Monday, November 9, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Today's Featured Author, John Pritchard to be at our 10th Anniversary Girlfriend Weekend!







10th ANNIVERSARY GIRLFRIEND WEEKEND
AUTHOR EXTRAVAGANZA
BEAUTY AND THE BOOK
January 13 – 17, 2010
Jefferson, Texas

On January 18, 2000, I opened the first ever Hair Salon/Book Store in the country, Beauty and the Book! Did I have any idea of what I was creating, I think not. Oxford American Magazine covered that event and the feature that ran dubbed me “Hairdresser to the Authors” written by Texas author, Carol Dawson. Shortly thereafter, I started The Pulpwood Queens of East Texas Book Club. What began with six, really complete strangers, has now grown to over 250+ chapters of women and yes, a few good men 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 shake a stick; we are now the largest meeting and discussing book club in the WORLD!

For this 10th Anniversary, think of this year’s celebration as like whipping up the biggest tornado of a HAIR DO and road tripping in to historic Jefferson, Texas for the BEST of this countries authors blown in with YOU for the big TA DO! The Pulpwood Queens of East Texas do know how to throw a party and this one is over the top baby!
We are BRINGING IT ON all in the name of
LITERACY!

So as always when someone enters my Beauty and the Book, the ONLY Hair Salon/Bookstore in the WORLD, I prepare them for a NEW do by giving a consultation.
Here we go, as I seat you in my client’s chair, snap on a silk leopard printed cape, let us begin our
Beauty and the Book
Transformation!

January 13 – 14th, 2010
WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
Author Writer’s Workshop with Linda Busby Parker!
Two day workshop $200, limited tickets so book your place today!
Location will be in Jefferson, Texas T.B.A.
BIOGRAPHY
Linda Busby Parker PhD, MFA (Fiction) Linda earned her undergraduate degree from the University of South Alabama (Mobile), her MA and PhD from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and her MFA from Spalding University (Louisville). She is the author of Seven Laurels, which was the 2002 winner of the James Jones First Novel Award and the 2004 Langum Prize for Historical Fiction. Shorter works have appeared in Provincetown Arts, Big Muddy, A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley, and regional anthologies. A short story titled “The Book of Days” was a semi-finalist in the 2004 Pirates-Alley Faulkner. A short story titled “Little Rock’s Fire” won the 2003 Kentuckiana Metroversity Competition; this same story won the Heartland Fellowship at the 2000 Indiana University Summer Writing Conference. She is a regular book reviewer for the Mobile Register and has published non-fiction in Alabama First Draft as well as in several other state-level writers’ newsletters. An article titled “Reading with the Eyes of a Writer” appeared in the Writer’s Digest, January 2006 issue. She has served as publisher and editor of Mobile Bay Monthly, a city-regional magazine on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. While at Spalding University, she served as a student editor of The Louisville Review. She was a Tennessee Williams Scholar in Fiction at the 2004 Sewanee Writer’s Conference and has been a contributor in fiction at Bread Loaf. She is the author of two college-level textbooks—The Art & Science of Radio and Mass Media in a New Age. Her research publications have appeared in Journalism Quarterly, Journal of Popular Culture, Broadcasting, and Feedback. Linda has taught on the faculties of Eastern Michigan University, Iowa State University and the University of South Alabama. In 2007 she was selected as the Fletcher Pratt Fellow in fiction at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference (Vermont) where she presented a lecture titled: “Place Equals Character and Plot,” as well as a reading from my her own works, and she assisted in the workshop directed by Lan Samantha Chang. She currently mentors students in the Spalding University MFA in Writing program and “The Writer’s Loft,” a program in Continuing Education at Middle Tennessee State University. Recently, Linda has been teaching Fiction Writing courses for the University of South Alabama at their Fairhope campus. She lives in Mobile with her husband, Don, and her daughters.
Email kathy@beautyandthebook.com if interested in this writer’s workshop.

Looks like you decided on a color! Time for the application!

January 14, 2010
THURSDAY NIGHT
7:00 p.m. First time ever, “A Moveable Feast” at the historic Excelsior Hotel featuring dinner prepared by author chefs:
Debbie Thorton of Any Blonde Can Cook, Any Blondette Can Do It!, and How to “MEAT” a Blonde, Brunette or Readhead!
Janis Owens of The Cracker Kitchen
Lynn Fredrickson of Lynn’s Specialties of the House
Suzanne McLennan of Praise the Lord and Pass the Biscuits
and authors T.B.A. as our “Moveable Feast” wait staff.
Limited tickets: $40 dollars Pulpwood Queen Book Club Members
$50 Non-members
Tickets will NOT be for sale at the door as this event has limited seating and almost SOLD OUT!
Everybody will receive a “doggy bag” to go with one of the authors books!

January 15 – 17, 2010
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Jefferson Convention and Tourism Building
Austin Street
Pulpwood Queen Package: $250 for members, $350 non-members
After December 31st, individual tickets for event are available on a first come, first serve basis as long as tickets last. Prices will be $50 for each morning, $50 each afternoon, and $50 for night time events each for members, $75 each for non-members. The Pulpwood Queen Package includes all events on Friday and Saturday. Official 10th Anniversary T-shirt, and publisher give a ways will be included for those who purchased Early Bird Package ONLY. 10th Anniversary T-shirts will be for sale at Pulpwood Queen Registration Booth as long as supplies last!

We will have a CONCESSION STAND in back of auditorium at convention center to purchase drinks and snacks run by the Junior and Senior High First United Methodist Youth Group with all the proceeds to go to the kids and their outreach and mission good works. We will have a VIRTUAL BOOK STORE T.B.A. to provide all author books for the event unless self-published, in that case the author will provide the books themselves for sale. Also we will have a VENDOR ROOM, (open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), Friday and Saturday that will feature the best of the best SHOWCASED for our book loving attendees.

Now it’s time for the shampoo!

FRIDAY MORNING

8:00 a.m. Registration and Ticket Sales

9:00 a.m. OVER THE RAINBOW
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 and
Robert Leleux, author of memoirs of a beautiful boy
Columnist for The Texas Observer are back to host yet again their version of a television talk show called BEAUTY AND THE BOOK!
Dubbed BOBKAT by their fans, Kathy and Robert will welcome you to their show!

9:15 a.m. DING- DONG! THE WITCH IS DEAD
Author Panel featuring:
Cara Black of Murder in the Marais (Aimee Leduc Investigation Series)
Kathryn Casey of Blood Lines (Sarah Armstrong Texas Rangers Series)
Kathleen Kaska of Murder at the Arlington
Lt. Colonel Karl Lenker of Final Trumpet and For Dear Life

10:00 a.m. WE WELCOME YOU TO MUNCHKIN LAND
Author Panel featuring:
Jenny Gardiner of Parrothood: Twenty Years of Caring for a Vengeful Bird Determined to Kill M
Meg Federico of Welcome to the Departure Lounge: Adventures in Mothering Mother
Tracey Carnes of Excess Baggage
Karen Harrington of Janeology

11:00 a.m. THE LULLABY LEAGUE
Author Panel featuring:
Janna McMahan of The Ocean Inside
Linda Busby Parker of Seven Laurels
Mary Alice Monroe of Last Light Over Carolina
Patti Callahan Henry of Driftwood Summer

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!

FRIDAY AFTERNOON

1:30 p.m. THE LOLLIPOP GANG
Author Panel featuring:
Cassandra King of Queen of Broken Hearts
Janis Owens of The Cracker Kitchen
Lauretta Hannon of The Cracker Queen
Mary Kay Andrews of The Fixer Upper
Suzanne McLennan of Praise the Lord and Pass the Biscuits

2:30 p.m. COME OUT, COME OUT, WHERE EVER YOU ARE
Author Panel featuring:
Hester Bass of The Secret World of Walter Anderson
Kerry Madden of Up Close: Harper Lee
Melissa Conroy of Poppy’s Pants

3:30 p.m. IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN
Author Panel featuring:
Robyn O”Brian of The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do about It
Judy Christie of Gone to Green
Amanda Eyre Ward of Love Stories in this Town
Keeping the House by Ellen Baker
Joe Formichella of Staying Ahead of the Posse: The Ben Jobe Story

4:30 p.m. YOU’RE OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD
Closing Remarks by Kathy L. Patrick and Robert Leleux

Ready for the rinse and an overnight extensive hair treatment conditioner!

FRIDAY EVENING

7:00 p.m. HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY BARBIE!
Come dressed as your favorite Barbie or Ken and as we know Barbie can be anything!
We will begin the evening with a Barbie Fashion Show featuring all of our authors walking the walk as Kathy L. Patrick and Robert Leleux MC the event and talk the talk of the author’s books!
Following will be a skit entitled BARBIE AND KEN TODAY that will feature authors, Ad Hudler, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Kathy L. Patrick, River Jordan, Robert Leleux, Sam Barry, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson and The Timber Guys!
Then debuting at Girlfriend Weekend, The Timber Guys band, DESTINY DUKE AND THE HAZZARDS with Special Guests, THE BLOOZE BROTHERS!
Happy Birthday BARBIE Cake and Ice Cream will be served! B.Y.O.B, Set ups and soft drinks provided.

Time to rinse out the hair conditioner!

January 16, 2010
SATURDAY MORNING

7:30 a.m. Registration and Ticket Sales

9:00 a.m. THE MERRY OLD LAND OF OZ
BOBKAT is back to host their Beauty and the Book author talk show featuring Kathy L. Patrick and Robert Leleux.

9:15 a.m. THERES NO PLACE LIKE HOME, THERES NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Keynote Speaker and Special Author Guest, Elizabeth Berg of Home Safe

10:00 a.m. IF I ONLY HAD A HEART
Author Panel featuring:
Joyce Magnin of The Prayers for Agnes Sparrow
Kaya McLaren of On the Divinity of Second Chances
Mindy Friddle of The Secret Keepers
Susan Jane Gilman of Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven


11:00 a.m. IF I ONLY HAD THE NERVE
Author Panel featuring:
Ad Hudler of Man of the House
George Rabasa of The Wonder Singer
Jamie Ford of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
John Pritchard of Yazoo Blues
M.L. Malcolm of Deceptive Intentions

Shall we begin the set! Under the hair dryer you go!

Noon Break FORGET TORNADO, WE HAVE A HURRICANE OF AN AUTHOR FEATURED!
New York Times’s Bestseller, Publishers Weekly Bestseller, and Southern Independent Bestseller PAT CONROY “South of Broad” Luncheon
Separate Ticket Price: $50 for Pulpwood Queen Book Club Members, $60 non-members
Includes Pat Conroy’s latest book, a signed “South of Broad “ and the luncheon.
Tickets are selling really, really fast so if you want to come, please call 903-665-7520 a.s.a.p.!


1:30 p.m. WE’RE OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD
Author Panel Featuring:
Connie May Fowler of The Problem with Murmur Lee
DeVa Gantt, author sister duo, Deb and Val Gantt of A Silent Ocean Away, Decision and Destiny, and Forever Waiting of The Colette Trilogy
Nicole Seitz of Saving Cicadas
Suzanne Arruda of The Leopard’s Prey

2:30 p.m. THE JITTERBUG
Author Panel featuring:
Carolyn Turgeon of Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story
Deeanne Gist of A Bride in the Bargain
River Jordan of Saints in Limbo
Ruby Pearl Saffire a.k.a. Suzanne Hudson of Second Sluthood: A Manifesto for the Post-Menopausal Pre-Senilic Matriarch
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

3:30 p.m. IF I WERE KING OF THE FOREST
Author, Carol Leifer of When You Lie About Yourself the Terrorist Wins

4:00 p.m. THE MERRY OLD LAND OF OZ
Author/Musicians Kathi Kamen Goldmark featured in Food That Rocks: Recipes from the Hottest Kitchens in Music, The Face in the Mirror, Feed Me!: Writers Dish About Food, Eating, Weight, and Body Image and author of And These Shoes Keep Walking Back to You and Sam Barry of How to Play a Harmonica!

