14th Anniversary Girlfriend Weekend Author Extravaganza

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14th Anniversary Girlfriend Weekend Author Extravaganza

Viva Las Vegas Baby!

GF WeekendJEFFERSON- The Jefferson Texas Pulpwood Queen Book Club will host the 2014 book festival January 16 – 19, 2014, at The Cypress Valley Alliance Convention Center, located at 120 E. Austin (across from the Jefferson General Store) in Jefferson, Texas 75657. This year the theme is “Viva Las Vegas, Baby!” celebration of the 14th Anniversary. Featuring over 50 Authors including dinner served to participants by authors on Thursday night. Each day participants and the public are welcome to stop in the vendors area to buy books and other fashionable items.

Pulpwood Queen V.I.P. Packages for members are $350 and for non-members $450.  To purchase, call 903-601-2725 or email: thepulpwoodqueen@gmail.com and leave me a message on how to contact you. We accept all major credit cards.

The Pulpwood Queen V.I.P. Package includes the following:

V.I.P Band that when shown on your wrist gets you into ALL events

Including:  Thursday Night ROCK AND ROLL 50’s Dinner featuring all our authors waiting your tables.

Friday All Day Author Panels

Friday Night TRIBUTE TO ELVIS with JOSH DAVIS!

Saturday All Day Panels

Saturday Night VIVA LAS VEGAS BABY… THEMED GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL!      

The Knightlight Theater located one block from the convention center on Walnut Street will be the OFFICIAL Pulpwood Queen Headquarters for you to go have a glass of wine and relax and talk with friends.  Show your V.I.P. band and receive a Free Knightlight Theater wine glass with your first wine purchase and good for one time only.  But they will keep your glass ready for you for each visit!, www.theknightlighttheater.com!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

January 16th, Thursday 2014  GIRLFRIEND WEEKEND OFFICIALLY BEGINS!

6:30 P.M. Get your motors running…. The REGISTRATION BEGINS.

7:00 p.m.  ROCK AND ROLL 50’s AUTHOR DINNER featuring all our STARS, our AUTHORS, dressed as your favorite 50’s characters.

January 17 – 18, 2014
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

All authors featured at their times will immediately go to AUTHOR AUTOGRAPH TABLE in our VENDOR/BOOK STORE ROOM following their panel. Attendees will need to pre-purchase books prior to having the books signed. As all authors are encouraged to participate in all activities, feel free to ask for books to be signed by those authors throughout the weekend. But do note, some authors will not be able to stay, alas…. To ensure you get your books signed, go immediately to the AUTHOR AUTOGRAPH TABLES after they speak and have books already pre-purchased.

That Bookstore in Blytheville, an independent bookstore in Blytheville, Arkansas, will provide the BOOK STORE for all the author books for the event.

Also we will have VENDORS, (open 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.), Friday and Saturday that will feature the BEST of the BEST SHOWCASED for our book loving attendees.

A SILENT AUCTION will be held with showcased items signed and donated by all our authors at the front REGISTRATION BOOTH area. 50% of all proceeds from the SILENT AUCTION will go to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Literacy Project, The Pulpwood Queens Book Club endorses this literacy project as our charity of choice. and to our other literacy promoting endeavors.  All authors featured donate a signed object that ties in with their books for this literary promoting fundraiser.

All nighttime events will be B.Y.O.B. but we will provide the setups.

FRIDAY MORNING
8:00 a.m.  REGISTRATION

9:00 a.m.

KATHY L. MURPHY, (formerly Patrick), founder of The Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys Book Clubs, Author of The Pulpwood Queens’ Tiara Wearing, Book Sharing Guide to Life will CO-HOST with AD HUDLER, author of Southern Living, Househusband, and Man of the House.

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.  

Welcome to Girlfriend Weekend VIVA LAS VEGAS STYLE!

KEYNOTE SPEAKER and Author, JAMIE FORD, will speak of his latest book, SONGS of WILLOW FROST: A Novel,  Ballintine Books!

BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

ARTIS HENDERSON of Unremarried Widow: A Novel, Simon & Schuster

MARCI NAULT of The Lake House,  Gallery Books

KAREN SPEARS ZACHARIAS of Mother of Rain, Mercer University Press

LISA WINGATE of The Prayer Box, Tyndale House Publishers

BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

JUDY CHRISTIE  of Sweet Olive, (Trumpet and Vine), Abingdon Press

ASHTON LEE of The Cherry Cola Book Club, Kensington

CARLA STEWART of Sweet Dreams: A Novel, HarperCollins Christian Publishing

BARBARA J. ZITWER of The J.M. Barrie Swimming Society, Atria Books/Marble Arch Press

BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

12:00 p.m. Noon LUNCH ON YOUR OWN (historic Jefferson, Texas has many fine eateries, many within walking distance)

FRIDAY AFTERNOON

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 a.m.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, author MELANIE BENJAMIN of The Aviator’s Wife, Delacorte Press will speak of her book that goes to film starring Jennifer Garner!

BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

JULIE PERKINS CANTRELL of When Mountains Move: A Novel, David C. Cook

KAREN HARRINGTON of Sure Signs of Crazy, Little/Brown Books for Young Readers

POLLY HOLYOKE of The Neptune Project, Disney/Hyperion for Puffin Books

BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
LESLIE LEHR of What a Mother Knows, Sourcebooks Landmark

JULIE KIBLER of Calling Me Home, St. Martins Press

JENNIE SHORTRIDGE of Love Water Memory, Gallery Book 

BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

4:30 p.m.

DAVID MARION WILKINSON of Where the Mountains are Thieves, Goldminds

JOHN PRITCHARD of Sailing to Alluvium

REAVIS Z.WORTHAM of The Right Side of Wrong: A Red River Mystery, Poisoned Pen Press

5:15 p.m. Our last authors will be in AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE ROOM with closing remarks by KATHY L. MURPHY and AD HUDLER

FRIDAY EVENING

8:00 p.m.- TRIBUTE TO ELVIS starring JOSH DAVIS!

January 19, 2013
SATURDAY MORNING
8:00 a.m. REGISTRATION
9:00 a.m. KATHY L. PATRICK and AD HUDLER are back as your hosts for the day.

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Five Time Pulpwood Queen Book Club Selection Author, CASSANDRA KING will speak of her latest book Moonrise, Maiden Lane Press!

BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  Our first INTERNATIONAL bestsellng author, KATHERINE PANCOL of The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles: A Novel, Penguin Books comes all the way from Paris, France!

BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.- KATHRYN CASEY of Deadly Little Secrets: The Minister, His Mistress, and a Heartless Texas Murder, Harper

LEILA MEACHAM of Somerset, Grand Central Publishing

MARIE BOTSWICK of Between Heaven and Texas, (Cobbled Court Quilts), Kensington

DENISE KIERMAN of GIRLS OF THE ATOMIC CITY: The Untold Story of the Women of World War II, Touchstone

SHANNON MCKENNA SCHMIDT of Writer’s Between the Covers: The Scandalous Romantic Legendary Lively Literary Casanovas, Coquettes and Cads, Plume

BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

12:00 Noon

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. GLORIA LORING, star of Days of Our Lives and author of  Coincidence Is God’s Way of Remaining Anonymous: Reflections on Daytime Dramas and Divine Intervention, Health Communications, Inc.

BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

SUSAN CRANDELL of Whistling Past the Graveyard, Gallery Books

ARIEL LAWTON of The Wife, The Maid, The Mistress: A Novel,

BECKY AIKMAN of Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives, Crown Publishing

SHELLIE RUSHING TOMLINSON of Heart Wide Open

3:30 p.m. Break, as we know it gets crazy towards the end to rush out and get ready for the ball. It’s almost your last chance to buy books if you want to get them signed before the closing panel and Awards Presentation! Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase the authors books while they are still at the convention center. Our Book Store will be open too after Awards Ceremony!

3:45 p.m. – 4:15 P.M

CHRISTA ALLEN of The Edge of Grace, Abingdon Press

CAROL CASSELLA of Gemini: A Novel, Simon & Schuster

ANN HITE of The Storycatcher, Gallery Books

LAST BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING/VENDOR/BOOK STORE

4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Awards Presentation as follows:

Pulpwood Queen Children’s Book of the Year

Pulpwood Queen Bonus Book of the Year

Pulpwood Queen Book of the Year

KATHY L. MURPHY to present The KAT Award

Special Presentation: THE DOUG MARLETTE AWARD presented to an individual for the Lifetime Achievement of Promoting Literacy.
Silent Auction winners announced.  Each author will be present to present each winner of the highest bid his or her signed personal item.  Please if you are a winner be prepared to pick up and pay at this time with cash or check, payable to: The Pulpwood Queens Book Club, BEFORE you pick up your winning bid item!

5:15 p.m. Time to Say Goodbye…

Final remarks from KATHY L MURPHY as we conclude our weekend’s presentation of AUTHORS!

VENDOR/BOOK STORE ROOM Closes at 6:00 p.m.

SATURDAY EVENING 8:00 p.m.- All our VIVA LAS VEGAS BABY costumed Party Attendees and Authors will be formally introduced this year as they enter for our “GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR” BALL!  Come dressed as your favorite Vegas or Book Theme character to compete for BEST VEGAS THEMED GIRL GROUP, BEST VEGAS THEMED TABLE DECORATING CONTEST, And BEST INDIVIDUAL MALE/FEMALE VEGAS THEMED COSTUME FOR TIMBER GUY OF THE YEAR AND HAIR BALL QUEEN!  Have your cameras ready!

 9:00 p.m. VIVA LAS VEGAS……Our “GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR” BALL will feature you favorite DJ MADELEINE PATRICK playing her favorite VEGAS numbers for dancing with our stars, all our authors in attendance.  A smorgasbord of dee-vine inspired feast of appetizers will be served and set ups provided for B.Y.O.B.!

For more information on any of the above information, please email: thepulpwoodqueen@gmail.com or call Beauty and the Book at 903-601-2725. We accept all major credit cards. Pulpwood Queen Packages can be picked up at Registration booth when you arrive!

All information above could be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. For the latest updated version of the program, please email anytime Kathy at thepulpwoodqueen@gmail.com for the most up to date version of the program or go to my Kathy L. Murphy (formerly Patrick) Facebook page where updates will be posted.

No refunds will be able to be given on any packages purchased .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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