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Six Female Authors Join Women’s History Month Panel At Wilton Library

Heather Webb, a Mansfield writer,  came up with the idea for 'Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War,' a book written by nine women.
Heather Webb, a Mansfield writer, came up with the idea for 'Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War,' a book written by nine women. Photo Credit: Contributed

WILTON, Conn. — In honor of Women’s History Month, Wilton Library will hold a panel discussion on "Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War" with six of the book's nine female authors.

The event will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, the book’s official release date.

In this moving anthology set in the aftermath of World War I, nine authors share stories of love, strength, and renewal as hope takes root in a fall of poppies. Short stories were contributed by: Jessica Brockmole, Hazel Gaynor, Evangeline Holland, Marci Jefferson, Kate Kerrigan, Jennifer Robson, Heather Webb, Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig.

Six authors of those authors will join the Women's History Month Author Panel on "Fall of Poppies:"

  • Jessica Brockmole is the author of bestselling "Letters from Skye," an epistolary love story spanning an ocean and two wars.
  • Hazel Gaynor is the bestselling author of "The Girl Who Came Home" and "A Memory of Violets."
  • Jennifer Robson is the international bestselling author of "Somewhere in France" and "After the War is Over." She holds a doctorate in modern history from the University of Oxford.
  • Heather Webb is an author, freelance editor, and blogger at award-winning writing sites WriterUnboxed.com and RomanceUniversity.org. A Mansfield resident, she is a member of the Historical Novel Society and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association.
  • Beatriz Williams is the bestselling author of "The Secret Life of Violet Grant" and "A Hundred Summers." A graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from Columbia, she will publish her new book, "A Certain Age," this summer.
  • Lauren Willig is the bestselling author of 11 works of historical fiction. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages, awarded the RITA, Booksellers Best and Golden Leaf awards, and chosen for the American Library Association’s annual list of the best genre fiction.

A Q&A session and book signing will follow the talk. The event is free.

Click here to register for the event or call 203-762-6334. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. The Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton.

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