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    As an author, I take part fact, part fiction, and combine them together into worlds for you to explore through the pages of my stories. I'm honored that you have chosen to become a part of that exciting journey.
    I'm primarily an author of historical fiction. At the heart of my writing is suspense filled plots full of hope.
    My novels are available via ebook, paperback, and hardcover in over 195 countries around the world. I'm also the writing consultant and editor behind Extra Ink Edits and have written an ebook writing tips book for other authors. For more information about me, take a look at my bio. The best way to make sure you hear all the latest information is by joining my newsletter.
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    What's New

    Now in Audiobook!

    Flight Before Dawn has just released as an audiobook! Narrator Paula Faye Leinweber did an amazing job of bringing this story to life. Books are availble from Audible, Amazon and Itunes

    Bestselling Author

    My first novel, Flight Before Dawn, became a bestseller in May. Thanks for helping make me a bestselling author!



    New Reduced Prices for Extra Ink Edits

    Extra Ink Edits has a revised pricing system for full manuscripts, as of July. It's now only $1.50 per page!

    Coming Soon

    Fairytales Retold in Exciting New Trilogy

    I am thrilled to announce that a brand new trilogy is releasing as ebooks. It's a YA fairytale retelling of Sleeping Beauty, entitled While Aurora Slept.

    My Latest Release

    Painted Faces

    In 1938, She's yearning to trade in farm dust for stardom. On the other side of the world, they seek escape. Mystery lurks from the shadowy streets of Budapest, the canvas flaps of tents, and the silver screen. When running to her future and from their past only one place will do. Hollywood! All Books

  • About Me

    Bestselling Author
    Award-Winning Writer
    Expert at Crafting Suspense with Hope

    Megan Easley-Walsh is a bestselling 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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  • My Books

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    Flight Before Dawn

    Before there was D-Day... She thought the French Resistance was the biggest secret of her life. Now she's at the heart of a twenty-five-year-old secret, unearthed by the man who appears on her doorstep.


    What Edward Heard

    The Trenches shattered his hearing, but the painting will change him forever.In Venice in 1566, Francesco paints a portrait. In 1916, Edward Jamison returns to England from the trenches of the Western Front and hears hidden secrets.

    Historical Fiction and Writing Tips

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    North Star Home

    In Nebraska in 1875, Ann Scarlet is no thief, but when the Yankee sheriff catches her she might just steal his heart.

    Across the River

    In the English countryside in 1774... For her, he'd go to the ends of the earth. When she disappears, he might have to.

    Painted Faces

    In 1938, Vivian is desperate to become an actress. On the other side of the world, in Budapest, two siblings seek escape. Only one place will do. Destination? Hollywood!

    Writing Tips from the Writing Consultant and Editor of Extra Ink Edits

    Whether you write fiction already, or would like to begin, this guide is full of helpful tips from an author, writing consultant, editor, and former college writing teacher. Divided into twelve chapters, topics covered include everything from how to avoid plot holes to how to write the perfect query letter.

    YA Fairytale Retellings

    While Aurora Slept Book One: The Power of a Dream

    Aurora and her sister are inseparable, until dreams divide them. Literally. On Aurora’s sixteenth birthday, she makes a selfless wish to save her sister, Midnight, from a curse that began in their childhood. Aurora falls asleep, but she doesn’t wake up. Months later, she’s still asleep. Now the sisters must find their way back to each other. What good is sleeping peacefully, when Midnight’s days without her beloved sister have become a nightmare?

    While Aurora Slept Book Two: Glass Slippers

    A ball. How can there possibly be a ball when Aurora is still asleep? Their mother, the queen, has her reasons. Along the way, the elves discover something wonderful. Its magic might just set Midnight in the right direction to wake Aurora. But, the consequences won’t be easily contained. Anything can happen at midnight in the forest...

    While Aurora Slept Book Three: Beast Seeking Beauty

    Aurora is asleep. Still. Midnight is desperate to find her. Still. From the edges of the forest emerges Edora. She’s not only new to the castle, but to being human.

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    Books Available in 195 Countries Around the World
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    Powell's Books

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    Waterstones  (UK and Ireland)

    Blackwell's (UK)

    Bücher (Germany)


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    The Latest New Historical Fiction from Megan Easley-Walsh


    Flight Before Dawn
    Now a Bestseller!

    (WWII Historical Fiction with Mystery and Suspense)
    Flight Before Dawn, Award-winning writer, Megan Easley-Walsh, WWII, French Resistance, Normandy, France, D-Day, the Allies
    Before there was D-Day...

