Author Archives: mtm

whp author lisa a. kramer returns to providence college

COVERwhp author lisa a. kramer returns to providence college’s women’s studies program for another appearance on the of women. her presentation, “celebrating a woman’s unique,” has become popular with academic universities, high schools, and civic organizations around new england.

whp is with lisa on our team!

whp author lisa a. kramer featured at authorfest 2015

Boji Headshot for webwhp proudly announces that author lisa a. kramer has been selected to appear at cape elizabeth, maine’s authorfest 2015. lisa will give a women’s empowerment lecture at a local high school, and she and will be featured panel discussions. She will also be showcased in the author area.

we’re proud of you, lisa!

who author andra watkins at the jones library amherst

alw-headshot-blogwhp is proud to announce that author andra watkins was selected as a featured author at the jones library in amherst, massachusetts. home to the papers of emily dickinson and robert frost, the library selects very few out-of-market authors annually. whp is honored to have one of its authors featured at the esteemed jones library.

whp launches photography collection natchez trace: tracks in time

NTTIT_cover reducedwhp proudly announces the debut of andra watkins’ natchez trace photography collection natchez trace: tracks in time.

the natchez trace is a 10,000-year-old road that runs from natchez to nashville. animals long used its natural ridge line as a migratory route, and native americans settled along the trace to follow their migrating food supply. when the kaintucks west of the appalachians floated their goods to ports in new orleans or natchez they walked home, making the trace was one of the busiest roads in north america. today, the trace has been forgotten under the pavement of a federal parkway. this photo essay reveals the traces of time that one can find along today’s natchez trace.

publication date: 3/15/15 isbn 13:978-0-9908593-2-1 price: $29.99

genre: travel photography format: paperback, 8” x 8” estimated pages: 134

distribution: ingram book company, baker and taylor

whp author lisa kramer featured at providence college

Boji Headshot for webwhp author lisa a. kramer addressed the women’s studies program at providence college this week. she discussed her debut novel and the struggles of women in an age where feminism is being rejected by younger generations. based upon the response to her appearance, she was invited to return for a second lecture in april, 2015.

go, lisa!

not without my father featured on huffington post

whp author andra watkins is proudly featured in today’s huffington post!
HuffPo Review

“It can be difficult to find a writer with a fresh voice that draws the reader in and inspires a genuine feeling of pleasure from the act of reading. In Andra Watkins’ second book, Not Without My Father: One Woman’s Walk of the 444-Mile Natchez Trace the reader will not be disappointed.” – The Huffington Post

Read the full review HERE.

whp announces not without my father by andra watkins

9780990859307_NWMF_covercan an epic adventure succeed without a hero? andra watkins needed a wingman to help her become the first living person to walk the historic 444-mile natchez trace as the pioneers did. she planned to walk fifteen miles a day. for thirty-four days.

after striking out with everyone in her life, she was left with her disinterested eighty-year-old father. and his gas. the sleep apnea machine and self-scratching. sharing a bathroom with a man whose gut obliterated his aim.

as watkins trudged america’s forgotten highway, she lost herself in despair and pain. nothing happened according to plan, and her tenuous connection to her father started to unravel. through arguments and laughter, tears and fried chicken, they fought to rebuild their relationship before it was too late. in not without my father: one woman’s 444-mile walk of the natchez trace, watkins 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.

publication date: 1/15/15 isbn 13: 978-0-9908593-1-4 price: $14.99

genre: memoir format: paperback, 6” x 9” estimated pages: 238

distribution: ingram book company and baker and taylor

about andra

alw-headshot-blogandra watkins lives in charleston, south carolina. a non-practicing cpa, she has a degree in accounting from francis marion university. she’s still mad at her mother for refusing to let her major in musical theater, because her mom was convinced she’d end up starring in porn films. in addition to her writing talent, andra is an accomplished public speaker. she is the first living person to walk the 444-mile natchez trace as the pioneers did. her acclaimed first novel to live forever: an afterlife journey of meriwether lewis was published by word hermit press in 2014.


whp launches P.O.W.ER by debut author lisa a. kramer

december 1, 2014 – word hermit press is proud to announce the release of by debut author lisa a. kramer.

COVERwhat would happen if women and girls joined their unique abilities to change the world? in a time where access to the written word is reserved to men, andra betscrivener’s ability to read and write must remain a secret, or she could lose her hands, her eyes or her life. at 17 she discovers that her abilities extend beyond reading: she can write events to life. desperate to keep her powers hidden from both the government and a rebel group, she learns her words have the power to kill, threatening her father’s life and her own freedom. andra’s fight empowers others to stop governmental oppression. but in a society ruled by lies, cruelty and inequality, her journey will not be easy or safe.

publication date: 12/01/14

price: $14.99

genre: young adult speculative fiction/feminist fiction

format: paperback, 6” x 9”; e-book

pages: 296

distribution: ingram book company, amazon, kindle, barnes & noble, nook, ibook/itunes, kobo

about lisa

Boji Headshot for weblisa a. kramer has spent her life learning, creating, and exploring the world through theatre, writing, traveling and collaborating as an educator. she has lived in nine states and two countries (including japan). she holds a phd in theatre for youth, an mfa in theatre directing, and a ba in english language & literature and theatre. she has published non-fiction articles in journals specializing on theatre for young audiences, as well articles aimed at young people for listen magazine. in addition to young adult novels, she has ventured into the world of short stories, and has stories for adults in several of the theme-thology series published by and available on kindle, nook, and kobo. when not writing, lisa shares her love of the arts and the power of story as co-founder of heartful theatre company and as adjunct faculty at various colleges and universities. She also spends time enjoying new england with her husband, daughter, and two dogs from her home base in central massachusetts. to learn more visit her at Lisa A. Kramer: Woman Wielding Words (  or email her at lisaakramer(at)lisaakramer(dot)com.