Jukebox Time got a chance to interview L.B. Wells, Author of The White Coat Effect. We got insights into her book, advice for aspiring writers and much more!
Q. Welcome to Jukebox Time! How are you doing?
L.B. Wells: I’m doing great! Even better being here on the Jukebox Time!
Q. Please tell us about your wonderful book The White Coat Effect.
L.B. Wells: Rory Webber had avoided men throughout medical school because she had experienced substandard love in her previous relationships. Rory couldn’t wait to leave the narcissistic nurses, frigid doctors, a dean who treats her like a nobody, and the foul smell of formalin behind in medical school and become a practicing doctor in her dream hospital. All that was her aspiration until she met Amir Hadid, an Arab fourth-year resident. However, both of them had different religious backgrounds; Webber, a Jew, and Hadid, a Muslim.
The likelihood of her and Amir getting together diminished because of Simone and Milton Webber’s strong aspirations for their daughter to become a Jewish doctor and eventually marry one. While balancing rotations at Westport’s City Hospital, Rory was divided between her love for Amir, her tradition, family, and the social standards she had to live up to. Will Rory forego her previous lifestyle to pursue her romance with Amir? Do Rory’s parents intend to welcome a Muslim into their home? Read The White Coat Effect to find out!
Q. Kindly share some insights into lead character Rory!
L.B. Wells: Rory, a student from a devout Jewish background, is a late bloomer who loses her virginity in her twenties. Her early interactions with men are bumpy affairs that have her wondering what love and sex are all about. Her mother kept her under wraps and worried more about the upkeep of their elaborate suburban home than her coming-of-age frustrations.
Q. Any advice or tips for aspiring writers?
L.B. Wells: If writing is in your heart and soul, you need to explore it. Get your laptop or pen and paper out and start writing. Don’t stop. If you’re blocked, take a break and come back to it. It should feel rhythmic and natural. Prepare to work hard but make sure you’re having fun while you’re working, because it should be fun. Success doesn’t come overnight. You need to be patient and allow your creation to hatch. This will likely mean multiple re-writes and edits before it’s ready for publication, but you’ll get there if you have perseverance.
Q. What’s next? Which book or projects are you working on now?
L.B. Wells: I’m working on a sequel to The White Coat Effect, as Rory enters the next phase of her training as a resident.
Q. Finally, as we ask all our guests on Jukebox Mind, do you have any closing thoughts that you would like to share with the world and our readers?
L.B. Wells: The best advice that I received as I began my writing journey was an old cliché, “Write what you know.” I can’t stress this point enough, especially when a writer is starting out. Finally, don’t let fear be a part of this process- there’s no place for it!
About the author: L.B. Wells is the pseudonym for a very successful Board-Certified Surgeon, an ambitious physician who made her way through the jungle of medical training while overcoming the resistance of the male-dominated world of surgery. The pseudonym allows her the freedom to plumb the raw truths of her life, including the male prejudices that made her personal journey so painful. Wells has written a novel that unleashes the ambition necessary for a woman to push through the long road to becoming an esteemed surgeon while discovering sexuality and forbidden love for the first time.
About Book: Entitled “The White Coat Effect,” Wells has created a multicultural story that is often overlooked in today’s literary landscape. Her protagonist, Rory, a student from a devout Jewish background, is a late bloomer who loses her virginity in her twenties. Her early interactions with men are bumpy affairs that have her wondering what love and sex are all about. With humor and compassion, Wells describes how her mother kept her under wraps and worried more about the upkeep of their elaborate suburban home than her coming-of-age frustrations.
For more details visit: https://drlbwells.com/who-is-l-b-wells
The book is now available on Amazon!