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.

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Meet a Poppy: Erin Celello

“Do what you love.” This is what my father told me my junior year in high school, over a steak dinner at the fancy restaurant where I was usually the server, and not the served. I was struggling to figure out what career to pursue. What to do with the rest of my life....

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Flash Sale: Get Perennials for just $1.99

One day only ebook sale of PERENNIALS by Julie Cantrell! Get the novel today only for just $1.99! This novel was named a Top Read by Real Simple Magazine, Southern Living Magazine, Redbook Magazine, Mississippi Christian Living Magazine, RT Reviews, and the Southern...

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#MuseMonday with Nicole Baart: Be Brave

Hey, friends! I have a friend who lives by the motto: fake it ’til you make it. And though I love her dearly, I cringe at the thought of “faking it.” Of course, I understand the sentiment behind it. Sometimes, when your palms are sweaty and your heart is beating in...

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Lending A Bit of Yourself to The Story

By, Amy Sue Nathan “We’re all stories in the end.” ― Steven Moffat I believe the stories in novels, even the ones we think we create completely, still start within ourselves. How can they not? Even if it feels merely like a pinprick, or like an instance of deja vu,...

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Are you in Bloom with Erin Celello?

Erin Celello is this week's Bloom host, and she has a wonderful week planned, including a few giveaways and two fabulous guest authors. NYT Bestseller Lauren Grodstein, author of five novels, most recently Our Short History (which Roar called "one of the best books of...

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BookTrib Review of The Distance Home

This week on BookTrib, Kathryn Craft reviews The Distance Home by Orly Konig. From the BookTrib review: "This would be a perfect pick for a mother-daughter book club. The story explores the nature of familial intimacy—what parents can and can’t discuss with our...

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Wine Wednesday: Tall Poppies in Wine Country

A few of the Tall Poppies are out in California wine country this week celebrating our Books & Bottles partnership with Francis Ford Coppola Winery! Tonight and tomorrow from 6-8 pm, our own Amy Impellizzeri and Ann Garvin, whose books were selected for the...

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