Thursday, July 10, 2008

Authors Comment on Their Recent Visit with Conversations, June 2008

Conversations Book Club is pleased to share some of the comments from authors who recently spend time with us and other book lovers during June 2008. Bestselling author Electa Rome Parks, Diane, Dorce, Jean Holloway and V. L. Green were among a total of six authors who came together for our Book Club Meet & Greet on Saturday June 28, 2008. A modest group gathered to hear them talk about their experiences in the literary industry and how book clubs have affected their careers. Afterwards, Parks, Dorce' and Holloway all shared a historic experience for them all: their first booksigning in a Wal-Mart! (Thanks to our literary partners the Richard Wright Library and Wal-Mart Supercenter on HWY 18 in Jackson, MS for their making each of these events possible.)

Here is what they had to say about their visit:

"Authors, book clubs and books. . . three of my favorite things. I enjoyed my recent visit with Cyrus Webb of Conversations Book Club in Jackson, MS. Did I mention the southern hospitality that was extended?. . . I applaud Cyrus for the wonderful work he is masterfully doing by supporting authors, spreading the word and bringing authors and readers together."

Electa Rome Parks
author of Ladies' Night Out, These Are My Confessions, Loose Ends, Almost Doesn't Count, Loose Ends and The Ties That Bind

"Spending time with Conversations Bookclub is like spending time with family. They are the greatest. We have the most in depth conversations about writing and the publishing business that i always leave there with more ideas and inspiration. They welcome you with open arms, and treat you royalty! If you haven't visited Conversations, you are missing out! Thank you Conversations, Cyrus Webb for your continued support."

Diane Dorce', author of Devil in the Mist, 52 Broad Street

"My publisher, Diane Dorcé, owner and CEO of Firefly Publishing and Entertainment & I had the pleasure of traveling to MS for the Conversations Book Club. It was one of the best experiences of my book tour. Not only did I get to meet other authors (strangely two more were from GA and we met in MS for the 1st time), but I got a chance to meet several book club members. I also had my first Wal-Mart experience, which has been a goal of mine. It was a blast!"
Thank you, Mr. Webb. It was WELL worth the trip and I look forward to seeing you in Atlanta August 31st(Book Lovers Day in Atlanta, GA)."

Heartfully Yours,
Jean Holloway

"It is a well known fact that books bridge gaps. That was never more evident than on June 28, 2007 when people of different backgrounds came together to discuss their love of books. There were no generational gaps; no gender gaps; no social gaps. It's always wonderful when friends get together. It's even better when strangers can come together and converse as friends. Such was the case with us. Many of us came as strangers, but we left with a smile on our lips and a warm feeling in our hearts. Keep up the good work!"


Conversations Book Club thanks all who made these events possible. As with any event, you never know who will be there, however, these authors saw firsthand that the important thing is that WE were there, books were sold and those with a genuine interest were able to get their literary fix.

Enjoy your day. Enjoy your life. Enjoy your world. Enjoy books!

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