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January 22, 2019
Jefferson, Texas – The Pulpwood Queens are pleased to announce the following will be our Official Pulpwood Queen Book Club Selections for 2019. Our motto is “where Tiaras are mandatory and reading our good books is the ONLY RULE!” So you are to read the Book of the Month for the month and after that the Bonus Books of the month. If you are a NEW chapter you begin with my book, “The Pulpwood Queens’ Tiara Wearing, Book Sharing Guide to Life” and I will be happy to call into your very first Pulpwood Queen Book Club meeting or Facetime with your group, after that, you begin with the book of the next month. If you have any questions, please contact me, Kathy L. Murphy, the founder at email: email@example.com or go to our website to read all about our book club with videos, photos, and more!
2019 Official Pulpwood Queen and Timber Guy Book Club Selections
For all NEW members, the first book you are to read is The Pulpwood Queens’ Tiara Wearing, Book Sharing Guide to Life by Kathy L. Murphy as it explains everything you need to know on why, how, where, and when the book club started. Then you just jump in on the next months read and very important that you read the BOOK OF THE MONTH to discuss. All the others are for the voracious readers like me, your founder who just cannot get enough to read. If you have not read my book, please do as it truly explains everything.
Important to know and follow: Our motto is “where TIARAS are MANDATORY and Reading our OFFICIAL Book of the Month is the ONLY RULE!” Author and publishers expect you to do so and also to arrange for a teleconference, Skype, or Facetime for that month. As far as I know, we are the ONLY book club that gives you truly this kind of access to authors then you get to meet them all in person and hear them speak at our annual conference, all of them. This is what gives them a true boost in sales.
Our sole purpose is to promote authors, books, literacy, reading and for each chapter to take on a literacy project and report to Kathy L. Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered to be recognized for your literary achievements. I do not know always if you do not tell me as I have now helped start 765 chapters with more in the works.
Be respectful of our authors, if you invite them in either offer them an honorarium for their travel and lodging and/or purchase their books. They are taking time off of their work and their busy schedules and often have to arrange for child or pet care. This is their livelihood.
All our 2019 Pulpwood Queen Authors s dressed as their favorite country and western stars and icons at our Author Dinner before they waited the tables: Left to right: Reavis Wortham, Bobbi Kornblit, Sharong Kohn of Breathless Wines, Michelle Cox, Jonathan Haupt of The Pat Conroy Literary Center, Patricia V. Davis, Gregory Phillips, Jennifer Mueller, Rebecca Rosenberg, Peter Golden, Rickey Pittman, Beth M. Howard, Janet Oakley, Stephanie Chance, Susan Cushman, Camille di Maio, Collen Tull Oakley, Hannah Howard musical artist, Barbara Claypole White, Missy Buchanan, Ann Wertz Garvin, Suzanne Hudson, Joe Formichella, Kathryn Taylor, Laurel Huber Davis, Marjorie Herrera, Kacey Kowars.
JANUARY – Southern Writers on Southern Writing edited by Susan Cushman
Bonus Books: Theologies of Terrain by Tim Conroy
In Pieces by Sally Field
Road Kill Art And Other Oddities by Niles Reddick
Reading the Coffee Grounds and Other Stories by Niles Reddick
The Draw of Broken Eyes & Whirling Metaphysics: Poems by Charles Clifford Brooks III
FEBRUARY – Love & Ruin: A Novel by Paula McLain
Bonus Books: The Birds of Opulence by Crystal Wilkinson
Edge of the Wind by James E. Cherry
A Celebration of Words: Volume One: Essays from Michael Connelly, James Lee Burke, Horton Foote, and Jeanette Walls by Kacey Kowars, Introduction by Kathy L. Murphy
MARCH – Nothing Is Forgotten: A Novel by Peter Golden
Bonus Books: Haufraus Honeymoon: Love, Language, and other Misadventures in Germany by Beth M. Howard
The Lost Family: A Novel by Jenna Blum
Stand Forever, Yielding Never: The Citadel in the 21st Century by John Warley
APRIL – Confessions of a Christian Mystic by River Jordan
Bonus Books – Mourning Dove by Claire Fullerton
Workin’ Our Way Home: The Incredible True Story of a Homeless Ex-Con and a Grieving Millionaire Thrown Together To Save Each Other by Ron Hall
The Fighter: A Novel by Michael Farris Smith
MAY – Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis by Patti Callahan Henry
Bonus Books: Ordinary Magic: Promises I Kept to My Mother Through Life, Illness, and a Very Long Walk On The Camino De Santiago by Cameron Powell
The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King
The Unmade World by Steve Yarbrough
JUNE – The Glovemaker: A Novel by Ann Weisgarber
Bonus Books: Beach Calling: A Devotional Journal of the Middle Years and Beyond by Missy Buchanan
How We Came to Be by Johnnie Bernhard
The Secrets of the Cormandel House by Jennifer Mueller
JULY – The Exile: A Novel by Gregory Erich Phillips
Bonus Books: The Secret of Clouds by Alyson Richman
The Curiosities by Susan Gloss
Art Matters: Because Imagination Can Change the World by Neil Gaiman
AUGUST – The Beautiful Strangers by Camille Di Maio
Bonus Books: The Way of Beauty by Camille Di Maio
The Promise Between Us by Barbara Claypole White
How To Be A Good Creature: A Memoir of Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomery
SEPTEMBER – Unsheltered: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver
Bonus Books: Two Minus One: A Memoir by Kathryn Taylor
Shoe Burnin’ Season: A Womanifesto by R.P. Saffire a.k.a. Suzanne Hudson
Countenance by Joy Ross Davis
A Promise Given: A Henrietta and Inspector Howell Novel by Michelle Cox
OCTOBER – When The Men Were Gone: A Novel by Marjorie Herrera Lewis
Bonus Books: Warrior’s Code 001: 7 Vital Steps to Resiliency by Mark E. Green with Echo Montgomery Garrett
Waffle House Rules by Joe Formichella
A World of Hurt and Dead and Buried (Wilkie John Western Series) by Tim Bryant
NOVEMBER – The Widows: A Novel by Jess Montgomery
Bonus Books: Life in Lyrics by Connor Garrett
Red Mountain and Red Mountain Rising by Boo Walker
Steal Away Home by Billy Coffey
DECEMBER – – The Library Book by Susan Orleans
Bonus Books: Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks
The Lost Words by Robert McFarland
For all information on The Pulpwood Queens go to www.thepulpwoodqueens.com, Our ONLY and OFFICIAL WEBSITE! Click on the website and at top of the page is the menu, click Membership to purchase the membership. Click Book Club Selections to see book club selections. Click Girlfriend Weekend to purchase tickets and packages to Girlfriend Weekend.
