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  • Writer's pictureConnie Lacy

I didn't mean to be clairvoyant

With my latest novel coming out in a matter of weeks, I expect to get questions about the timeliness of my new book. The backdrop for my time travel story is the year of the deadly 1918 flu pandemic that killed between 50 and 100 million people around the world. That was also the year WW1 ended. When I began writing “The Time Capsule” over a year ago, I had no clue what would be transpiring as my novel was published, that this would be the year of the Coronavirus with all its unpleasant ramifications.

But my story is not about the pandemic of 1918. It’s about a young woman thrown back in time who faces a variety of challenges, including flu and war and bigotry, a woman who also falls in love. You’ll recognize some of the details from our own experience in recent weeks – masks worn to prevent the spread of a virus and the closing of schools and churches, etc. I base those events on my research of 1918. It has seemed surreal in recent weeks that what I wrote many months ago became very real in my own life.

“The Time Capsule” is written as an entertaining read and one that I hope you’ll remember.

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