The Friday evening buzz about Pence getting booed or cheered (depending on which video you watched) at a Hamilton show is bringing the broadway play back to the newsfeed, but it’s also giving us an interesting view into Pence’s interests. Also, his attendance is quite unique given that the Hamilton-Burr conflict is eerily similar to the Trump-Clinton conflict. Aaron Burr is also said by some to be a feminist father figure to Theodosia Burr (subject of the song “Dear Theodosia”)…maybe Pence can take notes!
Andra Watkins, NYT bestselling author of the new novel Hard to Die—the reimagined story of Theodosia Burr, daughter of Alexander Hamilton’s murderer.
“Theodosia was on a trajectory to become one of America’s earliest feminists before her life was cut short. Because she was the daughter of a disgraced American politician and she died before she could fulfill her early promise, she has largely been forgotten by history,” says Watkins.
About the Author:
Andra Watkins is a motivational speaker and a New York Times best selling author and a 2015 National Book Award nominee. Her forthcoming novel, Hard to Die, is nominated for the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction. She is author of four books: To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis (Not Without My Father: One Woman’s 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace (Word Hermit Press, 2015; National Book Award nominee; NY Timesbest seller); Natchez Trace: Tracks in Time (Word Hermit Press, 2015); and Hard to Die (Word Hermit Press, 2016; National Book Award nominee). She lives with her husband in Charleston, SC.