Thank you for taking the time to read the latest issue of the Pulpwood Newsletter.
We have put a lot of work into communicating better with our members and hope you are receiving a lot of value from these new channels. We are excited to share our new announcements with you!
The format for our monthly Pulpwood Newsletter Covers Issue are highlights of the most recent news, important book club announcements, and Pulpwood author member announcements.
Pulpwood Newsletter Article Contribution
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April 2022 Pulpwood Newsletter Article Contribution:
Please be looking for those emails on April 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th. So please show her some love by visiting her website at https://www.lisamillerphd.com/
Article 1 – Everyone is born with a spiritual brain that can be reawakened!
Article 2 – Despair invites spiritual awakening so next time is not quite as difficult!
Article 3 – Parents, we are ambassadors for the spiritual child supporting the core the whole child
Article 4 – COVID years have not been lost time but our opportunity for personal and societal renewal
Last Month’s Pulpwood Newsletter Article Contribution
Author Abbe Rolnick contributed two articles for the Pulpwood Newsletter last month in February. If you did not get a chance to read those articles, here are the links to those articles posted on our website. Please show her some love by visiting her website at www.abberolnick.com
2020 Pulpwood Newsletter Articles:
Article – What You Want in a Story, I Want Too by Author Susan Wingate
Article – THE ELUSIVE LITERARY AGENT by Author Susan Wingate
Article – How to Bake Ruggelach with Mom by Author Laura Davis
Article – So, You Think It Was Always a Memoir? by Author Laura Davis
Article – Old Houses And ‘Writing Angels’ by Author Jessica James
Article – Diving Into Research by Author Jessica James
April’s Featured News
Important News from Executive Director Mandy Haynes:
We love our readers and FRIDAYS ARE ALL ABOUT YOU!
Every Friday we’ll have a new event to recognize our readers. Introduce yourself in the discussion section and tell us all about you. Who you are, where you’re from – how long you’ve been a member.
Mention your favorite Pulpwood Queen and/or Timber Guy Author and we’ll enter you in a drawing each week (winners will be posted on the following Saturday) for a chance to win some fun prizes from The Pulpwood Queen!
Authors may have some fun giveaways too so let’s have fun and shine the spotlight on our Pulpwood Queen and Timber Guy readers!
Here’s where you want to be on Fridays!
It’s an all day event – no muss no fuss. Just leave comments and posts in the discussion.
Every Friday is a new PARTY and a new opportunity to get to know each other!
“And don’t forget to check out this month’s issue of Reading Nation Magazine.”
– Pulpwood Executive Director Mandy Haynes
Our March 2022 Announcements:
1. March’s Official Pulpwood Queen’s Book Club Selection
2. March’s International Book of the Month and Bonus Books
3. Personal Message from Mandy Haynes
4. Pulpwood Queen and Timber Guy Children’s Book Club Announcement (Reminder)
5. The Cool Kat’s Club – Reading With The Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys Announcement (Reminder)
6. Reading Nation Magazine Announcement
7. Our February 2022 New Author Members!
Ongoing Book Club Announcement Reminders:
1. Kathy’s Youtube Channel
2. Kathy’s new dedicated art website
3. Updated Calendar of Events
4. Online Book Club, Book & Film Club, and Writer Club Events
5. The New Pulpwood Queen’s Swag Shop
6. Advertising/Promotion Opportunities with the Book Club
Let’s begin ….
March’s Announcements and News
1. March 2022 Pulpwood Queen Book Club Selection Announcement
Please support Robert by grabbing a copy of his new book “The Cicada Tree: A Novel”.
2. March’s International Book of the Month and Bonus Books Announcement
We also highlight our International Book of the Month and our Bonus Books of the Month. Our Bonus Books are official picks that did not get chosen for the overall Book of the Month honors but are worthy of being highlighted and featured because they are quite simply amazing.
3. Personal Message from Mandy Haynes
It’s been a wild ride since 2021 Girlfriend Weekend! When Kathy asked if I’d be the Executive Director of the Pulpwood Queen and Timber Guy Book Club I jumped in with both feet. I consider myself lucky to be a part of such a supportive group and I was excited to help her get things back on track after her health scare in 2020.
It’s been fun! We’ve started some new programs, gotten things organized, and started building our social media presence! But it was a volunteer position that turned into a full time job – the title was just for fun – it was never a paid position.
No complaints, but now that Kathy is feeling better and things are starting to pick back up (not like it was before Covid, but hopefully it’s getting there) I have to get my life back on track and focus on paying gigs. I was just recently offered a position as a part-time bookseller at Story & Song Bookstore Bistro, I have a spot to fill at The Shady Ladies Gallery, I’m getting extra assignments from Amelia Islander, and I’m determined to finish one of these novels before fall.
I’ll continue to publish Reading Nation Magazine because we need affordable advertising. And I’ll be sending out a call for submissions for the next PQ/TG WIP anthology soon.
There are a few authors who are still confused by how these two projects work so dropping the title will hopefully clear up any confusion. (The cost to run the magazine – and publish the anthology – are/were out of my pocket, not PQ/TGs funds.)
I created both projects because I’m an author too and I know how important it is stay in the readers’ view. Plus the bigger the PQ/TG book club grows, the more support we have as PQ/TG authors. Promoting the book club is a win-win and a thank you to Kathy L. Murphy for everything she’s done for authors in the last 22 years.
I’ll also help Kathy when she needs me and continue to promote authors as much as I can. That’s a given – because that’s what it means to be a Pulpwood Queen and has nothing to do with a title anyway.
If you’d like to help, Kathy could use a hand with Reader Recognition Fridays and sharing event links and all the great things that need to be celebrated.
Thank you for a fun year and here’s to many more!
