Look what came in the mail yesterday!
A generous box of advance copies of the World War I anthology, Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War, featuring stories by Jessica Brockmole, Hazel Gaynor, Evangeline Holland, Marci Jefferson, Kate Kerrigan, Jennifer Robson, Heather Webb, Beatriz Williams, and me.
All of the stories revolve, in one way or another, around the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month: in other words, Armistice Day, 1918.
My story, “The Record Set Right”, opens in 1980 in Kenya as eighty-two year old Camilla Frobisher, the widow of the war hero known popularly as The Aviator in the Iron Mask (although, as Camilla would point out to you, the mask was really tin, not iron), is drawn back to England and forced to confront a past that may not be exactly what she thought it was.
One of the things I love about this anthology is how different all the stories are, each with a different setting, a different window on the experience of the Great War.
For an advance copy of Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War, here’s your question:
What’s your favorite book or movie about World War I?
The winner will be announced on Thursday.
Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War appears in stores on March 1, 2016. It is available for pre-order in print or e-book from B&N and Amazon, or in print from Indiebound, Books-A-Million, Powell’s, and wherever else books are sold.
My story, “The Record Set Right“, is being pre-released as an e-short. If you pre-order “The Record Set Right” on Kindle or Nook, it will be magically whisked to your device on January 26, 2016– over a month before the anthology release date!