This week’s Bloom host is Katie Rose Guest Pryal. Following on last week’s exciting news–we have new Poppies, in case you missed it–Katie will be hosting a giveaway of some of our new Tall Poppy Writer books, as well as her latest release, FALLOUT GIRL! And don’t miss a Facebook live with NEW Poppy Jessica Strawser at 12 PM on Wednesday, which will include a cover reveal and chat about her latest novel.

About Katie

Katie is a novelist, freelance journalist, and erstwhile law professor in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is the author of the Hollywood Lights Series, which includes ENTANGLEMENT (2015), LOVE AND ENTROPY (2015), CHASING CHAOS (2015), HOW TO STAY (2017), and FALLOUT GIRL (2018), all with Blue Crow Books. She is also the author of many books of nonfiction, including LIFE OF THE MIND INTERRUPTED: Essays on Mental Health and Disability in Higher Education (Raven Books 2017).

As a journalist, Katie contributes to QUARTZ, THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, THE (late, lamented) TOAST, DAME MAGAZINE, WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION and other national venues. She earned her master’s degree in creative writing from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins, where she attended on a fellowship. Katie has published many books on writing, including HOW WRITING WORKS with Oxford University Press. A professor of writing for more than a decade, she now teaches creative writing and works as a writing coach and developmental editor.