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Friday, October 31, 2008

Primerica Representatives Zane Bell and Linda West talk with Conversations LIVE!

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Did you miss our interview with Zane Bell and Linda West of Primerica Financial Services? Listen to the podcast here!
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conversationslive/2008/11/01/Primerica-Representatives-Zane-Bell-and-Linda-West-talk-with-Conversations-LIVE
On Sunday, November 9, 2008 there will be a free workshop held in Jackson, MS targeting Women and Money Empowerment. Primerica Financial Services representatives Zane Bell and Linda West talk about their business, what the workshop hopes to accomplish and why listeners should make plans to find out more.
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Listen to Conversations' Interview with author Mable John here!

Did you miss our exclusive interview with Bestselling author Dr. Mable John? Listen to the entire podcast here!
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conversationslive/va/2008/11/01/dr-mable-john-talks-to-conversations-live-
She was the first female recording artist for Motown an the lead "Raelette" for Ray Charles from 1968-1976. Now the Bestselling author/Ordained Minister Dr. Mable John talks with Conversations about how her writing career began, what we can learn from her main character and how success is measured by her today.
This is one of those interviews you will want to share with family, friends and anyone who has the courage to dream big. LIsten to the podcast at the link above.

LOVE TORNADO was chosen as a Readers' Choice Selection by Conversations Book Club. Find out more about Dr. Mable John by visiting http://www.joyinjesus.org.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tues. Nov. 25, 2008: Discussion on Racial Pride to be held in Pearl, MS

Shadow Play Entertainment, Conversations Book Club and its literary partners are pleased to announce their November 2008 discusssion...
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"RACIAL PRIDE: A Thin Line Between Love and Hate?" --- Where does pride in your race and heritage cross the line into prejudice and hatred. The public is invited to join Conversations LIVE! Radio show host Cyrus A. Webb as he discusses this topic during a townhall-style meeting. Admission free.
For more information, contact Cyrus A. Webb at cawebb4@juno.com or 601.896.5616. You can also find out about other events such as this by visiting http://www.best-of-ms.org.

Conversations Report: MS State Flag Forum, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

Shadow Play Entertainment, Conversations Book Club and its literary partners have just two words to say about their latest forum regarding the Mississippi State Flag: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
A big thank you goes out to the panelists (Zane Bell, Dudley Sykes, Eddie Wright, Kia Stokes and Deanna Tisdale) for a job well done. Thank you to the Jackson Advocate Newspaper, The Clarion Ledger and the Pearl Public Library for helping get the word out, and to the dozens who came to be a part of the discussion. The conversation was thoughtful, all sides were well represented, and a common thread emerged: the need for the state to come together and recognize what unites us as well as what makes us unique.

What will be discussed in November? We are pleased to announce that on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 the town-hall style discussion at the Pearl Public Library (Pearl, MS) will be "RACIAL PRIDE: A Thin Line Between Love & Hate?". We hope to see you there. For details, continue to visit http://www.thebestbookclub.info.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Emmy award-winning Producer Andrea Kalin talks with Conversations LIVE!

Did you miss Conversations LIVE! exclusive interview with Emmy-awardwinning Director/Writer/Producer Andrea Kalin?
Listen to it here:
During the month of November 2008 Conversations Book Club will be traveling through the South sharing the message of author Terry Alford's book PRINCE AMONG SLAVES. One tool that the group will be using to bring the book to life is the award-winning PBS documentary by the same name. As the producer of that documentary Andrea Kalin talks about what drew her to the story, what she hopes viewers get from its message and where her own passion for what she does comes from.
To find out more about Andrea Kalin, visit http://www.sparkmedia.org. To listen to other interviews of Conversations LIVE!, visit http://www.conversationsliveradio.com.

TODAY: Producer Andrea Kalin talks with Conversations LIVE!

Druing the month of November 2008 Conversations Book Club will be traveling through the South sharing the message of author Terry Alford's book PRINCE AMONG SLAVES. One tool that the group will be using to bring the book to life is the award-winning PBS documentary by the same name. On Wednesday, October 28, 2008 at 6p.m. CST (7p.m. EST/ 4p.m. PT) producer Andrea Kalin will talk with Conversations LIVE! about the project what drew her to it and what she hopes viewers get from its message.
To listen to the interview live, simply visit http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conversationslive or by using the phone line calling 1.347.426.3645.
 

Author Bruce Feldman (Meat Market) talks with Conversations LIVE!

