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Friday, November 30, 2012

Conversations Book Club Announces Its 2013 Book Club Selections

Well, it is that time again! Conversations Media Group is excited to announce its choices for book club selections during 2013 (see
"Since I began Conversations Book Club in November 2006 it has always been my goal to
unite readers literally around the world around books," says Cyrus Webb, Founder of Conversations Book Club and the President of Conversations Media Group, home of Conversations LIVE Radio show and Editor-In-Chief of Conversations Magazine. "Since its start we have hosted over 100 author events and held meetings in MS, AL, LA, TN---all with the goal of uniting men and women around the written word."

Though a fan of all books, Webb decided to choose 12 non-fiction titles for 2013's book club discussions, all in line with Conversations' theme for 2013: Living Life as a Thank You, based on the book by the same name by author Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons.

Here is the complete listing for 2013 & discussion dates:
Jan. (01/17) --- "Today" by Christopher LaKeith Price
Feb. (02/21) --- "Journey Into Thought" by Sidney Andrews
March (03/21) -- "Not Just A Hearer But A Doer" by Yolanda Shanks
April (04/18) --- "Drunken Angel" by Alan Kaufman
May (05/16) --- "An Unspeakable Secret" by Glenda L. Hunter
June (06/20) --- "Side-Yard Superhero" by Dr. Rick D. Niece
July (07/18) --- "Empowered to Uproot the Seed of Abuse" by Karen D. Doughty
Aug. (08/22) --- "Find the Upside of the Down Times" by Dr. Rob Pennington
Sept. (09/19) --- "Blessings in Disguise" by Gary R. Ryan
Oct. (10/17) "Fearless" by Maimah S. Karmo
Nov. (11/21) "Learning to Live" by Darrick Bronson
Dec. (12/19) "Where Am I Going?" by Michelle Cromer

To add a special dimension to each month's selection, Cyrus Webb has arranged a monthly online interactive conversation about each book that will be held every 3rd Thursday @ 8p.m. et (7p.m. ct/5p.m. pt) on Conversations LIVE Radio Show ( Almost each month the author of the book will join the show live as readers discuss the book using Facebook (at and Twitter ( and the hashtag #conversationsbookclub). The show's chatroom will also be open to take questions in real-time. There will also be profiles of each book club selection in the monthly issues of Conversations Magazine.  "All of this will only enhance the experience of the book discussion," says Webb.

To stay abreast of all of the exciting updates with Conversations Book Club in 2013 visit Any questions can be directed to Cyrus Webb at or 601.896.5616.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Reality Star Bigg Marv Co-Writes Book Series Aimed At Inspiring the Youth

The world may have gotten to know him as the cousin of award-winning recording artist M. C. Hammer on A&E's hit reality show HAMMERTIME, but Bigg Marv is making his own moves and bringing attention to causes that matter to him.

 Since 2010 he has worked with the organization Mission One Voice, working with military families and hosting events that provide awareness and entertainment for them. As 2012 comes to an end, however, Bigg Marv is venturing into another platform in order to give back: becoming a published author.

 Partnering with Cyrus Webb, host of Conversations LIVE radio show and Editor-In-Chief of Conversations Magazine, Bigg Marv has begun co-writing a series of books called LOVING ME FOR ME. Aimed at the youth and incorporating messages about self-empowerment, self-worth and the importance of loving yourself, Bigg Marv and Webb hope to do their part in inspiring those who will be shaping the future and allowing them to realize their own potential.

 "It's been great working with Marv on this project," says Webb. "I've been watching the way he is able to interact with his audience of all ages, and I think that this is just what they may need to see themselves in a different way." "I've always been passionate about the youth," adds Bigg Marv. "The support of young people is one of the reasons I was so popular on the HAMMERTIME show. I think what Cyrus and I are doing through this series is going to show them not only what is possible but how they don't have to be limited by their circumstances."

 The first book in the series, WATCH ME SHINE, is a message about allowing your gifts to shine through. It will be released by Conversations Media Group as an e-book on Tuesday, December 11th and available for free download for the rest of 2012. Look for Webb and Bigg Marv to be visiting schools and making other appearances sharing the message of the book.

For more information about the new literary venture contact Cyrus Webb at or visit

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Conversations with Music Magazine Nominated For 1st National Award

Conversations Media Group is pleased to announce that Conversations with Music Magazine has been nominated for Internet/Print Press Group of the Year by the Rhythm of Gospel Awards.

"We are excited and humbled by the nomination," says Mississippi native Cyrus Webb, Editor-In-Chief/Publisher of Conversations with Music Magazine. "This shows that the hard work and dedication that we have given to this bi-monthly publication is paying off."

Conversations with Music Magazine began in early 2012 as a supplement to the monthly publication Conversations Magazine. It's purpose? To give a platform for nationally recognized artists as well as rising stars in music to share their stories and share how they have grown along their journey and what we can all learn from them and where they are going. Since it's debut it has featured the likes of Trey Lorenz, Ruben Studdard, Higher Authority, Israel Houghton, Freda Battle,Travis Malloy, Byron Cage and others. 

 Held in Jacksonville Florida, July 24-28, 2013 the 5th Annual Rhythm Of Gospel Awards ( ) is an annual nationally televised awards show filled with a variety of innovative and exciting showcases, choir competitions, pageants and achievement galas, bringing in over 6,500 excited, tourists, church, social and civic groups, families and business professionals throughout the entire USA, Canada, and Bahamas. 
The Rhythm Of Gospel Award Show will spotlight 52 categories of recognition through various Churches and Religious Groups, Business/Community Leaders, and Independent Gospel Music Artist, giving them the opportunity to network formally while congratulating trailblazers from various sectors of the community and music industry.

This award show is an ongoing project and after only 5 years it has already been rated #3 amongst some of the more prestigious awards shows in the nation.  This newly acclaimed show is constantly growing and is said to become one of the nations best premiered events in the country for unfound gospel talent.

Nominees like Conversations with Music Magazine will be voted on by the people. Because of this Webb will be coordinating "Voting Parties" for supporters of Conversations Media Group and Conversations with Music Magazine to help spread the word. Online Voting will start November 1, -March 1, 2013. Log on to to count your vote today and for more information. To contact Cyrus Webb, email him at or call 601.896.5616. You can also visit

About Cyrus Webb

Cyrus Webb, is the President of Conversations Media Group (home of Conversations LIVE Radio, Conversations Magazine and Conversations Book Club) and Shadow Play Entertainment. Since 1999 he has used his love of the arts and books to create a brand that has not only showcased his own work but that of others around the United States. To date he has hosted hundreds of art shows and poetry readings around the South, garnering thousands of attendees and a devoted following.

In 2003 he began host and producing the radio show Conversations LIVE ( on WMPR 90.1 FM in Jackson, MS. Today it is heard not only in the South but online through and In 2012 over 1.1 million listeners tuned in to the program which features authors, recording artists, community leaders and ordinary individuals during extraordinary things.

Because of the hundreds of interviews he conducts each year Webb began Conversations Magazine ( in April 2006 as another platform to showcase some of the stories he was sharing over the air. Since then the print magazine has grown to include over 5k yearly subscribers the United States, New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa, Greece and Canada.

The last member of the Conversations family was the book club ( which began in November 2006. Featuring both in-person and online meetings, it has grown into one of the largest co-ed reading groups in the United States, hosting over 100 author events and gaining national attention from outlets such as the Chicago Tribune.

Webb is currently working on a revamped edition of his television show Conversations with Cyrus Webb, with plans to begin in the Summer of 2013.

He can be reached at or 601.896.5616 or through his webpage