4:30 p.m. SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
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
Special Presentation: PAT CONROY to present The Doug Marlette Award presented to an individual for a Lifetime Achievement of Promoting Literacy.

Time for the comb-out, tease, and NEW DO! Wa La! Darling, you are ready for the GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL! Now look in the mirror and see, who is going to be the BEAUTY at the ball! Why perhaps it could be YOU!

SATURDAY EVENING
8:00 p.m. Pre-Show
"Over the Pulpwood Rainbow" performed by The Pulpwood Queens of Woodland, CA; AKA, Readers in the Hood™


9:00 p.m. GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL featuring the band, BORDERLINE, back by popular demand. In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz” the theme is SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW! Come dressed for the occasion in costume for contests for:
BEST GIRL GROUP
BEST DECORATED TABLE, Girl Group with the best decorated theme table wins tickets to next year’s GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL!
MS GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL QUEEN and
TIMBER GUY OF THE YEAR!
A royal feast of appetizers will be served and set ups provided for B.Y.O.B., or bring your own Wicked Witch of the West brew!

January 17, 2010
SUNDAY MORNING

MAYBERRY ON THE BAYOU OR WHY I LOVE JEFFERSON, TEXAS DAY!

Kathy L. Patrick a.k.a Floyd, will act as your tour guide for a day in historic Jefferson, our “Mayberry on the Bayou” featuring:

11:00 a.m. Worship Services at the First United Methodist Church
Wear your Sunday crown, bring your favorite hat! Perhaps you can dazzle us with your church singing like Gomer Pyle!

Noon lunch with KAT at Torran’s Glory Days, a 50’s diner that will take you back in time for some good old fashioned cooking like Aunt Bee’s!

Afterwards, celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Gone with the Wind as you will tour with me:
Scarlett O’Hardy’s Gone with the Wind Museum
The House of Seasons Tour Home
Beauty and the Book, the ONLY Hair Salon/Book Store in the country and shop Jefferson! Perhaps you’ll see our own Deputy Barney Fife as
frankly, Scarlett we do give a damn and love our hometown of Jefferson, Texas!

6:30 p.m. WINE DOWN PARTY at the Patrick’s home and ditch the ruby slippers. A southern supper will be served and wear your lounging clothes! Word has it that someone a lot like Sheriff Andy Taylor may be playing their music at this little ole soiree’ so we want you all to be really comfortable to sit down, kick back, and share a story or too of your own. As Dorothy always said, There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home!

The Wicked Witch is really, really dead, we’ve been to Oz, and now we are at my Home “not neat” Home. And I’ll be the designated driver in case some of you all end up like Otis Campbell, Mayberry’s loveable yet town drunk!

$50 for members, $60 for non-members for the day’s events and does include all tours, lunch and dinner. Tickets are limited so last chance to WINE DOWN!

I am here to tell you we make memories to last a lifetime in little ole Jefferson, Texas. Jefferson, Texas was the beginning of our Pulpwood Queen adventure and is the place for our 10th Anniversary adventure. And it’s like our official motto, “where tiaras are mandatory and reading good books is the RULE!” Won’t you join us on our book loving journey because folks, life is not only about the destination, it’s about the ride! And oh what a ride!


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. Your Pulpwood Queen Packets and Tickets can be picked up at Registration booth when you arrive!

All information above is subject to change and final copy will not be available until January 2010. More authors to be added and some BIG TIME SURPRISES TOO!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Author RON HALL to be featured at our Pulpwood Queen 10th Anniversary Girlfriend Weekend and MORE!




Dear Readers,
Yes, Ron Hall was to be featured last year at Girlfriend Weekend but his father took a turn for the worse and passed away. We all prayed for him and his loss. But the good news is Ron Hall will be here Girlfriend Weekend for a Friday Luncheon to be held at the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson, Texas. This will be a fundraiser for Ron's choice of homeless shelters so stay tuned for details.
Ron also has a NEW book, "What Kind of Different Do It Make?" Thrilled to have Ron speak at our convention as his book changes lives. It changed mine and you can watch and read all about it at: http://www.umc.org/site/apps/nlnet/content3.aspx?c=lwL4KnN1LtH&b=5259669&ct=7598299

There should also be a teaser going up, linking from the homepage at http://www.umc.org/. Please click on the "Join the Conversation" box and do comment. Now here's the program updated and will continue to post new updated editions!
Tiara wearing and Book sharing,
Kathy L. Patrick
The Pulpwood Queen
kathy@beautyandthebook.com or call 903-665-7520 for more information.
P.S. Headed out to the Marion County Fair as doing story time for Jefferson Elementary and Country Day School children being bused in to the fair. See you at the fair this weekend as we have a full literacy promoting day. More on that soon!
10th ANNIVERSARY GIRLFRIEND WEEKEND
AUTHOR EXTRAVAGANZA
BEAUTY AND THE BOOK
January 13 – 17, 2010
Jefferson, Texas

On January 18, 2000, I opened the first ever Hair Salon/Book Store in the country, Beauty and the Book! Did I have any idea of what I was creating, I think not. Oxford American Magazine covered that event and the feature that ran dubbed me “Hairdresser to the Authors” written by Texas author, Carol Dawson. Shortly thereafter, I started The Pulpwood Queens of East Texas Book Club. What began with six, really complete strangers, has now grown to over 250+ chapters of women and yes, a few good men 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 shake a stick; we are now the largest meeting and discussing book club in the WORLD!

For this 10th Anniversary, think of this year’s celebration as like whipping up the biggest tornado of a HAIR DO and road tripping in to historic Jefferson, Texas for the BEST of this countries authors blown in with YOU for the big TA DO! The Pulpwood Queens of East Texas do know how to throw a party and this one is over the top baby!
We are BRINGING IT ON all in the name of
LITERACY!

So as always when someone enters my Beauty and the Book, the ONLY Hair Salon/Bookstore in the WORLD, I prepare them for a NEW do by giving a consultation.
Here we go, as I seat you in my client’s chair, snap on a silk leopard printed cape, let us begin our
Beauty and the Book
Transformation!

10th ANNIVERSARY GIRLFRIEND WEEKEND
AUTHOR EXTRAVAGANZA
BEAUTY AND THE BOOK
January 13 – 17, 2010
Jefferson, Texas

On January 18, 2000, I opened the first ever Hair Salon/Book Store in the country, Beauty and the Book! Did I have any idea of what I was creating, I think not. Oxford American Magazine covered that event and the feature that ran dubbed me “Hairdresser to the Authors” written by Texas author, Carol Dawson. Shortly thereafter, I started The Pulpwood Queens of East Texas Book Club. What began with six, really complete strangers, has now grown to over 250+ chapters of women and yes, a few good men 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 shake a stick; we are now the largest meeting and discussing book club in the WORLD!

For this 10th Anniversary, think of this year’s celebration as like whipping up the biggest tornado of a HAIR DO and road tripping in to historic Jefferson, Texas for the BEST of this countries authors blown in with YOU for the big TA DO! The Pulpwood Queens of East Texas do know how to throw a party and this one is over the top baby!
We are BRINGING IT ON all in the name of
LITERACY!

So as always when someone enters my Beauty and the Book, the ONLY Hair Salon/Bookstore in the WORLD, I prepare them for a NEW do by giving a consultation.
Here we go, as I seat you in my client’s chair, snap on a silk leopard printed cape, let us begin our
Beauty and the Book
Transformation!

January 13 – 14th, 2010
WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
Author Writer’s Workshop with Linda Busby Parker!
Two day workshop $200, limited tickets so book your place today!
Location in Jefferson, Texas T.B.A.
BIOGRAPHY
Linda Busby Parker PhD, MFA (Fiction) Linda earned her undergraduate degree from the University of South Alabama (Mobile), her MA and PhD from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and her MFA from Spalding University (Louisville). She is the author of Seven Laurels, which was the 2002 winner of the James Jones First Novel Award and the 2004 Langum Prize for Historical Fiction. Shorter works have appeared in Provincetown Arts, Big Muddy, A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley, and regional anthologies. A short story titled “The Book of Days” was a semi-finalist in the 2004 Pirates-Alley Faulkner. A short story titled “Little Rock’s Fire” won the 2003 Kentuckiana Metroversity Competition; this same story won the Heartland Fellowship at the 2000 Indiana University Summer Writing Conference. She is a regular book reviewer for the Mobile Register and has published non-fiction in Alabama First Draft as well as in several other state-level writers’ newsletters. An article titled “Reading with the Eyes of a Writer” appeared in the Writer’s Digest, January 2006 issue. She has served as publisher and editor of Mobile Bay Monthly, a city-regional magazine on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. While at Spalding University, she served as a student editor of The Louisville Review. She was a Tennessee Williams Scholar in Fiction at the 2004 Sewanee Writer’s Conference and has been a contributor in fiction at Bread Loaf. She is the author of two college-level textbooks—The Art & Science of Radio and Mass Media in a New Age. Her research publications have appeared in Journalism Quarterly, Journal of Popular Culture, Broadcasting, and Feedback. Linda has taught on the faculties of Eastern Michigan University, Iowa State University and the University of South Alabama. In 2007 she was selected as the Fletcher Pratt Fellow in fiction at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference (Vermont) where she presented a lecture titled: “Place Equals Character and Plot,” as well as a reading from my her own works, and she assisted in the workshop directed by Lan Samantha Chang. She currently mentors students in the Spalding University MFA in Writing program and “The Writer’s Loft,” a program in Continuing Education at Middle Tennessee State University. Recently, Linda has been teaching Fiction Writing courses for the University of South Alabama at their Fairhope campus. She lives in Mobile with her husband, Don, and her daughters.
Email kathy@beautyandthebook.com if interested in this writer’s workshop.

Looks like you decided on a color! Time for the application!

January 14, 2010
THURSDAY NIGHT
7:00 p.m. First time ever, “A Moveable Feast” at the historic Excelsior Hotel featuring dinner prepared by author chefs:
Debbie Thorton of Any Blonde Can Cook, Any Blondette Can Do It!, and How to “MEAT” a Blonde, Brunette or Readhead!
Janis Owens of The Cracker Kitchen
Lynn Fredrickson of Lynn’s Specialties of the House
Suzanne McLennan of Praise the Lord and Pass the Biscuits
and authors T.B.A. as our “Moveable Feast” wait staff.
Limited tickets: $40 dollars Pulpwood Queen Book Club Members
$50 non-members
Tickets will NOT be for sale at the door as this event has limited seating and almost SOLD OUT!
Everybody will receive a “doggy bag” to go with one of the authors books!

January 15 – 17, 2010
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Jefferson Convention and Tourism Building
Austin Street
Pulpwood Queen Package: $250 for members, $350 non-members
After December 31st, individual tickets for event are available on a first come, first serve basis as long as tickets last. Prices will be $50 for each morning, $50 each afternoon, and $50 for night time events each for members, $75 each for non-members. The Pulpwood Queen Package includes all events on Friday and Saturday. Official 10th Anniversary T-shirt, and publisher give a ways will be included for those who purchased Early Bird Package ONLY. 10th Anniversary T-shirts will be for sale at Pulpwood Queen Registration Booth as long as supplies last!