Did you miss Conversations LIVE! Radio's exclusive interview with bestselling author Bruce Feldman? Listen to it here!
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conversationslive/2008/10/29/Author-Bruce-Feldman-talks-with-Conversations-LIVE
The author talks about his beginnings, what inspired the book and even gives advice to aspiring authors. More information about the author can be found at http://www.brucefeldman.com . Meat Market is a Readers' Choice Selection for the Ballin' With Books Club. To find out more about other books in this club, visit http://www.ballinwithbooks.com .

Author Kia Stokes' UNBOUND reviewed by Jackson Advocate Newspaper

Author Kia Stokes' debut novel UNBOUND has been reviewed in the October 23-29, 2008 issue of the Jackson Advocate Newspaper.
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Thank you to Brinda Fuller Willis of the paper for the review. For more information, visit Kia Stokes online at http://www.kiastokes.com.

"The Marquise Hill Story" featured in Jackson Advocate Newspaper

Thank you to the staff at the Jackson Advocate Newspaper (October 23-29, 2008) in Mississippi for taking the lead on discussing the upcoming book "The Marquise Hill Story: From The Cradle To The Bowl".
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The mother of Marquise Hill, author Sherry Hill, will be a guest on Conversations LIVE! radio on Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 6p.m. CST (7p.m. EST/ 4p.m. PT). To hear the show live, you can visit http://www.conversationsliveradio.com or call the studio line at 1.347.426.3645.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Conversations LIVE! talks to The Smart Cookies about Making More Dough

The Smart Cookies tell Conversations LIVE! listeners how to make more dough

Did you miss Conversations LIVE! Radio's exclusive interview with Angela Self and Robyn Gunn, co-authors of The Smart Cookies' Guide To Making More Dough? If so, listen to the entire show via podcast here!
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conversationslive/2008/10/28/The-Smart-Cookies-Talk-with-Conversations-LIVE
Hosted by Cyrus A. Webb, the ladies talk about how they along with three other young women came together to learn how to not only help themselves with financial decisions but learned how to encourage others to do the same through their practical book.

Through practical advice and their own life lessons, the Smart Cookies tell the world how they can get control of their lives one decision at a time. To find out more about the work they are doing and more help for readers, visit http://www.smartcookies.com.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Author Terry Alford featured in this week's Crunk Magazine Newsletter. Read here!

Continuing the relationship between Crunk Magazine and Conversations Book Club, the "Crunk Book Club" is pleased to feature author Terry Alford and his book PRINCE AMONG SLAVES in this week's newsletter.
To read the newsletter and the discussion with author Terry Alford, simply click on this link:
http://magazinecrunk.powweb.com//october/crunk_weekly_october1.html
Interested in being featured by Crunk Book Club? Contact Conversations Book Club President Cyrus A. Webb at cawebb4@juno.com or 601.896.5616.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Listen to Conversations' interview with author Tinisha Nicole Johnson here!

Did you miss Conversations LIVE!'s interview with author Tinisha Nicole Johnson? Listen to it here!
(See details below).
In her first interview with Conversations LIVE!, Tinisha talks about her beginnings as an author, what she learned about herself while developing the characters for her debut novel SEARCHABLE WHEREABOUTS and the advice she has for authors who will be coming up the ranks after her. Johnson's book was chosen by Conversations as one of it "Top 100 of 2008". To see the complete listing, go to http://www.thebestbookclub.info.
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SUN. OCT. 26: Conversations talks with authors N'Tyse and Tinisha Nicole Johnson

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2008: Conversations LIVE! is pleased to announce its two Sunday evening shows that will get you ready for your last week of October 2008.

At 6p.m. CST (7p.m EST/ 4p.m. PT) we will talk with author N'Tyse as she discusses her book MY SECRET YOUR LIES (see below)
At 8p.m. CST (9p.m. EST/ 6p.m. PT) we will talk with author Tinisha Nicole Johnson about her book
SEARCHABLE WHEREABOUTS and how it is to be a trailblazer in the mystery genre (see below).
To listen to the shows live, visit http://www.conversationsliveradio.com or call the studio line at 1.347.426.3645.
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Saturday, October 25, 2008

JUST IN: Conversations Reveals Its "Top 100 of 2008"

What a year 2008 has been! Through the Conversations brand (book club, television broadcast, radio broadcast, magazine, website) there has been hundreds of books read, hundreds of authors interviewed, tons of discussions about the music and books coming into the market as well as an appreciation for the role that music and sports play in the minds of those we want to get addicted to reading. Out of it all, we have had to narrow it down to fit our "Top 100 of 2008" ---but with a twist. Since we have added music to our equation, we decided to break down our list this way: The Top 25 Non-Fiction Titles of 2008, The Top 25 Musical Supporters of Literacy of 2008 and The Top 50 Fiction Titles of 2008.  Since Conversations Book Club and its literary partners are committed to a universal look at the arts, there is a wide variety of genres and ethnicities on our list. One thing you can be sure of is that there is truly something for readers of all literary tastes.

