Real Spies, Real Lives

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“Real Spies, Real Lives” is for listeners interested in spies, writing, and writing about spies.

Remember, wherever you are, keep an eye out…for spies.


Researching Historical Fiction

SUMMARY: Duncan talks about the importance of research when writing historical or any genre of fiction and gives some researching tips. Duncan is also conducting a workshop on researching historical fiction as part of the Author Transformation Alliance 2023 Virtual Spring Writing Retreat. For more information on that retreat, which starts at 0900 on Friday,…

Is Espionage Ethical?

SUMMARY: Duncan explores the ethics of espionage, i.e., is it a black and white issue, or are the ethics of espionage dependent upon perspective, what side you’re on? And we have a reading from Duncan’s debut mystery novel, Supreme Madness of the Carnival Season. Preorder Supreme Madness of Carnival Season (only two more days) at amazon.com/dp/B0BTTR97KQ. Get The Better Spy,…

The Whole of Its Parts

SUMMARY: P. A. Duncan talks in-depth about the plot, characters, and setting for her debut mystery novel, Supreme Madness of the Carnival season and reads an excerpt from it. You have 8 more days to preorder Supreme Madness at amazon.com/dp/B0BTTR97KQ. Don’t forget this month’s special eBook sale for The Better Spy at amazon.com/dp/B0112R8I8A. The Better Spy will be free to download 3/13 – 3/17 at…

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P. A. Duncan

Award-winning espionage author P. A. Duncan hosts this podcast that includes readings from her works, some espionage trivia, and history lessons. Sometimes she even does the accents–for better or worse. Learn more at www.unexpectedpaths.com.

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