Kathy Murphy is coming to town!
To kick off the First Indiepalooza, HWG welcomes guest speaker Kathy L. Murphy, Founder of the Pulpwood Queens Book Clubs and Author of “The Pulpwood Queens’ Tiara Wearing, Book Sharing Guide to Life” – Beauty and the Book. Barnes and Noble wrote: “When licensed cosmetologist turned publisher’s rep Kathy Patrick lost her job due to industry cutbacks, she wasn’t deterred. One year later, she opened Beauty and the Book, the world’s only combination beauty salon/bookstore. Soon after, she founded The Pulpwood Queens of East Texas – a reading group that dared to ask, “Does a book club have to be snobby to be serious?” The idea spread like wildfire. Now there are about 70 chapters nationwide. The overriding rule – aside from wearing the club’s official tiara, hot pink, and leopard print outfits – is that the groups must have fun. The club’s mission: To get America reading.
Come join us and hear Kathy’s story as she shares her thoughts on the special relationship between authors and book clubs.