Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cyrus Webb Announces New Talk Show, The Conversation

When it comes to co-hosted talk shows that mix in a flavor of news, entertainment and guest interviews you already have The View and The Talk. Now Shadow Play Entertainment is pleased to announce the debut of its own talk show geared towards presenting quality programming from the male perspective. Introducing The Conversation, a place were online radio listeners can come and get a mixture of the issues of the day coupled with great conversations with amazing guests.

Created by Conversations LIVE host Cyrus Webb and co-executive produced by Webb and Herschel Dixon, the show will feature four co-hosts (Bigg Marv of A&E's HAMMERTIME, Bruce Tretter of "Quick and Easy Cooking", celebrated comedian Ced Delaney and bestselling author Elliott Katz) who are sure to bring their own perspectives to the table, making for a lively show for listeners of all backgrounds and interests.

The Conversation debuts Sunday, January 8, 2012 @ 6:30p.m. et (5:30p.m. ct/3:30p.m. pt) and can be heard at "We're really proud of this new addition to the Conversations family," says Webb. "I think listeners will find this to be a great way to finish off the weekend and begin the new week." The show's first guest will be actor/recording artist/author Tray Chaney known for his role as Poot Carr on HBO's The Wire.

For more information about the show or to inquire about being a guest, contact Cyrus Webb at or 601.896.5616. You can also visit

Cyrus Webb Presents "A Conversations Holiday Special"

It is the first of its kind for Conversations LIVE: Host Cyrus Webb presents "A Conversations Holiday Special".

Featuring music by recording artists Estee, Abraham McDonald, Fiya and Ju-Taun, Webb hosts a shows full of great music and inspiring messages.

Listen to the show by going to

Monday, November 28, 2011

(Sat. Dec. 3, 2011) Cyrus Webb Presents THE HAMMER

Conversations Book Club President and host of Conversations LIVE Cyrus Webb presents a free showing of the movie THE HAMMER.
Based on the life of UFC fighter Matt Hamill, THE HAMMER is a coming-of-age-drama about the first deaf wrestler's journey to win a National Collegi...ate Championship. Raised among those with the ability to hear, Matt finds himself no less an outsider amidst the Deaf community. But through sheer determination, he turns what could be a disability into an asset, and in the process, serves as an inspiration for both those who can hear and those who can't.

The film stars deaf actors Russell Harvard (There Will Be Blood) and Shoshannah Stern (Lie To Me, Weeds, Jericho) as Matt Hamill and Kristi Hammill. Written and produced by Joseph McKelheer (Godspeed) the film has swept its festival run, receiving awards at 8 out of 8 festivals.

Webb will be showing the movie at the Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road * Pearl, MS ) on Sat. Dec. 3rd beginning at 1p.m. et. The admission is free and attendees are welcome to bring refreshments for themselves. Following the movie, Webb will hold a brief Q&A to discuss what we can learn from the journey of Matt Hamill as we strive to overcome challenges in our own lives.

This is one event you don't want to miss. Find out more about the film at For more information contact Cyrus Webb at or 601.896.5616. You can also visit

Friday, September 30, 2011


Since 2003, Cyrus Webb has been a driving force in the way things are talked about and discussed. As the Creator and Host of Conversations LIVE! Radio and the President of Conversations Book Club, Webb has talked to some of the biggest names in the world as well as emerging voices that are making their mark. At the end of the day, however, he realizes that his success is really because of those who talk with him and those who listen. Here is some of what is being said about the Conversations Brand...

"The service you do for authors and readers is remarkable. We appreciate you." --- John Saul, New York Times Bestselling author of FACES OF FEAR

"Thank you so much for having me on your show to talk about my book The Air Between Us. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Your questions were some of the most insightful that I have been asked." --- Deborah Johnson, author of THE AIR BETWEEN US

"Hey Cyrus, Thanks for another great interview!!! You are always beyond prepared, thought provoking, and dig deeper than any other interviewer. I guess that' s why your such a success!!! Thanks again!!!" Richard Doetsch, bestselling author of Thieves of Darkness and Half Past Dawn

"Cyrus is incredible. I was in awe of his talents." --- Dale Garland, author of LETTERS FROM SWEETWATER

"We appreciated all your excellent questions and comments." --- Douglas Preston of bestselling writing duo Preston & Child

"Thanks so much for having me on the show and for such a great interview. You asked really great questions and it was a really fun interview. I’d love to stay in touch!" Margaret Floyd, author of EAT NAKED

"Thank you so much for inviting me to your show. I enjoyed my first radio interview and I think you made me feel comfortable. You do a great job with all your interviews. I hope I can come back again. All the best in all that you do." --- Miriam Shumba, author of THAT WHICH HAS HORNS

"So thoroughly impressed with him (Webb), his comments, his questions, his program. Cyrus was as well prepared and as incisive as any interview I’ve had in recent times". " Robert Haas, businessman and author of MIRACLE MAN

"I still don't see how you do what you do! You're an excellent interviewer..." Shirlita McFarland, author of Sunday Morning Secrets

"You are a terrific host." Ed Wiseman,Producer/Director of Reading Rainbow

"Please know that your support of my debut novel "Daughter Denied" in 2008 played a major role in my decision to write another novel. I can't tell you how much your encouragement inspired me." --- Alretha Thomas, author of Daughter Denied and Dancing Her Dreams Away

"Cyrus has taught me that there is no age limitation on growth, achievement, or influence for the good. The interview I did with him gave me the courage to continue writing and creating. I owe him a great deal." Helene Weinberger, author, Ageless Journey

"You had much greater knowledge about the book than most interviewers,
and your questions were very insightful." Robert Whitlow, bestselling author

"I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to serve as a panelist for your commemorative discussion on the "I Have a Dream" speech. It was an honor to share my thoughts and ideas with such esteemed group. I wish you continual and abundant success with your show!" Qiana Martin, International Athlete

"Thank you so much for having us back, we love your show and are honored to be a part of it. Also, we greatly appreciate your time and efforts on our behalf. It means a lot to us that there are people such as yourself out there who truly care and appreciate our work." The Lagos Brothers, authors of The Sons of Liberty series

"You are a professional and a gentleman. Thank you so much for the opportunity to share a little bit of my story with your listeners." ---- David A. Ross, author of THE VIRTUAL LIFE OF FIZZY OCEANS

"The great part of the interview was you. Your questions were very germane -- thanks for holding the interview together; I appreciate the opportunity." --- T. Lloyd Winetsky, author of Maria Juana's Gift

"You absolutely ask the best...most thought provoking questions...keep up the excellent work on your show!!!" --- Ish Major, M. D., author of LITTLE WHITE WHYS

"I just had to write to tell you what a pleasure it was speaking with you yesterday. Your questions about The Language of Secrets and its impact on readers were was an honor to be interviewed by you! With thanks and all best wishes for your continued success." --- Dianne Dixon, author of THE LANGUAGE OF SECRETS

"Thank you for the interview – it was terrific, and we appreciate being a part of your program. And thanks for the attention you put on books, the arts, and the creative process – you are doing wonderful things!" ---Joel Fotinos, author of THE PRAYER CHEST and the Vice President at Penguin Group and the founder/publisher of the Putnam Praise imprint.

