13th ANNIVERSARY GIRLFRIEND WEEKEND AUTHOR EXTRAVAGANZA
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13th ANNIVERSARY GIRLFRIEND WEEKEND

AUTHOR EXTRAVAGANZA
The Gilded Age!

January 17 – 20, 2013

Jefferson Tourism and Transportation Convention Center

305 E. Austin

Jefferson, Texas 75657

My dearest darlings!
 
Our Pulpwood Queen Book Clubs have grown to over 500 chapters of women and yes, a few excellent gentlemen who have become my nearest and dearest friends for a lifetime. After appearances on Oprah Winfrey’s OXYGEN NETWORK, ABC’s Good Morning American, The Oprah Winfrey Show and more newspapers, magazines than you can ever possibly imagine; we are now the largest “meeting and discussing” book club in the WORLD!



In celebration of our 13th Anniversary, I have selected as our theme for this year, THE GILDED AGE!
 
With this being the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic and the popularity of the Masterpiece PBS television series, DOWNTON ABBEY, I have been so inclined to select this time from the turn of century through the Victorian and Edwardian era for our celebration in reading. We harbor no sinking ships or are truly royal, but The Pulpwood Queens embrace a real sense of play and using our amazing imaginations through our capital reads!


As of September 1, 2012, Pulpwood Queen Packages for members are $350 and for non-members $450.  We have just a few packages left so call 903-665-7520 TODAY or email:
Kathy@beautyandthebook.com for your package.  We accept all major credit cards.
 
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE PULPWOOD QUEENS BOOK CLUB!


January 17th, 2013 

THURSDAY GIRLFRIEND WEEKEND OFFICIALLY BEGINS!
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 Author Dinner and Concert
                       Friday All Day Author Panels
                       Friday Night Theatre Presentation:
                       Oh, The Drama and The Glamour!
                       Saturday All Day Panels
                       Saturday Night GREAT BIG BALL
                       OF HAIR BALL!
                       Sunday Pulpwood Queen Film Festival
Official Pulpwood Queen Girlfriend Weekend 2013 t-shirt
Pulpwood Queen SWAG Bag full of publisher books, galleys, and giveaways!
 
6:00 P.M. Ready to Sail…. The REGISTRATION BEGINS.
 
7:00 p.m.  SILENT MOVIE NIGHT AUTHOR DINNER featuring all our STARS, our authors dressed as Charlie Chaplin’s and Silent Movie Stars!
Special International Musical Artist, Kevin Montgomery will provide our entertainment and to bring awareness to thewww.myorangeduffelbag.com not-for-profit.


January 18 – 19, 2013

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

All authors featured at their times will immediately go to AUTHOR AUTOGRAPH TABLES at our VENDOR/BOOK STORE ROOM following their panel. You 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.
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We will have a CONCESSION STAND in the back of the auditorium to purchase popcorn, goodies, and refreshments.  Run by our Junior and Senior High First United Methodist Youth Group, all the proceeds to go to the younger set to help fund their NEW Youth Building.



A REAL BOOKSTORE, an independent bookstore in Dallas, Texas, will provide the BOOK STORE for all the author books for the event.
 
Also we will have a VENDOR ROOM, (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. We now are offering access to our VENDOR ROOM and BOOK STORE too for the general public. Tickets are $5.00 per person and available at the outside entrance to VENDOR ROOM and BOOK STORE which will be marked GENERAL ADMISSION ONLY!



A SILENT AUCTION will be held with showcased items signed and donated at the front REGISTRATION BOOTH area. 50% of all proceeds from the SILENT AUCTION will go to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Literacy Project here in Marion County that is being spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Jefferson, Texas which is a not for profit civic organization. The Pulpwood Queens of East Texas endorse this literacy project and are partnering with the Rotary Club to help pay for that endeavor. The other 50% will go to Pulpwood Queen Literacy Promoting endeavors.
All nighttime events will be B.Y.O.B. but we will provide the setups.



FRIDAY MORNING

8:00 a.m. The Voyage Begins… REGISTRATION

9:00 a.m. All Aboard!  Full Steam Ahead… First Class Passengers now boarding THE GILDED AGE voyage.
 
CAPTAIN: KATHY L. PATRICK, founder of The Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys Book Clubs, Author of The Pulpwood Queens’ Tiara Wearing, Book Sharing Guide to Life with CO-CAPTAINS:
ROBERT LELEUX, Author of The Living End, columnist for The Texas Observer, Features Editor of LONNY Magazine and
MICHAEL MORRIS of A Place Called Wiregrass, Slow Way Home, Live Like You Were Dying and his latest, Man in the Blue Moon,
their version of BEAUTY AND THE BOOK SHOW, a television book club talk show, www.beautyandthebookshow.com!