    She thought the French Resistance was the biggest secret of her life. Now she's at the heart of a twenty-five-year-old secret, unearthed by the man who appears on her doorstep. But, he's no stranger. She's had him watched for over two years.
    "It has everything, romance, adventure and subtle humor thrown in. The characters are wonderfully passionate people that will do anything to help the Resistance. This was a fabulous book. Loved it!"

    "What a fabulous book! Megan has really brought the French Resistance and WWII to life without having written a history book. "


    "The novel tells the story of several members of the French Resistance through the darkest days of the war until their liberation and does a lovely job of evoking the French countryside, the ’40s ethos and the tension of living in an occupied country."



    What Edward Heard

    (Renaissance Venice to WWI Historical Fiction with Magical Realism)


    The Trenches shattered his hearing,
    But the Painting will change him Forever.
    In Venice in 1566, Francesco paints a portrait of the woman he loves. In 1916, Edward Jamison returns to England from the trenches of the Western Front. Believing that the most life-changing events are behind him, he soon encounters something profoundly more powerful: the portrait of the painted lady. Partly deaf from his injuries in the trenches, he begins to hear the strangest things. 
    But, he's not the first.

    "What Edward Heard is an exciting collection of stories about individuals whose lives are intertwined across time and place. When I read this book, I felt as if I was standing in the trenches of World War I, sailing into London’s harbor and the new world, and delving into other life-altering events within the characters’ lives. As you read this book, be ready to travel across time and location as you live through the events of ordinary people who experience something quite extraordinary."

    "This book was a great read that really spanned a lot of space and time. If you enjoy fiction that is not simply localized in one location and one time then this is the book for you. Top stuff."




    North Star Home, Christian Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Love Story, Old West, Western Frontier, Award-Winning Writer Megan Easley-Walsh

    North Star Home

    (Inspirational Historical Love on the Frontier)

    Ann Scarlet is no thief, but when the Yankee sheriff catches her she might just steal his heart. 

    Ann Scarlet has a single goal when journeying from her home in Savannah to Red River Rocks Falls, Nebraska in 1875: find Whitaker and get back the land deed he stole from her brother. It seems simple enough, until Sheriff Crambert finds her with her hands full of money as she rifles through a pile of land deeds.
    "I really had a great time reading this book. I enjoyed how the characters interacted and developed during the novel. A well paced story that keeps the reader interested and engaged."






    Across the River
    (18th Century Tale of Suspense and Love that knows no limit)

    For her, he'd go to the ends of the earth. When she disappears, he might have to.


    In the English countryside in 1774, Caleb Haroldson and Rebecca Turrington are destined to be together. Stealing her inheritance to fund the life of her choosing with Caleb seems like an easy enough task for Rebecca, as she schemes with him beside the river late one night. But Rebecca is not the only one making plans for her future. Both sides of the Atlantic are poised to erupt and everywhere lurks the haunting phrase "Across the River."



    "This is a great historical novel that I had the pleasure of reading an advanced copy of. I really enjoyed the mystery that unfolded and found it an exciting and engaging read. For lovers of mystery and history, I'd recommend this :)"







    Painted Faces

    (Dreaming big on the eve of WWII, Mystery and Suspense)

    In 1938, She's yearning to trade in farm dust for Stardom. On the other side of the world, they seek escape. Mystery lurks from the shadowy streets of Budapest, the canvas flaps of tents, and the silver screen. When running to her future and from their past only one place will do. Destination? Hollywood!






    NOW AVAILABLE AROUND THE  WORLD! 


    While Aurora Sleep Trilogy reimagines Sleeping Beauty. Aurora and her sister are inseparable, until dreams divide them. Literally. This YA fairytale retelling is told in three parts: The Power of a Dream, Glass Slippers, and Beast Seeking Beauty. The Power of a Dream is available for free and all three parts are out now in ebook. 








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    Latest News

    While Aurora Slept Trilogy is now out in ebook!

    This is a fairytale retelling, centering on the beloved story of Sleeping Beauty. In this all new twist, Aurora and her sister deliver the story you've never heard behind the classic tale. Book one, The Power of a Dream, is free. Grab your copy today!

    Flight Before Dawn is now in audio!

    Narrator Paula Faye Leinweber has done a terrific job of bringing to life the characters in the bestseller, my debut novel, Flight Before Dawn. It explores Victoire and her friends in the buildup to D-Day, from behind the hidden veil of the French Resistance in Normandy, France beginning in 1943.

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