We will have a CONCESSION STAND in back of auditorium at convention center to purchase drinks and snacks run by the Junior and Senior High First United Methodist Youth Group with all the proceeds to go to the kids and their outreach and mission good works. We will have a VIRTUAL BOOK STORE T.B.A. to provide all author books for the event unless self-published, in that case the author will provide the books themselves for sale. Also we will have a VENDOR ROOM, (open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), Friday and Saturday that will feature the best of the best SHOWCASED for our book loving attendees.

Now it’s time for the shampoo!

FRIDAY MORNING

8:00 a.m. Registration and Ticket Sales

9:00 a.m. OVER THE RAINBOW
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 and
Robert Leleux, author of memoirs of a beautiful boy
Columnist for The Texas Observer are back to host yet again their version of a television talk show called BEAUTY AND THE BOOK!
Dubbed BOBKAT by their fans, Kathy and Robert will welcome you to their show!

9:15 a.m. DING- DONG! THE WITCH IS DEAD
Author Panel featuring:
Cara Black of Murder in the Marais (Aimee Leduc Investigation Series)
Kathryn Casey of Blood Lines (Sarah Armstrong Texas Rangers Series)
Kathleen Kaska of Murder at the Arlington
Lt. Colonel Karl Lenker of Final Trumpet and For Dear Life

10:00 a.m. WE WELCOME YOU TO MUNCHKIN LAND
Author Panel featuring:
Jenny Gardiner of Parrothood: Twenty Years of Caring for a Vengeful Bird Determined to Kill M
Meg Federico of Welcome to the Departure Lounge: Adventures in Mothering Mother
Tracey Carnes of Excess Baggage
Karen Harrington of Janeology

11:00 a.m. THE LULLABY LEAGUE
Author Panel featuring:
Janna McMahan of The Ocean Inside
Linda Busby Parker of Seven Laurels
Mary Alice Monroe of Last Light Over Carolina
Patti Callahan Henry of Driftwood Summer

12:00 p.m Noon Ron Hall Luncheon at the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson, details to be announced soon!

FRIDAY AFTERNOON

1:30 p.m. THE LOLLIPOP GANG
Author Panel featuring:
Cassandra King of Queen of Broken Hearts
Janis Owens of The Cracker Kitchen
Lauretta Hannon of The Cracker Queen
Mary Kay Andrews of The Fixer Upper
Suzanne McLennan of Praise the Lord and Pass the Biscuits

2:30 p.m. COME OUT, COME OUT, WHERE EVER YOU ARE
Author Panel featuring:
Hester Bass of The Secret World of Walter Anderson
Kerry Madden of Up Close: Harper Lee
Melissa Conroy of Poppy’s Pants

3:30 p.m. IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN
Author Panel featuring:
Robyn O”Brian of The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do about It
Judy Christie of Gone to Green
Amanda Eyre Ward of Love Stories in this Town
Keeping the House by Ellen Baker
Joe Formichella of Staying Ahead of the Posse: The Ben Jobe Story

4:30 p.m. YOU’RE OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD
Closing Remarks by Kathy L. Patrick and Robert Leleux

Ready for the rinse and an overnight extensive hair treatment conditioner!

FRIDAY EVENING

7:00 p.m. HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY BARBIE!
Come dressed as your favorite Barbie or Ken and as we know Barbie can be anything!
We will begin the evening with a Barbie Fashion Show featuring all of our authors walking the walk as Kathy L. Patrick and Robert Leleux MC the event and talk the talk of the author’s books!
Following will be a skit entitled BARBIE AND KEN TODAY that will feature authors, Ad Hudler, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Kathy L. Patrick, River Jordan, Robert Leleux, Sam Barry, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson and The Timber Guys!
Then debuting at Girlfriend Weekend, The Timber Guys band, DESTINY DUKE AND THE HAZZARDS with Special Guests, THE BLOOZE BROTHERS!
Happy Birthday BARBIE Cake and Ice Cream will be served! B.Y.O.B, Set ups and soft drinks provided.

Time to rinse out the hair conditioner!

January 16, 2010
SATURDAY MORNING

7:30 a.m. Registration and Ticket Sales

9:00 a.m. THE MERRY OLD LAND OF OZ
BOBKAT is back to host their Beauty and the Book author talk show featuring Kathy L. Patrick and Robert Leleux.

9:15 a.m. THERES NO PLACE LIKE HOME, THERES NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Keynote Speaker and Special Author Guest, Elizabeth Berg of Home Safe

10:00 a.m. IF I ONLY HAD A HEART
Author Panel featuring:
Joyce Magnin of The Prayers for Agnes Sparrow
Kaya McLaren of On the Divinity of Second Chances
Mindy Friddle of The Secret Keepers
Susan Jane Gilman of Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven
Suzanne Hudson of In the Dark of the Moon

11:00 a.m. IF I ONLY HAD THE NERVE
Author Panel featuring:
Ad Hudler of Man of the House
George Rabasa of The Wonder Singer
Jamie Ford of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
John Pritchard of Yazoo Blues
M.L. Malcolm of Deceptive Intentions

Shall we begin the set! Under the hair dryer you go!

Noon Break FORGET TORNADO, WE HAVE A HURRICANE OF AN AUTHOR FEATURED!
PAT CONROY “South of Broad” Luncheon
Separate Ticket Price: $50 for Pulpwood Queen Book Club Members, $60 non-members
Includes Pat Conroy’s latest book, a signed “South of Broad “ and the luncheon.


1:30 p.m. WE’RE OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD
Author Panel Featuring:
Connie May Fowler of The Problem with Murmur Lee
DeVa Gantt, author sister duo, Deb and Val Gantt of A Silent Ocean Away, Decision and Destiny, and Forever Waiting of The Colette Trilogy
Nicole Seitz of Saving Cicadas
Suzanne Arruda of The Leopard’s Prey

2:30 p.m. THE JITTERBUG
Author Panel featuring:
Carolyn Turgeon of Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story
Deeanne Gist of A Bride in the Bargain
River Jordan of Saints in Limbo
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

3:30 p.m. IF I WERE KING OF THE FOREST
Author, Carol Leifer of When You Lie About Yourself the Terrorist Wins

4:00 p.m. THE MERRY OLD LAND OF OZ
Author/Musicians Kathi Kamen Goldmark featured in Food That Rocks: Recipes from the Hottest Kitchens in Music, The Face in the Mirror, Feed Me!: Writers Dish About Food, Eating, Weight, and Body Image and author of And These Shoes Keep Walking Back to You and Sam Barry of How to Play a Harmonica!

4:30 p.m. SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
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
Special Presentation: PAT CONROY to present The Doug Marlette Award presented to an individual for a Lifetime Achievement of Promoting Literacy.

Time for the comb-out, tease, and NEW DO! Wa La! Darling, you are ready for the GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL! Now look in the mirror and see, who is going to be the BEAUTY at the ball! Why perhaps it could be YOU!

SATURDAY EVENING
8:00 p.m. Pre-Show
"Over the Pulpwood Rainbow" performed by The Pulpwood Queens of Woodland, CA; AKA, Readers in the Hood™


9:00 p.m. GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL featuring the band, BORDERLINE, back by popular demand. In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz” the theme is SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW! Come dressed for the occasion in costume for contests for:
BEST GIRL GROUP
BEST DECORATED TABLE, Girl Group with the best decorated theme table wins tickets to next year’s GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL!
MS GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL QUEEN and
TIMBER GUY OF THE YEAR!
A royal feast of appetizers will be served and set ups provided for B.Y.O.B., or bring your own Wicked Witch of the West brew!

January 17, 2010
SUNDAY MORNING

MAYBERRY ON THE BAYOU OR WHY I LOVE JEFFERSON, TEXAS DAY!

Kathy L. Patrick a.k.a Floyd, will act as your tour guide for a day in historic Jefferson, our “Mayberry on the Bayou” featuring:

11:00 a.m. Worship Services at the First United Methodist Church
Wear your Sunday crown, bring your favorite hat! Perhaps you can dazzle us with your church singing like Gomer Pyle!

Noon lunch with KAT at Torran’s Glory Days, a 50’s diner that will take you back in time for some good old fashioned cooking like Aunt Bee’s!

Afterwards, celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Gone with the Wind as you will tour with me:
Scarlett O’Hardy’s Gone with the Wind Museum
The House of Seasons Tour Home
Beauty and the Book, the ONLY Hair Salon/Book Store in the country and shop Jefferson! Perhaps you’ll see our own Deputy Barney Fife as
frankly, Scarlett we do give a damn and love our hometown of Jefferson, Texas!

6:30 p.m. WINE DOWN PARTY at the Patrick’s home and ditch the ruby slippers. A southern supper will be served and wear your lounging clothes! Word has it that someone a lot like Sheriff Andy Taylor may be playing their music at this little ole soiree’ so we want you all to be really comfortable to sit down, kick back, and share a story or too of your own. As Dorothy always said, There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home!

The Wicked Witch is really, really dead, we’ve been to Oz, and now we are at my Home “not neat” Home. And I’ll be the designated driver in case some of you all end up like Otis Campbell, Mayberry’s loveable yet town drunk!

$50 for members, $60 for non-members for the day’s events and does include all tours, lunch and dinner. Tickets are limited so last chance to WINE DOWN!

I am here to tell you we make memories to last a lifetime in little ole Jefferson, Texas. Jefferson, Texas was the beginning of our Pulpwood Queen adventure and is the place for our 10th Anniversary adventure. And it’s like our official motto, “where tiaras are mandatory and reading good books is the RULE!” Won’t you join us on our book loving journey because folks, life is not only about the destination, it’s about the ride! And oh what a ride!


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. Your Pulpwood Queen Packets and Tickets can be picked up at Registration booth when you arrive!

All information above is subject to change and final copy will not be available until January 2010. More authors to be added and some BIG TIME SURPRISES TOO!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Today's Featured Author, Deeanne Gist to speak at our 10th Anniversary Girlfriend Weekend!







10th ANNIVERSARY GIRLFRIEND WEEKEND
AUTHOR EXTRAVAGANZA
BEAUTY AND THE BOOK
January 13 – 17, 2010
Jefferson, Texas

On January 18, 2000, I opened the first ever Hair Salon/Book Store in the country, Beauty and the Book! Did I have any idea of what I was creating, I think not. Oxford American Magazine covered that event and the feature that ran dubbed me “Hairdresser to the Authors” written by Texas author, Carol Dawson. Shortly thereafter, I started The Pulpwood Queens of East Texas Book Club. What began with six, really complete strangers, has now grown to over 250+ chapters of women and yes, a few good men 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 shake a stick; we are now the largest meeting and discussing book club in the WORLD!

For this 10th Anniversary, think of this year’s celebration as like whipping up the biggest tornado of a HAIR DO and road tripping in to historic Jefferson, Texas for the BEST of this countries authors blown in with YOU for the big TA DO! The Pulpwood Queens of East Texas do know how to throw a party and this one is over the top baby!
We are BRINGING IT ON all in the name of
LITERACY!

So as always when someone enters my Beauty and the Book, the ONLY Hair Salon/Bookstore in the WORLD, I prepare them for a NEW do by giving a consultation.
Here we go, as I seat you in my client’s chair, snap on a silk leopard printed cape, let us begin our
Beauty and the Book
Transformation!