Dubbed MIBOBKAT by their fans, Kathy, Robert and Michael welcome you aboard their ship of dreams!

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Welcome Aboard…
 
KEYNOTE SPEAKER and Author, MICHAEL MORRIS, will speak of his latest book, Man in the Blue Moon introduced by Kathie Bennett of Magic Time Literary Agency.
 
BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Traveling First Class….
JANE BRADLEY of You Believers
JUDY CHRISTIE of Rally’ Round Green
MICHEL STONE of The Iguana Tree

MARYBETH WHALEN of The Guest House
KAREN SPEARS ZACHARIAS of A Silence of Mockingbirds: A Memoir of a Murder
LISA WINGATE of Dandelion Summer


BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  The Voyage Begins….
 
AMY HILL HEARTH of Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women’s Literary Society
STEPHANIE MCAFEE of  Happily Ever Madder: Misadventures of a Mad Fat Girl
KAYA McLAREN of How I Came to Sparkle Again
LYNDA RUTLEDGE of Faith Bass Darling’s Last Garage Sale
CARLA STEWART of Stardust: A Novel
 




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.
 
BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Out and About….
CAROLYN TURGEON of Mermaid and The Next Full Moon
MELISSA CONROY of My Grandma is an Author
S.H. McCORD of The Bones of Boulder Creek
MARY ALICE PARMLEY of Traveler: A Story of Trust, Faith, and Hope Encircled by Love


BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Under way….
 
PETER GOLDEN of Comeback Love
PATTI CALLAHAN HENRY of Coming Up For Air

LEILA MEACHAM of Roses and Tumbleweeds
MARGARET DILLOWAY of The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns
RENEA WINCHESTER of In the Garden with Billy


BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

4:30 p.m. Full Steam Ahead…
SHELLIE RUSHING TOMLINSON of Sue Ellen’s Daughter Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy
 
5:00 p.m. WADE ROUSE of It’s All Relative andI’m Not the Biggest Bitch in this Relationship!
 
Our last two authors will be in AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE ROOM with closing remarks by KATHY L. PATRICK, ROBERT LELEUX, and MICHAEL MORRIS! 



FRIDAY EVENING 8:00 p.m. Opening Act: The World Wide Fascinator Hat Show by Oscar Designer, Jane Ryder.
World Premiere of Kathy L. Patrick’s One Act Play, Oh, the Drama and The Glamour with cast of AUTHOR STARS!
Come dressed for the THEATRE!!!
Preview of Girlfriend Weekend Documentary: For the Love of Books with filmmaker, William Torgerson!


January 19, 2013

SATURDAY MORNING

8:00 a.m. REGISTRATION

9:00 a.m.
MIBOBKAT is back to host their BEAUTY AND THE BOOK author/talk show featuring KATHY L. PATRICK,  ROBERT LELEUX, and MICHAEL MORRIS.



9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Breakfast Is Served…..
Keynote Speaker, CAROL ALT, International Supermodel and author of Easy Sexy Raw: 130 Raw Food Recipes, Tools, and Tips To Make You Fell Gorgeous and Satisfied!


BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  A Rare Gathering….
JIM H. AINSWORTH of Go Down Looking
KELLIE COATES GILBERT of Mother of Pearl
ROBIN HEMLEY of Reply to All and The Last Studebakers
RIVER JORDAN of Praying for Strangers
BOBBI KORNBLIT of Shelter From the Texas Heat
NICOLE SEITZ of On Molasses Creek
 






BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Fellow Travelers…
JAN REID of Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards
KATHRYN CASEY of Shattered
KIRBY McCORD of Cemetery Ridge
MITCHEL WHITINGTON of Jefferson: Images of America
REAVIS Z.WORTHAM of Burrows: A Red River Mystery



BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE
 
12:00 Noon MAN IN THE BLUE MOON Author FUMC Fundraiser Luncheon featuring author, Michael Morris 

for The First United Methodist Church of Jefferson at the church, 305 West Henderson Street.  Tickets are $20 and not part of the package, call at 903-665- 3268 or email Pastor Allison Byerley at 
fumc@jeffersonfumc.com You also may purchase tickets online via PayPal at jeffersonfumc.com.
 
