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.


From the Archives: What a Ghost Wants

By Susan Meissner As a historical fiction novelist, I’m always on the prowl for a historical backdrop that still has something to tell us and hasn’t had much light thrown on it in recent years. Not long ago, when I was looking for a place in which to set a new book, I...

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Meet a Poppy: Susan Bishop Crispell

Two truths and a lie: The preacher called me by my sister's name during my wedding. I have a "Mischief Managed" Harry Potter tattoo. My grandmother used to try and scrub off my freckles because she thought they were dirt. More about Susan on her bio...

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Earth and Ink with Sonja Yoerg: Salad Days

My garden is taking care of myself right now—aside from daily weeding—so I thought we could move indoors and spend a little time in the kitchen. After the garden, it’s my favorite place. We eat a lot of salad, my husband and I, to take advantage of the picked-that-day...

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Are You in Bloom with Susan Bishop Crispell?

This week's Bloom host is Susan Bishop Crispell. Keeping with the "summer fun" theme, Susan will share some of her favorite things about summer. This includes childhood road trips to the beach, free Shakespeare performances, summer eats and drinks, as well as a ton of...

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BookTrib Review: The Feathered Bone

This week on BookTrib, Kerstin March reviews The Feathered Bone by Julie Cantrell. From the BookTrib review: “Cantrell’s writing in The Feathered Bone is exceptional and her love of Louisiana is a colorful backdrop for this dramatic story.” Click here to read the full...

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Meet a Poppy: Kerstin March

5 Facts about Kerstin 1. Her family moved from Minneapolis to a small town when she was ten years old. One of the first friends she made at her new school was a sweet boy who had beautiful, big brown eyes. Sixteen years later, she married that boy, and now they have...

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Are You in Bloom with Kerstin March?

This week's Bloom host is Kerstin March. We’re going to celebrate the beginning of summer by "going to" CAMP BLOOM for the week. There will be activities, conversations, story telling, & book giveaways, all focused on the themes of camp, summer, and childhood. Also,...

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BookTrib Review: What Happened That Night

This week on BookTrib, Tina Ann Forkner reviews What Happened That Night by Sandra Block. From the BookTrib review: “Poignant and at times frightening, Dahlia’s story is notably significant for this generation. If readers haven’t discovered Sandra Block, the time to...

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