Tall Poppy Community wants to be that best friend…

…who always knows the right book for you to read next.

Have you ever asked yourself what is Women’s Fiction? Is it the old-school Harlequin Romance novel? Is it a story about shopping for shoes and getting pink martini drinks after? A book with a pink cover instead of blue? Have you ever asked yourself why there isn’t a category called Men’s Fiction?

The Tall Poppy Writers Community wants to connect smart readers to smart books that make them think and and that resonate with their own experiences.  While it’s certainly a good time to read about sex on the beach with a handsome guy, fiction isn’t only about escape. We read to learn and to grow and to experience new things. And the Tall Poppy Writers can help you do that!

The Tall Poppy Book Club

The Tall Poppy Book Club is a Facebook Page with a mission to bring you deals, promotions, and giveaways from some of your favorite book club authors, as well as provide a place where we can all talk about the books we read and love! Every month we will feature one Tall Poppy Writer, and by the end of the month you will feel like she is one of your newest friends.

Join the Tall Poppy Book Club on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tallpoppywriters.

Legend of the Tall Poppy

The legend of the tall poppy dates back to ancient Greece and Rome. In his History of Rome, Titus Livius Patavinus (59 BC–AD 17) used the metaphor in an account of the Roman king, Tarquin. Tarquin was visited one day by a messenger sent by his son, Sextus. Sextus wanted advice from his father on how to rule. Tarquin went into his garden, took a stick, and swept it across the flowers, cutting off the heads of the tallest poppies. When the messenger reported what he had seen, Sextus realized that his father’s advice was to kill all of the brightest and most successful people in the realm. In some parts of the world, the term Tall Poppy Syndrome is still used to describe the tendency to cut exceptional individuals “down to size.” We believe, however, if a tall poppy is left to grow, other poppies in the field will strive to rise above the crowd as well, all reaching for the ample sun. Here at Tall Poppy Writers, when we share our resources, our successes only multiply.

Mission Statement

Tall Poppy Writers is a community of writing professionals committed to growing relationships, promoting the work of its members, and connecting authors with each other and with readers. By sharing information and supporting one another’s work, we strive to stand out in the literary marketplace and to help our members do the same. You can stay in touch with us through this website and through social media:

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Meet our Founder

Author Ann Garvin founded the Tall Poppy Writers to unite bright authors with smart readers. Click to learn more about Ann and her books.

The Girl Effect

The Girl Effect is the Tall Poppy Writers' charitable partner. A portion of Tall Poppy Writer proceeds will be donated "to give girls access to the critical assets they need to achieve their full potential." Click to learn more about The Girl Effect.