Spotlight And Author Interview — Jane Doe

4 Jul

About The Book

Book:  Jane Doe

Author: Lillian Duncan

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: June 26, 2020

A Broken Body. A Broken Mind. What If She Wasn’t The Last Victim?Jane Doe

Raven Marks survives a brutal kidnapping but just barely. Along with a broken body, her mind is broken. She wants to put the past behind her, but nightmarish memories won’t let her . . . At first because she doesn’t have them, and then because she does.

Even though her fractured memory can’t recall every detail, she’s haunted by one thought: What if she wasn’t the last victim? Her search for answers leads her to the highest politicians in the land. Each reclaimed memory brings her closer to the truth — and to even more danger.

 

 

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About The Author

Lillian Duncan… turning faith into fiction.

Lillian lives in a small town in Ohio with her husband. She writes the types of books she loves to read. Even though her books cross genres, they have one thing in common, faith-based stories that demonstrate God’s love—and lots of action. OK, that’s two things.

She was a school speech pathologist for over 30 years but retired in 2012 after being diagnosed with bilateral brain tumors due to Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2), a rare genetic disease.

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:www.lillianduncan.com.

 

More from Lillian

JANE DOE is my latest novel and it’s a doozy!

What’s the genre you ask? It’s suspense with lots of drama and action…but it also a political thriller…but it also has a lot of mystery components…but there’s the romance element as well… and let’s not forget the spiritual message! No matter what genre you classify it as, it’s one I think you’ll enjoy!

So how did JANE DOE come about?

I’d finished all my edits on a current book and was feeling very uninspired. I had no idea for my next story, so I went on FB and asked people to send me an idea for my next suspense novel. An old high school friend sent me the suggestion to write a story where the main character struggled with memory loss.

Mmmm… but the old amnesia plot has been done and it’s a big no-no that writing experts warn against. I took the challenge and wrote JANE DOE. It’s definitely not your typical amnesia plot, but the main character is haunted by her memories.

First, because she doesn’t have them and then because she does!

Raven Marks survives a brutal kidnapping but just barely. Along with a broken body, her mind is broken. Even though she can’t remember the details of her kidnapping, she’s haunted by the thought that someone else is being victimized by the kidnapper she can’t remember.

Her journey to discover the truth leads her to the highest politicians in the state and then the country. Each reclaimed memory brings her closer to the truth — and to even more danger.

I’m not going to give away the plot, but there’s plenty of twists and turns to keep you reading late into the night!

 

Q&A with Lillian Duncan

Many authors say that they have always been a writer — making up stories as a child. When did you first become a writer?

If that’s your definition of a writer, then I’ve been a writer for as long as I can remember. I called it daydreaming, but it was much more than daydreaming. My daydreams were filled with characters who did all sorts of interesting things. But I didn’t actually start to put my stories on paper until I was forty. And even then, I didn’t feel like a “real writer.” It wasn’t until I got my first traditional contract that I started to feel that way.

Why did you choose the suspense genre?

Mystery and suspense are my favorite genres to read so it makes sense that I write them as well. But I’ve branched out in my writing to include women’s fiction, YA novels, and stories that I simply call Christian Stories.

What does a typical writing day look like? Are you structured or informal in your writing schedule?

For most of the 25 years I’ve been writing, I was very structured. I wrote every day but the amount of time varied. I’m not nearly as structured as I used to be for health reasons, but I still try to write every day — if only for a few minutes.

Can you tell us a little about what inspired your latest novel.

I was actually feeling very uninspired, so I went on FB and asked people to send me an idea for my next suspense novel. An old high school friend sent me the suggestion to write a story where the main character struggled with memory loss. I took the challenge and wrote JANE DOE.

What do you want your readers to take away with them after finishing one of your novels?

Life isn’t always pretty or easy. I want my stories to reflect God’s goodness and power as my characters face difficult circumstances and challenges 

If we keep God at the center of our life, he promises to give us beauty for the ashes. I know this to be true in my own life. Since being diagnosed with bilateral brain tumors in 2012, God has strengthened me, kept me in peace and joy, and blessed me in so many ways.

Readers always want to know what is next for an author. Do you have any works in progress you can share about?

I’m so excited about my new MESSENGER series. It’s a YA series, but really anyone who loves dystopian, futuristic type stories will enjoy it. The novella series follows Magdalena Denton as she struggles to learn about God in the godless country of NewAmerica where all religion has been banned, even saying the name of God is punishable by death. 

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, July 1

Ashley’s Bookshelf, July 1

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, July 2

Just the Write Escape, July 3

By The Book, July 4 (Author Interview)

Blogging With Carol, July 4

Inklings and notions, July 5

Betti Mace, July 6

Andrea Christenson, July 7 (Author Interview)

Hebrews 12 Endurance, July 7

For Him and My Family, July 8

Texas Book-aholic, July 9

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, July 10

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, July 11

For the Love of Literature, July 12 (Author Interview)

Bigreadersite, July 12

Artistic Nobody, July 13 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

deb’s Book Review, July 14

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Lillian is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon Gift Card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/fd8f/jane-doe-celebration-tour-giveaway

5 Responses to “Spotlight And Author Interview — Jane Doe”

  1. Alicia Haney at 3:06 pm #

    Wow, this book sounds intriguing and like a very good page turner! Thank you so much for sharing about this great sounding book!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Emma at 11:24 pm #

    This sounds like quite the story! The interview is quite interesting.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. James Robert at 4:02 am #

    Thanks for sharing your great  book and for the giveaway too.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. carylkane at 2:20 pm #

    Enjoyed the interview! Jane Doe sounds like a page-turner.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Debbie P at 1:55 pm #

    This book sounds like a great read.

    Liked by 1 person

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