Public Figures and Their Fictional Representatives

SUMMARY:

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.

Preorder Terror here: amazon.com/dp/B09WZ7HRWS.

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

Fact vs. Fiction in Historical Fiction

SUMMARY:

A potential reader asked P. A. Duncan how could she tell the history from the fiction in one of Duncan’s books. Today’s podcast is the answer.

Terror, book one of Meeting the Enemy is now available for PREORDER here: amazon.com/dp/B09WZ7HRWS.

“Out of the Ordinary,” the reader magnet for Terror, is still FREE to download here: dl.bookfunnel.com/vpayastekc.

If your book club reads one of Duncan’s works, she’ll be happy to join you virtually via ZOOM or FaceTime. Email paduncan@unexpectedpaths.com to arrange that.

Sometimes Endings Are Hard

SUMMARY:

Duncan talks about the struggle to bring her ground-breaking series A Perfect Hatred to its logical conclusion. Turns out she had to wait for justice to take its course.

Today is the last day you can download to your Kindle or Kindle app all four books of A Perfect Hatred for FREE. Go to amazon.com/dp/B09WZ7HRWS.

Quintet, the eBook-only compilation of reader magnets associated with A Perfect Hatred is also available at a reduced price at amazon.com/dp/B09VFQ4SXZ and books2read.com/u/3R6d6x.

“Out of the Ordinary,” the reader magnet for Terror, book one of the upcoming new series Meeting the Enemy, is available to download for FREE at dl.bookfunnel.com/vpayastekc.

Make a donation to Doctors Without Borders’ work in Ukraine in honor of Duncan’s birthday. Go to https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Femme Fatales and the Woman Spy

SUMMARY:

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.

You can purchase QUINTET at books2read.com/u/3R6d6x and at amazon.com/dp/B09VFQ4SXZ.

Download for FREE the reader magnet, “Out of the Ordinary,” which serves as the prologue to book 1 of an upcoming, new series, Meeting the Enemy: dl.bookfunnel.com/vpayastekc.

Find the rest of Duncan’s works at amazon.com/author/phyllisduncan.

Consider a donation to Doctors Without Borders for their work in Ukraine.

An Old Problem

SUMMARY:

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.

You can purchase Quintet, the compilation of A Perfect Hatred reader magnets (plus a bonus story) at books2read.com/u/3R6d6x (non-Kindle ereaders) or amazon.com/dp/B09VFQ4SXZ (for Kindle).

The reader magnet “Out of the Ordinary” for the upcoming series Meeting the Enemy is FREE from dl.bookfunnel.com/vpayastekc.

Find all of Duncan’s work at amazon.com/author/phyllisduncan.

An Old Problem

Writer Balance: History vs Sensitivity

SUMMARY:

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.

To download the FREE reader magnet for book one of Meeting the Enemy, go here: dl.bookfunnel.com/vpayastekc. To celebrate the fourth anniversary of Duncan’s first series, A Perfect Hatred, you can purchase the eBook, Quintet, a compilation of the reader magnets for A Perfect Hatred, plus a bonus, previously unpublished story here: amazon.com/dp/B09VFQ4SXZ or here: https://books2read.com/u/3R6d6x. Find all of P. A. Duncan’s books at amazon.com/author/phyllisduncan.

Real Spies and Family Lives

SUMMARY:

The importance of keeping a low profile and blending in for spies and their families. What on earth is a blood cover? And some teaser readings from my upcoming book Terror, due out on June 25, 2022.

Quintet preorder links: For Kindle, amazon.com/dp/B09VFQ4SXZ. For other e-Readers, https://books2read.com/u/3R6d6x.

Terror Reader Magnet Free Download: dl.bookfunnel.com/vpayastekc.

Upcoming in-person author events: https://unexpectedpaths.com/about-the-author/events/

Does Romance Belong in Espionage?

SUMMARY:

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! 

Everything You Ever (Maybe) Wanted to Know About Author Branding

Summary:

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.

To see examples of my authorship brand, visit my Facebook Author Page at www.facebook.com/unspywriter or my websitewww.unexpectedpaths.com.

And don’t forget my reader magnet giveaway for my upcoming new series Meeting the Enemy. Download your FREE copy at dl.bookfunnel.com/vpayastekc.