Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Why I Traveled from Mississippi to New York to Meet Jackie Collins

20 years.

Before 2015 that is how long it had been before I walked the streets of New York. I was 19 years old the last time I was there, and though my intentions were always to come back for a visit or to catch a show, it never happened. That is until June 2015.

So what brought me back to the Big City all the way from Mississippi? Two words: Jackie Collins.

I have been a fan of her books for over 25 years, and have had the honor of interviewing her now 4 times on my radio show Conversations LIVE as well as feature her in the pages of Conversations Magazine. We have chatted, laughed together and stayed connected---but never met. So when I was offered the opportunity to not just discuss her new book THE SANTANGELOS with her over lunch but have some one-on-one time, there was NO WAY I could resist.

On Wednesday, June 17, 2015---just one day after her new book released---I found myself at the Hotel Plaza Athenee in New York at an event hosted by Socially Speaking and Get Red PR with other fans/bloggers/journalists sitting at the table with the international bestselling author.
She was everything you would have hoped she would be: gracious, confident and all too ready to discuss her new book and to listen to us as well.

It was intriguing to hear her discuss the characters she has created, the parallels to pop culture today and even elaborate on her love of creating strong female voices in her books.

I could not have asked for a better experience, especially when it came to getting my book signed and reading her inscription...

Not only has Jackie Collins created a timeless character in Lucky Santangelo but she, herself, is timeless as she shows no signs of slowing down, even discussing with us her autobiography that is now in the works.

The time with Ms. Collins was well worth the trip, and I would happily do it again.

Listen to my most recent interview with Jackie Collins on #ConversationsLIVE radio show here: www.spreaker.com/user/cyruswebbpresents/jackie-collins-on-conversationslive 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Media Personality From Rankin County, Mississippi Heads to New York For Special Events

After hosting the popular radio show Conversations LIVE for over a decade, host and Rankin County, Mississippi native Cyrus Webb is enjoying not just amazing success with the program but incredible opportunities.

As he is gearing up for the release of his web-series Cyrus Webb Presents in August, the 39 year old is about to embark on a game-changing visit to New York June 14-18, culminating with lunch and an exclusive one-on-one interview with New York Times Bestselling author Jackie Collins and dinner with musical legend Dionne Warwick the same day.

“This is going to be a great opportunity to meet face-to-face some of the guests I have gotten to know simply over the radio waves and telephone,” says Webb. He will meet with both Collins and Warwick on Wed. June 17th during separate events.

What is Cyrus Webb Presents? Webb explains this way: “I see the program as the next step in sharing the work I am doing with the world.” Currently the radio show has over 1 million listeners online and is back on the radio dial in MS on WYAD 94.1 FM weeknights. Webb is also the Editor-In-Chief of Conversations Magazine which has thousands of readers online.

Cyrus Webb Presents will take the conversations Webb has been able to bring to the radio waves and feature in the pages of the magazine to a larger audience through Youtube. “It’s going to be great to meet some of the individuals I have been able to interview over the years,” says Webb.

Outside of the interviews with Ms. Collins and Mr. Warwick, Webb will be interviewing Mississippi’s own authors Stephanie Mitchell and Glenda L. Hunter, columnist Jennifer Waggoner and recording artist Hollywood Luck for the web-series.

To find out more about Cyrus Webb Presents visit www.cyruswebbpresents.com. You can also contact Webb at cawebb4@juno.com or 601.896.5616.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Interviews with the cast of Tyler Perry's THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS

Since the debut of Tyler Perry's THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS on the Oprah Winfrey Network media personality Cyrus Webb has been gathering interviews with the cast, even having his tweets featured during the actual airing of the show.

With the season premiere upon us now is the time to catch up with some great moments that Webb had with the cast. Here you will find conversations with those that have made the show our must-watch program on Tuesday nights...

Actor John Schneider

Actress Renee Lawless

Actress Jaclyn Betham

Actress Angela Robinson

Actor Gavin Houston

Actor Tyler Lepley

Actor Jerome Ro Brooks

Actor Jon Chaffin