444 mile hike on the Natchez Trace. She also posted, short daily videos of her journey, great stories in themselves, blood blisters and all.
That hike, led to her second book, Not Without My Father, which made it to #9 on the New York Times Bestseller list and made her father, Roy Watkins a sensation of his own.
Now, the next story is only a week from being released when Hard To Die hits the shelves on November 1st.
What are you reading?