Friday, September 23, 2016

Interview with author Lillian Duncan

Lillian Duncan is a multi-published author who liveswith her husband  in Ohio Amish country . After more than 30 years working as a speech pathologist for children, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word.

She says she writes the types of books she loves to read—fast-paced suspense and mystery with a touch of romance that demonstrates God’s love for all of us. 

SS: Lillian, your website says that you write “suspense novels with a hint of romance.” Did you come upon that naturally, or did you have to work to find your niche in this genre?

LD:  It just sort of happened. My books are heavy on the mystery and suspense side but there’s usually some romance in my stories. Some more than others so that’s how I added that to the description of my books.

SS: It’s interesting that you’re a speech pathologist. How have your training and the experiences you’ve had affected your writing?

LD:  As a speech pathologist, I’ve learned to listen to other people talk even when I’m off the clock.  I think that’s helped me to write better dialogue, but, of course, that’s just my humble opinion. One of my books had a young girl with speech and language problems, which was really fun for me to write. And I also wrote a 3-book mystery novella series (DEADLY COMMUNICATIONS) that features a speech pathologist who gets a little too involved with her clients. So I guess I’ve melded my two careers together to some extent.

SS: I note that you have contributed to some other blogs. Can you elaborate?

LD: I’ve stepped back from writing for other blogs for the moment due to health issues. I was diagnosed with bilateral brain tumors in 2012 so what energy I have I use to write my books and work on my own blogs.

SS: And I understand that you have a new novel just out. I’m sure our readers would like to hear about that one.

LD: I do and I’m so excited about it. The title is GAME ON. It’s a political thriller that features Congressman Lucas McMann.He believes he’s the victim of an elaborate stalking game. The goal being to ruin his political career. The problem is he has no proof that someone is actually stalking him let alone who is behind the game.

His choices are clear—either quit politics or win the game!And he plans to win! But he can’t do it alone and he can’t go to those around him since he doesn’t know who to trust. But there is someone he trusts. If only she’s put their past behind her.

Private Investigator, Nikki Kent makes a living finding out other people’s secrets, but she has one of her own. When Lucas shows up asking for help, she refuses. She can’t take the chance of her own secret coming to light. But her new-found Christian faith won’t let her turn her back on someone who is desperate for her help—even if he was the first man to break her heart!

To see the book trailer for GAME ON click this link.  You can purchase the book via Amazon or Pelican Books.

SS: Even though it sounds like something the warden says when a prisoner’s last-minute appeal is denied, do you have any last words?

LD: Mmm…do I have any last words? Just to thank you for letting me visit with all your readers so I could talk about my books.

To learn more about Lillian, you may visit her at or She also has a devotional blog at

Lilian is giving away a cop of Game On to a randomly chosen commenter.

At her own site Lillian is giving away a virtual basket of goodies including Amazon gift cards, Tiaras, and Tennis Shoes. Simply leave a comment on the blog post GAME ON at and you’ll be entered.

But first, leave your comment here (including your email address) for a chance at the book--and thanks for visiting.

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  1. Richard, I have been following the different interviews with Lillian and I am eager to read this political thriller! Thanks for you post.
    cps1950(at)gmail (dot)com

  2. Thanks for the intro to Lilian Duncan. "Dead On" sounds interesting and her previous series "Deadly Communications" is even more intriguing. I'll definitely check out her books.

  3. This sounds like a very interesting story and I'd love to read it. I am amazed that with brain tumors you are still able to have the ability to write and I much admire you for this. Hope all goes well for you.

    Vera in North Carolina godleyv [at] yahoo {dot} com

    1. I'm rather amazed at that as well but that's why I know it's God, not me.

  4. Lillian, I am sorry to hear about your health issues and will pray about this. Thank you for writing Christian suspense fiction. Your book sounds amazing. Blessings, Susan Fryman

  5. Nice to meet you Lillian. I love the cover of this intriguing. Would love to win a copy. God bless.

  6. Lillian, thanks for telling us about yourself and sharing Game On. I pray it brings delightful intrigue to your readers. Cheers

  7. This sounds like a neat book!
    Martha T.

  8. would love to win.

  9. I really like political thrillers. I just read two by Harry Wegley and they are so good. I would love to win this.

  10. Pleased to meet you, Linda. You are a new author for me. I love suspense and mystery stories - a little romance doesn't Thanks so much for the giveaway.
    bettimace(at)gmail(dot) com

  11. GAME ON does sound very exciting.


  12. My daughter is a speech language pathologist in our local city system. She loves working with the children. Author Pepper Basham is also a Speech Language Pathologist that works with children. Have you read any of her books? Lillian, you would be a new author to me and I'd love to win and read your book. Thank you!

    1. Then he'll probably like me Deadly Communications series that features a speech pathologist.

  13. Sounds like a very interesting book. Love mystery and suspense books.

  14. New author to me, but sounds like a book that I would love to read!

  15. Thank you for sharing with us. I hope the doctor's are able to shrink your tumors and your energy returns in full force. Count me in the drawing.
    lill dot kohler at gmail dot com

  16. Thanks everyone for your interest in GAME ON and your kind words about my tumors.

  17. Wow! Sounds intriguing! Thanks for the chance to win! rw620 AT aol DOT com

  18. I enjoy reading political thrillers. GAME ON sounds intriguing.
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

  19. The randomly selected winner is Stella Potts. Thanks to everyone who entered. Hope you'll be back often.

  20. Thank you. I love being a winner and can't wait to read this one.