January 13 – 14th, 2010
WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
Author Writer’s Workshop with Linda Busby Parker!
Two day workshop $200, limited tickets so book your place today!
Location in Jefferson, Texas T.B.A.
BIOGRAPHY
Linda Busby Parker PhD, MFA (Fiction) Linda earned her undergraduate degree from the University of South Alabama (Mobile), her MA and PhD from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and her MFA from Spalding University (Louisville). She is the author of Seven Laurels, which was the 2002 winner of the James Jones First Novel Award and the 2004 Langum Prize for Historical Fiction. Shorter works have appeared in Provincetown Arts, Big Muddy, A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley, and regional anthologies. A short story titled “The Book of Days” was a semi-finalist in the 2004 Pirates-Alley Faulkner. A short story titled “Little Rock’s Fire” won the 2003 Kentuckiana Metroversity Competition; this same story won the Heartland Fellowship at the 2000 Indiana University Summer Writing Conference. She is a regular book reviewer for the Mobile Register and has published non-fiction in Alabama First Draft as well as in several other state-level writers’ newsletters. An article titled “Reading with the Eyes of a Writer” appeared in the Writer’s Digest, January 2006 issue. She has served as publisher and editor of Mobile Bay Monthly, a city-regional magazine on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. While at Spalding University, she served as a student editor of The Louisville Review. She was a Tennessee Williams Scholar in Fiction at the 2004 Sewanee Writer’s Conference and has been a contributor in fiction at Bread Loaf. She is the author of two college-level textbooks—The Art & Science of Radio and Mass Media in a New Age. Her research publications have appeared in Journalism Quarterly, Journal of Popular Culture, Broadcasting, and Feedback. Linda has taught on the faculties of Eastern Michigan University, Iowa State University and the University of South Alabama. In 2007 she was selected as the Fletcher Pratt Fellow in fiction at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference (Vermont) where she presented a lecture titled: “Place Equals Character and Plot,” as well as a reading from my her own works, and she assisted in the workshop directed by Lan Samantha Chang. She currently mentors students in the Spalding University MFA in Writing program and “The Writer’s Loft,” a program in Continuing Education at Middle Tennessee State University. Recently, Linda has been teaching Fiction Writing courses for the University of South Alabama at their Fairhope campus. She lives in Mobile with her husband, Don, and her daughters.
Email kathy@beautyandthebook.com if interested in this writer’s workshop.

Looks like you decided on a color! Time for the application!

January 14, 2010
THURSDAY NIGHT
7:00 p.m. First time ever, “A Moveable Feast” at the historic Excelsior Hotel featuring dinner prepared by author chefs:
Debbie Thorton of Any Blonde Can Cook, Any Blondette Can Do It!, and How to “MEAT” a Blonde, Brunette or Readhead!
Janis Owens of The Cracker Kitchen
Lynn Fredrickson of Lynn’s Specialties of the House
Suzanne McLennan of Praise the Lord and Pass the Biscuits
and authors T.B.A. as our “Moveable Feast” wait staff.
Limited tickets: $40 dollars Pulpwood Queen Book Club Members
$50 non-members
Tickets will NOT be for sale at the door as this event has limited seating and almost SOLD OUT!
Everybody will receive a “doggy bag” to go with one of the authors books!

January 15 – 17, 2010
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Jefferson Convention and Tourism Building
Austin Street
Pulpwood Queen Package: $250 for members, $350 non-members
After December 31st, individual tickets for event are available on a first come, first serve basis as long as tickets last. Prices will be $50 for each morning, $50 each afternoon, and $50 for night time events each for members, $75 each for non-members. The Pulpwood Queen Package includes all events on Friday and Saturday. Official 10th Anniversary T-shirt, and publisher give a ways will be included for those who purchased Early Bird Package ONLY. 10th Anniversary T-shirts will be for sale at Pulpwood Queen Registration Booth as long as supplies last!

We will have a CONCESSION STAND in back of auditorium at convention center to purchase drinks and snacks run by the Junior and Senior High First United Methodist Youth Group with all the proceeds to go to the kids and their outreach and mission good works. We will have a VIRTUAL BOOK STORE T.B.A. to provide all author books for the event unless self-published, in that case the author will provide the books themselves for sale. Also we will have a VENDOR ROOM, (open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), Friday and Saturday that will feature the best of the best SHOWCASED for our book loving attendees.

Now it’s time for the shampoo!

FRIDAY MORNING

8:00 a.m. Registration and Ticket Sales

9:00 a.m. OVER THE RAINBOW
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 and
Robert Leleux, author of memoirs of a beautiful boy
Columnist for The Texas Observer are back to host yet again their version of a television talk show called BEAUTY AND THE BOOK!
Dubbed BOBKAT by their fans, Kathy and Robert will welcome you to their show!

9:15 a.m. DING- DONG! THE WITCH IS DEAD
Author Panel featuring:
Cara Black of Murder in the Marais (Aimee Leduc Investigation Series)
Kathryn Casey of Blood Lines (Sarah Armstrong Texas Rangers Series)
Kathleen Kaska of Murder at the Arlington
Lt. Colonel Karl Lenker of Final Trumpet and For Dear Life

10:00 a.m. WE WELCOME YOU TO MUNCHKIN LAND
Author Panel featuring:
Jenny Gardiner of Parrothood: Twenty Years of Caring for a Vengeful Bird Determined to Kill M
Meg Federico of Welcome to the Departure Lounge: Adventures in Mothering Mother
Tracey Carnes of Excess Baggage
Karen Harrington of Janeology

11:00 a.m. THE LULLABY LEAGUE
Author Panel featuring:
Janna McMahan of The Ocean Inside
Linda Busby Parker of Seven Laurels
Mary Alice Monroe of Last Light Over Carolina
Patti Callahan Henry of Driftwood Summer

12:00 p.m Noon Lunch on your own at one of our fine local eating establishments.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON

1:30 p.m. THE LOLLIPOP GANG
Author Panel featuring:
Cassandra King of Queen of Broken Hearts
Janis Owens of The Cracker Kitchen
Lauretta Hannon of The Cracker Queen
Mary Kay Andrews of The Fixer Upper
Suzanne McLennan of Praise the Lord and Pass the Biscuits

2:30 p.m. COME OUT, COME OUT, WHERE EVER YOU ARE
Author Panel featuring:
Hester Bass of The Secret World of Walter Anderson
Kerry Madden of Up Close: Harper Lee
Melissa Conroy of Poppy’s Pants

3:30 p.m. IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN
Author Panel featuring:
Robyn O”Brian of The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do about It
Judy Christie of Gone to Green
Amanda Eyre Ward of Love Stories in this Town
Keeping the House by Ellen Baker

4:30 p.m. YOU’RE OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD
Closing Remarks by Kathy L. Patrick and Robert Leleux

Ready for the rinse and an overnight extensive hair treatment conditioner!

FRIDAY EVENING

7:00 p.m. HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY BARBIE!
Come dressed as your favorite Barbie or Ken and as we know Barbie can be anything!
We will begin the evening with a Barbie Fashion Show featuring all of our authors walking the walk as Kathy L. Patrick and Robert Leleux MC the event and talk the talk of the author’s books!
Following will be a skit entitled BARBIE AND KEN TODAY that will feature authors, Ad Hudler, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Kathy L. Patrick, River Jordan, Robert Leleux, Sam Barry, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson and The Timber Guys!
Then debuting at Girlfriend Weekend, The Timber Guys band, DESTINY DUKE AND THE HAZZARDS with Special Guests, THE BLOOZE BROTHERS!
Happy Birthday BARBIE Cake and Ice Cream will be served! B.Y.O.B, Set ups and soft drinks provided.

Time to rinse out the hair conditioner!

January 16, 2010
SATURDAY MORNING

7:30 a.m. Registration and Ticket Sales

9:00 a.m. THE MERRY OLD LAND OF OZ
BOBKAT is back to host their Beauty and the Book author talk show featuring Kathy L. Patrick and Robert Leleux.

9:15 a.m. THERES NO PLACE LIKE HOME, THERES NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Keynote Speaker and Special Author Guest, Elizabeth Berg of Home Safe

10:00 a.m. IF I ONLY HAD A HEART
Author Panel featuring:
Joyce Magnin of The Prayers for Agnes Sparrow
Kaya McLaren of On the Divinity of Second Chances
Mindy Friddle of The Secret Keepers
Susan Jane Gilman of Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven,

11:00 a.m. IF I ONLY HAD THE NERVE
Author Panel featuring:
Ad Hudler of Man of the House
George Rabasa of The Wonder Singer
Jamie Ford of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
John Pritchard of Yazoo Blues
M.L. Malcolm of Deceptive Intentions

Shall we begin the set! Under the hair dryer you go!

Noon Break FORGET TORNADO, WE HAVE A HURRICANE OF AN AUTHOR FEATURED!
PAT CONROY “South of Broad” Luncheon
Separate Ticket Price: $50 for Pulpwood Queen Book Club Members, $60 non-members
Includes Pat Conroy’s latest book, a signed “South of Broad “ and the luncheon.


1:30 p.m. WE’RE OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD
Author Panel Featuring:
Connie May Fowler of The Problem with Murmur Lee
DeVa Gantt, author sister duo, Deb and Val Gantt of A Silent Ocean Away, Decision and Destiny, and Forever Waiting of The Colette Trilogy
Nicole Seitz of Saving Cicadas
Suzanne Arruda of The Leopard’s Prey

2:30 p.m. THE JITTERBUG
Author Panel featuring:
Carolyn Turgeon of Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story
Deeanne Gist of A Bride in the Bargain
River Jordan of Saints in Limbo
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

3:30 p.m. IF I WERE KING OF THE FOREST
Author, Carol Leifer of When You Lie About Yourself the Terrorist Wins

4:00 p.m. THE MERRY OLD LAND OF OZ
Author/Musicians Kathi Kamen Goldmark featured in Food That Rocks: Recipes from the Hottest Kitchens in Music, The Face in the Mirror, Feed Me!: Writers Dish About Food, Eating, Weight, and Body Image and author of And These Shoes Keep Walking Back to You and Sam Barry of How to Play a Harmonica!

4:30 p.m. SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
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
Special Presentation: PAT CONROY to present The Doug Marlette Award presented to an individual for a Lifetime Achievement of Promoting Literacy.

Time for the comb-out, tease, and NEW DO! Wa La! Darling, you are ready for the GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL! Now look in the mirror and see, who is going to be the BEAUTY at the ball! Why perhaps it could be YOU!

SATURDAY EVENING
8:00 p.m. Pre-Show
"Over the Pulpwood Rainbow" performed by The Pulpwood Queens of Woodland, CA; AKA, Readers in the Hood™


9:00 p.m. GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL featuring the band, BORDERLINE, back by popular demand. In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz” the theme is SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW! Come dressed for the occasion in costume for contests for:
BEST GIRL GROUP
BEST DECORATED TABLE, Girl Group with the best decorated theme table wins tickets to next year’s GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL!
MS GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL QUEEN and
TIMBER GUY OF THE YEAR!
A royal feast of appetizers will be served and set ups provided for B.Y.O.B., or bring your own Wicked Witch of the West brew!

January 17, 2010
SUNDAY MORNING

MAYBERRY ON THE BAYOU OR WHY I LOVE JEFFERSON, TEXAS DAY!

Kathy L. Patrick a.k.a Floyd, will act as your tour guide for a day in historic Jefferson, our “Mayberry on the Bayou” featuring:

11:00 a.m. Worship Services at the First United Methodist Church
Wear your Sunday crown, bring your favorite hat! Perhaps you can dazzle us with your church singing like Gomer Pyle!

Noon lunch with KAT at Torran’s Glory Days, a 50’s diner that will take you back in time for some good old fashioned cooking like Aunt Bee’s!

