Ann Garvin, Ph.D., is the USA Today best-selling author of I Thought You Said This Would Work, I Like You Just Fine When You’re Not Around, The Dog Year and On Maggie’s Watch. Her forthcoming book, Falling In Love Is The Easy Part, will launch in spring 2023. Ann’s writing has been published in USA Today, Psychology Today, Writer’s Digest, The Huffington Post, The Last Word on Nothing, Unreasonable, and she has performed several times in The Moth, The Vagina Monologues and Listen To Your Mother. Ann thinks everything is funny and a little bit sad.

Ann is a professor emeritus from the University of Wisconsin system. She teaches writing in the University of Wisconsin Madison Continuing Education and Drexel University Masters of Fine Arts programs, and has held positions at Miami University and Southern New Hampshire in their Masters of Fine Arts programs. Ann is humorist and a sought-after speaker at women’s conferences, leadership events and writing conferences in the U.S. and internationally.

Ann is the founder of the award-winning The Tall Poppy Writers, the only scaled, author-driven marketing cooperative in the U.S. that is exclusive to female authors who publish in a variety of genres — with a social media reach of 2 million on any given day. The Tall Poppies boast partnerships with Frances Ford Coppola, Drexel University and BeSwanky purses.

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