"What a wonderful interview...I told my husband it might have been the best interview yet because of the wonderful, thoughtful questions you asked. Most times I'm interviewed, the host hasn't even picked up the book and it's up to me to try to convey meaning and depth to simple questions. Obviously, your approach
is very different and it made for a very comfortable, "conversational"
experience for me. Thank you!" --- author Janice Van Dyke

"I am deeply grateful for your time with me on the radio... I listened
to your previous shows and I love what an authentic place you come from." author Susanne Alexander-Heaton

"Dear Cyrus, Thank you for taking out the time to review my book on Most commentators offered one-dimensional readings of my travel memoir. Specifically, they looked at the "The Year of No Money in Tokyo" through the narrow prism of race or, worse, reduced the narrative to sex. But, you have identified the book`s larger themes and have placed the work in a more universal context. I now understand why yours is such a superb reputation." Wayne Aponte, author of The Year Of No Money In Tokyo

"I am quite inspired by what you are doing through your broadcasting effort... You are truly seeking to help others find the best in themselves. Thank you for your positive influence in a world that needs it." --- Kip Kreiling, author of THE IMPOSTER

"I wanted to thank you directly for your endless support of up and coming African American authors such as myself. I’m extremely proud of my Author Profile. And let me add, the impact that you are making on the publishing industry is immeasurable." Author Sheryl Mallory-Johnson

"Thank you Cyrus for the wonderful interview! Your skill in posing pertinent questions and moving the conversation forward with finesse was a joy to be a part of. The parts you read of my book were thought provoking and stimulating for myself and the audience. When I forgot the question you were a consummate pro and helped with grace to get me back on track. No doubt I'll see you hosting "Good Morning America" in the future and can say, "I knew him when..." Your the best! Dr. Richard Ragle, author

"It was great talking with you on the radio today. It's so nice to be able to connect with people with a passion for childhood literacy. Thank you again for the wonderful opportunity. I really enjoyed it and I hope that your listeners did, too! Best to you." Sheri Fink, author

"You were by far the most thorough with the best questions!" Author Robert Whitlow

"Thank you so much for inviting me to your show. I enjoyed my first radio interview; you made me feel very comfortable. I am so honored to be a part of it. I appreciate you letting me share my story with your audience and the book Passion = Success. You're an excellent interviewer... Please know that your support means the world to me. All the best to you!" Author April Pickering

"Thank you so much for the interview! Absolutely the best I've had." Author Lesley Kagen

"Thank you for having me on your show! You asked great questions, which helped me to focus on your audience." Author Eva Mara Mora

"Enjoyed the interview also. I felt as if we were old friends and that you knew me well enough to get me to talk about what was important to me. Your questions were very insightful and guided the interview into some interesting areas." artist Pablo Solomon

"The interview with Kathy Kinney (AKA Mrs. P) was great. It is nice that we have been able to create this new and inspiring character for her. She use to be 'Mimi' on the Drew Carey Show which was a very different character from Mrs. P. Your show is wonderful. I am going to become a regular listener. You have a great gift for interviewing." Dana Plautz, Mrs P Enterprises, LLC

"I want to compliment you on your amazing interviewing skills. I have to admit that I was nervous about the visit and you were able to put me at ease immediately. I forgot right away that we were on radio and web and simply enjoyed the visit. You communicated to me an interest about the book and beyond the book an interest in the spoken and written words. I will listen often to your interviews and look forward to our next visit." --- Mary Walker Baron, author of BUT THIS IS DIFFERENT.

"If you haven't been interviewed by Cyrus Webb your book hasn't been reviewed by the "BEST Reviewer"." Lynn Cawthorne, author of Let My People Go

"Ran into (NYT Bestselling author) Spencer Quinn in the hall here at the office and he had such great things to say about your interview with him. He’s not the first author I’ve heard that from. Thank you so much for the great work that you do!" David Brown, Atria Books Deputy Director of Publicity

"You're such a gifted communicator- made telling our stories so easy. The Lord is using you mightily." Beth Marshall, author A TIME TO HEAL

"You are doing a good work keeping the country informed and remembering the sacrifices." Brian O'Rear, 22 year Air Force Veteran

"As a radio listener, I seldom hear a host ask as many good questions as you did. I was deeply gratified that you enjoyed our book and very appreciative of the opportunity to share it with an audience of fellow southerners." --- Author Barton Cockey

" I'm much more accustomed to asking the questions than answering them, but you are a wonderful interviewer and I felt completely at ease. Thank you for making this a very memorable experience." --- Tom Walker, author of CONTRARY CREEK

"I appreciate an interviewer like you who gives the guest plenty of room to speak her mind! I rarely lack for something to say." --- Debbie Jordan, author of The World I Imagine

"Your questions were very refreshing and your show is really good!" --- recording artist Tanya Denise

"You touched on some of the deeper and more subtle themes in the book ; your perception is very astute." Nancy Dobson, author of DUSTING THE GLASS

"You were very well prepared, set a great tone, and went way beyond the call of duty in the promotion department--a real pro. I will sing your praises whenever I get the chance." --- K. D. Koratsky, author of LIVING WITH EVOLUTION OR DYING WITHOUT IT

"Thank you for the opportunity to be on your program. You are a scholar and a gentleman, (a vanishing entity) and provide a great service. Having been doing this for a few months now, interviewers fall two categories. The entertainers, and the educators. You are an educator, and that is a complement." --- Danielle Milano,M.D, author of SKINNY IS OVERRATED

"[Yours] was the most reflective interview I've had yet and it made me recall a little of things that I've done that were beneficial to the people I knew. Maybe I do have some good karma points stored up in the cosmic bank somewhere. I appreciate you picking up on the larger themes in the book." Jake Adelstein, author of TOKYO VICE

