My guest today has gone through many careers all of them successful, and as Libby Floyd says it help make life interesting.
Libby has been on stage or in front of an audience for most of her life, from appearing as a model at the age of 3 then singing and winning talent contests at the age of 5 as one of the “Floyd Sisters”.
She went on to enter pageant contests, was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen All-American and at 18, was Miss Greenville in The Miss South Carolina Pageant, winning the swimsuit and evening gown competitions.
Then while at college Libby’s love for writing saw the light of day with her first book of poetry - A Winning Heart. The book won a few publishing awards and she became the youngest nominee ever for the prestigious position of Poet Laureate of South Carolina.
Then her perhaps best known career started as when she moved to LA and started a TV career. Starting on sports show, in 1996 Libby became a national television host for The Shop At Home Network and suddenly she was being seen by over 50 million people a day.
In 2005 Libby became a primetime host for ShopNBC, seen by over 70 million people a day. She immediately felt at home with the ShopNBC viewers and the fabulous on-air guests. quickly she became a top producing jewelry and health and beauty host.
In 15 years on television, she has logged over 20,000 hours of live TV and has sold over 500 million dollars worth of jewelry. She is also a GIA Accredited Jewelry professional in Colored Stones, Diamond and Jewelry Essentials.
While the TV adventures continue, including appearing on the Food channel, her love for the written word has not deserted her and now she has produced her debut novel a contemporary romance “Sparkelicious” named after one of her own screen” Libbyisoms”
About "Sparkelicious”: (taken from Blogcritics Books blog)
Sparkelicious is best summarized as a modern day Sex and the City meets a contemporary Steel Magnolias. The story is set in my charming hometown of Greenville, S.C. and my spiritual home of Los Angeles—fashion designer Laney Montgomery is at a crossroads in her life, on the heels of turning 40. On a much-needed vacation back home to South Carolina to visit her family, Laney realizes that her mom and sister’s lives are in disarray. While trying to fix them, Laney learns that her own marriage is in serious trouble back in California and her fashion business is on the verge of collapse. The affections of a handsome younger man doesn't help matters either, as Laney must fix everyone else before she can find true happiness for herself. The characters in Sparkelicious ooze Southern charm and are extremely colorful and real.
With a fresh TV series already planned along with a second book about life on a shopping channel the world of Libby Floyd continues to be both successful and interesting.
So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Libby Floyd
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