Afterwards, celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Gone with the Wind as you will tour with me:
Scarlett O’Hardy’s Gone with the Wind Museum
The House of Seasons Tour Home
Beauty and the Book, the ONLY Hair Salon/Book Store in the country and shop Jefferson! Perhaps you’ll see our own Deputy Barney Fife as
frankly, Scarlett we do give a damn and love our hometown of Jefferson, Texas!

6:30 p.m. WINE DOWN PARTY at the Patrick’s home and ditch the ruby slippers. A southern supper will be served and wear your lounging clothes! Word has it that someone a lot like Sheriff Andy Taylor may be playing their music at this little ole soiree’ so we want you all to be really comfortable to sit down, kick back, and share a story or too of your own. As Dorothy always said, There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home!

The Wicked Witch is really, really dead, we’ve been to Oz, and now we are at my Home “not neat” Home. And I’ll be the designated driver in case some of you all end up like Otis Campbell, Mayberry’s loveable yet town drunk!

$50 for members, $60 for non-members for the day’s events and does include all tours, lunch and dinner. Tickets are limited so last chance to WINE DOWN!

I am here to tell you we make memories to last a lifetime in little ole Jefferson, Texas. Jefferson, Texas was the beginning of our Pulpwood Queen adventure and is the place for our 10th Anniversary adventure. And it’s like our official motto, “where tiaras are mandatory and reading good books is the RULE!” Won’t you join us on our book loving journey because folks, life is not only about the destination, it’s about the ride! And oh what a ride!


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. Your Pulpwood Queen Packets and Tickets can be picked up at Registration booth when you arrive!

All information above is subject to change and final copy will not be available until January 2010. More authors to be added and some BIG TIME SURPRISES TOO!


Monday, October 19, 2009

Today's Featured Author, Ad Hudler, of "Man of the House" will be at our 10th Anniversary Girlfriend Weekend!




10th ANNIVERSARY GIRLFRIEND WEEKEND
AUTHOR EXTRAVAGANZA
BEAUTY AND THE BOOK
January 13 – 17, 2010
Jefferson, Texas

On January 18, 2000, I opened the first ever Hair Salon/Book Store in the country, Beauty and the Book! Did I have any idea of what I was creating, I think not. Oxford American Magazine covered that event and the feature that ran dubbed me “Hairdresser to the Authors” written by Texas author, Carol Dawson. Shortly thereafter, I started The Pulpwood Queens of East Texas Book Club. What began with six, really complete strangers, has now grown to over 250+ chapters of women and yes, a few good men 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 shake a stick; we are now the largest meeting and discussing book club in the WORLD!

For this 10th Anniversary, think of this year’s celebration as like whipping up the biggest tornado of a HAIR DO and road tripping in to historic Jefferson, Texas for the BEST of this countries authors blown in with YOU for the big TA DO! The Pulpwood Queens of East Texas do know how to throw a party and this one is over the top baby!
We are BRINGING IT ON all in the name of
LITERACY!

So as always when someone enters my Beauty and the Book, the ONLY Hair Salon/Bookstore in the WORLD, I prepare them for a NEW do by giving a consultation.
Here we go, as I seat you in my client’s chair, snap on a silk leopard printed cape, let us begin our
Beauty and the Book
Transformation!

January 13 – 14th, 2010
WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
Author Writer’s Workshop with Linda Busby Parker!
Two day workshop $200, limited tickets so book your place today!
Location in Jefferson, Texas T.B.A.
BIOGRAPHY
Linda Busby Parker PhD, MFA (Fiction) Linda earned her undergraduate degree from the University of South Alabama (Mobile), her MA and PhD from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and her MFA from Spalding University (Louisville). She is the author of Seven Laurels, which was the 2002 winner of the James Jones First Novel Award and the 2004 Langum Prize for Historical Fiction. Shorter works have appeared in Provincetown Arts, Big Muddy, A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley, and regional anthologies. A short story titled “The Book of Days” was a semi-finalist in the 2004 Pirates-Alley Faulkner. A short story titled “Little Rock’s Fire” won the 2003 Kentuckiana Metroversity Competition; this same story won the Heartland Fellowship at the 2000 Indiana University Summer Writing Conference. She is a regular book reviewer for the Mobile Register and has published non-fiction in Alabama First Draft as well as in several other state-level writers’ newsletters. An article titled “Reading with the Eyes of a Writer” appeared in the Writer’s Digest, January 2006 issue. She has served as publisher and editor of Mobile Bay Monthly, a city-regional magazine on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. While at Spalding University, she served as a student editor of The Louisville Review. She was a Tennessee Williams Scholar in Fiction at the 2004 Sewanee Writer’s Conference and has been a contributor in fiction at Bread Loaf. She is the author of two college-level textbooks—The Art & Science of Radio and Mass Media in a New Age. Her research publications have appeared in Journalism Quarterly, Journal of Popular Culture, Broadcasting, and Feedback. Linda has taught on the faculties of Eastern Michigan University, Iowa State University and the University of South Alabama. In 2007 she was selected as the Fletcher Pratt Fellow in fiction at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference (Vermont) where she presented a lecture titled: “Place Equals Character and Plot,” as well as a reading from my her own works, and she assisted in the workshop directed by Lan Samantha Chang. She currently mentors students in the Spalding University MFA in Writing program and “The Writer’s Loft,” a program in Continuing Education at Middle Tennessee State University. Recently, Linda has been teaching Fiction Writing courses for the University of South Alabama at their Fairhope campus. She lives in Mobile with her husband, Don, and her daughters.
Email kathy@beautyandthebook.com if interested in this writer’s workshop.

Looks like you decided on a color! Time for the application!

January 14, 2010
THURSDAY NIGHT
7:00 p.m. First time ever, “A Moveable Feast” at the historic Excelsior Hotel featuring dinner prepared by author chefs:
Debbie Thorton of Any Blonde Can Cook, Any Blondette Can Do It!, and How to “MEAT” a Blonde, Brunette or Readhead!
Janis Owens of The Cracker Kitchen
Lynn Fredrickson of Lynn’s Specialties of the House
Suzanne McLennan of Praise the Lord and Pass the Biscuits
and authors T.B.A. as our “Moveable Feast” wait staff.
Limited tickets: $40 dollars Pulpwood Queen Book Club Members
$50 non-members
Tickets will NOT be for sale at the door as this event has limited seating and almost SOLD OUT!
Everybody will receive a “doggy bag” to go with one of the authors books!

January 15 – 17, 2010
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Jefferson Convention and Tourism Building
Austin Street
Pulpwood Queen Package: $250 for members, $350 non-members
After December 31st, individual tickets for event are available on a first come, first serve basis as long as tickets last. Prices will be $50 for each morning, $50 each afternoon, and $50 for night time events each for members, $75 each for non-members. The Pulpwood Queen Package includes all events on Friday and Saturday. Official 10th Anniversary T-shirt, and publisher give a ways will be included for those who purchased Early Bird Package ONLY. 10th Anniversary T-shirts will be for sale at Pulpwood Queen Registration Booth as long as supplies last!

We will have a CONCESSION STAND in back of auditorium at convention center to purchase drinks and snacks run by the Junior and Senior High First United Methodist Youth Group with all the proceeds to go to the kids and their outreach and mission good works. We will have a VIRTUAL BOOK STORE T.B.A. to provide all author books for the event unless self-published, in that case the author will provide the books themselves for sale. Also we will have a VENDOR ROOM, (open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), Friday and Saturday that will feature the best of the best SHOWCASED for our book loving attendees.

Now it’s time for the shampoo!

FRIDAY MORNING

8:00 a.m. Registration and Ticket Sales

9:00 a.m. OVER THE RAINBOW
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 and
Robert Leleux, author of memoirs of a beautiful boy
Columnist for The Texas Observer are back to host yet again their version of a television talk show called BEAUTY AND THE BOOK!
Dubbed BOBKAT by their fans, Kathy and Robert will welcome you to their show!

9:15 a.m. DING- DONG! THE WITCH IS DEAD
Author Panel featuring:
Cara Black of Murder in the Marais (Aimee Leduc Investigation Series)
Kathryn Casey of Blood Lines (Sarah Armstrong Texas Rangers Series)
Kathleen Kaska of Murder at the Arlington
Lt. Colonel Karl Lenker of Final Trumpet and For Dear Life

10:00 a.m. WE WELCOME YOU TO MUNCHKIN LAND
Author Panel featuring:
Jenny Gardiner of Parrothood: Twenty Years of Caring for a Vengeful Bird Determined to Kill M
Meg Federico of Welcome to the Departure Lounge: Adventures in Mothering Mother
Tracey Carnes of Excess Baggage
Karen Harrington of Janeology

11:00 a.m. THE LULLABY LEAGUE
Author Panel featuring:
Janna McMahan of The Ocean Inside
Linda Busby Parker of Seven Laurels
Mary Alice Monroe of Last Light Over Carolina
Patti Callahan Henry of Driftwood Summer

12:00 p.m Noon FORGET TORNADO, WE HAVE A HURRICANE OF AN AUTHOR FEATURED!
PAT CONROY “South of Broad” Luncheon
Separate Ticket Price: $50 for Pulpwood Queen Book Club Members, $60 non-members
Includes Pat Conroy’s lates book, a signed “South of Broad “ and the luncheon.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON

1:30 p.m. THE LOLLIPOP GANG
Author Panel featuring:
Cassandra King of Queen of Broken Hearts
Janis Owens of The Cracker Kitchen
Lauretta Hannon of The Cracker Queen
Mary Kay Andrews of The Fixer Upper
Suzanne McLennan of Praise the Lord and Pass the Biscuits

2:30 p.m. COME OUT, COME OUT, WHERE EVER YOU ARE
Author Panel featuring:
Hester Bass of The Secret World of Walter Anderson
Kerry Madden of Up Close: Harper Lee
Melissa Conroy of Poppy’s Pants

3:30 p.m. IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN
Author Panel featuring:
Robyn O”Brian of The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do about It
Judy Christie of Gone to Green
Amanda Eyre Ward of Love Stories in this Town
Keeping the House by Ellen Baker

4:30 p.m. YOU’RE OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD
Closing Remarks by Kathy L. Patrick and Robert Leleux

Ready for the rinse and an overnight extensive hair treatment conditioner!

FRIDAY EVENING

7:00 p.m. HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY BARBIE!
Come dressed as your favorite Barbie or Ken and as we know Barbie can be anything!
We will begin the evening with a Barbie Fashion Show featuring all of our authors walking the walk as Kathy L. Patrick and Robert Leleux MC the event and talk the talk of the author’s books!
Following will be a skit entitled BARBIE AND KEN TODAY that will feature authors, Ad Hudler, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Kathy L. Patrick, River Jordan, Robert Leleux, Sam Barry, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson and The Timber Guys!
Then debuting at Girlfriend Weekend, The Timber Guys band, DESTINY DUKE AND THE HAZZARDS with Special Guests, THE BLOOZE BROTHERS!
Happy Birthday BARBIE Cake and Ice Cream will be served! B.Y.O.B, Set ups and soft drinks provided.

Time to rinse out the hair conditioner!

January 16, 2010
SATURDAY MORNING

7:30 a.m. Registration and Ticket Sales

9:00 a.m. THE MERRY OLD LAND OF OZ
BOBKAT is back to host their Beauty and the Book author talk show featuring Kathy L. Patrick and Robert Leleux.

