About Me


Lillian Duncan… turning faith into fiction.


For years, my tagline has been “Stories of faith mingled with murder & mayhem” but not any longer.

As you might know, in 2012, I was diagnosed with bilateral brain tumors and a rare genetic disease called Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2).  It’s been a difficult journey and it continues still.  God continues to strengthen me and give me peace and joy, in spite of my daily challenges. When life changes dramatically for a writer, her writing changes as well.

I continue to write fast-paced mystery/suspense stories, but I’ve branched out into other genres including non-fiction, women’s fiction and even a children’s book.  I wanted my tagline to reflect those changes as well, so it’s now … turning faith into fiction. No matter what genre, there is one overriding theme in all my stories–God loves me and you!

I’m a multi-published author who lives in the middle of Ohio Amish country with my husband and a menagerie of pets. After more than 30 years (34 actually) working as a speech pathologist for children, I retired in 2012.  As an educator, a speech pathologist and a writer, I believe in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word. I have a devotional blog at  www.PowerUpWithGod.com.

Writers love feedback from their readers and I’m no exception. I’d love to hear from you by using the contact box below and I’ll be sure to answer–sooner or later!


Thanks so much for your support and encouragement.




11 thoughts on “About Me

  1. So nice to see someone coping through their falith .
    My daughter has just been diagnosed with nf2 shes 23 yr old had a tumour the size of an orange on her brain diagnosed the day before she give birth to her 2nd child doctors said the baby literally saved her life , otherwise she would never have known if she had of lanoured naurally the pessire would have killed her it was so big.he literally is a miracle baby .shes had 3 surgeries to remove 90% of the tumour the rest it wrapped around facial nerves she has lost hearing in her left ear also balance on left facial numbness which actually was symptoms she tld midwife of when she was at a regular check up thanks to that midwife who sent for docs who decided to scan her brain .now we are left with this diagnosis and concern about her 5yr old daughter whos showing some symptoms ive also to ne tested.i really dont know what we would do without our faith the lord is our strength and consolation. Doesnt mean i dont sit and cry for her and feel her pain you know has parents we would rather suffer something ourselves than watch our children suffer
    Thanks for your inspiration

    • Wow! That’s an amazing story. I’m so glad they got it diagnosed. Praying for her and you. I sometimes wonder how people without faith in God can deal with all that life can throw us.

  2. Hi Lillian! This is Karen McFarland. I hope this email gets to you. I just had to tell you since I’ve been off for the summer, I have read 3 of your books and couldn’t put them down. In fact, last night when our power was out from the storm, I read by candle light. I’ve never been what you would call a “big book reader”, but you’ve got me hooked. I’ve read “Shattered”, “Serenity Springs, Ohio”, and “In a Corner of Her Heart”. They were all excellent, and I can’t wait to get another book that you’ve written. Karen, Darnel, Wendy and a few others from our class (along with my daughter) want to read your books too so I’ll make sure they get them soon since I’ve finished reading them. FYI…I got your books from the school office. You truly have a special gift for writing. Hope your doing well, and hope to see you at our 40th class reunion. Karen

    • Thanks Karen. that is so sweet of you to take the time to tell me that. I may be out of town that weekend, not sure yet. If not, then I plan on coming to the reuunion.

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