About Memory & Dream

We are a fiction-writing team trying to figure out how to make this book writing thing work. We will publish insights learned on the journey, along with small pieces of our fiction, book announcements, and a monthly newsletter. Join our email list if you want to be part of the conversation.

Who we are

Duane Poncy and Patricia J McLean reside in small loft apartment in a Portland, Oregon, artist community, where they write and publish. Patricia J McLean is employed as a grant writer for a social service agency when she isn’t writing poetry and fiction. Duane Poncy writes full time and is an enrolled member of The Cherokee Nation. He often writes about his ancestral heritage in the Americas — from North Carolina and Oklahoma, to Quebec and Martinique — from an anti-colonialist perspective.

Photograph of the authors
Patricia J McLean and Duane Poncy Photo by Gabriele Hayden

You can find out more about us and our books at Poncy-McLean website

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