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...
Meet debut author Abby Fabiaschi & I LIKED MY LIFE

Meet debut author Abby Fabiaschi & I LIKED MY LIFE

Let’s give a warm welcome to Abby Fabiaschi! Today is the launch of her debut, I LIKED MY LIFE and we’re excited to be able to share this amazing day with her. First, a little about I LIKED MY LIFE according to Goodreads: In the tradition of Jodi Picoult...
Katie Pryal on the importance of reader reviews

Katie Pryal on the importance of reader reviews

“Your words are as important to an author as an author’s words are to you.” Those words may seem counterintuitive to you if you are a reader, but in our data-driven age, book reviews left by readers on Amazon.com and Goodreads can make a huge difference to the success...

The Allure of Anticipation: A Southern Perspective

Today our own Kristy Woodson Harvey, Author of Dear Carolina, Lies and Other Acts of Love, and the upcoming Slightly South of Simple takes us on a trip down memory lane as she remembers the anticipation during the Christmas season of her youth. This sweet anecdote...
Meet Indie Author Guest Kimberly Giarratano!

Meet Indie Author Guest Kimberly Giarratano!

Hello, dear readers! We’re thrilled to welcome this week’s award-winning indie author guest Kimberly Giarratano and her latest book, DEAD AND BREAKFAST (A Cayo Hueso Mystery, Book 1). Here’s a bit more about DEAD AND BREAKFAST… Despite living...
Meet author Cristina Alger & THIS WAS NOT THE PLAN

Meet author Cristina Alger & THIS WAS NOT THE PLAN

Let’s give a warm welcome to Cristina Alger, who joins us on the Poppy blog today! Cristina has penned two novels and her second, THIS WAS NOT THE PLAN (Simon & Schuster/Touchstone, February 2016), was described by Bookpage as “a big, heartfelt book...