What do Curious George and Terri Blackstock have in common? Probably not a lot, but they’re both important to Lillian Duncan, a novelist who turns faith into fiction. Keep reading to see how her reading tastes have inspired her writing career!
What was your favorite picture book as a
child? What did you love about it?
I loved all the books but certainly Curious George stands out for me. I remember getting the scholastic readers and choosing the latest Curious George book to buy. What did I love about him? Who doesn’t love a monkey?
What was the last book you read that you couldn’t put down? Why?
The book I’m reading now falls in that category. It’s The String by Caleb Breakey. It’s so unpredictable that I have to keep reading so I can see what happens next.
Where’s the most unusual place you’ve read a book?
Most unusual place? I’m not sure. I do know that from the time I could read, I had a book with me. So that meant I had my book at family events, church, camping, under the covers in bed, in the car. You name it, I had a book with me.
I do remember one time at school, I hid my book behind the text book I was supposed to be reading. My teacher asked if I was enjoying the book I was reading. Busted! So I answered him honestly and told him I loved it.
If you could have dinner with any fictional character, who would it be?
I’d love to have dinner with all the characters from Lord of The Rings.
If you could turn any of your books into a movie, which would you pick? Who would cast as the main characters?
I would love to see Puzzle House and it’s sequel, The David Years, as a movie. I envision it to be like Touched By An Angel. I would want Mark Harmon as Cooper, the main character’s husband. The main character, Rachel Summers, might be Meg Ryan.
What book are you most looking forward to reading next? Why?
Twisted Innocence by Terri Blackstock. Why? Because it’s Terri Blackstock!
Who’s your favorite author? Why?
Terri Blackstock. I love Terri’s writing style as well as her stories. She does a great job balancing suspense with a Christian message.
Tell us about your newest release/upcoming release.
The David Years released on August 2. It is the sequel to Puzzle House which was a finalist for The Carol Award in the novella category last year. Here’s the blurb
Nia Johnson has spent the past four years developing a closer relationship to God. She wants to believe she’s still anointed to become a healer at Puzzle House, but as each year passes, she has more and more doubts.
Now that she’s graduated from high school and is an adult, she is sure it’s time to take the mantle of healing Rachel passed to her so many years ago. Nia thought her learning years—her David Years—were over, but the harder she tries to move forward, the more her destiny seems to elude her.
To celebrate the release of The David Years, I’m having a giveaway—actually TWO different giveaways! The grand prize is a $25 Amazon gift card and your choice of one of my ebooks. To enter that giveaway, CLICK HERE and follow the directions! I’ll also pick FIVE lucky winners to receive their choice of one my ebooks (except The Sisters of Choice trilogy) from comments left on my blog about The David Years. To be entered in that giveaway, go to www.lillian-duncan.com then leave a comment under one of THE DAVID YEARS posts. EASY-PEASY!
Lillian is a multi-published author who lives in the middle of Ohio Amish country with her husband and a menagerie of pets. 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.
Her goal is to write stories that entertain but also demonstrate God’s love for all of us. To learn more about her, visit www.lillian-duncan.com. I also have a devotional blog at www.PowerUpWithGod.com.