Award-winning author plans stop in Belhaven


From staff reports

Friday, December 29, 2017

BELHAVEN - New York Times best-selling author Audra Watkins will be in the waterfront town of Belhaven for a talk about “I Walked 444 Miles to Make a Memory” in February.

A South Carolina native, Watkins wrote her memoir “Not Without My Father” after making a 444-mile journey of the Natchez Trace, America’s oldest “highway,” from Mississippi to Tennessee. She said the journey tested her own resolve, as well as her relationship with her father, her “wingman” on the journey.

The event in Beaufort County, sponsored by Between Water & Main Bed & Breakfast, will be held at the Wilkinson Center, 144 W. Main St., Belhaven, Sun., Feb. 11, 3 – 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be obtained by calling the B&B, 252-943-0367. Book sales and signing will follow.

A limited number of $25 tickets, which include the price of admission to the presentation, are available for an exclusive Meet & Greet with the author at Between Water & Main, 367 E. Water St., from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations must be made in advance.

For more information, email: betweenwaterandmain@gmail.com. Books will be available for purchase at Handpicked Sister, Pamlico St., Belhaven.

An Amazon featured memoir for both Women’s History Month and the National Park Service 100th Anniversary, “Not Without My Father” is a New York Times and Publishers Weekly best seller. It was nominated for the 2015 National Book Award for Non-fiction. Watkins’ is also the author of the acclaimed Nowhere series.