Lillian Duncan…turning faith into fiction.
Lillian writes in a variety of genres, but mostly in suspense and mystery. She loves to write the sort of books that she loves to read! Lillian lives in Ohio with her three parrots, two dogs, and one husband.
How did you become a writer?
I’ve always loved books. From the time I could read, I would always have a book with me no matter where I went. Visiting family…had a book. Doctor’s office…had a book. Fishing…had a book. And yes, I was one of those people that got in trouble when the teacher caught me reading one of my books instead of a text book!
To me a writer was more awesome than a rock star!
As much as I loved books, I didn’t start to write until I was 40. I can’t explain why it took me so long to figure out that I wanted to write, other than it seemed impossible that I could become a writer.
Why do you write Christian Fiction?
I didn’t start out writing Christian Fiction, but as my faith became more important to me, it became clear to me that I couldn’t or wouldn’t write for the mainstream market.
I now consider my writing my ministry as well. All the books I write illustrate some spiritual principle–usually more than one. That’s why I call them modern day parables.
Share a bit about your books, including a few titles.
Most of my books are romantic suspense–heavy on the action and suspense but with enough romance to sweeten up the story. My Sisters By Choice series (Deception; Betrayed; Redemption) was my first series. But I love my stand-alone books as well, such as Game On; Broken Trust; and Trapped.
I have two books that will come out this year. Jane Doe is romantic suspense while Suffer the Little Children is women’s fiction.
Tell us something interesting about yourself.
I received my first traditional contract in 2011. In 2012, I was diagnosed with bilateral brain tumors. Even though they were not malignant, they have wreaked havoc on my health. I had two books under contract when I was diagnosed. That means I’ve written more than twenty books while undergoing a variety of treatments for the brain tumors and dealing with all sorts of side effects!
I don’t say this to brag or to get sympathy but to encourage others who are struggling because of their health. With God, we are so much stronger than we think.
How can readers learn more about you and your books?
They can connect with me at http://www.lillian-duncan.com.
Thanks for having me.