Friday, September 21, 2012

Welcome Lillian Duncan

Lillian Duncan writes stories of faith mingled with murder & mayhem. She writes the type of books she loves to read—suspense with a touch of romance. Whether as an educator, a writer, or a speech pathologist, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word.

To learn more about Lillian and her books, visit:  She also has a devotional blog at:  

Your newest release sounds spine-tingling. Is there a story behind DARK ALLEYS?

I wanted to write a story where the main character had flaws. We aren’t perfect and yet in so many of the Christian Fiction books I read, the characters are these middle-class people with almost perfect lives. I think Tessa qualifies as a character with flaws. She used to be one of those perfect middle-class Christians, but after a tragedy in her life, she made bad decisions that led her to a dark alley.

What’s your favorite genre of writing?

Definitely suspense. I like to throw in romance but I don’t necessarily like the rules that go along with writing romances.

Which of your written plots is your favorite?

Oh, they are all my favorite!! But I really liked the plot of DECEPTION. It involves twins and one is missing so, of course, being main character wants to pretend she is her missing twin!

Do you believe in writer’s block? If so how often do you get it? How do you fix it?

I’ve only had serious writer’s block a few times, but I’ve had many mini-blocks. When I get the mini-blocks, it’s a warning to me that my story took a wrong turn somewhere. So, I go back to the beginning and start editing. I usually can spot the place, I took the wrong turn. I change it and the story seems to flow after that.

Do you archive everything you write?

I do now!!

Sounds like there's a lesson learned behind that last answer. Do you ever go back to an old idea long after you abandoned it?

Absolutely! I have many partially written stories that I stopped for one reason or another. And they are waiting for me to come back and finish the story!

How many writing projects are you working on right now?

Too many! Smile!! But that’s a good thing.

Do you ever write based on your dreams?

Only once, and it turned out to be a horror story. It’s not been published yet—but one of these days, I hope it will be.

Yikes! Sounds like a nightmare not a dream. Are you concerned with spelling and grammar as you write?

I edit as I go along so yes I am concerned with both. But after writing for so many years, it’s fairly automatic and doesn’t take away from my creativity—too often!

When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it?

My next project to be released will be The Christmas Stalking. It is a Christmas-themed suspense novella and will be released in November or December by Harbourlight Books. The blurb:  During the Christmas holidays, a country music star hides out from a stalker at a remote cabin in upstate New York. Destiny knows fame always comes with a price, but she’s tired of being a prisoner of the very fame she sacrificed so much for.
Terrorized by an unknown stalker and fearing for her life, she escapes to the summertime home of her youth. She yearns for a simpler life, but her fame follows—and so does her stalker.

Thanks for sharing with us today!

Dark Alleys is available at: Amazon and Amazon Kindle.

Lillian Duncan is giving away a copy of Dark AlleysTo be entered in the giveaway, leave a comment along with your e-mail address. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post for the author. Please note: The giveaway is for U.S. addresses only.

Remember to read wherever you wander, 
The Wandering Writer,


Anonymous said...

I hven't yet read a book by Lillian, but this suspense sounds like a good. And, she s right. None of us are perfect, we all have some flaws. Please enter me.
Maxie ( )

Jennifer said...

My dreams would be to weird to make a story that would make any sense. Some dreams seem so real that it takes a few minutes ro realize that you are okay and relief if it was a nightmare.
Your book sounds intense and I would love to read it!

ann said...

Sounds like a book I would enjoy reading , very intense. I have not read any of her books as of yet. Thanks for the chance to win

Jo said...

The book sounds good. Thanks for the opportunity.


Teela said...

Please enter me in the giveaway for Dark Alleys!!!

Anonymous said...

Please enter my name in this giveaway! And keep writing!
Elizabeth N.

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