Thursday, October 29, 2009

Meeting News

What a houseful we had Wed night at Queen Beverly's!!! And Queen Allison White KUHN, arrived from her honeymoon in Niagra Falls with her Bridal Tiara. What a beautiful bride she is. Much happiness to her and Chris.

Welcome to new member Phyllis Stine and guest Grace Broussard who plans to join.

It was fun visiting, eating Taco Soup and Cornbread and the very best Coconut Cake and Praline Pumpkin Torte! Thank you Queens Beverly, Chris, Boo and Tracey! Queen Peggy donated gift packages of her notecards that have her beautiful artwork on the front. If you need Christmas gifts, you might contact her or check her booth out at the Kiwanis Arts and Craft Fair and her new ebook at

We voted unanimously Bonus Book of the Year Hotel on the corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie ford and Book of the Year Blood Lines by Kathryn Casey beat out votes for Saints in Limbo, Suck in Your Stomach ....

Everyone agreed that Seven Laurels by Linda Busby Parker was a great book with lots of discussion generated. Queen Erin kept us focused on the discussion and everyone was primed and ready to visit with Linda Parker via SKYPE video call. Visiting with Linda was comfortable to say the least with us sprawled out on the floor glued to the computer screen. Queen Beverly did it again, asked the author a questions she hadn't been asked before causing her to reflect on the name Laurel and reasons she chose it. She invited us to visit her blog where she has first chapters of two of her finished novels posted. Please read and comment.

Linda will also be giving a Writers Workshop at Girlfriends Weekend which Queens Beverly M and Chris plan to attend. What writing talent we have in our group!!

Speaking of Girlfriends Weekend: New on her blog today Luncheon for Ron Hall has just been posted: Are we going? or Who would like to attend? Let me know and I'll contact Kathy with a number...maybe we can pay when we get there!

12:00 p.m Noon New York Times Bestseller RON HALL Luncheon at the Fellowhip Hall of the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson. Tickets are $20 for Pulpwood Queen Members, $30 for Non-members made payable to The First United Methodist Church. This is a fundraiser for my church to help provide a NEW nursery for the church. Seating is limited so call 903-665-7520 to reserve your ticket!

Nuts and Bolts:

Next Meeting: Saturday Nov 14 5:30 PM at Linda Breaux Ory's home, 5706 Birch St., Lake Charles, Home Phone 477-3327
Food Committee: Queens Linda Breaux - taco soup; Kay - pistolettes; Lea - drinks, paper; Brenda - dessert
Discussion leader: Queen Allison
Book: Blood Lines by Kathryn Casey
Special Guest: author Kathryn Casey - be sure to bring your book for her to autograph! Thanks to all who donated $5 for a Louisiana gift back to present Kathryn...if you haven't donated yet, contact Beverly M

Dec Meeting/Christmas Party Wed Dec 9, 5:30, Queen Brenda V 1315 Southern Oaks Dr., Sulphur (actually Carlyss) 274-7762
Gift Exchange will be similar to last year: Bring something nice and usable that you no longer need, wrapped. Last year many brought Christmas decorations and household decor -- like the clock that now hangs on the wall in my kitchen :)

Also bring books, magazines, children's books to donate to the Women's Shelter.

Looking Ahead:

January 27 the book will be The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Wells
Feb 24 the book will be South of Broad by Pat Conroy
If you want to host the meeting, please let me know.

If I've overlooked anything, let me know and we'll send out another email!

Happy Reading
Queen Kay