Conversations' Top 25 Non-Fiction Titles of 2008
 
Conversations' Top 50 Fiction Titles of 2008
 
Enjoy our selections, and remember to share them with your family and friends. This is one addiction that is worth passing around.
 
Cyrus A. Webb, President
Conversations Book Club

Friday, October 24, 2008

UPDATE: Mississippi State Flag forum featured in new article in the Clarion Ledger

UPDATE: An article appears in the Clarion Ledger Newspaper (The Rankin Ledger Insert) on Saturday, October 25, 2008 about the forum "Our Stars and Bars: A look at the Mississippi State Flag". To read the article, click this link:

  

Shadow Play Entertainment, Conversations Book Club and its partners are pleased to announce our next thought-provoking forum...
 "OUR STARS AND BARS: A Look at the Mississippi State Flag"

On Tuesday, October 28, 2008 you are invited to the Pearl Public Library (Old Brandon Road) in Pearl, MS at 6p.m. to a discussion like no other you have attended this year! Moderated by Conversations LIVE! radio show host Cyrus A. Webb, the panelists (Deanna Tisdale of the Jackson Advocate Newspaper, Zane Bell of Primerica Financial Services, recording artist Eddie Wright and authors Kia Stokes and Dudley Sykes) will tackle the truth about Mississippi's state flag: what it used to stand for, what some have used it for and if it has become guilty by association.

Admission is free, and the public is invited to join this important discussion. As we prepare for one of the most historic elections of our state and world history, this discussion will do much to show just how much we have advanced in our views of unity and race.

For more information, contact Cyrus A. Webb at 601.896.5616 or cawebb4@juno.com. Additional information is available at http://www.thebestbookclub.info.

THIS WEEK'S REVIEW: "Look Me In The Eye" by John Elder Robison

Conversations Book Club Founder Cyrus A. Webb is pleased to announce that this week's book review that appears in the Clarion Ledger Newspaper (Rankin Ledger Insert) is of New York TImes Bestselling author John Elder Robison's LOOK ME IN THE EYE.
To read the review, visit this link: http://www.rankinledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081025/LIFE/810250309/1003.

Earlier in October 2008, Webb talked exclusively to the author on his radio show, Conversations LIVE! Did you miss the engaging conversation? Listen to it here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conversationslive/2008/10/16/Bestselling-author-John-Elder-Robison
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Mississippi Author Kia Stokes enjoys the success of her debut novel UNBOUND

On Tuesday, October 7, 2008 Mississippi author Kia Stokes took a bold step and released her debut novel UNBOUND into the world. The official release took place at the Pearl Public Library at an event hosted by Conversations Book Club.
"I'm proud of this project," Stokes said to the book lovers, family and friends that were there for the event. "This book is for anyone who has ever been entangled in any situation that they thought was hopeless. Unbound lets you know that their is always a way out when you look outside yourself."

The author is quick to tell readers that this is not a book to be labeled as just another 'Church tale'. "My characters are like you and me," she says. "They are ordinary people who have their struggles while at the same time trying to be true to their faith."

Cyrus A. Webb, Conversations Book Club President, agrees with Stokes. "There are so many issues that she addresses in this book that there is truly something for everyone. Conversations is pleased to see someone tackle themes so intense in their literary debut."

Webb plans to incorporate the issues with his various groups. He also chose the book as one of its "Readers Choice Selections", his organizations' logo displayed prominently on the cover of each book "I put my stamp of approval on this one," he says. "Readers of all walks of life will not be disappointed with this one."

Others seem to agree with Webb's assessment. Popular radio station 95.5 Hallelujah FM in Mississippi also chose UNBOUND as their "Book of the Month" for their book club for the month of October 2008. Stokes' book was also discussed by Southern Girls Book Club (below) earlier in the month as well.

