McLucas has a keen ear for the subtleties of language verbal language and body language.
"He can calculate to the penny how much a smile can cost and how quickly it can be spent." --David Bergman
"Jim is an engaging narrator a reader can't help but fall for." --Madeleine Mysko
Dr. McLucas has taught Italian and Latin at Towson U. since 1984. He has taught Italian language and repertory to voice students at Peabody Conservatory he is a classically trained singer himself. Dr. McLucas has published numerous scholarly articles and translations as well as poetry and short fiction. DIALOGUES ON THE BEACH is his first novel.