New Xulon Fiction Based On A True Story Lived By The Author As A Missionary In A 3rd World Country

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Edie Livesay presents the exciting book one in her Ecuadorian Trilogy

While They Sleep - Based On a True Story

I hope my book makes the reader aware of the difficulties children in 3rd world countries must endure

Within the pages of Edie Livesay’s new book, While They Sleep, ($18.99, paperback, 9781498439794; $9.99, e-book, 9781498439800) readers will enjoy a remarkable fictional story that chronicles the author’s real life working with children in a 3rd world country orphanage and more. The story takes place in the early 1970’s when fictional character Jillian Townsend gave up her life in the United States to live among the jungle Indians of Ecuador. She was immediately aware that her silly dreams had brought her to work among the illiterate and helpless, but it was she who was feeling inadequate. The stark reality of where she was and the immense barriers she faced made her droop with concern. However, all of that doubt was about to change as she gasped in wonder at the scene before her – the most beautiful valley she had ever seen. In the years to come, the first view of that valley would never fail to thrill her. It would live with Jillian for the rest of her life. Readers will be astonished at her adventurous and challenging journey – filled with friendships, relationships and the compelling story of the colorful residents of Pachuca, Quito.

“I hope my book makes the reader aware of the difficulties children in 3rd world countries must endure,” states the author. “I also hope they appreciate those who will give of their lives to protect children in need.”

Edie Livesay lives in Oceanlake, Oregon. In her 30’s, she felt God was leading her to the South American country of Ecuador. There she worked in an orphanage until she began teaching English, crafts and Bible classes among the hundreds of children living in the Andes Mountains. She continues this compelling story in book 2 of her Ecuadorian Trilogy entitled, Beyond Mud Walls.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order While They Sleep through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

Media Contact: Edie Livesay
Email: jelivesay(at)gmail(dot)com

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