On Thursday, October 23, 2008 she held a booksigning at JSU Bookstore, her first official one since the release. With events planned throughout the rest of 2008 and new opportunties opening up literally everyday, Webb believes that the skies are the limits for Kia Stokes' talent.

The book is now available for ordering at any major bookstore and copies can be found in Mississippi at the JSU Bookstore in Jackson and Milestone Bookstore in Pearl.
For more information about Kia Stokes and her book UNBOUND, visit http://www.kiastokes.com.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Listen to Conversations LIVE!'s October BUSINESS OF BOOKS panel here!

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Did you miss Conversations LIVE! as it celebrated its 100th show on Blog Talk Radio with its monthly "Business of Books" Panel? Listen to it here!
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conversationslive/2008/10/24/Octobers-BUSINESS-OF-BOOKS-Segment-
Our group discussion includes Bestselling authors Tony Lindsay and Michelle Larks as well as shining literary stars Alicia Rice and Pretty Tony. The four talk about their beginnings, marketing their projects as well as what they hope to add to the literary voices on the scene. Bookmark this show because you will want to hear it again and again. Music during the show is from music legend Donna Sommers with the remix of her new song Crayons featuring Ziggy Marley and Omega Red.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Join Conversations LIVE! for October's "Business of Books" Panel!

On Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 7:30p.m. CST (8:30pm. EST/ 5:30p.m. PT) Conversations Book Club (http://www.thebestbookclub.info) and Conversations LIVE! radio (http://www.conversationsliveradio.com) will host its monthly "Business of Books" panel. As always we will talk with a gifted selection of authors who will discuss their beginnings in the industry, what has kept them encouraged and what advice they have for those coming up after them. This month we will be joined by bestselling authors Tony Lindsay and Michelle Larks as well as authors Pretty Tony and Alicia Rice.
 
To listen to the conversation live, simply visit http://www.conversationsliveradio.com or listen via the telephone line by calling 1.347.426.3645.
 
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Nikki from 50 Cent's THE MONEY AND THE POWER on MTV talks with Conversations LIVE!

50 Cent is not just another rapper: he has defined himself as one of the most cutting edge businessmen in entertainment today. In 2007 Forbes Magazine reported that he EARNED over 100 million dollars in that one year---a feat that shows his drive and determination to build his business.
On Thursday, November 6, 2008, through his show THE MONEY AND THE POWER, he will be using MTV to find the next business mogul out of 14 candidates: one of which is Nikki Shallwani (below). Just one week before she becomes known to the world in this intense reality show, she sits down to talk with Conversations LIVE!
For the date, time and details about this exclusive interview, visit this link:

Thurs. Oct. 23: Author Kia Stokes signs UNBOUND at JSU Bookstore

Author Kia Stokes has been enjoying incredible success* since her debut novel UNBOUND was released on October 7, 2008. The book is the "Book of the Month" for 95.5 Hallelujah FM during the month of October, a Conversations Book Club "Readers Choice Selection" and has been highlighted on 99 Jamz WJMI, the Jackson Advocate Newspaper, bookclubs and other online publications.
 
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Kia Stokes will be signing her book at JSU Bookstore on Thursday, October 23, 2008 beginning at 11:30a.m.
If you haven't had the opportunity to meet this dynamic literary talent, here is your opportunity.  She will be signing her book at the bookstore until 2p.m. and will be available to answer your questions.
 
*     A review of Kia Stokes' novel UNBOUND appeared in the Rankin Ledger insert of the Clarion Ledger newspaper. You can read it here: http://www.rankinledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081004/LIFE/810040307/1003
Did you miss Conversations' exclusive interview with Kia Stokes discussing her debut novel and what she hopes it does for others?
Listen to it here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conversationslive/2008/09/28/Conversations-LIVE-talks-with-Kia-Stokes-author-of-UNBOUND

Enjoy your day. Enjoy your life. Enjoy your world. Enjoy BOOKS! http://www.thebestbookclub.info

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Conversations Reviews "It Never Rains In Tiger Stadium" by John Ed Bradley

Conversations Book Club President Cyrus A. Webb is pleased to announce that this week's book review that appears in today's Rankin Ledger (Clarion Ledger insert) is of bestselling author John Ed Bradley's "It Never Rains In Tiger Stadium". (see link below)
http://www.rankinledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081018/LIFE/810180304/1003

Did you miss Conversations' exclusive interview with Bradley discussing the book?
Listen to it here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conversationslive/2008/10/09/John-Ed-Bradley-talks-with-Conversations-LIVE

