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Are You an Author in Progress? Listen Up!

Whether you’re hoping to publish your first novel or a veteran author looking to enhance your career, we’re thrilled to announce a new resource for all on the Tall Poppy blog today! AUTHOR IN PROGRESS — a book full of tips, tricks and valuable insights — was created by and put together thanks to Writer’s Digest, Writer Unboxed, and a dedicated group of authors who share their own experiences. Here’s the book’s editor, Therese Walsh, with more on the project and the book (which includes some of our own Tall Poppy writers, too)…

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Aimie K. Runyan Revisits Old Friends with DUTY TO THE CROWN

It’s Tuesday, which here on the Tall Poppy Blog means it’s time to celebrate awesome books and their fantastic authors! This week we cheer loudly for Aimie K. Runyan’s fantastic follow up to PROMISED TO THE CROWN. Welcome, DUTY TO THE CROWN! Aimie stopped by to share her experience and reasons for revisiting her characters!

duty-cover-runyanConfession time: I never liked sequels. When I was a kid, so often my favorite movies and stories would get revisited and I ended up not only dissatisfied with the new installment, but also finding less enjoyment in the original for reasons I still can’t fully articulate. An aversion to selling out that tainted the original is my best guess. read more…

Meet suspense author Laura McNeill & SISTER DEAR!

We’re excited to welcome Laura McNeill to the Tall Poppy blog today! Author of two suspense novels, Laura’s latest–SISTER DEAR–hit shelves April 2016, and RT Book Reviews had this to say about it: “… it’s an original twist on the wrongly accused victim trying to exonerate herself, and will keep readers interested throughout.” We’ve read it and couldn’t agree more!

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Celebrate Holly Robinson’s FOLLY COVE

Holly’s novels are full of heart, humor and family, and her newest book, FOLLY COVE, is no different. She joins us today to discuss her favorite place, how she got into this business, and an embarrassing moment to make you laugh. 

folly_cove_cover_robinsonIn Folly Cove, her newest novel, Holly Robinson delivers an emotional story about the Bradford sisters—famous for their beauty, their singing voices, their legendary ancestors, and their elegant mother, Sarah, who has run the historic Folly Cove Inn alone ever since her husband disappeared. As the sisters reunite, painful wounds are reopened and family secrets are revealed, testing the seemingly unbreakable bonds of sisterhood. “Readers will be able to fly through the 400 pages of witty sarcasm, tearful revelations and sisterly bonding.” – RT Book Reviews read more…

Celebrate Anita Hughes’ first holiday novel, CHRISTMAS IN PARIS

Even though the holidays are still a few months away, we’re thrilled to be celebrating the talented Anita Hughes’ latest book, CHRISTMAS IN PARIS, out today! Like with all her books, readers can expect to be transported to an exotic (and in this case, very romantic) location, which is great news for armchair travellers. Here’s more about Anita’s latest novel, CHRISTMAS IN PARIS …

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Celebrate Cathy Lamb’s New Book: THE LANGUAGE OF SISTERS

Cathy Lamb’s stories are full of family, laughter, and heart. Her latest, THE LANGUAGE OF SISTERS, is no different. She stopped by to share a bit about her new book and a wonderful post about her childhood!

cover-lamb-sistersA very short summary of THE LANGUAGE OF SISTERS: Three sisters. One brother. A secret that is chasing them down. read more…

Fall into Historical Fiction

With these five upcoming fall historical fiction titles, you’ll explore other eras, time periods and countries from Colonial Canada to World War II. Find a fire, one of these transportive reads, and a pumpkin spice latte, stat.

The Autumn Throne: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine by Elizabeth Chadwick (October 4, 2016; Sourcebooks)

throneThe Son She Loved. The Betrayal She Faced. The Legend She Became.

The stunning conclusion to the Eleanor of Aquitaine trilogy

Imprisoned by her husband. Separated from her children. If King Henry II thought these things would push his queen into submission, he was wrong. Eleanor of Aquitaine refused to give into his tyranny. Freed by his death, she became dowager Queen of England. But the competition for land and power that Henry bred among his sons had grown into a dangerous rivalry that Eleanor must skillfully control. Eleanor would need every ounce of courage and fortitude as she crossed the Alps in winter to bring her son Richard his bride, ransom him from imprisonment and deal with his brother John’s treachery. Her indomitable spirit would be tested to its limits as she attempted to keep the peace between her warring sons, fend off enemies, and negotiate a magnificent future for a chosen granddaughter.

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Go ROMAN CRAZY For Nina Bocci’s Debut

I’m crazy excited about the launch of this new book, ROMAN CRAZY, by Nina Bocci and Alice Clayton. It has amazing food and swoony romance all set against the back drop of Rome. I loved every minute of this book and you will too! Nina stopped by to share a little about the book, writing with a partner, and who she wants to be stranded on an island 

roman-crazy-hi-resLike “Roman Holiday” for a new generation! A woman leaving heartbreak behind in Boston comes to Rome to lick her wounds and enjoy La Bella Vita…but she never expected to come face to face with Marcello, the one who got away… read more…

Get Cozy With Some Fall Family Drama

Ah, fall. Fires. Big, cozy sweaters. Pumpkin spice everything. The pending holiday season. Who doesn’t have some dysfunction around the Thanksgiving Table? Curl up this fall with some delicious family drama in these nine new or new(ish) novels you won’t want to miss! read more…

Author Susan Bishop Crispell & THE SECRET INGREDIENT OF WISHES

For those who love a little magic, romance and FOOD in their novels, Susan Bishop Crispell’s THE SECRET INGREDIENT OF WISHES (Thomas Dunne Books) is a not-to-be-missed book! It hits shelves today, September 6th, and is as delightful and satisfying as a slice of homemade peach pie (trust us on this one.) It’s a story where wishes come true and secrets are baked into pies, and is the perfect read for Sarah Addison Allen fans …
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