I started The Pulpwood Queens of East Texas Book Club in March 2000 with six total strangers.
That soon grew to over 150 members shortly after opening my Beauty and the Book, the ONLY Hair Salon/Book Store in the World!
Thanks to ABC’s television program, Good Morning America, where we were featured kicking off their “READ THIS” Book Club with Diane Sawyer and Charlie Gipson, our book club exploded into literary promoting action.
We now have chapters running all across the United States, from Alaska to Florida, to California, to New York, and almost everywhere in-between.
We are NOT just a southern book club anymore and certainly not your mother’s book club.
We have over 500 chapters nationwide with thousands of members, now gone INTERNATIONAL with members and chapters in 15 foreign countries!
We are also now the largest “meeting and discussing” book club in the world whose members are “all on the same page” as we all read the books that I personally read and select each month. Go to our Book Selections page to read our full reading list.
Our motto is “Where tiaras are mandatory and reading good books is the RULE!”
Our sole mission is to promote, books, literacy, reading, and great authors, and to help undiscovered authors get discovered in a really big way!
We have been featured on everything from The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Time magazine, and The Wall Street Journal, to Oprah Winfrey’s OXYGEN NETWORK and The Oprah Winfrey Show!
All of you who are interested in joining “the hottest book club in the WORLD”, please contact me, Kathy L. Patrick, at 903-601-2725, or email me at email@example.com.
You can join individually and follow along online, join one of our already existing chapters, or we will crown you HEAD QUEEN of a NEW chapter which can be The Pulpwood Queens of whatever name you choose, say your city or local region.
When I started this book club, I threw out all of the rules! My book club was going to be fun, not homework. As I always say, “If it isn’t big time fun, then why do it!”
Here is the deal. It is so easy. Do you love to read good books and have always dreamed of being a QUEEN?
Well then, gather your girlfriends in a fun place, have an organizational meeting, and become a member of The Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys Book Club!
Here is all you need to know on how to become a member:
Each member is to pay $25.00 for a lifetime membership. You all must wear a tiara, as they are MANDATORY! You MUST read the book of the month, how simple is that!
For each new member I will need the following:
• Phone Number
As Head Queen, you will be my contact and act as moderator for the book club and will receive extra benefits for starting this venture.
Upon receiving all the information and membership dues, (we accept all major credit cards or you may send in your checks made payable to:
• Beauty and the Book
• 2501 S. FM 2678, Suite B
• Hawkins, Texas 75765
I will send back to you hopefully, before your next OFFICIAL meeting:
• OFFICIAL Pulpwood Queen Membership cards
• OFFICIAL Pulpwood Queen Membership Certificates
The Pulpwood Queen Membership card will get you in to all our author, book, and media events, entitle you to extra discount benefits at my book events and festivals that we do so do not lose it!
This book club is open to anyone who loves to read regardless of race, color, religion, whether they have had cosmetic surgery or color-treated hair.
You’ll soon realize with our sense of play that we do not take ourselves very seriously, we want to have fun, but we are very serious about our books, that is important to know.
And YES, this book club is open to men! We call the guys in our book club TIMBER GUYS, whose motto is “GOT WOOD!” As you can see we have a wicked sense of humor!
You will need to meet once a month and begin with the book of the next following month.
Please read the book club selection of the month prior to your meeting.
The OFFICIAL Pulpwood Queen Book Club Selections are found on this website under Book Selections.
The Head Queen will read the questions and members will respond. Just remember this is all-subjective and relative to our own life’s experiences, there are no right or wrong answers.
What makes our book club unique is most of the authors are more than willing to make teleconference calls to my Pulpwood Queen Chapters, on their own
But you must make such requests at least two weeks prior to your book club meeting, through me so that I can set up that teleconference. Special Note: This works only when the author does not have a prior engagement.
In addition, when authors are going to be in the area, you will be notified. Sometimes they even make special arrangements to visit your chapters when in your area.
We do have OFFICIAL Pulpwood Queen Hot Pink Membership T-shirts, which you can order, and purchase for $20 plus $6.95 for shipping and handling for Small through Large, $25 plus $6.95 for XL, 2XL, and 3XL.
We now have an OFFICIAL Pulpwood Queen Blog and Pulpwood Queen Book Club Facebook page. You have to be a member to be accepted as a friend to this site.
Please check it out and do comment. I want to hear from all of you.
So let us keep the conversation on literacy going.
We have annual gatherings each year that will be Author, Book, Literary, and Reading Extravaganzas including:
Girlfriend Weekend, our Annual Pulpwood Queen and Timber Guy Convention that we host, always held the weekend of Martin Luther King weekend in January.
We sometimes do ROAD TRIPS to author events or book festivals and have even taken Literary Tours of France, Italy, and England with the Pulpwood Queens, a Pulpwood Queen Cruise and more book adventures in the works. These events will be posted on our website, www.beautyandthebook.com, on Facebook and Twitter!
If you have any questions on any of the above, call me at 903-601-2725 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will do my best to answer all your questions and get you and your girlfriends on the fantastically fun road to reading!
Reading is a win, win, WIN situation and to me a book is the ultimate vacation from life. Books and reading to me are the highest form of entertainment as they educate and enlighten the reader and involve our own imaginations. Believe you me; with us working like crazy, running our households, car-pooling all our kiddos and grandbabies, we need a much deserved and needed break! So grab a tiara and let’s get to READING BIG TIME!
Tiara wearing, Beauty and Book sharing,
Kathy L. Murphy (formerly Patrick)
Hairdresser to the Authors!
Author of “The Pulpwood Queens’ Tiara Wearing, Book Sharing Guide to Life”, Grand Central Publishing
Founder of the Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys Book Clubs
Beauty and the Book
@ The Nail and Hair Shed
Hawkins, Texas 75765