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About the author:
Amy Watkins was born and raised in Washington, DC. She received an undergraduate degree from Frostburg State University and a Medical Degree from University of Maryland, Baltimore. She served in the US Navy for 8 years. She currently works as a family medicine physician for the Navy. She is a single mother of three. Writing has always been a hobby for her and now she is making it into a career. 200 Letters is her first novel.
What inspired you to write your book?
Many events in this book are based on true events. They are situations that I have personally been in or that close friends and family have experienced. Through my personal struggles, I have grown spiritually and thus church, the Bible, and God are huge influences in the book. But don't let my Christianity fool you, this book is very real and there are some graphic scenes. Therefore, this book is recommended for mature audiences only.
Here is a short sample from the book:
“I’m in love with another man,” Deidra, my wife of 11 years admitted to me. I was hurt. But I didn’t want to show emotions.
“Well, okay, we know what we need to do,” was my response.
Deidra was a beautiful woman; 5’5” with an athletic build. She was of mixed ethnicity, Indian and Jamaican. She was a little sassy, and a little sweet, which is what I liked most about her. We had one daughter together, Cierra, who was the perfect mixture of us both. Cierra had my almond shaped brown eyes, and her mother’s smooth dark chocolate skin. She had my nose and her mother’s smile. She had her mom’s sass and my goofiness. Cierra’s hair was a full mane of loose curls, the perfect mixture of my thick tight curled hair and her mom’s long straight dark hair. It was the Spring of 2011 in Northern Virginia and my daughter had just turned 5.
I had been lucky to have Deidra as my wife all those years; but we had been on rocky ground for the last 3. We tried to keep it together for Cierra but we both knew it wasn’t working. We were both young when we got married and my mindset was immature. I felt like “I’m the man, I don’t have to answer to anyone.” But Deidra wanted me to check in and check up on her throughout the day. I felt like I didn’t need a babysitter. As a response, Deidra sought her attention elsewhere. First, she started to focus on her girlfriends instead of the marriage. That lead to more arguments. She cheated on me. I cheated on her. Then she met Tony and fell in love with him.
I tried not to break as I helped her pack up her belongings and moved her and Cierra two states away to live with the man who showed her the affections I neglected to show. The divorce was cordial. And, when the papers were all signed, I focused on the bright side, I was back in the game and there were plenty of fish in the sea.
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