Moon largest & closest to earth since 48 coincides with debut of 40s novel from award-winning writer

By: Megan Easley-Walsh
DUBLIN - Nov. 14, 2016 - PRLog -- The award-winning writer Megan Easley-Walsh's debut novel: Flight Before Dawn launches around the world today. It is the first of over ten new novels from the author. The story is set five years prior to the last time that the moon was as close to the earth as it will be this year. Beginning in 1943, Victoire, a female leader in the French Resistance, engages in espionage and sabotage to win back her occupied homeland of Normandy, France. A work of fiction, Flight Before Dawn is based on extensive research including the author's firsthand experience in visiting Normandy while she lived in Germany.

When asked why she writes about war, Ms. Easley-Walsh commented,

"My background is in historical International Relations. I bring these studies to my writing. By examining what has happened and why it has happened, there can be greater understanding and an attempt to embark upon a more peaceful path. I write historical fiction, particularly within wars, because there are moments in time that are especially poignant in expressing the idea that a person is an individual and that being from a location does not make one good or bad. Furthermore, the other is often quite similar to the self. War offers dramatic settings to showcase this and to perhaps, dilute the appeal of their repetition. For some, that education comes best from novels. There is an immediacy in the characters and a vested interest, that makes their trials palpable. We ought to be vigilant, so that we can pursue the paths of peace whenever possible. The simplest answer then for why I write about war is because I love peace and wish to help its furtherance."

About the Novel:

For 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?

Flight Before Dawn will be available in hardcover (ISBN 9781366876294), paperback (ISBN 9781366876287), and ebook (ISBN 9781508046653) in over 195 countries.

About the Author:

Megan Easley-Walsh is an author of historical fiction, a researcher, and a writing consultant and editor at Extra Ink Edits. She is an award-winning writer and has taught college writing in the UNESCO literature city of Dublin, Ireland. Her degrees are in history-focused International Relations. She is American and lives in Ireland with her Irish husband.

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