Wednesday, December 29, 2010

January Meeting

Stellar Beans is the deal of the day at Bargain Bee.  $15 worth of food and drinks for $7.  We can use it for our January meeting.   Thanks to Beverly Martin for letting us know about this Bargain Bee!

Reminder our meeting will be January 26th, at 5:30 pm at Stellar Beans.  If you did not turn in your food order at our Christmas Party you need to contact Lea Durio.

Our book selection is The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin.  I just finished it and loved it.  Hope you do also.

Great news on our Amazon click thru.  have surpassed last year's commission already!

Kay Huck

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Strong Person

Queens you have blessed my life with light and joy this year.  Thank you!
 "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good
works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
Matthew 5: 16
A strong person knows how to keep their life in order. Even with
 tears in their eyes, they still manage to say "I'm ok" with a smile.
 Send this to a strong person. I just did. God is good. Change is
 God saw your sadness and said hard times are over.  Be honest and send this to anyone who made you smile this year.

Thanks for making me  smile.

Live, Laugh, Love!!!

Favor for me

Friends I am asking if you would click on this site listed below.  A friend in New Orleans is producing this show and is hoping for it to be picked up as a series.  They need to show interest through number of clicks on the website.  I am excited about viewing the show when the pilot airs Dec 17th!   Thanks bunches!

Please do me a big favor and visit this website to help generate interest for this show we produced.

It's a pilot that will be airing on CMT on Dec. 17th at 8:30pm EST. If it does well then it will get picked up as a series. The network is gauging interest by how many people visit the website, watch the show and DVR the show.  So help a sista out and visit the website, watch the show and DVR it!

THANKS!!!!  Rachel

Interesting Book Stuff

Hello Queens,
I just saw that Pat Conroy had an interview with NPR recently.  Here is the link to read or listen.
Conroys Reading Life: A Search For Safe Harbors
Also, the website I mentioned at the party last night is called Library Thing.
My user name is "greener" if you join and want to be friends.  I just started using it after my cousin introduced me, but I like it alot.  I've been using it to keep track of and rate the books I have read recently.  It may even be possible to copy my library so you don't have to create your own entries for book-club books we have read.  Oh, and lots of authors are members and have pages, they also sometimes even host online discussions.  Pretty cool!
Happy reading!!!  and Merry Christmas :)
Erin Green

Joseph Marshall finalist in Books for a Better Life

Hi Queens!

Connie sent us this message about Joe's book being selected for a finalist in the spiritual category for Books for a Better Life sponsored by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of NY.  I have his latest book on my To Be Read List!  Here's the link to the website that lists all of the books selected:

Hope to see you tomorrow evening at the Christmas party

Hello Ladies,
Wanted to share with you some very good news....
To You We Shall Return is a finalist in the spiritual category for
Books For A Better Life  New York City  The Multiple Sclerosis Society
Award ceremony March 7 New York
The Lakota Way was a finalist in 2002 in the same category!

Possible 2011 Book Choices

These might be some of the 2011 official PQ book club selections since they are the authors that will be attending GFW.    Perhaps we might want to choose one for Jan
Keynote Author and Speaker, MARK CHILDRESS of Georgia Bottoms!
MARCIA FINE of Stressed in Scottsdale
JeNNY GARDINER of Slim to None
CAROLYN HAINES of Bone Appetit and Delta Blues
TODD JOHNSON of Sweet By and By
TONY SIMMONS of Dazed and Raving in the Undercurrents
HELEN SIMONSON of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
JUDY CHRISTIE of Goodness Gracious Green
DEEANNE GIST of Maid to Match
DENISE HILDRETH JONES of Hurricane in Paradise
SAM MCLEOD of Big Appetite: My Southern Fried Search for the Meaning of Life
JANIS OWENS of The Cracker Kitchen
LISA WINGATE of Beyond Summer
Keynote Speaker, Author, and Pulitzer Prize Winner RICK BRAGG of The Most They Ever Had!
MELISSA CONROY of Poppy's Pants
AD HUDLER of Man of the House
MARK E. GREEN, MD of A Night with Saddam
CHARLES MARTIN of The Mountain Between Us
NEIL WHITE of The Sanctuary of Outcasts
DAVID MARION WILKINSON of Not Between Brothers
Author, Actor, Singer, Songwriter, MARSHALL CHAPMAN will speak of her book They Came to Nashville and perform of her latest CD, Big Lonesome!
Keynote Speaker and Special Author Guest, FANNIE FLAGG of I Still Dream About You!
CATHIE BECK of Cheap Cabernet
JAMIE FORD of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
RIVER JORDAN of The Miracle of Mercy Land: A Novel
NICOLE SEITZ of The Inheritance of Beauty
SUSAN PARKER of Walking in the Deep End: A Memoir
ALLEN WHITLEY of Where Southern Cross the Dog

KATHRYN CASEY of The Killing Storm (Sarah Armstrong Texas Rangers Series
KIT FRAZIER of Morgue File: A Cauley MacKinnon Novel
MARK E. GREEN, MD of My Night with Saddam
KATHLEEN KASKA of Murder at the Luther
MICHAEL LISTER of Thunder Beach and The Body and the Blood

M.L. MALCOLM of Silent Lies
New York Times's Bestseller, Publishers Weekly Bestseller, and Southern Independent Bestseller PAT CONROY of My Reading Life and his best friend and author, BERNIE SCHEIN of If Holden Caulfield Were in my Classroom: Inspiring Love, Creativity, and Intelligence in Middle School Kids!

SAM BRACKEN and ECHO GARRETT of My Orange Duffel Bag
MICHAEL MORRIS of King of Florabama
JENNIE HELDERMAN of as the sycamore grows
SONNY BREWER of Don't Quit Your Day Job: Acclaimed Authors and the Day Jobs They Quit

JOSEPH MARSHALL III of To You I Shall Return
AMY BOURRET of Mothers and Other Liars
JEANINE CUMMINS of The Outside Boy
KARL LENKER of For Dear Life
KAREN ESSEX of Dracula in Love
CAROLYN TURGEON of Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale
KAREN WHITE of On Folly's Beach
PATTI CALLAHAN HENRY of The Perfect Love Song

DAVID VALDES GREENWOOD of The Rhinestone Sisterhood: A Journey Through Small Town America, One Tiara At A Time
OLIVIA DeBELLE BYRD of Miss Hildreth Wore Brown: Anecdotes of a Southern Belle

SHELLIE RUSHING TOMLINSON of Suck in Your Stomach and Put Some Color On: What Southern Mamas Tell Their Southern Daughters That The Rest of Y'all Should Know Too

Special Guest and Author, SUSAN VREELAND of Clara and Mr. Tiffany will be featured at the Ball. 
DR. MARK E. GREEN will be our Special Guest Speaker on his book, A Night with Saddam as Mark was assigned to be with Saddam Hussein on the night he was captured.
 Kerry Madden of Harper Lee UpClose
Author and Independent Film and Television Writer/Producer, MARY MCDONAGH MURPHY of the book, Scott, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird and premiering her film Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a Mockingbird.