4. Pulpwood Queen and Timber Guy Children’s Book Club
Years ago, Kathy started the Splinters and the Pinecones–two book clubs for kids that were a break off of the Pulpwood Queen and Timber Guy Book Club. Kathy started out in the book world as a Children’s Book Store manager, so children’s books have always had a special place in her heart.
But life happened and owning the beauty shop, the bookstore, running the Pulpwood Queens, and the children’s book club was too much to do on her own.
Sadly, she had to give some things up.
Now that she has a new executive director, she’s a grandmother of a little book lover, and so many Pulpwood Queen and Timber Guy members have become grandparents themselves–we think it’s time to start again! As authors, you need a place to promote your work–and readers need a place to find you.
So it’s my pleasure to introduce Reading With Queen Mama Kat!
Just like the author members of the original PQ/TG, when you join you will be featured in our newsletter, listed in our new section (New Children’s Authors), promoted on our Reading With Queen Mama Kat Facebook Page–we’ll have some fun with this! – and your books will be considered for the new Pulpwood Queen and Timber Guy Children’s Book Club reading list.
You will be eligible to purchase low-cost advertising in our Reading Nation Magazine (which will start a new children’s book section) and purchase banners to advertise your work on the website and newsletter.
This is just the start–once we get going, we’ll think of other ways to get you seen and your books read.
Children’s Book Authors – welcome to The International Pulpwood Queen and Timber Guy Book Club! Author membership for Children’s Book authors and/or Illustrators is the same – a $50 annual fee.
You DO NOT have to pay two memberships.
If you’re already an author member and you have a children’s book you want featured, contact Kathy at email@example.com.
Now let’s have some fun!
5. The Cool Kat’s Club – Reading With The Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys
We can’t leave out our middle-grade to young adult authors and readers!
So – we will have another Facebook Group – The Cool Kat’s Club – Reading With The Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys – to showcase our works from our middle-grade to young adult author’s books too. We’ll be searching for a few tween to teenage readers to help us moderate the page and keep it fun.
Here’s the link to The Cool Kat’s Club https://www.facebook.com/groups/thecoolkatsclub
And the link to Reading With Queen Mama Kat https://www.facebook.com/groups/readingwithqueenmamakat
Pulpwood Queen and Timber Guy Authors – if you have a middle-grade to YA novel that you would like to promote on the new Facebook page, email Mandy at firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Reading Nation Magazine
If you’re a member of the International Pulpwood Queen or Timber Guy Book Club and have a story you’d like to share in the READING NATION MAGAZINE, I’d love to hear it. Book Club Reader Members that includes you!
We love our readers, and you will always have a place in the magazine to share your news.
I’m looking for pets to feature on our If Our Pets Could Talk page, Authors and Their Art, photos & short essays of your local bookstores, and libraries. These pages are free! And readers of the magazine love them.
Did I say readers?
As of February 28th 2022, Reading Nation Magazine has received a total of
PQ & TG authors – the regular pages to advertise your books are only $50 (and go down when you purchase more than one in an issue). That includes customized graphics of your book cover (and your author photo when you purchase more than one page) that are shared with a combined list of 12K readers, book reviewers, book clubs, and bookstagrammers over several social media sites. This low-cost advertising option is just one of the benefits of being a Pulpwood Queen or Timber Guy Book Club Author.
If you’d like more information on advertising opportunities or would like to submit your stories send an email to email@example.com or take a look at the order form here: https://forms.gle/6x2QBEkrTQ7BFNos9
7. Our February 2022 New Author Members
As always we have a program where we highlight and feature the new author members who have recently joined the book club. We are happy to announce our new February 2022 Pulpwood Authors.
Ongoing Book Club Reminders
1) Kathy’s Youtube Channel
Kathy also has a Youtube channel that she invites you to visit and subscribe to. She is posting all her video content from all the various programs she is conducting on her channel and this will be the one-stop place to watch it all!
2) Kathy”s Dedicated Art Website Announcement
Kathy wants to announce that she has a new dedicated website for her art and invites everyone to go check it out. You can go look at everything she is working on today. She also has some of her art available for sale if you are interested in collecting some of her art.
3. Updated Calendar of Events Announcements
Kathy also wants to announce that she has updated the calendar of events on the website. So to be up to date with everything coming up with the book club click the link below to look at the Pulpwood Queens calendar of events.
4) Online Book Club, Book & Film Club, and Writer Club Events Announcement
Effective immediately for all our scheduled Online Book Club, Book & Film Club, and Writer Club events. We will be doing LIVE simultaneous Facetimes for the general public to watch on Facebook.. Only paid book club members and book club member authors will be allowed to join the LIVE conversation, but they must request Zoom Meeting Link to do so. Please check our Calendar of Events on website, www.thepulpwoodqueens.com for Showtimes and for all else we have coming up on our schedule too as they are posted there.
5. Our New Pulpwood Queen’s Swag Shop Announcement
We’ve had lots of requests for new Pulpwood Queen t-shirts.
Well, our Pulpwood Executive Director created shirts but she didn’t stop there.
Check out the new Pulpwood Queen and Timber Guy Shop for our readers and authors to see the swag – including mugs, book bags, sweatshirts, and more fun things in our new store.
6) New Pulpwood Queen’s Book Club Advertising Announcement
We have received interest from new author members about advertising opportunities with the book club. After much discussion and consideration, we have decided to offer a few ways for new author members to do just that. We have a new page on the website explaining exactly what those opportunities are. If you are interested in doing some promotions for your projects, just visit our advertising page on the website and/or click the link below.
That is all we have for you this month, be sure to be looking for April’s cover issue of the Pulpwood Newsletter and Happy Reading!
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