Our Gemstone for Girlfriends Weekend is amethyst/purple...I'm sure with Mardi Gras and LSU we can come up with some great table decorations and costumes!
Greetings fair Queens!
As I am working fast and furious on Girlfriend Weekend, I am now compiling a list of the gemstone colors you are choosing as your theme for the "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Wizard of Oz Theme at Girlfriend Weekend 2010, that's Saturday, January 16, 2010.
Yes, that's right, each chapter is to select a gemstone color for their theme and come up with some amazing costume, think Goodwill, Salvation Army, perhaps that old bridesmaid dress that you were never going to EVER wear again. We have so many chapters coming we will have duplicate colors but I know each will be amazing and unique. Each chapter will get a table and you are to decorate to represent your chapter and to go with your them. Now I know some of the chapters are thinking more a Wizard of Oz theme and girls, whatever, you go for it!
The Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys of East Texas have selected EMERALD and going for a Wizard of Oz theme too but I am taking us out of the competition as we were last year's winners. We want everybody to have a chance at winning!
As you know who were there, The Pulpwood Queens of Katy, Texas BROUGHT IT ON last year for the contest and I can honestly tell, you, the were the "living" end. Sorry girls I could not resist the pun, see photo attached!
More to come but let me know your gemstone color and are we going to have some BIG TIME FUN!
The Pulpwood Queen
P.S. Also info on Girlfriend Weekend posted at www.pulpwoodqueen.com! Call today to pay for your package and tickets, 903-665-7520.
Authors confirmed so far:
Elizabeth Berg - "Home Safe", Random House, Keynote on Saturday
Kaya McLaren - "On the Divinity of Second Chances", Penguin, Passing on the crown
M.L. Malcolm of Deceptive Intentions
Carol Leifer of When You Lie About Your Age, The Terrorists, Win,: Reflections on Looking in the Mirror
Jenny Gardiner of Sleeping with Ward Cleaver & Spring 2010 release, "Parrothood - Twenty Years of Caring for a Vengeful Bird Determined to Kill Me", Simon Spotlight
Sara Jane Gilman of Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven, Grand Central Publishing, Elly Weisenberg
Daniel Wallace of Big Fish and Ray in Reverse
Linda Busby Parker of Seven Laurels
Michael Morris of The King of Florabama
Robert Leleux of memoirs of a beautiful boy
Kerry Madden of-Up Close: Harper Lee, Kerry Madden
Carol Liefer of When You Lie About Your Age, the Terrorists Win", Random House
Meg Federico of Welcome to the Departure Lounge – Adventures in Mothering Mother
Connie May Fowler of The Problem with Murmur Lee: A Novel
Jamie Ford of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Kathryn Stockett of The Help
Lt. Colonel Karl Lenker of The Final Trumpet and For Dear Life
Joyce Magnin of The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow
Mary Kay Andrews of The Fixer-Upers
River Jordan of Saints in Limbo
Patti Callahan Henry of Driftwood Summer
Denise Hamilton of Prisoner of Memory: A Novel
Rebecca Wells book, The Crowning Glory of Calla Lilly Ponder will be our January 2010 Official Book Club Selection, author may not be able to attend but will send signed book plates, TBA
John Pritchard of Junior Ray and Yazoo Blues
Tracey Carnes of Excess Baggage
Robin O'Brien of Allergy Kids