Top 10 Sound Bites Heard at Pulpwood Queen’s Girlfriends’ Weekend ‘13
I look forward to this book club convention every year: Pulpwood Queen’s Girlfriends’ Weekend! (Otherwise known as PWQ GFWE.) Not only does it boast some talented and creative writers—but many of them are Very Funny People! And although the following quotes weren’t all funny—they were profound enough to my little mind, that I wrote them down so I could read them again—and of course, share them with you…
10. “Don’t think it’s cool to meet us—it’s cool for us to meet you!” Charles Martin (author of Thunder and Rain) on the highly interactive author/reader networking at PWQ GFWE. (Also one of the hottest-looking guys at the event. I’m just sayin’…) Yeah—that made you check out his link, didn’t it?
9. “Read this book and your family will die!” Mitchel Whitington (author of Jefferson: Images of America) on his favorite “bad” book review, and the complimentary, “I read your book. I’ve read all the ones about Jefferson. I couldn’t find hardly anything to argue about in yours.” Mitchel Whitington on his favorite “good” book review.”
7. “These girls were so mean, I’d buried my Southern accent by lunchtime.” Amy Hill Hearth (author of Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Literary Society and Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters’ First 100 Years on her move from South Carolina to New York in Junior High.
4. “It’s not a good sign when an 87-year old woman begins with, ‘When I was born…’” Jan Ward (my high school BFF) on panelist Mary Alice Parmley (author of Traveler) starting the ‘A’ part of her Q&A session. (Mary Alice actually turned out to be delightful, no matter how scary her preamble…)
2. “I don’t have any idea as to what I’m going to say, but I am sooooooo excited to say it!” Shellie Rushing Tomlinson (author of Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy and Suck in Your Stomach and Put Some Color On!: What Southern Mamas Tell Their Daughters The Rest of Y’all Should Know) on her keynote talk at PWQ GFWE.
…and the top Sound Bite heard at GFWE:
1. “When you are readers and you come together for book club, the differences disappear.” Kathy Patrick, founder of The Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys Book Clubs and (author of The Pulpwood Queen’s Tiara-Wearing, Book-Sharing Guide to Life) on the diversity and solidarity of readers. No wonder her clubs have over 550 chapters worldwide. Preach it, Sister!
Such Great Fun! I can’t wait ‘til GFWE next year!