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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Bestselling hiphop artist/author C-Murder to Mississippi: "See You in October" 2007



UPDATE: During the discussion referenced below C-Murder revealed some details about his music career as well. His new album will be coming out in early 2008--- but a new single will be released in September 2007 featuring Mannie Fresh of Cash Money Records and R-Kelly.

* To read Conversation's exclusive interview with C-Murder, click here.


On Thursday, August 30, 2007 Bestselling hiphop artist/author C-Murder talked exclusively with Conversations Book Club via conference call at Waldenbooks Metrocenter. The discussion was C-Murder's (aka Corey Miller's) third with the book club, and the conversation ranged from his book DEATH AROUND AROUND THE CORNER, his upcoming music cd as well as when he would be coming to Mississippi to do a booksigning.

At the end of the conversation, C-Murder made it official that he would be visiting Mississippi in October 2007, with his booksigning being hosted by Conversations Book Club. The date, location and time will be released in the upcoming weeks.

Cyrus A. Webb, President of the seven branches of Conversations Book Club has made it known that he hopes to bring the event to Waldenbooks Metrocenter in South Jackson, however, other possibilities include Borders Bookstore, Barnes & Noble and even the Wal-Mart Supercenter in South Jackson.

"Waldenbooks Metrocenter is like home to me," Webb relates. "This would be a wonderful opportunity for the store and even the Metrocenter Mall to really shine, though it will depend on a few factors where they will be the host of this major event or not."

Conversations Book Club's bi-weekly meetings take place at Waldenbooks Metrocenter every Tuesday and Friday at 6p.m., however, they also hold special sessions throughout the week.


Webb endorsed Miller's book DEATH AROUND THE CORNER IN February 2007, and first interviewed him prior to his national interview with shock radio host Wendy Williams. Webb led a discussion with Miller again in July 2007 with an audience of about 25 in attendance to encourage them to give the book a chance.

"It's not what you think," Webb says. "I told Cee last night (08/30/07/) that even I was hesitant when I first found out that he had written a book, but it is a powerful read and everyone from age 15 up should give it a chance."

Also present at the discussion were Andrea Ruffin of Waldenbooks, Ms. Rose Wright (President of the Savvy Book Club and a teacher at Peeples Middle School), E of Causin' Drama Entertainment and Jokah the General of the hiphop group Next of Kindredz.

Friday, August 24, 2007

CONVERSATIONS BOOK CLUB: What is to come

Conversations Book Club has been on the move since our last authors left us just a few days ago---and there is much more in store for us and the state of Mississippi as the year comes to a close. Please note that all of our websites have been updated, giving you everything you need to keep up with all of our activities. You will also notice that our schedule to the right has been revamped as well, giving you a complete listing of events through the middle of September 2007.

We have been so fortunate over the past several months that we can't help but share our news with you, all with the goal of spreading the good news about books.

Conversations Book Club is YOUR book club, so let us know if there is anything we can do to make your reading experience better.

Remember: What starts with our hub in Mississippi affects the entire world---one day at a time.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

CBC Reports on Ellis/Jeanty Visit--- Day One




A big thank you to everyone who made DAY ONE with Bestselling authors Nishawnda Ellis and Richard Jeanty an overwelming success on Friday, August 17, 2007. We had an incredible turnout at every event---and it was just a testament to how you all will support events in the state of Mississippi when given the chance.

Our day began with a meet and greet hosted by Savvy Book Club for their guest this weekend Tamara Grant. Authors Ellis and Jeanty were able to meet the book club president, the visiting author and share some ideas about writing and publishing. This event was held at Margaret Walker Alexander Library.

Next it was off to Wal-Mart in Pearl, MS where Ellis signed copies of her book WIVES AND GIRLFRIENDS.

After this stop we moved on to Pearl High School in Pearl, MS where Conversations Book Club President Cyrus A. Webb and the two authors spoke about the power of technology and how it has helped their careers as well as enabled them to promote themselves. This was hosted by teacher Elaine Bridges, a long-time friend of Webb's.

Lunchtime was spent with a visit at Subway Restaurant in Pearl, MS. There the authors met owners Dorothy and Chris Lawson. This Subway is where we hold three chapters of our book clubs as well as our "Spoken Word Saturdays" event.