9:15 a.m. THERES NO PLACE LIKE HOME, THERES NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Keynote Speaker and Special Author Guest, Elizabeth Berg of Home Safe

10:00 a.m. IF I ONLY HAD A HEART
Author Panel featuring:
Joyce Magnin of The Prayers for Agnes Sparrow
Kaya McLaren of On the Divinity of Second Chances
Mindy Friddle of The Secret Keepers
Susan Jane Gilman of Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven,

11:00 a.m. IF I ONLY HAD THE NERVE
Author Panel featuring:
Ad Hudler of Man of the House
George Rabasa of The Wonder Singer
Jamie Ford of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
John Pritchard of Yazoo Blues
M.L. Malcolm of Deceptive Intentions

Shall we begin the set! Under the hair dryer you go!

Noon Break for lunch T.B.A. (separate cost)

1:30 p.m. WE’RE OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD
Author Panel Featuring:
Connie May Fowler of The Problem with Murmur Lee
DeVa Gantt, author sister duo, Deb and Val Gantt of A Silent Ocean Away, Decision and Destiny, and Forever Waiting of The Colette Trilogy
Nicole Seitz of Saving Cicadas
Suzanne Arruda of The Leopard’s Prey

2:30 p.m. THE JITTERBUG
Author Panel featuring:
Carolyn Turgeon of Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story
Deeanne Gist of A Bride in the Bargain
River Jordan of Saints in Limbo
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

3:30 p.m. IF I WERE KING OF THE FOREST
Author, Carol Leifer of When You Lie About Yourself the Terrorist Wins

4:00 p.m. THE MERRY OLD LAND OF OZ
Author/Musicians Kathi Kamen Goldmark featured in Food That Rocks: Recipes from the Hottest Kitchens in Music, The Face in the Mirror, Feed Me!: Writers Dish About Food, Eating, Weight, and Body Image and author of And These Shoes Keep Walking Back to You and Sam Barry of How to Play a Harmonica!

4:30 p.m. SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
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
Special Presentation: PAT CONROY to present The Doug Marlette Award presented to an individual for a Lifetime Achievement of Promoting Literacy.

Time for the comb-out, tease, and NEW DO! Wa La! Darling, you are ready for the GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL! Now look in the mirror and see, who is going to be the BEAUTY at the ball! Why perhaps it could be YOU!

SATURDAY EVENING
8:00 p.m. Pre-Show
"Over the Pulpwood Rainbow" performed by The Pulpwood Queens of Woodland, CA; AKA, Readers in the Hood™


9:00 p.m. GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL featuring the band, BORDERLINE, back by popular demand. In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz” the theme is SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW! Come dressed for the occasion in costume for contests for:
BEST GIRL GROUP
BEST DECORATED TABLE, Girl Group with the best decorated theme table wins tickets to next year’s GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL!
MS GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL QUEEN and
TIMBER GUY OF THE YEAR!
A royal feast of appetizers will be served and set ups provided for B.Y.O.B., or bring your own Wicked Witch of the West brew!

January 17, 2010
SUNDAY MORNING

MAYBERRY ON THE BAYOU OR WHY I LOVE JEFFERSON, TEXAS DAY!

Kathy L. Patrick a.k.a Floyd, will act as your tour guide for a day in historic Jefferson, our “Mayberry on the Bayou” featuring:

11:00 a.m. Worship Services at the First United Methodist Church
Wear your Sunday crown, bring your favorite hat! Perhaps you can dazzle us with your church singing like Gomer Pyle!

Noon lunch with KAT at Torran’s Glory Days, a 50’s diner that will take you back in time for some good old fashioned cooking like Aunt Bee’s!

Afterwards, celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Gone with the Wind as you will tour with me:
Scarlett O’Hardy’s Gone with the Wind Museum
The House of Seasons Tour Home
Beauty and the Book, the ONLY Hair Salon/Book Store in the country and shop Jefferson! Perhaps you’ll see our own Deputy Barney Fife as
frankly, Scarlett we do give a damn and love our hometown of Jefferson, Texas!

6:30 p.m. WINE DOWN PARTY at the Patrick’s home and ditch the ruby slippers. A southern supper will be served and wear your lounging clothes! Word has it that someone a lot like Sheriff Andy Taylor may be playing their music at this little ole soiree’ so we want you all to be really comfortable to sit down, kick back, and share a story or too of your own. As Dorothy always said, There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home!

The Wicked Witch is really, really dead, we’ve been to Oz, and now we are at my Home “not neat” Home. And I’ll be the designated driver in case some of you all end up like Otis Campbell, Mayberry’s loveable yet town drunk!

$50 for members, $60 for non-members for the day’s events and does include all tours, lunch and dinner. Tickets are limited so last chance to WINE DOWN!

I am here to tell you we make memories to last a lifetime in little ole Jefferson, Texas. Jefferson, Texas was the beginning of our Pulpwood Queen adventure and is the place for our 10th Anniversary adventure. And it’s like our official motto, “where tiaras are mandatory and reading good books is the RULE!” Won’t you join us on our book loving journey because folks, life is not only about the destination, it’s about the ride! And oh what a ride!


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. Your Pulpwood Queen Packets and Tickets can be picked up at Registration booth when you arrive!

All information above is subject to change and final copy will not be available until January 2010. More authors to be added and some BIG TIME SURPRISES TOO!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Today's Featured Author, Kerry Madden of "UPclose: Harper Lee' to be featured at our 10th Anniversary Girlfriend Weekend!




10th ANNIVERSARY GIRLFRIEND WEEKEND
AUTHOR EXTRAVAGANZA
BEAUTY AND THE BOOK
January 13 – 17, 2010
Jefferson, Texas

On January 18, 2000, I opened the first ever Hair Salon/Book Store in the country, Beauty and the Book! Did I have any idea of what I was creating, I think not. Oxford American Magazine covered that event and the feature that ran dubbed me “Hairdresser to the Authors” written by Texas author, Carol Dawson. Shortly thereafter, I started The Pulpwood Queens of East Texas Book Club. What began with six, really complete strangers, has now grown to over 250+ chapters of women and yes, a few good men 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 shake a stick; we are now the largest meeting and discussing book club in the WORLD!

For this 10th Anniversary, think of this year’s celebration as like whipping up the biggest tornado of a HAIR DO and road tripping in to historic Jefferson, Texas for the BEST of this countries authors blown in with YOU for the big TA DO! The Pulpwood Queens of East Texas do know how to throw a party and this one is over the top baby!
We are BRINGING IT ON all in the name of
LITERACY!

So as always when someone enters my Beauty and the Book, the ONLY Hair Salon/Bookstore in the WORLD, I prepare them for a NEW do by giving a consultation.
Here we go, as I seat you in my client’s chair, snap on a silk leopard printed cape, let us begin our
Beauty and the Book
Transformation!

January 13 – 14th, 2010
WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
Author Writer’s Workshop with Linda Busby Parker!
Two day workshop $200, limited tickets so book your place today!
Location in Jefferson, Texas T.B.A.
BIOGRAPHY
Linda Busby Parker PhD, MFA (Fiction) Linda earned her undergraduate degree from the University of South Alabama (Mobile), her MA and PhD from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and her MFA from Spalding University (Louisville). She is the author of Seven Laurels, which was the 2002 winner of the James Jones First Novel Award and the 2004 Langum Prize for Historical Fiction. Shorter works have appeared in Provincetown Arts, Big Muddy, A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley, and regional anthologies. A short story titled “The Book of Days” was a semi-finalist in the 2004 Pirates-Alley Faulkner. A short story titled “Little Rock’s Fire” won the 2003 Kentuckiana Metroversity Competition; this same story won the Heartland Fellowship at the 2000 Indiana University Summer Writing Conference. She is a regular book reviewer for the Mobile Register and has published non-fiction in Alabama First Draft as well as in several other state-level writers’ newsletters. An article titled “Reading with the Eyes of a Writer” appeared in the Writer’s Digest, January 2006 issue. She has served as publisher and editor of Mobile Bay Monthly, a city-regional magazine on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. While at Spalding University, she served as a student editor of The Louisville Review. She was a Tennessee Williams Scholar in Fiction at the 2004 Sewanee Writer’s Conference and has been a contributor in fiction at Bread Loaf. She is the author of two college-level textbooks—The Art & Science of Radio and Mass Media in a New Age. Her research publications have appeared in Journalism Quarterly, Journal of Popular Culture, Broadcasting, and Feedback. Linda has taught on the faculties of Eastern Michigan University, Iowa State University and the University of South Alabama. In 2007 she was selected as the Fletcher Pratt Fellow in fiction at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference (Vermont) where she presented a lecture titled: “Place Equals Character and Plot,” as well as a reading from my her own works, and she assisted in the workshop directed by Lan Samantha Chang. She currently mentors students in the Spalding University MFA in Writing program and “The Writer’s Loft,” a program in Continuing Education at Middle Tennessee State University. Recently, Linda has been teaching Fiction Writing courses for the University of South Alabama at their Fairhope campus. She lives in Mobile with her husband, Don, and her daughters.
Email kathy@beautyandthebook.com if interested in this writer’s workshop.

Looks like you decided on a color! Time for the application!

January 14, 2010
THURSDAY NIGHT
7:00 p.m. First time ever, “A Moveable Feast” at the historic Excelsior Hotel featuring dinner prepared by author chefs:
Debbie Thorton of Any Blonde Can Cook, Any Blondette Can Do It!, and How to “MEAT” a Blonde, Brunette or Readhead!
Janis Owens of The Cracker Kitchen
Lynn Fredrickson of Lynn’s Specialties of the House
Suzanne McLennan of Praise the Lord and Pass the Biscuits
and authors T.B.A. as our “Moveable Feast” wait staff.
Limited tickets: $40 dollars Pulpwood Queen Book Club Members
$50 non-members
Tickets will NOT be for sale at the door as this event has limited seating and almost SOLD OUT!
Everybody will receive a “doggy bag” to go with one of the authors books!

January 15 – 17, 2010
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Jefferson Convention and Tourism Building
Austin Street
Pulpwood Queen Package: $250 for members, $350 non-members
After December 31st, individual tickets for event are available on a first come, first serve basis as long as tickets last. Prices will be $50 for each morning, $50 each afternoon, and $50 for night time events each for members, $75 each for non-members. The Pulpwood Queen Package includes all events on Friday and Saturday. Official 10th Anniversary T-shirt, and publisher give a ways will be included for those who purchased Early Bird Package ONLY. 10th Anniversary T-shirts will be for sale at Pulpwood Queen Registration Booth as long as supplies last!

We will have a CONCESSION STAND in back of auditorium at convention center to purchase drinks and snacks run by the Junior and Senior High First United Methodist Youth Group with all the proceeds to go to the kids and their outreach and mission good works. We will have a VIRTUAL BOOK STORE T.B.A. to provide all author books for the event unless self-published, in that case the author will provide the books themselves for sale. Also we will have a VENDOR ROOM, (open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), Friday and Saturday that will feature the best of the best SHOWCASED for our book loving attendees.

Now it’s time for the shampoo!

FRIDAY MORNING

8:00 a.m. Registration and Ticket Sales

9:00 a.m. OVER THE RAINBOW
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 and
Robert Leleux, author of memoirs of a beautiful boy
Columnist for The Texas Observer are back to host yet again their version of a television talk show called BEAUTY AND THE BOOK!
Dubbed BOBKAT by their fans, Kathy and Robert will welcome you to their show!