"You made it so easy for me to talk, and you ask great questions!" --- Michele Howe, author of BURDENS DO A BODY GOOD

"You are such a great host. Your voice is so powerful over the radio. Continue to share your talents and knowlege so others may be encouraged." --- Valerie Dodson, author of DON'T DELAY YOUR INCREASE

"Words are not adequate enough to extend a debt of gratitude to you for all you have done for me. A pen would run out of ink before I could write or say thank you over and over again. You have brought the book back to life or I could even say you have given it life. I have never been this motiviated to get this moving until now. Thanks for working with me."--- Joseph Henderson, author of I DON'T WANT TO DIE ALL ALONE

Cyrus,I just wanted to touch bases with you and offer a heartfelt thank you. It was great to meet the new authors and become reacquainted with familiar faces. You provide a wonderful avenue by which people can be motivated to read. As an educator, I applaud your work. As a writer, I offer much love and appreciation. I love the invitation to join the addiction -- get hooked on books. Keep up the good work.
--- V. L. Green, author of REFLECTIONS and WHEN DESTINIES MEET

"Cyrus - first of all let me tell you how touched I was when I read your
review of Beat on Amazon. Thank you so, so much. I also really enjoyed the interview. I think you've got a great thing going. I love how you emphasize human accomplishment over the difficult struggles we have in our lives. I'm really glad we met and that I got the chance to discover your site and your unique perspective. Thanks again for introducing me to your fans." --- Stephen Jay Schwartz, author of BEAT

"I truly think you are a wonderful host who asked great questions... I appreciate your giving me an opportunity to expose my book to the public and to your book club clientele." --- Rebecca Hayes, author of PRIVATE CATHAY'S SECRET

“Cyrus is truly – without a doubt – the way a host should be!" --- Fashion designer Jorge' Perez

"A big double thank you to you, first for the wonderful interview. You got done in ten minutes what other people do in half an hour, and BETTER, with focus and a distinct angle. I was just thrilled with it, and so was my husband, who was listening. He'll post it on my website etc. and I'll send it around. Thank you for that really perceptive prep, and thanks for picking up on my answers. I really felt it was a dialog AND an interview." --- Molly Peacock, author THE PAPER GARDEN

"Cyrus: Just wanted to say that I thoroughly enjoyed our chat this afternoon. I really appreciate your interest in my novel and the positive things you had to say about it during the interview. I also want to commend you on both the insight and professionalism you demonstrated during the interview. You made it very easy and comfortable for a rookie like me! Thanks again." --- Joseph Hayes, author of WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING

"Your review (of ABRAMO'S GIFT) was unique in that you distilled a life lesson from the story, something that no reviewer has done. You focused upon some essence from the characters that, frankly, I had never thought about consciously, but I'm very gratified that you saw it. By the way, yours is the mark of a fine writer/reviewer. I wish that they were all as perceptive as you are. Where I come from, when someone does something as well as you, and when a young person shows the potential that you do, we say he's doing 'the Lord's work.' I have listened to our interview several times now, and have also shared it with some family and friends. And each time I hear it, I marvel at your mastery of interviewing technique. It is certainly something that is a talent, because I’ve seen many veterans of broadcasting not able to accomplish what you do so naturally and easily. Part of the success you have comes from your gentlemanly behavior that puts interviewees at ease. So thanks again for your kind treatment. I wish you all the best in whatever you do in your career, be it hosting of a book club, interviewing on national TV, writing books yourself, or some dream you hold in your secret heart." --- Don Greco, author of ABRAMO'S GIFT

"What a gentle and lovely, thoughtful host you are. And you threaded through the questions in the most amazing way..." Liz Rosenberg, author of HOME REPAIR

"It was such a pleasure talking with you, such a pleasure being presented with such thoughtful questions. That doesn't happen terribly often and I was sorry when it drew to a close." --- Philip Shepherd, author of NEW SELF NEW WORLD

"You are by far the most prepared host I have interviewed with." --- Kirk Wilkinson, author of THE HAPPINESS FACTOR

"Thanks Cyrus for using your influence to better the lives of others." --- Patricia Singleton, blogger

"Cyrus Webb is the most incredible person I've ever done an interview with! He understood my topic completely, and asked very insightful and perceptive questions!" --- Dan L. Hays, author of FREEDOM'S JUST ANOTHER WORD

"It is really refreshing to encounter an interviewer with his
intelligence, insights and who has actually read the book. I knew
nothing of him before this interview but I am completely impressed and
will keep an eye out for his undoubted career progress." --- Frederick LaCroix, author of THE SKY RAINED HEROES

"Being self-published. credibility means everything. Having me on your show and supporting me as you have is all part of that." --- Gary D. Kaschak, author of LIFESTONE

"Thank you from the "Bottom Of My Heart" for taking time out of your busy schedule to write the most inspirational "Review" for "The Bridge" on, and thank you once again for enabling me to share our "Miracle". May God continue to Bless you Cyrus and the work that you are doing on His behalf." --- Jackie Carpenter, author of "The Bridge"

" Since our first interview, I've been following on your website all that you are doing for literacy to the point that I have been inspired to put in my little grain of rice towards literacy as well." --- Susan Violante, author of INNOCENT WAR

"Congratulations on your growing success! You certainly deserve it." --- Nesta Aharoni, author of MY GOODNESS: MY KIDS

"Cyrus is an inspirational hardworker who believes in the importance of literacy awareness. I was able to be one of Cyrus's coordinators for his National Day of Reading campaign in November 2009. It was a great experience and I am happy to be on board again for 2010. Cyrus uses his platform as an advocate and radio host to spread positive messages and to make a difference. I would suggest him to anyone serious about making a change through in the field of literacy development." --- Tara Michener, author of WHO I AM NOT WHAT I AM

"It’s a pleasure to work with a professional who’s nicely prepared, with thoughtful questions and a great personality." --- David Kelly, author of BABE RUTH AND THE BASEBALL CURSE

"There is something so amazing about standing on the edge of your dreams coming true. It's awe-inspiring, it's overwhelming and humbling. I want to thank you so much for taking part in my dream. I've listened to your other interviews and I think you are a special man." --- Kim Vazquez, author of LIVING IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR

"Thank you soooo much for allowing me to come on your show! It was an awesome
experience. I said I was nervous at first but you made me feel at ease. I can tell you got something from the book and read! I really hope that you were touched by it! Thanks for bringing out the part Mark 8:36!! Very impressive interview! May God Bless You and all your efforts!!" --- Cheryl Joyner Clark, author of NO MORE SUNDAY MORNINGS

"I have and will continue to sing your praises to all of my literary colleagues. Your book club is a model for others to emulate."
--- Reshonda Tate Billingsley, author of MY BROTHER'S KEEPER & EVERYBODY SAY AMEN.