From there it was on to a successful "Meet and Greet" at Richard Wright Library, hosted by Librarian Debra Gilbert. We were greeted by Adrienne Bailey, President of Queens of MS Book Club and Subway Conversations Book Club member Robin Gardner. (Thanks ladies for your help!) I think the highlight of this event was that a teen walking into the librarian was literally rendered speechless when he met Richard Jeanty, the author of NEGLECTED SOULS---a book the young man had read! Simply priceless.

The final event of the evening was our FIRST STANDING ROOM ONLY book club discussion that was held at Waldenbooks Metrocenter at 6p.m. Talk about powerful! It was one of those moments that makes all of the hard work that goes into these events worth it all. I was introduced to new visitors as well as some that I have met this week at our regular meetings! Thank you to all of you for your support. The incredible part of it was that an hour after the discussion ended, Ellis and Jeanty were still signing copies of their books that were being sold!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Friday, August 10, 2007

REVEALED: Touring schedule for Bestselling authors Nishawnda Ellis and Richard Jeanty



It is with great pleasure that Conversations Book Club announces the touring schedule for its next two visiting authors, Nishawnda Ellis and Richard Jeanty.

Ellis, whose book WIVES AND GIRLFRIENDS, has been the topic of conversation for quite some time now. Teamed up with diverse writer Richard Jeanty (author of NEGLECTED SOULS, NEGLECTED NO MORE and MEETING MS. RIGHT), it should be one hot weekend.

Feel free to browse the schedule below and pick the events that best suit you. The phone numbers for each location is listed, so feel free to call them and express your appreciation.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2007
* 9:00a.m. --- Discussion with "Breakfast with Books" Club (McDonalds in Wal-Mart in Pearl,MS)--- 601.933.0046
* 10:30a.m. --- Meet and Greet with Savvy Book Club (Margaret Walker Alexander Library in Jackson, MS)
* 1p.m. --- Lunch with "Subway Conversations" Book Club (Subway Restaurant)--- 601.936.4803
* 4p.m. Meet and Greet with "Wednesday Conversations Book Club" (Richard Wright Library in Jackson, MS) --- 601.372.1621
* 6p.m. ---Book Club discussion @ Waldenbooks Metrocenter--- (Jackson, MS)---601.969.6949
* 7:30p.m. Dinner with "Subway Conversations" Book Club (Pearl, MS) --- 601.936.4803

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2007
* 9:30a.m. --- Discussion with "Breakfast with Books" Club (Medgar Evers Library in Jackson, MS) --- 601.982.2867
PRESS TIME/ MEET AND GREET with libraries in Hinds and Rankin Counties
* 1p.m. Book Signing @ Waldenbooks Metrocenter (601.969.6949)
* 7p.m. --- Readings during "Spoken Word Saturdays" @ Subway (Pearl, MS)--- 601.936.4803

Thursday, August 9, 2007

CBC Announces "Readers' Choice" Program





What is "Readers' Choice"? Simply put it is a program designed to help readers know what books Conversations Book Club suggests that you pick up and read. Thanks to our continued partnership with Waldenbooks Metrocenter, we are glad to announce that now when you enter the Mississippi bookstore you will see our logo on the books that we think should be your choice.

Take a few minutes and browse through the slideshow above. A listing of all the authors is coming soon to our sister website http://authorswelove.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Bestselling author John Saul talks to Conversations Book Club--- Wednesday, August 1, 2007

International Bestselling author John Saul talks with Conversations Book Club--- Wednesday, August 1, 2007


If you have never made it to a Conversations Book Club discussion then this is one you don't want to miss: Bestselling author John Saul gives a rare 30 minute interview/Q&A with Conversations Book Club---and you are invited to attend and get your own questions answered.

Conversations Book Club will meet at Waldenbooks Metrocenter at 6p.m. to discuss the work of Mr. Saul and he will join the group via conference call at 6:30p.m. to discuss his career and his new release, DEVIL'S LABYRINTH.

Remember that this is the beginning of Conversations Book Club's new relationship with Waldenbooks.

To celebrate their new union, the book club is meeting everyday this week with guest authors joining via conference call. For more information, contact Waldenbooks Metrocenter at 601.969.6949 or visit www.thebestbookclub.info.