You’ve heard about A Pride of Poppies from me before, but today I have some exciting news. Firstly, we’ve got a date for publication – that’s the 1st of May 2015, with a formal launch event the following week. More information here and here. You can also add the book to your Goodreads to-read list here.
So, for those of you who haven’t heard about it before, what is A Pride of Poppies? Well, it’s an anthology of short fiction stories about LGBTQIA people set in the First World War. As the Manifold Press website explains:
Ten authors – in thirteen stories – explore the experiences of GLBTQI people during World War I. In what ways were their lives the same as or different from those of other people?
Who are these ten authors? Well, I’m honoured to be included in this list of brilliant people:
- Julie Bozza
- Barry Brennessel
- Charlie Cochrane
- Sam Evans
- Lou Faulkner
- Adam Fitzroy
- Wendy C. Fries
- Z. McAspurren
- Eleanor Musgrove
- Jay Lewis Taylor
Manifold Press usually specialises in excellent male/male romance, but this anthology includes a much broader range of themes and experiences. I’ll remind you about it closer to the time, but please tell your friends and keep an eye out for the book to become available! All proceeds are going to the Royal British Legion, the charity behind the annual Poppy Appeal. They provide help and support to those who are serving or have served in the Armed Forces, as well as their families.
…Well, I suppose you want to see the cover?