Enjoy your day. Enjoy your life. Enjoy your world. Enjoy BOOKS!
http://www.thebestbookclub.info

Friday, October 17, 2008

Author Kimberly Cheryl talks to Conversations LIVE! about her book, more

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Did you miss our exclusive interview with author Kimberly Cheryl? If so, you can listen to the entire podcast right here!
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conversationslive/2008/10/18/Author-Kimberly-Cheryl-talks-SHATTERED-REALITY
She talks about her life, what led to her writing the book SHATTERED REALITY and what she hopes you the reader and listener gets from her family's story of survival.
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Bestselling author Marcia Ann Gillespie talks to Conversations LIVE!

Missed our exclusive conversation with former Editor-In-Chief of Essence Magazine/ Bestselling author Marcia Ann Gillespie? Listen to it here!
She is 1/3 of the writing team that brought us one of the most powerful biographies of our time: MAYA ANGELOU: A GLORIOUS CELEBRATION. Marcia Ann Gillespie talks about the treasure that is Dr. Angelou, how the book came about and why in a year of history-making events this is one book all of us should own. JOIN THE ADDICTION: Get hooked on books! http://www.thebestbookclub.info 
 
Missed our exclusive interview with Maya Angelou's niece, Rosa Johson-Butler? Listen to it here!
 
MAYA ANGELOU: A GLORIOUS CELEBRATION is one of Conversations' picks for Best 100 Books of 2008. The total list will be released on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 and appear in Conversations Magazine.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Author Dudley Sykes talks with Conversations LIVE!

Did you miss our exclusive interview with author Dudley Sykes? Then listen to the podcast here:
The author talks about his beginnings as a writer, the role that libraries play in his life, what he hopes readers get from the stories he tells as well as encourage for those who have the desire to see their words in print. Find out more about Dudley Sykes books by visiting him online at http://www.lulu.com. JOIN THE ADDICTION: Get hooked on books! http://www.thebestbookclub.info

Conversations LIVE! talks with bestselling author John Elder Robison

Did you miss our exclusive interview with Bestselling author John Elder Robinson? Listen to it in its entirety here!
 Many know him as the brother of Augusten Burroughs (author of Running With Scissors), but he is so much more than that. In his memoir, LOOK ME IN THE EYE, we get a glimpse into life with Aspergers Disease (a form of Autism) and how it crafted his outlook on life.
In this interview he gives us an idea of what it is like to be seen as different and what he hopes we get from reading his story and walking in his shoes through the stories he relates. LOOK ME IN THE EYE was chosen as one of Conversations Book Club's Top 50 Nonficion books to read in 2008. Pick up your copy today to see why! For more information about the author, visit http://www.johnrobison.com.
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Thurs. Oct. 16, 2008: Tune into Conversations LIVE! today

Conversations LIVE! is excited to announce that we have four exclusive interviews today (Thursday, October 16, 2008) that are sure to inform, empower and entertain. Hosted by Cyrus A. Webb, make sure to tune in for the following discussions:

12P.M. CST (1P.M. EST/ 10A.M. PT)Rosa Johnson Butler is not only the niece of Maya Angelou but the co-author of one of the best biographies of th year. MAYA ANGELOU: A GLORIOUS CELEBRATION not only chronicles the life of a remarkable woman, but tells incredible stories by those who know her best. She talks about that and more today.

3P.M. CST (4P.M. EST/1P.M. PT)John Elder Robinson is known by many as the brother of Augusten Burroughs (author of Running With Scissors), but he is so much more than that. In his memoir, LOOK ME IN THE EYE, we get a glimpse into life with Aspergers Disease (a form of Autism) and how it crafted his outlook on life.
6P.M. CST (7P.M. EST/ 4P.M. PT)Author Alicia Rice has been a friend of Conversations for over a year, and in that time we have seen her balance her life as a wife, mother, author and now publisher. She tells us about how she keeps it all together and what we can expect next from her.
7p.m. CST (8P.M. EST/ 5P.M. PT)
He was the feature for this week's book review for the Clarion Ledger, and his book SCOTA'S CURSE is a great mixture of history, intrigue and a solid storyline. Author Dudley Sykes talks about his career and how libraries have taken him up and out of himself to write novels that we won't soon forget.
To listen to any of the above live, simply visit http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conversationslive during the show times or call the studio line at 1.347.426.3645 to listen over the phone.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bestselling author/Baseball fan Zack Hample talks with Conversations LIVE!

