Meet a Poppy: Patti Callahan Henry

Meet a Poppy: Patti Callahan Henry

Five Things about me: 1. I was a pediatric clinical nurse specialist — my first publication wasn’t a book but a thesis and then a coloring book for kids to learn how to take care of themselves after an injury. 2. My three kids are grown now and scattered about the US...
Meet a Poppy: Hank Phillippi Ryan

Meet a Poppy: Hank Phillippi Ryan

Five things you didn’t know about me … 1. I cannot sing. At all. It is tragic, and terrible, and I know all the lyrics to every song, pop charts (of a, um, certain era) and folk music and Broadway shows. And I am a wow by myself, especially in the car. But whoa....
Meet a Poppy: Orly Konig

Meet a Poppy: Orly Konig

3 Things I Cannot Do … 1. Whistle. I can inhale a sound that could maybe pass but mostly sounds like I’m hyperventilating. 2. Handstands (or cart wheels). Never could. Even when I was young and willing to try most things, I couldn’t quite get the...
Meet a Poppy: Emily Carpenter

Meet a Poppy: Emily Carpenter

FIVE THINGS you don’t know about me: 1. When I used to work as an actress in Atlanta in the 90s, I was the regular stand-in for all the blonde guest stars on an old TV show, “In the Heat of the Night” – and you can still see me in a few rare...
Meet a Poppy: Susan Meissner

Meet a Poppy: Susan Meissner

On writing rituals … There was a time when I had to have a Diet Coke with Lime, a yellow-lined pad, and mechanical pencil to plot every novel or there was just no mojo. I also had to have that Diet Coke with Lime to write. But five years ago I gave up Diet Coke...
Meet a Poppy: Amy Sue Nathan

Meet a Poppy: Amy Sue Nathan

Five things you probably don’t know about me … 1. I lived in 5 states in 9 years. PA, NJ, IL, OH, and AZ. Started over each time, with kids and a dog. Then we went back to IL where we spent 18 years. The crazy thing here isn’t all the moving, as much as I never...