Upcoming Book Signings

Event: “Supporting Cancer Research and Awareness”
Book: “Defeating Cancer One Poem a Day”
Fort Eustis Main Exchange
1386 Washington Blvd
Fort Eustis, VA 23604
Dates/times: Friday, July 19, 2019, 10am-2pm; Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10am-2pm; and, Sunday, July 21, 2019, 11am-3pm

Event: “Supporting Cancer Research and Awareness”
Book: “Defeating Cancer One Poem a Day”
Pizza Bella Vista
927 Battlefield Blvd N
Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
Date/time: Sunday, July 28, 2019, 1pm-4pm

Event: “Supporting Cancer Research and Awareness”
Book: “Defeating Cancer One Poem a Day”
Navy Exchange Norfolk
1560 Mall Drive
Norfolk, Virginia
Dates/times: 10am-2pm on the following Saturdays – August 3 &10; September 7 & 14; October 5 & 12; and, November 2 & 9

Event: “Hampton Roads Indie Authors Book Festival 2019”
Books: “Defeating Cancer One Poem a Day” & “Po’ Man Ain’t Got Not Much Say”
Family Life Center
1 Redheart Drive
Hampton, Virginia
Date/time: Saturday, August 24, 2019, 10am-4pm

Event: The American Cancer Society’s “Pembroke Mall 5K Kickin’ Kids Cancer”
Book: “Defeating Cancer One Poem a Day”
Pembroke Mall
4554 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Date/time: Saturday, September 21, 2019, 7am-7pm

Event: “Supporting the Homeless and Cancer Research and Awareness”
Books: “Defeating Cancer One Poem a Day” & “Po’ Man Ain’t Got Not Much Say”
University Village Bookstore – ODU
4417 Monarch Way
Norfolk, Virginia 23508
Date/time: Thursday, September 26, 2019, 12pm-3pm

Event: The American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides of Peninsula”
Book: “Defeating Cancer One Poem a Day”
Christopher Newport University
1 University Pl
Newport News, Virginia
Date/time: Sunday, October 13, 2019, 12pm-3pm

Event: “Harvest Fest”
Book: “Defeating Cancer One Poem a Day”
Farmers Market
3640 Dam Neck Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23453
Date/time: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 10am-4pm

Event: “Author’s Book Signing Meet & Greet”
Books: “Defeating Cancer One Poem a Day” & “Po’ Man Ain’t Got Not Much Say”
Ft. Monroe Community Center
100 Still well Road
Hampton, Virginia
Date/time: Saturday, October 26, 2019, 1pm-4pm

Defeating Cancer One Poem a Day

Defeating Cancer One Poem a Day

Can cancer be defeated?

That is a question many ponder for a hopeful answer. Although it has been an ongoing battle throughout centuries, research is tirelessly pressing forward to eradicate cancer altogether with a cure on the verge of being discovered. However, in the meantime, families and friends seek to continually provide some form of encouragement to those who have fallen victim to various forms of cancer. Nothing can soothe the soul and uplift a person’s spirit as well as affirmative words of support.

To assist in comforting victims and loved ones affected by cancer, Dr. Watson seeks to provide a daily dose of inspiration through his gift of composing poetry in his latest book, Defeating Cancer One Poem a Day. From talking with many victims and loved ones affected by cancer over many years, he realized in most cases a simple word of encouragement speaks volumes in times of need. The need oftentimes occurs during moments of being alone whether by choice or happenstance. To address such a need when it arises, Dr. Watson suggests starting each morning by reading an encouraging poem to positively condition the mind, soul, and spirit in preparation for whatever the day brings.

Not only is Defeating Cancer One Poem a Day written to inspire, it will also monetarily support efforts against cancer with 50% of the proceeds from each copy sold being donated to various cancer research and awareness organizations. Let’s join the fight together for a better tomorrow by ultimately eradicating all forms of cancer worldwide and defeating cancer with one poem a day.

Available to purchase via Amazon NOW!

Pre-ordered autographed paperbacks may also be purchased directly from Dr. Watson:

$12/paperback plus $3 to cover packaging and shipping ($15 total).