Did you miss Conversations LIVE!'s interview with bestselling author/baseball fan Zack Hample? Listen to it here!
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conversationslive/2008/10/15/Zack-Hample-talks-Baseball-and-more-on-Conversations-LIVE
Just one week ago he was sitting across from Jay Leno on The Tonight Show, now he talks about his love of baseball, how his collection began and what he wants you to know about his passion for the written word as well. Want to know what catches stand out to him? Find out that and more in this exclusive interview. His book WATCHING BASEBALL SMARTER was chosen by Conversations Book Club as one of its selections for its "BALLIN' WITH BOOKS" Club.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

This week's review: "Scota's Curse" by Author Dudley Sykes

Conversations Book Club, in connection with the Clarion Ledger Newspaper and the Rankin Ledger Newspaper, are pleased to present this week's book review: "Scota's Curse" by author Dudley Sykes (see below).

To read the review, simply click on the article below to enlarge.

Author Dudley Sykes is working with Conversations Book Club in several events during the remainder of 2008, one being the panel discussion "Our Stars and Bars", a look at the Mississippi state flag.

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Author Jiwe featured in this week's Crunk Book Club newsletter

Continuing the relationship between Crunk Magazine and Conversations Book Club, the "Crunk Book Club" is pleased to feature author Jiwe and his book THE WAR OF THE BLOODS IN MY VEINS in this week's newsletter.


To read the newsletter and the discussion with Jiwe, simply click on this link:
http://magazinecrunk.powweb.com//october/crunk_weekly_october.html

Interested in being featured by Crunk Book Club? Contact Conversations Book Club President Cyrus A. Webb at cawebb4@juno.com or 601.896.5616.

Conversations Book Club President featured in new interview

Though he interviews hundreds of guests each year through his radio show, television show and book club each year, Conversations Book Club Founder Cyrus A. Webb is rarely known to give interviews himself. That changed in 2008 with so many new projects coming his way, he felt compelled to talk about it all.

His first in-depth interview of the year was given to Peaches, host of HIT THE RUNWAY IN STYLE on Comcast Channel 18 out of Mississippi. A part of the interview is seen in this exclusive Youtube clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pND4te7uGi4


The interview was done just a couple of weeks after Webb hosted the PASSION FOR FASHION show featuring designs by Mississippi designers Gail Ambeau and Leon Collier. The event featured performances by recording artists and special guest recording artist/author Jacki-O (seen below).

Jacki-O's book GROWN AND GANGSTA was published by platinum-selling recording artist/author Corey "C-Murder" Miller (see below). Webb coordinated the "Grown and Gangsta" tour to promote the book and has been working with Miller since 2006.


To find out more about Webb's endeavors, visit him online at http://www.thebestbookclub.info and http://www.authorsden.com/cawebb.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

BREAKING: Author Kia Stokes novel is now UNBOUND in the World

On Tuesday, October 7, 2008 Mississippi author Kia Stokes took a bold step and released her debut novel UNBOUND into the world. The official release took place at the Pearl Public Library at an event hosted by Conversations Book Club.
"I'm proud of this project," Stokes said to the book lovers, family and friends that were there for the event. "This book is for anyone who has ever been entangled in any situation that they thought was hopeless. Unbound lets you know that their is always a way out when you look outside yourself."
The author is quick to tell readers that this is not a book to be labeled as just another 'Church tale'. "My characters are like you and me," she says. "They are ordinary people who have their struggles while at the same time trying to be true to their faith."
Cyrus A. Webb, Conversations Book Club President, agrees with Stokes. "There are so many issues that she addresses in this book that there is truly something for everyone. Conversations is pleased to see someone tackle themes so intense in their literary debut." Webb plans to incorporate the issues with his various groups. He also chose the book as one of its "Readers Choice Selections", his organizations' logo displayed prominently on the cover of each book "I put my stamp of approval on this one," he says. "Readers of all walks of life will not be disappointed with this one."

Others seem to agree with Webb's assessment. Popular radio station 95.5 Hallelujah FM in Mississippi also chose UNBOUND as their "Book of the Month" for their book club for the month of October 2008.

With events planned throughout the rest of 2008 and new opportunties opening up literally everyday, Webb believes that the skies are the limits for Kia Stokes' talent.

For more information about Kia Stokes and her book UNBOUND, visit http://www.kiastokes.com.