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. THE PULPWOOD QUEEN PRESENTS!
SAM BRACKEN and ECHO GARRETT of My Orange Duffel Bag
MISSY BUCHANAN of MY STORY, MY SONG: Mother-Daughter Reflections on Life and Faith, LUCIMARIAN ROBERTS with reflections by ROBIN ROBERTS
KAMBRI CREW of Burn Down the Ground
BETH M. HOWARD of Making Piece: a memoir of love, loss, and pie
PATRICIA NEELY- DORSEY of Reflections of a Mississsippi Magnolia
 


BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.


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. Barnes and Noble Book Store will be open too after Awards Ceremony!



3:45 p.m. – 4:15 P.M Stories To Haunt Us…
KIMBERLY BROCK of The River Witch
BRUCE McCANDLISH III of Sour Lake: Or, The Beast
JANIS OWENS of American Ghost: A Novel
JULIE HEDGEPETH WILLIAMS of A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwell’s Story of Survival
ANN HITE of Ghost on Black Mountain
 
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. PATRICK 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. Final remarks from your CAPTAINS and CO-CAPTAINS: KATHY L PATRICK, ROBERT LELEUX, and MICHAEL  MORRIS as we conclude our weekend’s presentation of AUTHORS!
 
VENDOR/BOOK STORE ROOM Closes at 6:00 p.m.

SATURDAY EVENING – Master of Ceremonies Bill Torgerson of Love on the Big Screen and Horseshoe will emcee our festivities!


8:00 p.m. All our GILDED AGE costumed soiree’ Party Attendees and Authors will be formally introduced this year as they enter our GRAND FINALE, our “GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR” BALL! Come dressed as your favorite Gilded Age Book Theme to compete for BEST GILDED AGE THEMED GIRL GROUP, BEST GILDED AGE THEMED TABLE DECORATING CONTEST, And BEST INDIVIDUAL MALE/FEMALE GILDED AGE THEMED COSTUME FOR TIMBER GUY OF THE YEAR AND HAIR BALL QUEEN!  HAVE YOUR CAMERAS READY!
 
Tyndale Publishing is sponsoring a PHOTO opportunity with author, Michael Morris, to promote his book, Man in the Blue Moon!  Get your photo taken with the author and receive a press release to take back to your local paper to show you attended the largest book club festival in the world, Girlfriend Weekend!


9:00 p.m. The Last Evening….

Our “GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR” BALL opening show features Miss Helaina Patrick and Mrs. Beverly Bradley for your musical enjoyment. Following will be Miss Madeleine Patrick playing her favorite Victrola records 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.!



January 20, 2013

SUNDAY MORNING

11:00 a.m.  A Calm Sunday….
The Pulpwood Queens conclude our “Gilded Age” Weekend with Sunday Morning Worship Services at the First United Methodist Church!
Wear your vintage Sunday CROWNS, (that means hats, and vintage attire! Group photo will be taken following the services on the church steps!
 
Noon Break for lunch in any of the fine dining establishments of Jefferson!
 
2:00 p.m. PULPWOOD QUEEN FILM FESTIVAL!
 
Author, Jenny Wingfield will host a HOLLY WOOD panel T.B.A.
 
3:00 p.m. FOR THE LOVE OF BOOKS a documentary by William Torgerson on Kathy L. Patrick and our Pulpwood Queen Girlfriend Weekend.
 
4:00 p.m. THE RUN AROUND an independent film starring Helaina Amethyst Patrick, directed by Alejandro Pena.
 
Winner of the $50,000 Louisiana Film Prize “The Legend of Luther Anderson, Thomas Woodruff, Noah Scruggs, and Chris Armond
 
More possible films to be announced….
 
THANK YOU LADIES and GENTLEMEN, we hope you enjoyed the Pulpwood Queens’ GRAND TOUR during our Gilded Age Wonderful World of Books and Authors!


THE END

For more information on any of the above information, please email kathy@beautyandthebook.com or call Beauty and the Book at 903-665-7520. We accept all major credit cards. Pulpwood Queen Packages can be picked up at Registration booth when you arrive! We have a few spots left due to unforeseen cancellations so call TODAY!



All information above could be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. For the latest updated version of the program, please email kathy@beautyandthebook.com to send you latest revised program or go to www.pulpwoodqueen.com where updates will be posted.



No refunds will be able to be given on packages purchased but we will be more than happy to roll over to the next year if for any reason you have to cancel. Please contact us immediately if you do so.
 
 


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Kathy L. Patrick
Author of "The Pulpwood Queens' Tiara Wearing, Book Sharing Guide to Life", Grand Central Publishing
Founder of the Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys Book Clubs
Beauty and the Book
608 North Polk Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657
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