In Deadly Intent, Maven takes on the foster care of a young boy, abandoned in a park. She hasn’t got a clue how that decision is going to impact her life. But I’ll give you a hint, she’s in for a lot more trouble than she bargained for.
I’ll share a bit about how I came up with Maven, a crime-fighting speech pathologist. I was a school speech pathologist, also known as an SLP, for more than thirty years. I’ve also been writing for twenty. During the time, I never figured out a way to merge the two together until a few years ago.
First I was talking with someone whose daughter had been in a serious car accident that resulted in brain damage and was having difficulty with her expressive language skills.
Then my brother asked why I’d never featured a speech therapist in any of my books. My honest answer was I’d never figured out how to work a speech therapist into an exciting suspense story. I loved my job, but I’ll be the first to admit, it can be a bit boring listening to a student practice S or R again for the 600th time!
Anyway… later in the week I wasn’t doing anything in particular when a ten-second movie blip played in my head. A young woman was running through the woods. As she emerged from the trees, she ran onto a highway where the headlights of a truck blinded her.
To celebrate the release of Deadly Intent, I’m giving away Amazon gift cards. See below.
Lillian is a multi-published writer with several Amazon bestsellers, including The Christmas Stalking and Betrayed. Lillian writes the types of books she loves to read—fast-paced suspense with a touch or two of romance that demonstrates God’s love for all of us. Whether as an educator, a writer, or a speech pathologist, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word.
To learn more about Lillian and her books, visit: www.lillianduncan.net . Tiaras & Tennis Shoes is her personal blog at www.lillian-duncan.com . Leave a comment on her blog to be entered in a Sept. 26 drawing for one $25 Amazon gift card or five $5 gift cards. In your comment, be sure you tell her which blog told you about it.