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duane poncy

Duane Poncy is a lifelong political, social and literary activist. He lives and writes fiction in Portland, Ore­gon, where he lives with his wife, Patricia. His latest novel is Skyrmion: Book One of the Sweetland Quartet. He is also the co-author, with Patricia J McLean, of Bartlett House, A Will Adelhardt/Lucy Hidalgo Mystery, and the forthcoming Ghosts of Saint-Pierre. He is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation.

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Skyrmion BookLife Review

“In this immersive, intricately plotted mystery set in a near-future dystopia (Skyrmion), Poncy challenges the concept of reality versus simulation…”

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Ghosts of Saint-Pierre is finished!

It’s hard to believe it has been nearly five years since we began writing Ghosts of Saint-Pierre in the spring of 2017. But now it’s back from our editor and we’ve had the French and Kreyole phrases vetted, and we are very happy with the results. What’s next? That’s the big question, and the hardest Read more

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Ghosts of Saint-Pierre

Ghosts of Saint-Pierre is a fictional biography based upon the real life of a man who left Saint-Pierre, Martinique a few short years before Mont Pelée buried the city in fire and ash, taking the lives of 30,000 souls, including all of his loved ones. It is the story of Duane’s own grandfather, Paul Poncy, Read more

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The Sweetland Quartet

Skyrmion, the first book of the Sweetland Quartet by Duane Poncy is in final draft and will soon be going out to publishers. Wish me luck! For those left behind, the act of crossing over to Sweetland is, literally, no different than death, but Joe Larivee believes he has seen the other side, and now Read more

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On the Jolly boat

On the Jolly boat

Thought I’d share an illustration I made for Adventures of Yvonne, which a children’s story inside of our novel, Ghosts of Saint Pierre. Yvonne is the little girl seated in the center of the boat, between her mother and her brother, Andre. They are on their way to board the Liberté, a pirate ship on Read more

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Tsalagi Poems

I have posted a few of my Cherokee poems. I may post some short stories and excerpts later. the long man grandfather, the Long Man, came down from the hills to the green valleys of the Smokey Mountains, where grandmother sent her love in the four directions, giving life to our mother Selu, and our Read more

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The Sky Path

They say that life may have come to the Earth on a meteor kicked up from the Martian plains by some asteroid gone astray, or it might be the byproduct of star factories, churning out chiral molecules in interstellar space, to seed far flung worlds. If so, then where is my home? And who among Read more

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