Tall Poppy Blog

Welcome to the Tall Poppy Writers Blog, where you can engage with a community of readers and writers—Tall Poppies and more—sharing their thoughts and ideas about reading, writing, and how to live your best life. We have a number of regular features, which you can see below. Just click the image to read all the posts related to that feature.


Are You In Bloom With Sadeqa Johnson?

This week's Bloom host is Sadeqa Johnson. Sadeqa's latest novel, And Then There Was Me, was just selected as the National Book Club Conference Fiction of the Year. She is a brand new Poppy just added to the talented bouquet, and it's her first time hosting. On Bloom,...

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BookTrib Review: I Liked My Life

This week on BookTrib, Janie Chang reviews I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi. From the BookTrib review: “Abby Fabiaschi does a wonderful job of infusing searing heartache with humor and wisdom. The pages turn by themselves because she makes us care so much about her...

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Are You In Bloom With Nicole Baart?

This week's Bloom host is Nicole Baart. And it's all about YOU. We're a diverse group of women from lots of different places and all walks of life, and for the next six days we’re going to celebrate that. Even in the midst of the day-to-day, the ho-hum grind, the...

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BookTrib Review: Another Side of Paradise

This week on BookTrib, Hank Phillippi Ryan reviews Another Side of Paradise by Sally Koslow. From the BookTrib review: “Another Side of Paradise is a treasure, one of those books where the walls fall away and you are drawn, irresistibly, into another time and another...

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#PreFridayReads: Circe by Madeline Miller

Recommendation by Tall Poppy Weina Dai Randel Even since I read The Song of Achilles, I was spellbound by Miller's luminous prose and classic lore and awaited Miller's next book with bated breath. Circe is an ultimate treat, a grand mesmerizing adventure of a daughter...

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Are You In Bloom with Heather Webb?

This week's Bloom host is Heather Webb. Heather Webb is the international bestselling and award-winning author of historical fiction. Most of you have met her before on Bloom or in the wilds of the internet (or bookstores, yay!), but for those who don't know her, her...

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BookTrib Review: Becoming Mrs. Lewis

This week on BookTrib, Kristy Woodson Harvey reviews Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan. From the BookTrib review: “This breathtaking story is so real that it almost has a heartbeat. Patti Callahan brings Joy Davidman to life once again in these pages with writing...

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A Peek into the Writing Cave of Nicole Baart

A look into the amazing space of Tall Poppy, Nicole Baart ... Over five years ago my husband and I sold our six bedroom, five bathroom house and moved into a little rancher less than half the size of our dream home. We wanted to simplify, to downsize, and the three...

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