Tell Me A Story: We Started With a Story

Tell Me A Story: We Started With a Story

By, Tina Ann Forkner Nineteen years ago, I saw her face for the first time, but before I was able to cuddle my baby close, she was whisked away by nurses, along with my heart. I was bereft.  I will never forget the ache I felt as I waited for them to give her back....

The Devil’s Punchbowl And Clinging To A Cliff

By Tall Poppy Writer Cathy Lamb A few weeks ago I went on a hike with Innocent Husband and Adventurous Singing Daughter. We hiked into the gorge here in Oregon to a place called The Devil’s Punch Bowl. It is unclear to me whether or not the Devil has ever drunk...

A Writer’s Muse: Going Home

By Tall Poppy,  Tina Ann Forkner Some people like to spend their vacation time traveling to faraway places, and some of us just want to go home again. It’s not that I don’t enjoy reading on the beach as much as the next person, but my first choice is always home...

My Mother Kept Our TV In The Closet Like A Wretched Family Secret

By Cathy Lamb My childhood was a little bit quirky. One of the quirky things about it was my sweet mother’s utter distaste for TV. Bette Jean kept our black and white TV in the closet. Yes, in the closet. As if the TV was a wretched family secret that had to be locked...

Kerstin March: A Year After ‘Branching Out’

Today we’re marking the one-year anniversary of Kerstin March’s novel, BRANCHING OUT, which is the sequel to FAMILY TREES. Nestled along the shores of Lake Superior, Meyers Orchard is where Shelby Meyers found unexpected love and strength—and now must forge a new life...

Best Gifts for the Book Lover on your List!

It’s the time of year when we agonize over finding the perfect gifts that show our nearest and dearest how much we care. If you have a book lover (or author!) on your list, the Tall Poppies have some ideas for you! Books: (Obviously!) Gift them your favorite titles of...