9:15 a.m. DING- DONG! THE WITCH IS DEAD
Author Panel featuring:
Cara Black of Murder in the Marais (Aimee Leduc Investigation Series)
Kathryn Casey of Blood Lines (Sarah Armstrong Texas Rangers Series)
Kathleen Kaska of Murder at the Arlington
Lt. Colonel Karl Lenker of Final Trumpet and For Dear Life

10:00 a.m. WE WELCOME YOU TO MUNCHKIN LAND
Author Panel featuring:
Jenny Gardiner of Parrothood: Twenty Years of Caring for a Vengeful Bird Determined to Kill M
Meg Federico of Welcome to the Departure Lounge: Adventures in Mothering Mother
Tracey Carnes of Excess Baggage
Karen Harrington of Janeology

11:00 a.m. THE LULLABY LEAGUE
Author Panel featuring:
Janna McMahan of The Ocean Inside
Linda Busby Parker of Seven Laurels
Mary Alice Monroe of Last Light Over Carolina
Patti Callahan Henry of Driftwood Summer

12:00 p.m Noon FORGET TORNADO, WE HAVE A HURRICANE OF AN AUTHOR FEATURED!
PAT CONROY “South of Broad” Luncheon
Separate Ticket Price: $50 for Pulpwood Queen Book Club Members, $60 non-members
Includes Pat Conroy’s lates book, a signed “South of Broad “ and the luncheon.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON

1:30 p.m. THE LOLLIPOP GANG
Author Panel featuring:
Cassandra King of Queen of Broken Hearts
Janis Owens of The Cracker Kitchen
Lauretta Hannon of The Cracker Queen
Mary Kay Andrews of The Fixer Upper
Suzanne McLennan of Praise the Lord and Pass the Biscuits

2:30 p.m. COME OUT, COME OUT, WHERE EVER YOU ARE
Author Panel featuring:
Hester Bass of The Secret World of Walter Anderson
Kerry Madden of Up Close: Harper Lee
Melissa Conroy of Poppy’s Pants

3:30 p.m. IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN
Author Panel featuring:
Robyn O”Brian of The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do about It
Judy Christie of Gone to Green
Amanda Eyre Ward of Love Stories in this Town
Keeping the House by Ellen Baker

4:30 p.m. YOU’RE OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD
Closing Remarks by Kathy L. Patrick and Robert Leleux

Ready for the rinse and an overnight extensive hair treatment conditioner!

FRIDAY EVENING

7:00 p.m. HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY BARBIE!
Come dressed as your favorite Barbie or Ken and as we know Barbie can be anything!
We will begin the evening with a Barbie Fashion Show featuring all of our authors walking the walk as Kathy L. Patrick and Robert Leleux MC the event and talk the talk of the author’s books!
Following will be a skit entitled BARBIE AND KEN TODAY that will feature authors, Ad Hudler, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Kathy L. Patrick, River Jordan, Robert Leleux, Sam Barry, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson and The Timber Guys!
Then debuting at Girlfriend Weekend, The Timber Guys band, DESTINY DUKE AND THE HAZZARDS with Special Guests, THE BLOOZE BROTHERS!
Happy Birthday BARBIE Cake and Ice Cream will be served! B.Y.O.B, Set ups and soft drinks provided.

Time to rinse out the hair conditioner!

January 16, 2010
SATURDAY MORNING

7:30 a.m. Registration and Ticket Sales

9:00 a.m. THE MERRY OLD LAND OF OZ
BOBKAT is back to host their Beauty and the Book author talk show featuring Kathy L. Patrick and Robert Leleux.

9:15 a.m. THERES NO PLACE LIKE HOME, THERES NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Keynote Speaker and Special Author Guest, Elizabeth Berg of Home Safe

10:00 a.m. IF I ONLY HAD A HEART
Author Panel featuring:
Joyce Magnin of The Prayers for Agnes Sparrow
Kaya McLaren of On the Divinity of Second Chances
Mindy Friddle of The Secret Keepers
Susan Jane Gilman of Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven,

11:00 a.m. IF I ONLY HAD THE NERVE
Author Panel featuring:
Ad Hudler of Man of the House
George Rabasa of The Wonder Singer
Jamie Ford of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
John Pritchard of Yazoo Blues
M.L. Malcolm of Deceptive Intentions

Shall we begin the set! Under the hair dryer you go!

Noon Break for lunch T.B.A. (separate cost)

1:30 p.m. WE’RE OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD
Author Panel Featuring:
Connie May Fowler of The Problem with Murmur Lee
DeVa Gantt, author sister duo, Deb and Val Gantt of A Silent Ocean Away, Decision and Destiny, and Forever Waiting of The Colette Trilogy
Nicole Seitz of Saving Cicadas
Suzanne Arruda of The Leopard’s Prey

2:30 p.m. THE JITTERBUG
Author Panel featuring:
Carolyn Turgeon of Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story
Deeanne Gist of A Bride in the Bargain
River Jordan of Saints in Limbo
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

3:30 p.m. IF I WERE KING OF THE FOREST
Author, Carol Leifer of When You Lie About Yourself the Terrorist Wins

4:00 p.m. THE MERRY OLD LAND OF OZ
Author/Musicians Kathi Kamen Goldmark featured in Food That Rocks: Recipes from the Hottest Kitchens in Music, The Face in the Mirror, Feed Me!: Writers Dish About Food, Eating, Weight, and Body Image and author of And These Shoes Keep Walking Back to You and Sam Barry of How to Play a Harmonica!

4:30 p.m. SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
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
Special Presentation: PAT CONROY to present The Doug Marlette Award presented to an individual for a Lifetime Achievement of Promoting Literacy.

Time for the comb-out, tease, and NEW DO! Wa La! Darling, you are ready for the GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL! Now look in the mirror and see, who is going to be the BEAUTY at the ball! Why perhaps it could be YOU!

SATURDAY EVENING
8:00 p.m. Pre-Show
"Over the Pulpwood Rainbow" performed by The Pulpwood Queens of Woodland, CA; AKA, Readers in the Hood™


9:00 p.m. GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL featuring the band, BORDERLINE, back by popular demand. In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz” the theme is SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW! Come dressed for the occasion in costume for contests for:
BEST GIRL GROUP
BEST DECORATED TABLE, Girl Group with the best decorated theme table wins tickets to next year’s GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL!
MS GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL QUEEN and
TIMBER GUY OF THE YEAR!
A royal feast of appetizers will be served and set ups provided for B.Y.O.B., or bring your own Wicked Witch of the West brew!

January 17, 2010
SUNDAY MORNING

MAYBERRY ON THE BAYOU OR WHY I LOVE JEFFERSON, TEXAS DAY!

Kathy L. Patrick a.k.a Floyd, will act as your tour guide for a day in historic Jefferson, our “Mayberry on the Bayou” featuring:

11:00 a.m. Worship Services at the First United Methodist Church
Wear your Sunday crown, bring your favorite hat! Perhaps you can dazzle us with your church singing like Gomer Pyle!

Noon lunch with KAT at Torran’s Glory Days, a 50’s diner that will take you back in time for some good old fashioned cooking like Aunt Bee’s!

Afterwards, celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Gone with the Wind as you will tour with me:
Scarlett O’Hardy’s Gone with the Wind Museum
The House of Seasons Tour Home
Beauty and the Book, the ONLY Hair Salon/Book Store in the country and shop Jefferson! Perhaps you’ll see our own Deputy Barney Fife as
frankly, Scarlett we do give a damn and love our hometown of Jefferson, Texas!

6:30 p.m. WINE DOWN PARTY at the Patrick’s home and ditch the ruby slippers. A southern supper will be served and wear your lounging clothes! Word has it that someone a lot like Sheriff Andy Taylor may be playing their music at this little ole soiree’ so we want you all to be really comfortable to sit down, kick back, and share a story or too of your own. As Dorothy always said, There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home!

The Wicked Witch is really, really dead, we’ve been to Oz, and now we are at my Home “not neat” Home. And I’ll be the designated driver in case some of you all end up like Otis Campbell, Mayberry’s loveable yet town drunk!

$50 for members, $60 for non-members for the day’s events and does include all tours, lunch and dinner. Tickets are limited so last chance to WINE DOWN!

I am here to tell you we make memories to last a lifetime in little ole Jefferson, Texas. Jefferson, Texas was the beginning of our Pulpwood Queen adventure and is the place for our 10th Anniversary adventure. And it’s like our official motto, “where tiaras are mandatory and reading good books is the RULE!” Won’t you join us on our book loving journey because folks, life is not only about the destination, it’s about the ride! And oh what a ride!


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. Your Pulpwood Queen Packets and Tickets can be picked up at Registration booth when you arrive!

All information above is subject to change and final copy will not be available until January 2010. More authors to be added and some BIG TIME SURPRISES TOO!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Featured Author Today coming to our Girlfriend Weekend, Robert Leleux!




10th ANNIVERSARY GIRLFRIEND WEEKEND
AUTHOR EXTRAVAGANZA
BEAUTY AND THE BOOK
January 13 – 17, 2010
Jefferson, Texas

On January 18, 2000, I opened the first ever Hair Salon/Book Store in the country, Beauty and the Book! Did I have any idea of what I was creating, I think not. Oxford American Magazine covered that event and the feature that ran dubbed me “Hairdresser to the Authors” written by Texas author, Carol Dawson. Shortly thereafter, I started The Pulpwood Queens of East Texas Book Club. What began with six, really complete strangers, has now grown to over 250+ chapters of women and yes, a few good men 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 shake a stick; we are now the largest meeting and discussing book club in the WORLD!

For this 10th Anniversary, think of this year’s celebration as like whipping up the biggest tornado of a HAIR DO and road tripping in to historic Jefferson, Texas for the BEST of this countries authors blown in with YOU for the big TA DO! The Pulpwood Queens of East Texas do know how to throw a party and this one is over the top baby!
We are BRINGING IT ON all in the name of
LITERACY!

So as always when someone enters my Beauty and the Book, the ONLY Hair Salon/Bookstore in the WORLD, I prepare them for a NEW do by giving a consultation.
Here we go, as I seat you in my client’s chair, snap on a silk leopard printed cape, let us begin our
Beauty and the Book
Transformation!

January 13 – 14th, 2010
WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
Author Writer’s Workshop with Linda Busby Parker!
Two day workshop $200, limited tickets so book your place today!
Location in Jefferson, Texas T.B.A.
BIOGRAPHY
Linda Busby Parker PhD, MFA (Fiction) Linda earned her undergraduate degree from the University of South Alabama (Mobile), her MA and PhD from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and her MFA from Spalding University (Louisville). She is the author of Seven Laurels, which was the 2002 winner of the James Jones First Novel Award and the 2004 Langum Prize for Historical Fiction. Shorter works have appeared in Provincetown Arts, Big Muddy, A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley, and regional anthologies. A short story titled “The Book of Days” was a semi-finalist in the 2004 Pirates-Alley Faulkner. A short story titled “Little Rock’s Fire” won the 2003 Kentuckiana Metroversity Competition; this same story won the Heartland Fellowship at the 2000 Indiana University Summer Writing Conference. She is a regular book reviewer for the Mobile Register and has published non-fiction in Alabama First Draft as well as in several other state-level writers’ newsletters. An article titled “Reading with the Eyes of a Writer” appeared in the Writer’s Digest, January 2006 issue. She has served as publisher and editor of Mobile Bay Monthly, a city-regional magazine on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. While at Spalding University, she served as a student editor of The Louisville Review. She was a Tennessee Williams Scholar in Fiction at the 2004 Sewanee Writer’s Conference and has been a contributor in fiction at Bread Loaf. She is the author of two college-level textbooks—The Art & Science of Radio and Mass Media in a New Age. Her research publications have appeared in Journalism Quarterly, Journal of Popular Culture, Broadcasting, and Feedback. Linda has taught on the faculties of Eastern Michigan University, Iowa State University and the University of South Alabama. In 2007 she was selected as the Fletcher Pratt Fellow in fiction at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference (Vermont) where she presented a lecture titled: “Place Equals Character and Plot,” as well as a reading from my her own works, and she assisted in the workshop directed by Lan Samantha Chang. She currently mentors students in the Spalding University MFA in Writing program and “The Writer’s Loft,” a program in Continuing Education at Middle Tennessee State University. Recently, Linda has been teaching Fiction Writing courses for the University of South Alabama at their Fairhope campus. She lives in Mobile with her husband, Don, and her daughters.
Email kathy@beautyandthebook.com if interested in this writer’s workshop.

