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Monday, October 24, 2016

Behind the Scenes with Flight Before Dawn, the musical edition


For today's post, I'm showing you another behind the scenes moment for my upcoming debut, FLIGHT BEFORE DAWN (launching November 14th from a division of Macmillan). 

Perhaps, you've noticed the music in my book trailer. The music is from Jupiter by Gustav Holst. This particular section of that music also belongs to a hymn, "I Vow to Thee My Country." Sir Cecil Spring Rice penned the words to the hymn as a poem and it was then set to the music of Holst. Rice has an interesting history as a British diplomat, who served as an ambassador to the United States during the years of the first world war. 

Here are the words to the hymn
Let us remember them and live in peace.
I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above,Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love;The love that asks no question, the love that stands the test,That lays upon the altar the dearest and the best;The love that never falters, the love that pays the price,The love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.
And there's another country, I've heard of long ago,Most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know;We may not count her armies, we may not see her King;Her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering;And soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase,And her ways are ways of gentleness, and all her paths are peace.

The other reason why I chose the inclusion of this piece of music for my trailer is because this hymn is often used in remembrance celebrations for the two world wars. Whenever I hear it, it stirs in me a poignancy of remembering, of being urged to never forget. In my writing, I aim to do that as well, to never forget so that we might live more fully in the peace they dreamed of.

FLIGHT BEFORE DAWN is now available for pre-order in ebook! Hardcover and Paperback are coming soon. Author Keely-Keith is also featuring me on her blog today!

My best to you all,

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Writer Wednesday: Flight Before Dawn


On Writer Wednesday, I share with you a book that I've recently read. Today, I'm doing something even better. I'm sharing a book that I've written!

In case you missed my big announcement yesterday...
You are Invited on a Journey into the past through the pages of over 100 new novels from award-winning writer Megan Easley-Walsh. It all begins November 14th with her debut FLIGHT BEFORE DAWN. Available in Hardcover, paperback and ebook in over 195 countries. www.MeganEasleyWalsh.com #MEWBooks

And now for more details on Flight Before Dawn and the cover reveal!

Cover of Flight Before Dawn, Debut Novel of Megan Easley-Walsh: award-winning writer, Historical Fiction about the French Resistance in Normandy, France in WWIIFor over two years, she’s watched him. 
Now he’s on her doorstep. 
This is life in the Resistance.

In Normandy in 1943, Victoire leads a band of the Resistance. When Leal, the man she’s had watched for over two years, arrives at her doorstep, she’ll have to face new challenges in war and in love.

Robberies, a kidnapping and clandestine night adventures were not at all what Victoire planned for her life. And she most certainly never planned to be betrayed. But war — and love — are unpredictable. Joined by her friend Rainier who is mistrusted by Leal, the mysterious Voleta, and Father Pierre, Victoire and Leal must struggle for survival, the grounds of France, and the material of their souls.

When Leal unearths a twenty-five-year-old secret, with Victoire at the center, her whole life is shaken. As the Allies approach, the past, present and future hang in the balance. Can anyone be trusted when the world spins upside down?

More exciting details coming soon!

My best to you all,