What with Lure of the Moonflower launch, I’m a bit late to the game, but… here it is! The cover of the World War I anthology, Fall of Poppies.

Nine authors. Nine novellas. One fateful day in 1918….

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I am so very grateful to the wonderful Heather Webb for shepherding this anthology into being– and keeping the rest of us on deadline!

My story went through a few changes along the way. Originally, I’d intended to write about Armistice Day in Kenya in 1918– and, when I stuck on that, an Agatha Christie-ish mystery in a country house in Norfolk involving a man thought to be dead, who unexpectedly returned from the war to find a woman in his home claiming to be his fiancee.

In the end, I wrote neither of those.

As for what I did write…. I’ll have more on that as we get closer to March! Isn’t it a gorgeous cover?


  1. Céline on August 8, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    You are such a tease!! Now, how are we supposed to be able to wait until March? 😀
    I am sure your story ended up magnificent, just as always…

  2. Christine on August 8, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    That mystery sounds really awesome. I can’t wait to see what the actual story is.

  3. Lynne on August 9, 2015 at 12:28 am

    This looks like it will be very good reading, Lauren. After my WWI binge last year this will be a late but very welcome addition to my knowledge of the time period.

  4. Pat Dupuy on August 9, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    This will definitely be on my list of must reads.
    Can’t wait.

  5. […] A Fall of Poppies, an anthology of World War I novellas by nine different authors, obviously including a novella from Lauren. The pub date for this one is March 1. […]

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