"You were an excellent host. I'm more accustomed to interviewing than being interviewed but I did enjoy it. You're a very articulate and thorough interviewer..." Constantine Markides, host of Fourth Fiction

"You are an impressive young man. I am passing my baton to you, now. I know you'll carry it fast into the second decade of the 21st century. 'Webb's WEBISODES!' 'Do the WRITE Thang!' Man, I love it! SUPER CYRUS WEBB is a YOUNG CAPED CRUSADER who has absolutely blown this OLD caped crusader's MIND!" Dr. John Telford, author of A LIFE ON THE RUN

"You're always so cool, calm, collected and prepared..." Gail Kearns, To Press & Beyond

"You are a phenomenal host and I know you have a very promising future." --- Lessy'B, author of Sara's Song

"Thanks for the interview and review... You are a pro and not only did I enjoy the experience, I was very impressed at the effort you put into reading and understanding my stories. As you well, know, that is the salve that soothes the writer's worries! You earned a big fan today...I'll pass the word
far and wide! All the best." --- Gerry Boylan, author of GETTING THERE and GERRY TALES

"Cyrus, you are on the fast track to success!" --- Deborah Gary, author of TEENAGE MOTHER'S GUIDE TO SURVIVAL

"Enjoyed very much the questions you asked, which were quite thought-provoking and very different from the usual stuff that I get asked in interviews." --- Bestselling author William Kent Krueger

"Cyrus, I don't know how many ways I can say, "Thank you!" But, consider yourself thanked in every way that is possible. In addition to this interview which you presented so well the live interview I had with you,and your bookclub tonight was nothing short of amazing. The depths, and insights of tonight's conversation were just much more than I could have hoped or asked for. I ask a special blessing for you."
--- Evie Rhodes, author of OUT A ORDER & THE FORGOTTEN SPIRIT

"Hello Cyrus, I loved doing the interview and thoroughly enjoyed talking with you.
You're a wonderful host and the interview is only as good as the host who is directing it." --- Carrie J. Keaton, author of TWO LOVES, ONE HEART

"Real talk, Cyrus has the best author blog talk radio show out there." --- Rahman Muhammad, founder of Book Bullies

"I want to thank you so very much for giving me the opportunity to appear on your show. It was an honor to be part of Conversations Live, a show that consistently offers listeners meaningful content. You provide encouragement, contemplation and inspiration to your audiences. For me, your questions and the opportunity have allowed me to improve and grow. Thank you!" Cesca Janece Waterfield, author of BARTUB

"You're an awesome radio host." --- Ursula Hanks, author of IN MY HEART

"Cyrus, I want to thank you once again for featuring me on your radio show. I really enjoyed it. I do not take that moment lightly. I count it a privledge and an honor to be chosen in that capacity. You are making an awesome impact in many lives with your great works. It is my prayer that God richly bless you in all you are doing to bring about change and make a difference in this world." --- Charmaine Tucker, author of WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN

"First of all let me start out by saying how grateful I am for all that you and Conversations Book Club has done for me as a writer. You guys are the best!" --- C. J. Domino, author of SIDELINE HO

Friday, September 16, 2011

Media Personality Cyrus Webb Addresses Eating Disorder In New Article

On Conversations LIVE radio show and through Conversations Magazine media personality Cyrus Webb discusses a variety of topics with his guests including overcoming challenges and personal demons. Through the discussions, however, the attention rarely goes to Webb himself. Now for the first time in six years the Mississippi native addresses his own battle with eating disorders publicly.

"I have always seen Conversations as a way to share the stories of others, not my own," says Webb, 36. "Though many of them are discussing issues that I can't personally relate to, I know what it's like to struggle with a problem that threatens to destroy you." In an article published by Frugivore Magazine this week Webb talks about how his own perception of himself and weight led to him embarking on a dangerous journey. (Read the article here: )

The first time Webb talked about his struggle with an eating disorder was in 2005 on what was then Conversations with C. A. Webb on WMPR 90.1 FM out of Jackson, MS. "People got to know about my fight through some of the poetry I had shared at some of my events," says Webb. "That year I had begun to exercise more and as a result I lost some weight. Some thought that the weight-loss was because I had relapsed. Though I don't normally feel the need to address everything I hear about myself, I thought it was important to address it publicly. The radio show was the perfect spot."

Webb admits that being in the public brings attention to what you look like no matter what your sex or race. He hopes the article will help people to appreciate that some struggles transcends those things. It's up to us to address them and help others do the same.

To keep up with what's next for Webb and Conversations visit

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cyrus Webb Announces The Return of Online Book Club In Oct. 2011

When Conversations Book Club began in November 2006 it was with three members and a telephone. The co-ed reading group started in Mississippi by Cyrus Webb and founding member Stanley Clark was designed as a place where readers of all backgrounds could come together and discuss books directly with the author present either on a conference call or in person. It quickly grew from there to meetings in Memphis, New Orleans and Montgomery, all following the same pattern.

Cyrus Webb is pleased to announce the return of such book discussion with the re-launch of the online chapter of Conversations Book Club in October. The weekly meetings will be Saturdays @ 7p.m. et(6p.m. ct/4p.m. pt) beginning Sat. October 1, 2011, and will be open to anyone who would like to join the conversation. At the scheduled time interested parties will simply visit to talk with the author via the message board or join the discussion over the phone by calling 347.426.3645. The author of the book will be a part of the discussion the entire hour and answer YOUR QUESTIONS with Webb serving as the moderator.