Looks like you decided on a color! Time for the application!

January 14, 2010
THURSDAY NIGHT
7:00 p.m. First time ever, “A Moveable Feast” at the historic Excelsior Hotel featuring dinner prepared by author chefs:
Debbie Thorton of Any Blonde Can Cook, Any Blondette Can Do It!, and How to “MEAT” a Blonde, Brunette or Readhead!
Janis Owens of The Cracker Kitchen
Lynn Fredrickson of Lynn’s Specialties of the House
Suzanne McLennan of Praise the Lord and Pass the Biscuits
and authors T.B.A. as our “Moveable Feast” wait staff.
Limited tickets: $40 dollars Pulpwood Queen Book Club Members
$50 non-members
Tickets will NOT be for sale at the door as this event has limited seating and almost SOLD OUT!
Everybody will receive a “doggy bag” to go with one of the authors books!

January 15 – 17, 2010
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Jefferson Convention and Tourism Building
Austin Street
Pulpwood Queen Package: $250 for members, $350 non-members
After December 31st, individual tickets for event are available on a first come, first serve basis as long as tickets last. Prices will be $50 for each morning, $50 each afternoon, and $50 for night time events each for members, $75 each for non-members. The Pulpwood Queen Package includes all events on Friday and Saturday. Official 10th Anniversary T-shirt, and publisher give a ways will be included for those who purchased Early Bird Package ONLY. 10th Anniversary T-shirts will be for sale at Pulpwood Queen Registration Booth as long as supplies last!

We will have a CONCESSION STAND in back of auditorium at convention center to purchase drinks and snacks run by the Junior and Senior High First United Methodist Youth Group with all the proceeds to go to the kids and their outreach and mission good works. We will have a VIRTUAL BOOK STORE T.B.A. to provide all author books for the event unless self-published, in that case the author will provide the books themselves for sale. Also we will have a VENDOR ROOM, (open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), Friday and Saturday that will feature the best of the best SHOWCASED for our book loving attendees.

Now it’s time for the shampoo!

FRIDAY MORNING

8:00 a.m. Registration and Ticket Sales

9:00 a.m. OVER THE RAINBOW
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 and
Robert Leleux, author of memoirs of a beautiful boy
Columnist for The Texas Observer are back to host yet again their version of a television talk show called BEAUTY AND THE BOOK!
Dubbed BOBKAT by their fans, Kathy and Robert will welcome you to their show!

9:15 a.m. DING- DONG! THE WITCH IS DEAD
Author Panel featuring:
Cara Black of Murder in the Marais (Aimee Leduc Investigation Series)
Kathryn Casey of Blood Lines (Sarah Armstrong Texas Rangers Series)
Kathleen Kaska of Murder at the Arlington
Lt. Colonel Karl Lenker of Final Trumpet and For Dear Life

10:00 a.m. WE WELCOME YOU TO MUNCHKIN LAND
Author Panel featuring:
Jenny Gardiner of Parrothood: Twenty Years of Caring for a Vengeful Bird Determined to Kill M
Meg Federico of Welcome to the Departure Lounge: Adventures in Mothering Mother
Tracey Carnes of Excess Baggage
Karen Harrington of Janeology

11:00 a.m. THE LULLABY LEAGUE
Author Panel featuring:
Janna McMahan of The Ocean Inside
Linda Busby Parker of Seven Laurels
Mary Alice Monroe of Last Light Over Carolina
Patti Callahan Henry of Driftwood Summer

12:00 p.m Noon FORGET TORNADO, WE HAVE A HURRICANE OF AN AUTHOR FEATURED!
PAT CONROY “South of Broad” Luncheon
Separate Ticket Price: $50 for Pulpwood Queen Book Club Members, $60 non-members
Includes Pat Conroy’s lates book, a signed “South of Broad “ and the luncheon.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON

1:30 p.m. THE LOLLIPOP GANG
Author Panel featuring:
Cassandra King of Queen of Broken Hearts
Janis Owens of The Cracker Kitchen
Lauretta Hannon of The Cracker Queen
Mary Kay Andrews of The Fixer Upper
Suzanne McLennan of Praise the Lord and Pass the Biscuits

2:30 p.m. COME OUT, COME OUT, WHERE EVER YOU ARE
Author Panel featuring:
Hester Bass of The Secret World of Walter Anderson
Kerry Madden of Up Close: Harper Lee
Melissa Conroy of Poppy’s Pants

3:30 p.m. IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN
Author Panel featuring:
Robyn O”Brian of The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do about It
Judy Christie of Gone to Green
Amanda Eyre Ward of Love Stories in this Town
Keeping the House by Ellen Baker

4:30 p.m. YOU’RE OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD
Closing Remarks by Kathy L. Patrick and Robert Leleux

Ready for the rinse and an overnight extensive hair treatment conditioner!

FRIDAY EVENING

7:00 p.m. HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY BARBIE!
Come dressed as your favorite Barbie or Ken and as we know Barbie can be anything!
We will begin the evening with a Barbie Fashion Show featuring all of our authors walking the walk as Kathy L. Patrick and Robert Leleux MC the event and talk the talk of the author’s books!
Following will be a skit entitled BARBIE AND KEN TODAY that will feature authors, Ad Hudler, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Kathy L. Patrick, River Jordan, Robert Leleux, Sam Barry, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson and The Timber Guys!
Then debuting at Girlfriend Weekend, The Timber Guys band, DESTINY DUKE AND THE HAZZARDS with Special Guests, THE BLOOZE BROTHERS!
Happy Birthday BARBIE Cake and Ice Cream will be served! B.Y.O.B, Set ups and soft drinks provided.

Time to rinse out the hair conditioner!

January 16, 2010
SATURDAY MORNING

7:30 a.m. Registration and Ticket Sales

9:00 a.m. THE MERRY OLD LAND OF OZ
BOBKAT is back to host their Beauty and the Book author talk show featuring Kathy L. Patrick and Robert Leleux.

9:15 a.m. THERES NO PLACE LIKE HOME, THERES NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Keynote Speaker and Special Author Guest, Elizabeth Berg of Home Safe

10:00 a.m. IF I ONLY HAD A HEART
Author Panel featuring:
Joyce Magnin of The Prayers for Agnes Sparrow
Kaya McLaren of On the Divinity of Second Chances
Mindy Friddle of The Secret Keepers
Susan Jane Gilman of Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven,

11:00 a.m. IF I ONLY HAD THE NERVE
Author Panel featuring:
Ad Hudler of Man of the House
George Rabasa of The Wonder Singer
Jamie Ford of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
John Pritchard of Yazoo Blues
M.L. Malcolm of Deceptive Intentions

Shall we begin the set! Under the hair dryer you go!

Noon Break for lunch T.B.A. (separate cost)

1:30 p.m. WE’RE OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD
Author Panel Featuring:
Connie May Fowler of The Problem with Murmur Lee
DeVa Gantt, author sister duo, Deb and Val Gantt of A Silent Ocean Away, Decision and Destiny, and Forever Waiting of The Colette Trilogy
Nicole Seitz of Saving Cicadas
Suzanne Arruda of The Leopard’s Prey

2:30 p.m. THE JITTERBUG
Author Panel featuring:
Carolyn Turgeon of Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story
Deeanne Gist of A Bride in the Bargain
River Jordan of Saints in Limbo
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

3:30 p.m. IF I WERE KING OF THE FOREST
Author, Carol Leifer of When You Lie About Yourself the Terrorist Wins

4:00 p.m. THE MERRY OLD LAND OF OZ
Author/Musicians Kathi Kamen Goldmark featured in Food That Rocks: Recipes from the Hottest Kitchens in Music, The Face in the Mirror, Feed Me!: Writers Dish About Food, Eating, Weight, and Body Image and author of And These Shoes Keep Walking Back to You and Sam Barry of How to Play a Harmonica!

4:30 p.m. SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
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
Special Presentation: PAT CONROY to present The Doug Marlette Award presented to an individual for a Lifetime Achievement of Promoting Literacy.

Time for the comb-out, tease, and NEW DO! Wa La! Darling, you are ready for the GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL! Now look in the mirror and see, who is going to be the BEAUTY at the ball! Why perhaps it could be YOU!

SATURDAY EVENING
8:00 p.m. Pre-Show
"Over the Pulpwood Rainbow" performed by The Pulpwood Queens of Woodland, CA; AKA, Readers in the Hood™


9:00 p.m. GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL featuring the band, BORDERLINE, back by popular demand. In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz” the theme is SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW! Come dressed for the occasion in costume for contests for:
BEST GIRL GROUP
BEST DECORATED TABLE, Girl Group with the best decorated theme table wins tickets to next year’s GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL!
MS GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL QUEEN and
TIMBER GUY OF THE YEAR!
A royal feast of appetizers will be served and set ups provided for B.Y.O.B., or bring your own Wicked Witch of the West brew!

January 17, 2010
SUNDAY MORNING

MAYBERRY ON THE BAYOU OR WHY I LOVE JEFFERSON, TEXAS DAY!

Kathy L. Patrick a.k.a Floyd, will act as your tour guide for a day in historic Jefferson, our “Mayberry on the Bayou” featuring:

11:00 a.m. Worship Services at the First United Methodist Church
Wear your Sunday crown, bring your favorite hat! Perhaps you can dazzle us with your church singing like Gomer Pyle!

Noon lunch with KAT at Torran’s Glory Days, a 50’s diner that will take you back in time for some good old fashioned cooking like Aunt Bee’s!

Afterwards, celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Gone with the Wind as you will tour with me:
Scarlett O’Hardy’s Gone with the Wind Museum
The House of Seasons Tour Home
Beauty and the Book, the ONLY Hair Salon/Book Store in the country and shop Jefferson! Perhaps you’ll see our own Deputy Barney Fife as
frankly, Scarlett we do give a damn and love our hometown of Jefferson, Texas!

6:30 p.m. WINE DOWN PARTY at the Patrick’s home and ditch the ruby slippers. A southern supper will be served and wear your lounging clothes! Word has it that someone a lot like Sheriff Andy Taylor may be playing their music at this little ole soiree’ so we want you all to be really comfortable to sit down, kick back, and share a story or too of your own. As Dorothy always said, There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home!

The Wicked Witch is really, really dead, we’ve been to Oz, and now we are at my Home “not neat” Home. And I’ll be the designated driver in case some of you all end up like Otis Campbell, Mayberry’s loveable yet town drunk!

$50 for members, $60 for non-members for the day’s events and does include all tours, lunch and dinner. Tickets are limited so last chance to WINE DOWN!

I am here to tell you we make memories to last a lifetime in little ole Jefferson, Texas. Jefferson, Texas was the beginning of our Pulpwood Queen adventure and is the place for our 10th Anniversary adventure. And it’s like our official motto, “where tiaras are mandatory and reading good books is the RULE!” Won’t you join us on our book loving journey because folks, life is not only about the destination, it’s about the ride! And oh what a ride!


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. Your Pulpwood Queen Packets and Tickets can be picked up at Registration booth when you arrive!

All information above is subject to change and final copy will not be available until January 2010. More authors to be added and some BIG TIME SURPRISES TOO!