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HOPS by author Anita Turnage

HOPS by author Anita Turnage
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Sunday, May 17, 2015

REVIEW: One Righteous Man by Arthur Browne

"I am coming to believe that nothing can go farther to destroy race prejudice than the recognition of the Negro as a creator and contributor to American civilization." ~ James Weldon Johnson from ONE RIGHTEOUS MAN

This book is one of those rare finds that not only educates you about the past but gives you hope for the future.

What Arthur Brown has done in sharing the journey of Samuel Battle and the other brave men and women like him that dared to bring about change is remind us that with hard work, dedication and perseverance anything is possible. I can honestly say that I had never heard of Battle before, but his willingness to put himself out there for the common good is something I can definitely draw strength and courage from. He was looking for the attention or the pat on the back. He just wanted to do his part. That is what makes his story and so many like him so important. They just wanted to do what they felt like was their right to do.

Even when he was faced with outright persecution and even betrayal, that didn't stop Battle from trying to move forward. He lived in interesting times, as we do today. There were those who were walking around living a lie by "passing" for white so they wouldn't have to deal with the challenges that were plaguing people of color. Individuals like Battle didn't have that option, and he was willing to keep pushing forward in spite of the obstacles.

This book reminds us that one person can make a difference and inspire others towards their own greatness, but it must begin somewhere.

ONE RIGHTEOUS MAN officially release on June 30th. Pre-order it on Amazon here.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

(Sat. April 18, 2015) Conversations Book Club Presents..."Lunch with Mississippi Authors"

Conversations Book Club cordially invites you to have lunch with Mississippi authors Glenda L. Hunter (IT FINALLY HAPPENED), Stephanie Mitchell (BELLA'S DANCING LESSON), Stanley Clark (STANDRIA'S BIG DREAM) and Cyrus Webb (A.J. AND THE TALENT SHOW, AUBREY'S WORLD) on Sat. April 18, 2015 beginning @ 1p.m. at Brandon Pizza Hut (1651 W Government Cove, Brandon, MS).

Each author will have books available for only $10 each as well as free coloring sheets and activity sheets for the kids to take home! The FIRST 10 in attendance get free pizza and drinks courtesy of Conversations Book Club so arrive early.

For more information contact Conversations Book Club President Cyrus Webb at cawebb4@juno.com or 601.896.5616. You can also visit www.conversationsbookclub.com.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Three Mississippi Authors Come Together to Promote Reading in Pearl, Sat. April 4th

Conversations Book Club will be hosting events for Mississippi authors Cyrus Webb, Stanley Clark and Stephanie Mitchell in Rankin County Saturday, April 4th geared towards encouraging reading and sharing valuable lessons.

It all begins at 9a.m. at Subway Restaurant inside the Pearl Wal-Mart (5520 Highway 80 E, Pearl, MS),with "Breakfast with Bella". There Webb and Mitchell will be signing and discussing their book BELLA'S DANCING LESSON that encourages kids to not allow a mistake or fall to stop them from pursuing their goals and dreams.

Then from 1-3p.m. Webb, Mitchell and Clark will be at the Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road * Pearl, MS). Webb will be signing BELLA'S DANCING LESSON with Mitchell as well as his own books AUBREY'S WORLD, the inspirational book WORDS I CHOOSE TO LIVE BY and A.J. AND THE TALENT SHOW (that he co-wrote with author Herschel Dixon of KY) and STANDRIA'S BIG DREAM that he co-wrote with Clark.

Both events are free and open to the public, however, books will be available for purchasing at both events.

For more information contact Cyrus Webb at cawebb4@juno.com or 601.896.5616. You can also visit www.conversationsbookclub.com.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Conversations Book Club President Cyrus Webb interviewed, Sat. Feb. 21st

Conversations Book Club President Cyrus Webb is accustomed to hosting authors in events. On Sat. Feb. 21st, however, he was behind the author table at the Pearl Public Library in Pearl, MS signing his books WORDS I CHOOSE TO LIVE BY and his new children's book A.J. AND THE TALENT SHOW. MS' ABC affiliate 16 WAPT News came out and interviewed Webb about the event:









Tuesday, January 27, 2015

"Get Your Read On" Lyric Video (Promoting Literacy)

Written by Herschel Dixon and Cyrus Webb (and performed by Chris Ervin aka DJ Down South) this is the theme song for The Reading Den literacy campaign. Download the song for free at www.thereadingden.com.











Monday, December 22, 2014

CHANGING LANES by Hailey Rose Barrett (Review/Interview)

by Cyrus Webb

So many times we feel as though we are on a path that is going from bad to worse, not being able to see our way out.

Thankfully there are examples like that of Hailey Rose Barrett that show us that no matter how dark the times might be, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. We just have to keep pushing forward until we reach it.

I found out about Barrett's book when I agreed to be a part of the blog tour arranged by Elite Book Promotions

CHANGING LANES showcases that you can go from enduring years of abuse in your childhood and even forms of abuse in your adulthood and still find the key to making it out alive and whole. Part of the process has to do with forgiveness, and realizing that forgiving is not in any way excusing what has happened but opened up the door for you to heal There is also the importance of understanding how things happen, what causes people to do what they do, and more important how can we use the challenges we are faced with to become better, stronger and wiser.

Hailey has done this, and now through her book she is able to allow us to realize that we can experience the same freedom. Doesn't mean that every day will be perfect, but it does mean that we will be best equipped to handle the difficult circumstances that come our way.

Get CHANGING LANES on Amazon here. Hailey's website is www.haileyrosebarrett.com

Listen to my conversation with the author on Conversations LIVE Radio show below:






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