The first book the reading group will discuss is GEORGIA JUSTICE by author Jackie Carpenter. Below are the books and authors joining this special book club in the upcoming weeks:

10/01 --- "Georgia Justice" by Jackie Carpenter
10/08 --- "Destined To Live, Despite Me" by Yolanda Shanks
10/15 --- "Something Inside Of Me" by Chitoka Webb
10/22 --- "Teenie" by Christopher Grant
10/29 --- "My Daddy The Devil and Me" by Debra Ann Brown-Davis
11/05 --- "The Playful and Powerful Warrior Within You!" by GJ Reynolds
11/12 --- "What A Wonderful World" by Ricki Riccardi
11/19 --- "Incognito" by Michael Sidney Fosberg
11/26 --- "Manufacturing Hysteria" by Jay Feldman
12/17 --- "Louisa" by Richard Emmel

Make plans now to attend these special meetings either online or by phone. It is the hope of Cyrus Webb and Conversations Book Club that each week will be an opportunity for you not only to get your questions answered but to introduce those who "attend" to new authors and fellow readers.

For more information contact Cyrus Webb at or 601.896.5616. You can also visit

Monday, September 12, 2011

Cyrus Webb Celebrates 400th Radio Show Of 2011 With 9/11 Tribute

(Monday, September 12, 2011) Cyrus Webb, host of Conversations LIVE celebrated his 400th radio interview of 2011 on Sunday, September 11, 2011 with his special edition of Inspirational Conversations called "America Remembers: A 9/11 Tribute (Part 2).

"It was a powerful show not just because of the milestone for the show but for what it meant for the country and the world," says Webb, 36. The date marked the 10 year anniversary of the horrific terrorist attack on American soil, and it was Webb's goal to use the weekend not just for reflection but to encourage his listeners to find their own meaning for themselves. "We have the gift of life," he says. "That's something we can't take for granted. We have to make sure we are living each day to the fullest not just for ourselves but those around us."

On the show during the special program Webb spoke with author Walter Meyer who lost a childhood friend in the first plane that hit the World Trade Center Towers. He also spoke with recording artist and native New Yorker Tomas Doncker about how the day affected him. Both were powerful yet inspring conversations.

To listen to the show visit This was the 2nd of 3 discussions that Webb hosted over the weekend. If you missed the first one with a terrific panel of individuals who all used the events of 9/11 to make changes in their lives visit The final part of the series took place Sunday evening with Brian O'Rear, a 22 year Air Force Veteran who was involved in the War on Terror. You can hear his conversation at

To date Webb has hosted over 1500 shows since Conversations LIVE began in July 2003. Do you have a story to tell? Contact Cyrus Webb at or 601.896.5616. You can listen to past shows and get updates to Conversations LIVE at

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Media Personality Cyrus Webb Named Top 1000 Reviewer By

Out of the tens of thousands of reviews posted by individuals on each day, media personality and Conversations Book Club President Cyrus Webb has been named one of the popular site's Top 1000 Reviewers.

"This honor is just a testament to how serious I take the sharing of books," says Webb, 36. "I don't just read for myself. I read so that I will be able to share what I am learning and enjoying with others."

Webb has posted over 600 reviews of books and music on, and people of all walks of life are finding his thoughts both helpful and intrumental in sparking discussions. has also helped Webb in being able to find guests that he can feature on Conversations LIVE Radio, through Conversations Magazine as well as for his book club.

"People notice those that are recognized on Amazon," Webb says. "They reach out to us because our opinions are respected, and they know that others are paying attention to what we have to say."

Webb hopes that he can continue to introduce the world to new books as well as give a different perspective to books that might not normally catch the attention of readers.

For more information about Webb and the work he is doing to promote literacy through Conversations Book Club visit If you would like to contact Cyrus Webb directly you can reach him at or 601.896.5616.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

(Sat. August 27, 2011) Conversations Book Club and Cyrus Webb Host "Breakfast with Books"

(Saturday, August 27, 2011 *Brandon, MS) Conversations Book Club and its founder Cyrus Webb are committed to promoting the power of books and self-esteem when it comes to today's youth. They are also intersted in promoting a healthier lifestyle. For this reason on Saturday, August 27, 2011 from 9-10:30a.m. Webb and members of the book club will be enjoying the delicious breakfast memu at Subway Restaurant Crossgates (112 Service Drive * Brandon, MS) but also giving out 50 free copies of the entertaining children's book TOO TALL ALICE written by author Barbara Worton.

"Too Tall Alice is just the kind of book to encourage our youth that they are special just the way they are," says Webb, 36. "When I started Conversations Book Club in November 2006 I wanted it to be a place where everyone could find something that fit their lives no matter where they are. For young people I think Too Tall Alice accomplishes that and more."

There is no purchase necessary to get your free copy of this great book, however, Webb invites anyone to join the book club and him in having breakfast and socializing with the group. For more information contact Cyrus Webb at or at 601.896.5616. To foind out more information about other events hosted by Conversations Book Club visit

CONVERSATIONS: Feeding Your Love Of Life!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Cyrus Webb Asks: Is Conversations Magazine Feeding Your Love Of Life?

From the time it relaunched in December 2010, Conversations Magazine has been making a name for itself by offering not just insightful interviews and discussions but extras such as motivational messages, delicious recipes, commentaries and entertainment news suitable for members of the entire family.

Today Conversations Magazine has over 1000 subscribers in 4 countries, and the momentum seems to be growing with each week. Editor-In-Chief Cyrus Webb and the team that brings the magazine to life each week have a simple question for you: Is Conversations Magazine feeding yoru love of life?

If not, make sure you subscribe today! Each issue is only $6.99 with shipping included or take advantage of the best deal of getting 12 issues for the low price of $24.99, shipping included. That is less than $3 an issue!

Those who subscribe to Conversations Magazine before July 15th also get the Conversations Magazine special edition called MODEL CITIZENS.
It will feature 50 individuals that we believe are showcasing qualities that should be encouraged and appreciated. Though the majority of those in the special issue are rising stars, there are also interviews with well-known movers and shakers as well. (For more information about the special edition, visit

To get your single issues of Conversations Magazine or the yearly subscription today, simply visit Issues mail out on the 20th of each month.

Advertising is also easy with Conversations Magazine. For more information contact Cyrus Webb at or visit

On behalf of the entire team that works on Conversations Magazine and its parent company Shadow Play Entertainment, thank you for your support. Without you, none of what we have accomplished would be possible. CONVERSATIONS MAGAZINE: Feeding your love of live!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Author, Poet April Mahoney To Interview Media Mogul Cyrus Webb

For Immediate Release
Contact: April Mahoney, 619-573-5532 or

Author, Poet April Mahoney To Interview Media Mogul Cyrus Webb

(San Diego, CA)---San Diego author, poet, and community activist April Mahoney has been selected to interview media mogul Cyrus A. Webb for his 8th anniversary of his BlogTalk radio show Conversations Live on Sunday, July 3rd, at 6:30p.m. est (5:30p.m. cst/3:30p pst).

