Saturday, November 30, 2013

Cyrus Webb Presents His Book Club Picks for Dec. 2013 & Jan. 2014

Conversations Media Group President Cyrus Webb is excited to announce his picks for Conversations Book Club online discussions during the months of December 2013 and January 2014.

"My goal during 2014 is to introduce the world to book that are not just engaging but make the reader think and feel something," says Webb, 38. Over the years he has been able to learn lessons from fiction and non-fiction titles, and he believes the same is true for others as well.

His pick for the month of December 2013 is IMPERFECT SPIRITUALITY by author Polly Campbell (published by Viva Editions)

Webb had the opportunity to interview Campbell during 2013 and believes that the book has a lot for readers to not just learn from but to appreciate about themselves and their relationship with God. The author will re-join Webb on Conversations LIVE Thurs. Dec. 12th @ 6p.m. et (5p.m. ct/3p.m. pt) to discuss the book again live and will be taking your callers. The show will be streaming live at Webb will be tweeting during the conversation using the hashtag #imperfectspirituality.

Webb's choice for the month of January 2014 is sure to have lovers of Fiction and Non-Fiction alike coming together to discuss it: THE SINNERS' GARDEN by William Sirls (published by Thomas Nelson).

"William Sirls has a way of telling a story that not only engages the reader but brings them into each situation," Webb explains.

The book officially releases mid-December. The messages of THE SINNERS GARDEN are so important that Webb is making it his pick for both the online and his in-person book club discussion that is held in Pearl, MS.

The Mississippi chapter of Conversations Book Club will meet at Appetizers Restaurant (3000 Hwy 80 E * Pearl, MS) on Sat. January 11th @ 1p.m. Then on Thursday Jan. 16th @ 8p.m. et (7p.m. ct/5p.m. pt) Webb will moderate an hour discussion on Conversations LIVE about the book, taking calls and sharing dialogue online at Finally Webb and Nebo Media Group President Charles Clark will discuss THE SINNERS' GARDEN on Sat. January 25th @ 1p.m. et (12p.m. ct/10a.m. pt) on "Conversation Pieces" (another Conversations LIVE Radio production) at

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Conversations' Founder Cyrus Webb Marks New Milestones in November 2013

Conversations Founder Cyrus Webb seen here with
Mississippi author Glenda L. Hunter
As 2013 comes to a close Conversations Media Group founder Cyrus Webb celebrates new milestones for his growing brand.

During the month of November the 38 year old Mississippi native and resident saw some of his biggest accomplishments, starting on November 1st with an exclusive interview with Platinum-selling recording artist/actor Billy Ray Cyrus.  "It was such an honor to have him come on our radio show Conversations LIVE," says Webb. "We discussed his book HILLBILLY HEART which our magazine (Conversations Magazine) had recognized during the summer and afterwards he said it was one of the best interviews he's had." (You can listen to the interview here .  )

Conversations Media Group is the home of Conversations LIVE Radio show, Conversations Magazine and Conversations Book Club---all of which saw history-making moments in November.

Aside from the interview with Billy Ray Cyrus in November Webb also interviewed Greg Centineo, Executive Producer for the upcoming Legends of Oz movie, award-winning author Clair Conner ("Wrapped in the Flag") and Disco Queen Gloria Gaynor! This month also saw him welcoming his 900th guest of the year, the first time in the 10 years he has hosted the show so many guests have been interviewed!

November also was the 7 year anniversary for Conversations Book Club. The reading group that began in 2006 with just 3 members has grown into one of the largest co-ed reading groups in the country. Over the 7 years Webb has led book discussions not just in Mississippi but Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Georgia. To date over 100 author events have been held across the south, with plans to expand in 2014.

"I'm very proud of what I've built with Conversations," says Webb. "It's a testament to the importance of having a vision and seeing it through to fruition. If I can do it, then anyone with a dream can do it."

To stay updated with everything going on with Conversations visit,, and Webb can be reached at and 601.896.5616.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Cyrus Webb & Conversations Book Club Present the Top Books of 2013

Cyrus Webb, in association with Conversations Book Club, is excited to announce this year Top Books!

"This is always an exciting and challenging undertaking," says Webb, 38. This year he read over 300 titles and to narrow them down to the Top 100 Fiction and Non-Fiction books for adults and 10 reads for young readers was not easy. "There are so many talented wordsmiths out there. It's a great problem to have to narrow it down, but I think this year's list is one of our best.

Webb began Conversations Book Club in Nov. 2006 in his home state of Mississippi with the purpose of encouraging reading and spreading the word about talented authors. Over the years he has traveled the South sharing his love of books and inviting others to do the same.

"If we can get just one more person to realize the power of words then all the hard work has paid off," says Webb. "That is my mission each and every day."

Here are Conversations' Top 50 Non-Fiction Titles of 2013: 

Here are Conversations' Top 50 Fiction Titles of 2013:

Introducing Conversations' 10 Literary Finds with Young Readers in Mind for 2013:

To stay abreast of what's next for Conversations Book Club bookmark CONVERSATIONS: Feeding your love of life!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

(Sat. Nov. 23) Cyrus Webb discusses the movie Stand Your Ground in Pearl, MS

“Stand Your Ground - The True Story of A Cry for Justice” is an independent feature film which will release in select theaters including in Pearl, MS on January 17, 2014. To prepare for the movie and the topics discussed Conversations Book Club and President Cyrus Webb will host a discussion of the film and the books that inspired it on Sat. November 23rd @ 1p.m. et at the Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road * Pearl, MS).
A riveting courtroom drama, "Stand Your Ground" is based on a real family’s personal trial of faith against all odds.
When Jackie Carpenter’s son Jason is accused of murder, she fights against the odds to free him; but when the prosecution seeks a life sentence, Jackie’s and Jason’s world spins into turmoil sending them on parallel journeys of wavering faith and tentative hope. “Stand Your Ground” is the true story of tragedy, trust and triumph, and of a cry for justice.
“Stand Your Ground” is the recipient of many awards and accolades, including Best Screenplay at Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival 2012, Gideon Film Festival 2013 Official Selection, Best Picture at Peachtree Village International Film Festival 2013, Bronze Best Drama at ICVM Crown Awards 2013, and Best Screenplay at Alaska International Film Festival.
“Stand Your Ground” is a Dove “Family Approved” film recommended for ages 12 and over, having received The Dove Foundation’s highest rating of Five Doves. Dove Foundation Review says this about "Stand Your Ground": “This movie is well made and suspenseful. It features a great story based on actual events. The acting is excellent . . . We are pleased to award this stirring and fantastic production five Doves, our best rating!”
During the discussion on Sat. Nov. 23rd Webb will be joined via Skype by Jackie Carpenter, the woman who wrote the books that the movie “Stand Your Ground” is based. Carpenter visited Mississippi while promoting her books The Bridge & Georgia Justice in 2011. Admission to the meeting is free and those who attend will sign up to receive a free ticket to the January 2014 movie release.

To see the movie trailer, as well as cast list, theater and ticket info, and much more visit