To be a woman who makes “Pretty” moves you must first understand the gift you hold within and next understand how to utilize it.
Dr. Felicia J. Lindsey is the founding member of the AGR Book Club and an advocate of literacy. After co-authoring and publishing a book, she realized the struggle that new authors face when working to get
their work in front of an audience. Inspired to help, she decided to create a platform that would support both new and multi-published authors to get their works noticed. Being a lover of cooking, she decided to also use this space to highlight and celebrate new and up-and-coming chefs. AGR Book Club is a space for membership engagement, combining the love of reading with the love of enjoying a delicious meal.
The site features a monthly newsletter that keeps members informed about local events and new releases from the online bookstore carrying their new favorite books. AGR Book Club has a Podcast that
explores culinary arts with chefs, adventures through authors, and the ever-expanding world of wineries/distilleries. Additionally, the site features a blog that supports authors, Chefs, wineries/distilleries, and
a platform to exhibit the latest talent. Joining A Good Read Book Club inspires members to connect with a community of like-minded book enthusiasts and cook a fantastic meal with loved ones. In addition to
building community, A Good Reads Bookclub assists new authors with marketing by helping them get their books featured in book club discussions. For those who enjoy the cooking aspects, the site provides
an opportunity for people to have personal experiences with chefs. Dr. Felicia has always found comfort in a good book. With AGR Book Club, she hopes to bring the gift of reading for pleasure and fun to both
novice and seasoned readers alike.
Outside of entrepreneurship and business, Who is Dr. Felicia J. Lindsey in five words?
Ambitious, courageous, Independent, Vivacious, Perceptive
What inspired your start in the book industry?
The power that words have over an individual in the course of their lives is extraordinary. In my career, I see first-hand the effect of words spoken to and over people and the profound effect on the individual. I am an avid reader and I have been inspired, sad, joyful, and angry. I started in the literary community by writing a book due to my love of fantasy books. When I began the journey I was inspired to start the AGR book club.
Can you recall the moment you fell in love with reading and writing?
I fell in love with reading when I went to West Creek elementary school, where I was given the opportunity to go to the library weekly. It all started with The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe.
Tell us about your company AGR Book Club.
AGR Book Club is a Book club that caters to authors, chefs, foodies, wineries, distilleries, mixologists, and drink lovers. We have a blog, monthly newsletter, cooking demonstrations, and food and drink pairings that complement the book of the month. As a reader, you’re not only immersed in the book but the taste/culture of the book. We support local bookstores by partnering with bookshops with the online bookstore. The community is designed for authors, chefs, wineries, mixologists, and distilleries to network with fellow colleagues in the industry. Our community of professionals is promoted and featured at events.
Can you share your 2022 journey with us?
In 2022 we focused on the needs of our members and different ways to enhance the membership experience.
How did your business excel, what major moves are you proud of?
We started guest features for authors, chefs, mixologists, wineries, and distilleries, an app for members on the go, started featuring indie authors weekly in the group, and Brunch and Books to meet up with members. Launching the Deliciously Lit podcast where adventure, books, and cuisine collide.
What is next for you in 2023?
Establishing an annual retreat for the book club and community.
What is your definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustles?
A woman with the fortitude and insight, to acknowledge an opportunity and see it through to completion.
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