Often referred to as the "Male Oprah", Cyrus Webb is a Mississippi-based nationally-renowned author, magazine publisher, and radio and television host who works
daily to encourage, inspire and learn. To learn more about Cyrus Webb and his
Conversation Brand visit

The Conversations Live radio show can be accessed online at For more information about author April Mahoney, visit or call 619-573-5532

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

(June 15, 2011) What's New With Shadow Play Entertainment

(June 15, 2011) The month of June has come in and been a busy one for Shadow Play Entertainment as it continues to grow, inspire and change to fit the needs of its new audience. Here are some of the things you should know about...

The next edition of Conversations Magazine is available for purchasing. It features interviews with author Larry Wilson, recording artist Dashawn, new commentary from Helene Weinberger, profiles of Two Out Of Three and a new section called "Model Citizen".
The magazine is only $6.99, shipping included or you can get your 12 issue 1 year subscription for only $24.99. For details visit

Conversations LIVE Radio recently celebrated its 250th show this year and its 1400th show since it began airing in July 2003. Host Cyrus Webb is excited about the upcoming anniversary and invites you all to stay tuned to the program as it continues to connect you with the artists and authors you love who give you the music and books you can't get enough of.

(Sat. June 18, 2011) In Mississippi author Alean McIntyre Adams will be signing her new book WAY BEYOND PISGAH at the Milestone Christian Bookstore in Brandon/Pearl from 11-1p.m. on Sat. June 18, 2011.

(Tues. June 28, 2011) Shadow Play Entertainment is working with the state of Mississippi in hosting New York Times Bestselling author Wahida Clark in her first visit to Mississippi on Tues. June 28, 2011.
There will be events all day, and the full schedule can be found at

(Wed. June 29, 2011) Mississippi native Cyrus Webb (aka C. A. Webb) will be hosting his first art show and poetry reading of the year on Wed. June 29, 2011.
This will be held at the Pearl Public Library beginning at 3p.m. Admission to events are free.

Lots of new things are also in the works for M. Beatryce Shaw and other members of the Shadow Play Entertainment family. To stay updated make sure you visit For more information contact Cyrus Webb at or 601.896.5616. CONVERSATIONS: Feeding your love of live!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

REVIEW: "Living Oprah" by Robyn Okrant

With the Oprah Winfrey Show officially ending in May 2011, all eyes are on the woman who has been inspiring those in the world to live their best life for the past 25 years. Among those who have been influenced by the Queen of Talk is Chicago residENT Robyn Okrant. Through her book LIVING OPRAH she takes us into what it means to follow the suggestions of Ms. O and how it may just lead to the life we were destine for all along. (* NOTE: Cyrus Webb interviewed author Robyn Okrant on Conversations LIVE! Radio in January 2010 about Oprah and the book. You can listen at this link, )

After seeing Robyn Okrant featured on the CNBC special THE OPRAH EFFECT, I was eagerly awaiting her book of the experiment. So many times you hear people talking about slivers of what the Queen of Talk suggests for living your best life, but here was someone who was taking everything Oprah said and applying it as real guidlines in life.

What was the result?

It took me a day and a half to read LIVING OPRAH, and I closed the book with a smile thinking of the many lessons I took in through Robyn's journey along the way. Yes, the account is about what Oprah says, but isn't the real test of any minister, speaker or individual who is considered an authority on a subject whether or not what they say really works for YOU? That was the day-to-day struggle for Robyn. You can be given all the tools in the world, but it is about how you apply them that makes the difference.

As a fellow creative, I appreciated the way Robyn took to the experiment with great thought. What were the pros and cons physically, financially and quite frankly emotionally? How would it affect her relationship with those in her life, especially her husband (I'll come back to him later)? What if people misunderstood her goal?

Robyn approached the answers to these questions in a way that was deliberate and cautious of the possible side effects. There were many things she liked that were praised by Oprah. When it came to issues of conflict and conscience,however,such as the lessons of The Secret, we see Robyn weigh it against her own beliefs. There were moments when she also seem to realize that by taking this year-long journey, she was going to be noticed. There was a situation when she came literally face-to-face with herself on public transportation, and seemed to realize that not all would view what she was doing as something worthwhile.

Speaking of being noticed, I think all would agree that Oprah garnering success and fame is why a project like this is interesting at all. It stands to reason that anyone who would take up living the life that Oprah encourages would also get attention for doing so; but when the media comes calling to Robyn, she has to decide how much of this attention does she actually want for herself.

I mentioned Robyn's husband earlier, and I honestly believe that the experiment would not have worked if he was not only accepting and supportive but in many ways affected by it as well. I can relate to him personally, because as a man---a gender that seems not to be as much a part of Oprah's audience for tips on living---I can say that a woman who has overcame challenges, followed her dreams and is enjoying the reward, is just as much a catalyst for me to learn from as anyone else. That brings me to my biggest takeaway. I feel that what was impressed upon her husband the most was what this journey was doing to Robyn, how it was making her feel and look at life---not so much who was responsible for it (Oprah). He was her cheerleader, there on the frontline wanting her to succeed as much as she wanted to succeed.

With that I would say that LIVING OPRAH is proof to me that we are only living our best life when we are living the life right for us. Not all of us can do, say or afford the same things, but we have to be willing to do what we can with what we have and expect the most from that. Look at Robyn. She is a published author, making a difference doing what she enjoys. That is all that matters.

LIVING is the big lesson, and I think that Robyn Okrant has shown and taught that well.

--- Cyrus Webb, Conversations Book Club/Conversations LIVE! Radio

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What's New With Shadow Play Entertainment

(Tuesday, March 15, 2011) Shadow Play Entertainment is pleased to announce some of the exciting events that have been going on over the past several weeks that you might have missed.

First off, Conversations Book Club and president Cyrus Webb would like to thank author Jennifer Luckett for allowing it to host a booksigning for her at the Pearl Public Library on Sat. March 12, 2011 for her book CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE. It was a lot of fun, and joining the event were authors Reiko Brown and Alean McIntyre Adams.

Next, Cyrus Webb was a guest on Fox 40 and Friends in Jackson, MS on Monday, March 14, 2011 to discuss Conversations Book Club and how it is uniting authors with readers. Watch the video by visiting this link ( and clicking on the "Cyrus Webb" video on the right.