Payment options:

1) Mail check or money order: Owen Watson, P.O. Box 14417, Newport News, VA 23608
2) PAYPAL: paypal.me/authorowenwatson
3) VENMO: @Owen-Watson-6

What Matters Most: Family, Friends, and Foes

What Matters Most: Family, Friends, and Foes

Press Release: Author talks about ‘What Matters Most: Family, Friends, and Foes’

Owen Watson proves that each experience molds man to become what he is today.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Author Owen Watson strongly believes that everyone has been through life’s ups and downs and each trial one encountered must have taught them a thing or two about life. In this soulful account, Watson lifts the lid on his personal experiences and his long-held beliefs that describe “What Matters Most: Family, Friends, And Foes” (published by Xlibris).

This book reflects on the positive extraction of some of life’s everyday ups and downs that aim to make people better for tomorrow. Whether its family, friends or foes, Watson is convinced that each play an intricate part in the making up of who or what people ultimately decide to achieve in this life.

“This book will appeal to readers because it pertains to the commonality of experiences as a whole and pulls forward positive answers to the subliminal questions of how anything positive can result from negative,” Watson shares. “It also highlights how seemingly insignificant positive gestures really do become significant when we cease to take them for granted.”

Owen hopes that by sharing his insights, readers will have answers to what matters most and press forward in God’s joy. It is his own joy to share the positivity and light that guides him forward in life.

“What Matters Most: Family, Friends, and Foes”
By Owen Watson
Hardcover | 6 x9in | 132 pages | ISBN 9781514427279
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 132 pages | ISBN 9781514427279
E-Book | 132 pages | ISBN 9781514427255
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Po’ Man Ain’t Got Not Much Say

Po’ Man Ain’t Got Not Much Say

When what you say isn’t enough…what’s left to do?

I offer to bet that most every person alive has heard or thought at one time or another, “Why don’t they just listen to what I’m saying?”  Ironically, more often than not, many of us have been identified as the “they” spoken of.

When it seems that words aren’t being heard, it is as though you’ve helplessly expended all your energy, resulting in what we consider to be wasted time. Some of those moments’ drive emotional levels of hurt, stress, pain and, at times, a feeling of being unappreciated. After all, we only want to be heard and for others to know that we are vesting in their best interest and have absolutely no intentions of steering them on the wrong path.  Additionally, we unconsciously convince ourselves that we have the answer for others based on our experiences, education, relationship to them, age, and, sometimes even ethnicity.

Sadly, in the midst of the many words spoken and emotional upheavals, peace gets disturbed, relationships become ruined, and respect becomes sacrificed.

What can be done to get a point across to someone without having negative repercussions and creating turmoil?  Dr. Owen Watson attempts to answer that question through his new release fictional novel, grounded in real-life circumstances, Po’ Man Ain’t Got Not Much Say.

Well-acquainted with the struggles of being heard, Dr. Watson challenges you, the reader, to know when to be silent and allow God to do the speaking for you.  Being silent provides you the opportunity of bracing yourself for how and who He chooses to use in getting His better message delivered to that someone in your life, maybe even you.

Oftentimes we like to credit ourselves for His work.  Each time we do, we distort and create a distance between His will and our want.

In helping others maintain peace, stable relationships, and ongoing respect, Dr. Watson exposes the significance of…

  • being silent; listening
  • comprehending; communicating
  • appreciating; forgiving

Misleading presumptions are key factors that result in responses of “missed” communication, ultimately damaging relationships.  For us to gain wisdom and understanding, we each must be willing to empty ourselves of devalued responses based on presumptions.  This can only be done when we come to realize and accept communications of love and truth to operate on our behalf, thus, we become as Po’ Man Ain’t Got Not Much Say.

Available to purchase NOW!

Amazon (for purchasing kindle or paperback)

Barnes and Noble (for purchasing Nook only)

Autographed paperbacks and hardcovers may also be purchased directly from me:

$18/paperback or $23/hardcover ($3 is included in the price to cover packaging and shipping).

Payment options:

1) Mail check or money order: Owen Watson, P.O. Box 14417, Newport News, VA 23608

2) PAYPAL: paypal.me/authorowenwatson
3) VENMO: @Owen-Watson-6