“Where TIARAS and CROWNS are mandatory and reading our good books is the ONLY rule!”
Welcome to the Wonderful World of The Pulpwood Queens Book Club Reading Nation!
You are now in the know on all that is happening at with our authors, our books, our book club, and events!
January 18, 2000 marked the occasion of the Grand Opening of Beauty and the Book, the ONLY Hair Salon/Book Store in the World! We have been having a GRAND time ever since.
Oxford American Magazine, The Magazine of Good Southern Writing, surprised me by covering my Grand Opening with an awesome feature that began the media mecca to my shop including features on Oprah Winfrey’s OXYGEN NETWORK, to The Oprah Winfrey Show to kicking off Diane Sawyer and Charlie Gipson’s READ THIS Book Club on Good Morning America and featured in The Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, and The Wall Street Journal with many more!
Just months after opening my Beauty and the Book, I started my book club with six complete strangers that has now grown into the largest, “meeting and discussing” with authors in tow, book club in the world, 800+ chapters of The International Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys Book Club Reading Nation. Our sole mission is to promote authors, books, literacy, and reading all while having some BIG TIME FUN!
After 20 years in business, Beauty and the Book quietly closed its doors as The Pulpwood Queen went back to school! That’s right, Kathy L. Murphy returned to college at The University of Texas in Tyler, graduating to earn her B.F.A in Fine Art, minor in Art History! In the meantime, The International Pulpwood Queen and Timber Guys Book Clubs has been growing in leaps and bounds. Our focus will be on keeping the book club going by even being more global and diverse We now have chapters nationwide and in twenty foreign countries.
Our motto is “where TIARAS and CROWNS are mandatory and reading our good books is the ONLY rule!” Our sole mission is to promote the arts, our authors, their books, literacy, and reading.
We really like to roll out the red carpet, or should I say leopard print carpet, for all the authors that grace us with their presence during our book club teleconferences, and Zoom meetings that are all recorded and downloaded onto the Kathy L. Murphy Channel on youTube. Please like, watch, share and SUBSCRIBE!
All authors that books that I read and select our made either Official Pulpwood Queen Book Club Selections or Bonus Book Club Selections. These authors and these authors only are invited to attend and be featured at our annual convention always held Martin Luther King Weekend. This year marked our 21th Anniversary and was our first online virtual book club convention.. The International Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys Book Club embrace the total experience of the read! We love to treat all our authors royally and bow to the feet of our author Kings and Queens!
We even now have our own documentary, FOR THE LOVE OF BOOKS by filmmaker, William Torgerson that won the Audience Choice Award for Full Feature Film at The International Phenom Film Festival in Shreveport/Bossier, LA Film Festival!
Tiara wearing, Beauty and the Book sharing,
CEO and Founder of The International Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys Book Club Reading Nation
Kathy L. Murphy
Hawkins, Texas 75765-1220
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