2016 Book Festival Author

"Author Ann Garvin founded the Tall Poppy Writers to unite bright authors with smart readers.

Ann Garvin is an author, speaker and educator. As professor of health, stress management, research methods and media literacy at University of Wisconsin Whitewater, she has worked extensively in psychometrics, statistics and psychology. Ann is the author of the novels On Maggie’s Watch (Berkley 2010) and The Dog Year (Berkley Penguin, 2014). She also holds an adjunct teaching position in the Masters of Fine Arts program at Southern New Hampshire University, allowing her to marry her love of people, story and writing and to help others to do the same."

 Tall Poppy Writers
"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 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?

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."




Thank You

Atlas Coffee Mill

Big thanks go to Atlas Coffee Mill for hosting monthly meetings for the Fox Cities Book Festival Board! We appreciate your support of the Festival and just can't thank you enough for providing a welcoming meeting space for us to plan and dream.