Friday, October 29, 2010

All Hallow's Read - A Trick Or Treat Alternative

Give a book this Halloween instead of sugary candy!

This new website All Hallow's Read, provides all of the details on how to share the gift of reading this Halloween. Simply give one child a scary book instead of a fist full of candy...simple as that. Download cute gift tags directly from the site. So start a new tradition that you can be proud of!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Acadiana Book Festival
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Cite des Arts, Lafayette, LA

Program includes complete schedule and author bios! (My bio is on pg. 14)

Acadiana Book Festival Program

Monday, October 25, 2010

Southern Living And Fannie Flagg

Fannie Flagg, the beloved writer of Fried Green Tomatoes, is set to be a guest at the 2011 Girlfriend the delight of many, many Pulpwood Queens.

In the meantime, with the upcoming release of her new book I Still Dream About You, the November issue of Southern Living Magazine has done a wonderful job of showcasing her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. Read the interview with Fannie about her newest protagonist, Maggie, and even read an excerpt from the book!

Read the article here.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

To Kill A Mockingbird - 1 Day Only Event!

To Kill A Mockingbird
Robinson Film Center
10:30 am
November 16, 2010

A special screening of To Kill A Mockingbird will be shown at the Robinson Film Center in downtown Shreveport on November 16 for seniors and special groups. The Red River Pulpwood Queens have been given permission to attend this one day only event! If you would like to attend, please let me know so that we can plan it as a group. Tickets will go on sale soon! Plan for lunch at Abby Singer's Bistro upstairs.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Skype Interview - A Smashing Success!

Yesterday evening, October 15, was the scheduled Skype interview with author Helen Simonson for Kathy Patrick's upcoming show Beauty and the Book. (The premiere episode will be unveiled at the 2011 Girlfriend Weekend!)

Several of the regular Red River PQ's were unavailable for the interview, however, Queens Connie, Judy, and Leslie were on hand to join me for almost an hour as the Skype conversation was being recorded.

Author Helen Simonson of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, was such a team player and provided detailed and informative answers to our Queens' many interesting questions. It was exciting to find out that Helen will, indeed, be participating in the 2011 Girlfriend Weekend! So everyone get your books ready to be signed!!

I thank you very much to the ladies who participated, to Helen Simonson for humoring us through all of our questions and camera issues, and to Queen Kathy Patrick for allowing us such a great opportunity!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Video: Karen Essex with the Pulpwood Queens

Video from the Victorian Dinner with Karen Essex. She discusses her inspirations and life. Afterwards, several guests perform an impromptu play that Karen adapted just for this occasion. (See Author Video to see Part 2)

RRPQ October Newsletter

Red River Pulpwood Queens October Newsletter

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Reminder: October Meeting!

Red River Pulpwood Queen October Meeting
October 14, 2010
Monjuni's (Louisiana Ave., Shreveport)

Please join us as we will be discussing Helen Simonson's debut novel Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. The meeting will be chock full of surprises and exciting news about the 2011 Girlfriend Weekend. You don't want to miss it!

A Victorian Evening with Karen Essex

Tuesday night (October 12) was an incredible evening. Pulpwood Queens from Jefferson, TX, Linden, TX, and Shreveport arrived at the Austin Street Bistro in downtown Jefferson for an authentic Victorian dinner with bestselling author Karen Essex. All of the ladies were dressed beautifully and it was a delight to see the impromptu play that Karen had created just for the event, inspired by her book Dracula In Love. We enjoyed a delightful four-course dinner of soup, salad, baked chicken with couscous, and coffee with gingerbread cake.

If you didn't get a chance to meet Karen at the dinner, do not fret as she will be attending Girlfriend Weekend in January! In the meantime, you can purchase Dracula In Love at Beauty and the Book or your local Barnes & Noble.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Reminder: Victorian Dinner with Karen Essex

Victorian Dinner
with Dracula In Love author Karen Essex
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Jefferson TX
Dinner is $25
Contact Carey or Kathy Patrick to RSVP, limited space available; Victorian/Gothic dress is preferred.