Wax Available Now!

Watch the trailer below and then order the hardcover or e-book from the links on the right.

Wax is a terrific YA combo platter of humor, implied horror and quirky character studies. It also possesses a uniquely hip gothic quality that I found compelling, thereby moving the reader along at a rapid, engaging pace. Kudos to Phil Duncan for an out-of-the-box (or “coffin,” if you will) tale that’s dead-on. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.)

— David P. Murphy, author of Zombies for Zombies and The Doomsday Survival Handbook

“Every teenager wishes to be physically and emotionally invulnerable. Wax is what happens when when one teenager gets half of that wish. Phil Duncan has given us an intriguing science fiction take on a legend less traveled and generated a fresh perspective on a classic tale.”

— Kyle Kurpinski and Terry D. Johnson, co-authors of How to Defeat Your Own Clone

Wax poses many sociological issues and does it very well in a novel that is marketed as YA but is so much more… a page turner for any reader who is a fan of Frankenstein.”

The Midwest Book Review

Wax is a pleasure, and I think fans of young adult fiction will especially enjoy the authenticity of Yancey’s voice and the care Duncan takes to avoid cliches in his plot and in his characters.”

— Angela Amman, AngelaAmman.com

“Phil Duncan creates a wonderful, fun tale, that is well written, well plotted, and well paced.”


Listen to Phil’s interview with Rodger Nichols on Gorge News Center’s Cover to Cover below:



About the Author

Phil Duncan is the author of Wax, a young-adult novel published by Portland’s RainTown Press, as well as of various short fiction published both in print and online.

Phil is a graduate of Goddard College’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program and the University of Washington’s English program. He is a former Jacob K. Javits Fellow and recently served as a Creator-in-Residence at the Tokyo Wonder Site – Aoyama in Tokyo, Japan. He currently lives in Portland, OR.

Please visit the contact page if you’d like to reach Phil directly.