Before we revisit with today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the signed copy of A Promise for Miriam, by Vannetta Chapman, is:
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Now let's revisit novelist Lillian Duncan, author of Deception (Harbourlight Books, December 2011). We actually featured Lillian and Deception back in January, so this is a bonus update post. This time Lillian plans to give away an e-copy of the book to one of my blog readers next week! So I'll only use the commenters' entries in the drawing--be sure you leave your email address if you're interested in winning an e-copy of Deception.
Lillian Duncan is a book lover as a reader and a writer. Tired of having to skip over all the four letter words and explicit sex scenes, she started writing the type of books she loved to read—suspense with a touch of romance.
Please tell us five random things we might not know about you.
- I’m very short (4’8” to be exact)
- I have 4 parrots.
- I am fluent in American Sign Language. Or at least I was, I’m a bit rusty now since I don’t use it every day any more.
- I love to “camp” as long as I have my netbook with me so I can write while my husband communes with nature.
- My day job is a speech pathologist.
Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Deception.
Twins are supposed to have an unbreakable bond, but Patti and Jamie have serious “relationship issues.” When a niece she knows nothing about calls, Patti must unravel the yarn of Jamie’s life and her disappearance. Patti is determined to find her sister. Each step brings her closer to the truth, but pulls her further into a web of danger and deception.
What is it about Patti that will make your readers care about her?
Patti’s human—she gets angry and frustrated by the circumstances she finds herself in. But in the end she tries to live out her Christian values.
What is your favorite book on the craft of writing?
Oh...there’s too many to say one favorite. But I do love The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction by Jeff Gerke. It is written so clearly that even I can understand it.
What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?
I love anything written by Terri Blackstock. Her latest, the Intervention series, is no exception. She always writes a great page turner with characters you grow to love.
What are you working on now?
I just sent in a submission for a sequel to Deception, currently titled Betrayed. Along with that, I will be releasing a sequel to Pursued in September if all goes well.
Where else can readers find you online?
My website is www.lillianduncan.net. I’m on twitter at @LillianDuncan. I also write a devotional blog at www.PowerUpWithGod.com
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Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?
When reading Christian fiction, do you expect all the characters in the book to be goody-two-shoes or do you like a more realistic portrayal that shows their faults as well?
Thank you, Lillian, for visiting with us and telling us about your novel. Readers, Lillian has offered to give a signed copy of her book to the winner of our drawing on Monday, July 30. To enter, leave a comment below in answer to Lillian's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Leave your email address, in case you win, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com.
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