Writing historical fiction means dealing with public figures, living and dead. Duncan defines public figures and talks about the unique challenges of incorporating them into fiction. Plus a reading from her new novel, Terror, book one of the upcoming new series, Meeting the Enemy.
In celebration of Duncan’s debut novel’s fifth birthday, you can order the eBook of A War of Deception for only 99 cents for the whole month of May. Find A War of Deception here: amazon.com/dp/B06Y5ZZ7FQ
Duncan discusses a webinar from the International Spy Museum she recently watched and describes how real women spies who were not femme fatales inspired her woman spy, Mai Fisher. There’s also a reading from Descending Spiral, book 3 of A Perfect Hatred.
Duncan gives us some background on the history that inspired the series A Perfect Hatred, and in a reading from book 1, End Times, she shows us the lengths Mai Fisher will go to in profiling a subject to plan her approach and her cover story.
This episodes winds up the month-long look into the author brand of P. A. Duncan, and, as a prelude to her upcoming series, Meeting the Enemy, she also talks about the difficulty as a writer of historical fiction and an historian in staying authentic to the history knowing that some might find it painful.
It does, but not how you’ve been conditioned to think of it. Some fans do go for exploitation of either sex, but mostly it’s women being exploited, but some fans and some espionage writers think romance, or at least a hint of it, has a place among the spies.
Find out how I balance a hint of romance against the action in any of my books at my Amazon Author Page. (amazon.com/author/phyllisduncan).
My reader magnet for the upcoming series, Meeting the Enemy, is available to download for FREE. Find “Out of the Ordinary” at dl.bookfunnel.com/vpayastekc.
And. . . drum roll . . . I have a new preorder available–Quintet, which is now a novella-sized eBook only compilation of the four reader magnets for my first series, A Perfect Hatred, plus a bonus story. Preorder for your Kindle at amazon.com/dp/B09VFQ4SXZ. For other eBook providers, preorder at https://books2read.com/u/3R6d6x. Quintet launches on April 1–no fooling!
Like Apple, McDonalds, or Nike, authors have brands that identify the author and what he or she writes for marketing purposes. This week we delve into how I developed my brand, “Real spies, real lives, a hint of romance.” And a reading from an upcoming novel that shows what real spies are like.