Tiajuana Anderson Neel, executive director of the Pulpwood Queens Book Club Reading Nation, died April 19. She was 65. The Longview News-Journal reported that Neel “loved to read books and became a loyal member of the Pulpwood Queens Bookclubs…. In 2018 she was the recipient of the Doug Marlette Award, which is given to an individual for lifetime of supporting literacy.”

Founded in 2000, the Pulpwood Queens book club has grown from an initial six members to more than 2,000 members and 400 chapters.