About the Author
Frank Meredith grew up in Hanover, Pennsylvania, witnessed the 100th Anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Hanover in 1963, and has been a Civil War buff ever since. His non-fiction writing has appeared in several newspapers and music journals. He holds degrees in music from The King's College and Ithaca College, and was awarded a Doctoral Fellowship in conducting at Northwestern University.
Frank is currently at work on a parallel novel, (as yet untitled): "The story of two young Virginia cavalry officers -- one a hellion, the other a preacher -- and the mission to capture a vital bridge during the Gettysburg Campaign." It is scheduled for release by Savannah Books in early 2015.
His book, "The Battle of Gettysburg As Seen by Two Teens: The Stories of Tillie Pierce and Daniel Skelly" features full reprints of those two classic eyewitness accounts, printed together for the first time by Savannah Books.
Highlights of Frank's forty year career as a professional musician (conductor, bass trombone, euphonium, and tuba) include being a finalist in an international euphonium solo competition, touring Scandinavia as principal euphoniumist with the International Symphonic Wind Orchestra, conducting at Lincoln Center, and performing with jazz greats Marsalis, Severinsen, Bennett, Torme, and Ellington, and playing in the backup orchestra with his favorite band, CHICAGO. He has been the bass trombonist at Glimmerglass Opera since 1981, including Grammy and Emmy nominated performances with that group. Frank has taught music at the pre-school through graduate school levels.
Among his favorite experiences: witnessing the birth of his three sons, starring as the lead in a local production of Man of La Mancha with the rest of his family, working with the Field Band Foundation in South Africa, photographing Carnevale in Venice, enjoying a Viking feast with his family in Jorvik, riding an ATV through the Yucatan jungle, earning bronze in a NASTAR sanctioned Giant Slalom, many hikes in the Alps, photographing the sunrise on the Matterhorn, and New Orleans!