Email me at email@example.com with any questions and if you wish for me to help you set up a teleconference, Facetime or SKYPE with the author. Only happy to do it but you have to give me weeks notice please, many authors are on book tour too!
The winners of our 2018 Pulpwood Queen Books of the Year are as follows:
2018 Pulpwood Queen Book of the Year -“Love and Other Consolation Prizes went to Jamie Ford presented by Brenda McLain our 2017 Book of the Year Winner for “One Good Mama Bone”.
Click this link above or copy and paste to hear Jamie Ford’s acceptance speech from Montana:
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2018 Pulpwood Queen Book of the Year – “Perrenials” went to Julie Perkins Cantrell presented by Lisa Wingate our 2017 Bonus Book of the Year for “When We Were Yours”.
The Doug Marlette Award for the person who has spent a lifetime promoting literacy went to Betty Hunt Koval of our leader of our Pulpwood Queens of Decatur, Alabama chapter as seen here on your right with author, Brenda McClain.
Winner of our TIARA on HOW THE WEST WAS WON Cowboy hat Contest was Jo Ann Tidwell of The Pulpwood Queens of East Texas based on Brenda McLain’s book, “One Good Mama Bone:. Turquoise hat in photo of contestants!
Our 2018 Pulpwood Queen Homecoming Queen was Author, Judithe Little crowned and caped by 2017 winner Brenda Hastings-Gongora and her Homecoming King was Timber Guy Gary Roper of The Pulpwood Queens of Collin County, Texas/McKinney/Dallas.
We are also proud to announce that the total sales of our Author Silent Auction were more than double of last year with $6,500 as the final bids going to again our charity of choice The Pat Conroy Literary Center in Beaufort, South Carolina. Executive Director, Jonathan Haupt is pictured with the recipient Becky McCollum of The Pulpwood Queens of Mt. Pleasant, Texas chapter for the final bid of $2,000 for the autographed Pat Conroy quote and cover artist work who did all his book cover art.
Mark your calendars for January 16 – 19, 2020 for our 20th Anniversary Pulpwood Queen Girlfriend back home in historic Jefferson, Texas where this bookloving literacy promoting party all got started. Our theme is TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT based onThe Eagles song as Don Henley is from just down the rode in Linden, Texas. We are going back to our roots with our signature look, hot pink, leopard print, and TIARA bling and diamonds with our”Great Big Hair” Ball! More to come so hit SUBSCRIBE ON THE RIGHT OF MY BLOG SITE ON MY WEBSITE, www.thepulpwoodqueens.com.
For packages for the 2020 Pulpwood Queen Weekend go to www.thepulpwoodqueens.com and click on Membership first for discount then click o the menu bar Girlfriend Weekend to book your choice of package. They are selling fster than usual and book your rooms to at Places to Stay at www.visitjefferontexas.com as many have reserved their rooms for next year!
Our 2019 Pulpwood Queen Book Club Authors many who will be back next year! Back row left to right: Conner Garrett, Mark Green, Paula McLain, Michael Farris Smith, Beth M. Howard, Laurel Huber Davis, Tim Bryant, Tim Conroy, Suzanne Hudson, Gregory Phillips, Middle row, left to right: Rickey Pittman, Reavis Wortham, Peter Golden, Patti Callahan Henry, Julie Perkins Cantrell, Janet Oakley, Stephanie Chance, Missy Buchanan, Ann Wertz Garvin, Johnnie Bernhard, Kathyrn Taylor, Joe Formichella, Claire Fullerton, Judithe Little, Jonathan Haupt, front row, left to right: Sara Dahmen, Susan Cushman, Nicole Seitz, Jennifer Mueller, Michelle Cox, Camille de Maio, Christa Allen, Barbara Claypole White, Ann Weisgarber, Marjorie Lewis, Patricia V. Davis.
Tiara Wearing and Book Sharing,
Kathy L. Murphy