On Tuesday, March 15, 2011 the Rankin Ledger Newspaper gave a shout-out to Conversations Book Club for its $500 donation of books to the Peace Corps work in Costa Rica. You can read the feature here:

Monday, January 24, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: "Come Sunday Morning" by Terry E. Hill

by Cyrus Webb for Conversations Book Club/

After an almost eight year hiatus, author Terry E. Hill returns to the literary scene with what is a complete literary treat: Come Sunday Morning. While his first novel (Inside The Fall) took us into the complicated and sometimes corrupted world of politics, Hill's sophomore offering leads us right into the church and the double life of celebrated Pastor Hezekiah T. Cleaveland. He seems to have it all: a massive and adoring congregation as well as a equally compelling wife and beautiful daughter, but as in so many cases in life, nothing is ever as it appears to be.

Though the back cover explains a great deal of what the book is about, Hill once again gives us a backstory and character development that makes him such a gifted storyteller. You see, not only is Pastor Cleaveland being unfaithful to the vows he made to his wife and the church, he is being just as unfaithful to himself. In his quest to have everything that he wants, he loses himself and becomes a mirror that reflects the hopes and aspirations of others.

Ironically,though, it is during his unfaithfulness that the Pastor is able to finally admit the truth. "I've never loved anyone, or even myself, as much as I love you," he says to his lover. "No one has ever forced me to look beyond myself and my own needs or my own ego...You've made me realize I've never really cared for anyone and didn't think I had the capacity to. My world has always been about me, and what I desired more than life itself. I wanted power and all that came with it---fame, wealth, and respect. Well, I've done it. I have it all, and when I got it, I began to hate myself more than I had ever hated my worst enemy. All I could see staring back at me in the mirror was a hollow, lonely man who had traded his soul just to be recognized when he walked down the street..."

What a remarkable confession, and it is one that no matter what your profession many can relate to. How many of us have given up what we really want just to go after what we feel like will make us look the best to the world. Pastor Cleaveland showcases that not only do we have the potential to destroy ourselves but those that we have involved in our facade of a life---sometimes with irreversible consequences. It is also important to realize that with much of life, what's done in the dark will ultimately come to the light.

Come Sunday Morning is just the kind of book we needed to start off the year, not just because it is an entertaining read, but as any literary work worth its salt, it sparks a much-needed discussion. Kudos to Terry E. Hill for once again showcasing that some things get better with age. This is a book that will be talked about for some time to come.

To find out more about the author, visit

* Read Webb's first interview with Terry E. Hill here.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Alean McIntyre Adams: Traveling Through Pisgah and Beyond

by Cyrus Webb for Conversations Book Club/Conversations Magazine

At the age of 75, Mississippi author Alean McIntyre Adams has seen more than her fair share of change in Mississippi and around the world. In her new book WAY BEYOND PISGAH, she takes readers into the journey that has been her life and allows us to see how the events she has lived through have shaped the woman she has become.

While talking with Adams, it is impossible to deny her excitement for life. She explained to me that she was always a person who questioned things instead of just accepting whatever she was told. "I knew there had to be a better way of life," she says. "God wouldn't want it to be that way."

"That way" growing up was in a segregated world in Mississippi. She saw alot of prejudice, but thanks to strong people like her mother around her, the young girl knew that better days were possible. "My mother told me that we could do anything," she reflects, and that was something that she never forget.

Throughout her childhood and into her adulthood, Alean Adams fought against the challenges she was faced with and realized what was possible with hard work and dedication. To her, though, she was just doing what she knew was right. "I was doing what I did for my family and to make the world a better place," she told me. She hopes her book will allow younger generations to see that progress that has been made, what it took to bring about change and realize their role in keeping it going.

An important chapter in Adams' life was her work in the Civil Rights movement. The reader gets a chance to see why some felt the need to speak up and out about the injustice they saw, and the results of such action. You are also able to see how fear of the unknown kept others from moving forward. In the end, though, it is a culmination of all of the events of her life that makes Alean who she is.

And the meaning of the book title? In the book the author tells of an experience when she was visiting a doctor and he commented on her use of correct English. In the exchange with her he made the statement that she probably hadn't been away from Pisgah. Today the author has been far from Pisgah, traveling around the world, and that is what is possible for others to attain as well.

Adams doesn't allow others to dictate the course of her life. She realizes that she has the power to bring about the life she wants. What better message than that to share with others!

For more information about Alean McIntyre Adams and her book, contact her at 601.829.2702.

In Mississippi the book can be found at Milestone Christian Bookstore in Pearl, MS and available to everyone by mail order.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Recording artist Thoroughbred: Using Music To Drive Into Her Destiny

by Cyrus Webb

Her lyrical journey began in 2001 with poetry and storytelling. Now recording artist Toya Stevenson known musically as Thoroughbred is determined to make her mark as a serious artist making serious moves.

Talking with her you get a feel of not just her confidence but her determination,too. Thoroughbred says her love of music began at the age of two. "Music was something that soothes me then and still does today," she says. "It is one thing that has never let me down."

What started as an outlet for her personal feelings took on a larger meaning when she saw the way her words and music affected other people. "So many people who I thought were perfect were just like me," she says. "That is when I knew I was making a difference. I was able to see that through music I could help other people realize that they weren't alone. There are literally people all around the world that share the same problems and feelings."

At a time when the music industry is hearing the likes of Nikki Minaj, Trina, Angie Stone and more, Thoroughbred feels that such a strong female influence is a positive, not a negative. "When you have so many influences, it's easier to be yourself," she says. "Each person in the game right now is a little different, but they each play a different part in my life. I am able to stay different just by being honest and expressing myself. I'm willing to put myself out there. The women artists that came out before me have actually made it easier. They have broken down some doors that we up-and-coming artists couldn't have done. That's why I feel we owe them so much gratitude."

Over the years, Thoroughbred has not just shared her love of music and her voice with the world. She has given her heart as well. In September 2007 she founded a biker group called Biker Buddies Motorcyle Club which now has 12 members. "We're really more than just female bikers," says Thoroughbred. "I feel that we should be called an empowerment group, because we all feed into each other. Six of the women are entreprenuers, two are educators and two provide health care services. All collectively make up one powerful spirit."

Thoroughbred believes there is a larger message that the group provides. "We help each other," she says. "If women come together we can do anything. With enough women, we can get things done. This goes beyond the biking. It's about what each person brings to the table, not just for ourselves but the next generations to come."

