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Celebrate International Peace Day every day: “Peace Comes Walking” (Poem by Bette A. Stevens)


The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Peace (World Peace Day) is celebrated on September 21 each year to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. I believe that the power to promote world peace lies within each of us. Together, we can transform the world! ~Bette A. Stevens

 

“It is time all nations and all people live up to the words of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognizes the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human race. This year marks the 70th anniversary of that landmark document.” — United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres

Find out more about International Peace Day http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/resources.shtml

Peace Comes Walking

Extended hands
Encouraging words
Step by step
Peace comes walking

Welcoming smiles
Listening ears
Step by step
Peace comes walking

Compassionate eyes
Forgiving hearts
Step by step
Peace comes walking

© Bette A. Stevens, Maine author

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PEACE IN TIME BOOK BLITZ!


MEET THE AUTHOR:  M.C.V. Egan

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M.C.V. Egan lives in South Florida. she is fluent in four languages; English, Spanish, French and Swedish. From a young age became determined to solve the ‘mystery’ of her grandfather’s death, she has researched this story for almost two decades. the story has taken her to Denmark, England and unconventional world of psychics.

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Peace In Time Book Blitz

Genre: Historical Paranormal
Publisher: AuthorHouse Publishing
Release Date: June 14, 2011
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Author Interview with M.C. V. Egan by Bette A. Stevens

M.C.V. Egan, author of The Bridge of Deaths, promotes world peace in a unique way.

M.C.V. Egan, author of The Bridge of Deaths, promotes world peace in a unique way.

Welcome to 4writersandreaders, M.C.V. Egan.

Thank you, Bette, for inviting me today for an interview and for participating in the acknowledgement of the United Nations 33rd International Peace Day.

It’s both a pleasure and a privilege to have you with us today, Catalina, as people around the globe recognize September 21st as The International Day of Peace. Your novel, The Bridge of Deaths, promotes world peace in a unique way. I’m sure we’ll find out more about that from you today.

The Bridge of Deaths, opens with this quote:

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”

Carl Sagan

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Tell us a little about yourself, Catalina.

I was born in Mexico City, Mexico 54 years ago. Through the twists, turns and opportunities in life, I have lived in Mexico, France, Sweden and various parts of the USA. Consequently I have managed to acquire four languages and a variety of cultural influences. I now live in South Florida with my husband and teenage son.

How about your family and community life?

I am a mother and a wife. I am also a step mother and a step grandmother. I live in an area where the sense of community is very mixed as the brunt of the population only lives here for part of the year; they are known as snow-birds and flock from various northern parts of the USA, Canada and Europe. This has enriched our area in so many ways. Exposure to cultural diversity and great restaurants are only a small part.

How long have you been writing and what type of writing do you normally do?  

I have been writing since I was a young child. My writing varies with the exception that I have never dipped into Horror, Sci-Fi or Fantasy, I dabble and test just about any other genre.

Can you give us a brief synopsis of your novel? 

It is a well-documented historical journey with a touch of fiction and a metaphysical twist. The story revolves around the 1939 crash of airliner G-AESY and it is explored from the perspective of a modern-day couple researching their past lives.

What prompted you to become a writer?

In general what prompted me to write was an innate need to communicate. It is not that easy to be heard when you are one of eight kids in a family of very loud voices.

Do you have a favorite line or brief selection to share from The Bridge of Deaths

I do have one, but it would make no matter of sense at all to anyone who has not read the book.

“It wasn’t the best copy. It was from an old microfilm machine. The resemblance was unmistakable. She found herself out the door, in her car, and heading back to where she’d promised herself she would never go again―to the accountant’s office”

Who is your favorite character and why? 

Maggie is my favorite character for a number of reasons. She is the only primary character who is absolutely fictional, and that granted an amazing freedom to me as a writer. I could make her as fearless and lovely as I chose. Also, I made her a young woman of great convictions, especially in regards to striving for WORLD PEACE.

What was the hardest part about writing your book?

In the case of The Bridge of Deaths, acquiring the information―research was the hardest part.

Do you do anything besides write? 

I am trying to devote myself to writing and parenting these days. I have worked in the past and I enjoy it. I feel at this stage in my son’s life it is very important to be a very hands-on parent.

How can readers get a copy of The Bridge of Deaths

What’s next for you, M.C.V. Egan?   

I am writing, working on a series in more of a Chick Lit genre. Also, through a local writers group, I am dabbling in short stories and one-act plays. Next year when new files pertinent to the crash of the G-AESY ―because of the 75-year disclosure rule in Europe―I do hope to uncover much more or all of the facts surrounding the crash.

But the next four years in parenting will be pivotal, so my projects may well go slowly.

Thank you, M.C.V. Egan, for including 4writersandreaders in your PEACE IN TIME Book Blitz & Blog Hop presented by The Bridge of Deaths and VBT Cafe.  It’s been wonderful having you featured here on September 21st United Nations 33rd International Peace Day―a day designated to promote world peace.

Readers, come join the Blitz―enter the contest to win some fantastic prizes; then, stop back to visit the great blogs promoting world peace with M.C.V. Egan. And, don’t forget to get your copy of The Bridge of Deaths, if you haven’t already had a chance to read it. Find out how Maggie shares M.C.V. Egan’s message of Word Peace. I highly recommend this novel to readers around the globe.

Readers can get my personal perspective on world peace in my article Let’s Paint the World with Peace. https://4writersandreaders.com/2013/09/19/lets-paint-the-world-with-peace/  ~ I invite you to stop by to read my post and leave me your perspective on how we can attain world peace. I would love to hear what you think about World Peace.

~ Bette A. Stevens at 4writersandreaders.com

The Bridge of Deaths is a love story and a mystery. Fictional characters travel through the world of past life regressions and information acquired from psychics as well as archives and historical sources to solve “One of those mysteries that never get solved” is based on true events and real people, it is the culmination of 18 years of sifting through sources in Denmark, England and the United States, it finds a way to help the reader feel that he /she is also sifting through data and forming their own conclusions.

The journey takes the reader to well-known and little known events leading up to the Second World War, both in Europe and America. The journey also takes the reader to the possibility of finding oneself in this lifetime by exploring past lives.

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