Art Imitates Life — Again


Duncan is still building up to the launch on December 24 of Meeting the Enemy Book 2: REVENGE. She explains how an incident in her work life found its way into her fiction (happens all the time) and discusses how National Novel Writing Month has helped create a publishing backlog for her.

Finally, you can preorder REVENGE for a special preorder price (eBook only) and find Meeting the Enemy Book 1: TERROR on sale at

Also note: There will be NO PODCAST ON NOVEMBER 24 — HAPPY THANKSGIVING from Unexpected Paths Media and P. A. Duncan.


Better Late Than Not at All


Duncan apologizes for doing her civic duty as an election officer and missing the recording of a podcast for last week.

This week we learn about the origin of Meeting the Enemy: REVENGE, book 2 in the series, and Duncan reads a free excerpt.

For the REVENGE ebook preorder and the ebook sale of book 1, TERROR, go to

If you’re in the central Virginia area, specifically near Richmond, VA, on November 12, you’ll find P. A. Duncan at the Hanover Book Festival, VFW Post 7808, 7168 Flag Lane, Mechanicsville, VA, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Real Spies, Real Lives Podcast, season 3 episode 45

Justice or Injustice


Duncan talks about the fact that justice can sometimes be construed as injustice when it doesn’t go the way you want. The third book in the Self-Inflicted Wounds trilogy is about some justice gained and some lost.

Along with the eBooks of Welcome to Belgrade (book 1) and Dangerous Truths (book 2), book 3, And Justice for All, is on sale for 99¢. You can find all three books at


When Truth is Dangerous


Truth is truth, isn’t it? P. A. Duncan explains how sometimes truth can be dangerous, so dangerous in fact she titled book 2 of the Self-Inflicted Wounds trilogy Dangerous Truths.

Dangerous Truths along with book 1, Welcome to Belgrade, and book 2, And Justice for All, are only 99¢ each for the eBooks in October, to celebrate the trilogy’s second birthday. You can find all three at

Baseball and Spies and Life and Writing


Duncan reflects on two baseball seasons 61 years apart and tells us writing is just like baseball. Kinda. We wind up our look at the reader magnet, Prologue to Revenge. And Duncan is on the road, keeping an eye out for spies, on a trip to Columbia, Maryland, for a book event.

Also, October will bring a celebration of the two-year anniversary of the series Self-Inflicted Wounds with reduced prices for the eBooks and some free days thrown in.

Setting as Character?


Can the location and time of a story, i.e., the setting, be the same as a character. P. A. Duncan thinks so and explains why.

Today and Friday are the last two days of the preorder of PROLOGUE TO REVENGE, which launches on Saturday, September 17. After that, the special preorder price of 99¢ goes away. You can preorder the eBook at

An Emotional Episode


August 29, the launch date for Duncan’s new novelette, Old Love Does Not Rust, is also the anniversary of her father’s death 40 years ago. Old Love Does Not Rust is a gift for him, one she wishes she could have given him when he was alive.

Duncan would also like her listeners to be aware of the National Suicide and Crisis hotline, which anyone can reach anytime by dialing 9-8-8.

Old Love Does Not Rust is still available for preorder at a special price of 99¢ at

The reader magnet Prologue to Terror is still on sale for 99¢ at