Of all the endeavors she is involved in, what is one of Thoroughbred's goals for 2011? "I want at least 5 million people to hear one of my songs," she says. That's my goal. Regardless of what else comes my way though, I am living out my dream. It doesn't matter how big or small it may look to others. I think it is all about being happy doing what you are doing, and I am happy."

Singles to look out for are "I Got This" which is about overcoming obstacles in your life and "I Miss You."

To find out more about Thoroughbred, visit She can also be reached by email at For information on bookings or appearances, contact Stanley Clark at 1.773.315.9286 or call 601.497.1985.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Young Money's Lil' Chuckee Visit Mississippi To Promote Reading

(Wednesday, January 12, 2011) Kernell Reynolds of TRU Records and Lil' Chuckee of Cash Money's Young Money have teamed up with Shadow Play Entertainment's literacy campaign Hip Hop and Books ( to encourage the importance of reading. As part of the partnership, both Reynolds and Lil' Chuckee will be visiting Mississippi Feb. 23-25, 2011 to promote the importance of reading among public school students and even on college campuses.

"It's great to have public figures like these two sharing the importance of reading," says Cyrus Webb, Founder of the Hip Hop and Books coalition. Webb,a Mississippi native has hosted several other events with the literacy campaign including with Platinum-selling recording artist/bestselling author Corey "C-Murder" Miller. "I think Kernell and Lil' Chuckee's willingness to come to our state and show that it is cool to read no matter what profession you choose is important."
Reynolds, who has been a part of the Hip Hop and Books coalition since 2007, agrees with Webb. "It's a known fact that young people look up to those in the entertainment community, especially those in music," he says. "Lil' Chuckee and I realize the influence we have, and we want to make sure we are using our celebrity for good."

For interviews and more details about the trip, contact Cyrus Webb at or 601.896.5616. Organizations and businesses looking to partner with TRU Records and Lil' Chuckee in the Mississippi trip in sponsorship opportunities can contact Kernell Reynolds at or 504.915.8581. Additional information about Hip Hop and Books can be found at

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Author Jackie Carpenter's Visit To MS: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

(Saturday, January 8, 2011) Day two with author Jackie Carpenter completed what was an amazing visit of inspiration, hope and the assurance of the light at the end of the tunnel of whatever we are going through.

NOTE: If you missed the report from Day 1 of Jackie's visit to Mississippi, read it here:

Cyrus Webb of Conversations Book Club began the day at the Crossgates area Subway Restaurant discussing the message of Carpenter's book THE BRIDGE and the importance of faith when it comes to challenges in life.

Joining the conversation was long-time friend of the book club Jennifer Vess.

From there it was on the Pearl Public Library where for two straight hours, Jackie was able to meet patrons and library employees, sharing her book and what she hopes they take away from it.

OVER 30 COPIES of THE BRIDGE made its way into the hands of individuals who seemed excited to not only meet the author but take home something that could help them as they deal with their own problems in life.

Conversations Book Club wishes to personally thank Ramesh Gajjar and the staff at Subway Crossgates in Brandon, the staff of the Pearl Public Library, book club supporter Annette Brown and all those who made day two of this literary event a success.

To find out more about Jackie and her book, visit To stay abreast of other events hosted by Conversations Book Club, visit

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Cyrus Webb Named New Entertainment Editor For SDA Network

CHICAGO (SDA) — Mississippi-based Cyrus Webb, also known as C. A. Webb, has joined the SDA Network News staff as Entertainment Editor, covering news and events pertaining to celebrities and entertainers. In addition, Webb’s Conversations LIVE! Internet radio show will be linked directly to SDA Network News.
Webb, a popular Mississippi native, has been involved in the arts for more than a decade as a visual-literary artist, poet, radio and television show host as well as the founder of the magazine Conversations. During that span, he has interviewed more than 1,000 influential and up-and-coming writers, authors and artists about their passions, their journeys through life, and how they are using their skills to make a difference in the world.

SDA Network News strives to be among the world's leaders in online news and information delivery. Staffed 24 hours, seven days a week by a dedicated staff in SDA's world headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, and in bureaus worldwide, SDA Network News relies heavily on SDA's global team of news professionals. SDA Network News features the latest multimedia technologies, from live video streaming to audio packages to searchable archives of news features and background information. The site is updated continuously throughout the day.

Read the entire announcement here:

Friday, January 7, 2011

CBC Report: Author Jackie Carpenter's Visit To Mississippi (Day 1)

(Friday, January 7, 2011) Shadow Play Entertainment and Conversations Book Club welcomed Jackie Carpenter, author of THE BRIDGE, to Mississippi on Friday, January 7, 2011 to begin her two day promotion of the book and how her faith helped guide her through a dark chapter of her life.

Hosted by Conversations' President Cyrus Webb and co-sponsored by Stanley Clark of For The People Productions, the day began at Medgar Evers Library in South Jackson. There Carpenter shared snippets of her life story and how the inspiration for the book came about.

Those in attendance listened intently as she explained that it was never her intention to become an author, but God had other plans.
Before leaving the library, she also donated a copy of her book to them so it can be shared with the patrons.

While in Jackson, Webb and Carpenter stopped by Clear Channel's radio offices to drop off a copy of the book for Nikki Dulaney of Hallelujah 95.5 FM for consideration for her book club selections.

From there, the group was on its way to Pearl, MS where Webb introduced Carpenter to some of the staff at the Pearl Public Library, and she donated copies of her book THE BRIDGE to them for use by their patrons.

As it would be, Conversations Book Club supporter and evangelist Diane Johnston was also present at the library, and was able to get a copy of Carpenter's book as well!

Next stop was Milestone Christian Bookstore where Carpenter was able to talk with management about her book and even laid the groundwork for a future signing at the stop when she returns to Mississippi!

The final stop of the day was at DSI, the renal center where Webb's grandmother is on dialysis. Several nurses from the Mississippi State Hospital had expressed interest to Webb about their love of books, and he was able to introduce them to the visiting author, share her book and the message she hopes they get from it.

The overall message that Jackie Carpenter shared was this: "I had to go through the test in order to have a testimony, and I had to endure the mess so I could have a message." What an incredible way to look at tests and trials that we all go through!

Find out more about Jackie Carpenter and her inspiring book at Shadow Play Entertainment and For The People Productions thanks the author, her family and everyone who shared the day with them. Day Two will include events in Brandon and Pearl, Mississippi. Details can be found at