Author Archives: J.M. LeDuc

A little of my . . .

I’ve been thinking a lot about writing lately. Not about writing a book or novel, per say, just writing in general. What makes a person want to sit down and put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard and pour their heart out? What makes someone not just pour their heart out, but then be vulnerable enough to let someone else read it and critique whether it is good or not? For good or for bad, this is what I have been pondering lately and Continue reading →

Words and Meaning

It is said that meanings do not reside in words, but in the people who use them. This made me think about a movie I have seen no less than fifty times, Eddie and The Cruisers. It’s one of those cult classics that I can’t turn off if I happen to be channel surfing and run into it. It’s about a band from the Jersey Shore in the fifties or early sixties who have a bit of success with their first album. Their second, is Continue reading →

A Quick Trip Inside My Mind

I’m often asked where and how I find the subject matter for my plot lines. I’m sure most of you are familiar with the adage that writers should write what they know. I take a different spin on this, I write what interests me. You would think these would be one in the same, but not necessarily. I have been a physician and an educator for the past thirty plus years, and I know (to a reasonable degree) the human body. Yet I have no Continue reading →

Writing a Female Protagonist

My latest book, SIN, the first in the Sinclair O’Malley Series, has a strong female protagonist. A question I seem to be getting quite a bit these days is, “Being a male author, what’s it like writing a female lead?” The funny thing is I don’t think I’ve answered the question the same twice. It has taken me a while to come up with what I would consider an adequate answer. The truth is I thought that it would be easy writing the character of Continue reading →