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Roger DeBlanck

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Born
in Las Vegas, NV, The United States
March 19

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January 2012


Roger DeBlanck is the author of four novels: Prayers from the Far Quarter, The Destruction of Silence, The Sky Buries All Sorrow, and The Ramos Brothers Trust Castro and Kennedy. He also has a book of poetry, Empire of the Mind. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a master’s degree in Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He works as a librarian in a large public library in Las Vegas, Nevada. He and his wife Alley live in Henderson, Nevada. They have a beloved dog named Sophy. Visit www.rogerdeblanck.com for the latest news and updates. You can connect with Roger here on Goodreads and also on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. All links are available on his website. ...more

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Roger DeBlanck My best advice for aspiring writers can be summarized in these seven mantras, which I remind myself of every day:
1) Read as much as you can and as oft…more
My best advice for aspiring writers can be summarized in these seven mantras, which I remind myself of every day:
1) Read as much as you can and as often as you can. Make your reading goals more important than your writing goals.
2) Support other writers at every opportunity available to you.
3) Stay committed to your project and dedicated to your craft.
4) Start with your writing each morning and keep it going through the next day.
5) Be passionate about your work and nurture it with patience.
6) Work hard and the muse will find you.
7) Remain true to the vision of your art.

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Roger DeBlanck My family's history has most definitely inspired my books. I’ve extrapolated from the experiences of family members in order to create fictionalized v…moreMy family's history has most definitely inspired my books. I’ve extrapolated from the experiences of family members in order to create fictionalized versions of their lives. On a more daily basis, inspiration comes to me from reading my favorite writers or from discovering the brilliant work of a writer I hadn't previously had the honor of reading before. When that happens, I feel a compulsion to produce something that resembles the same great breadth and beauty as the work I have been reading. The need to work hard motivates me. And a surefire place to find immediate inspiration is to return to the work of my favorite writers and read them loyally. Listening to music and watching movies that touch my soul are also other guaranteed ways for me to find inspiration.

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The Sky Buries All Sorrow

3.73 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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The Ramos Brothers Trust Ca...

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The Destruction of Silence

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Prayers from the Far Quarter

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Empire of the Mind

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The Disease of Racism in America: A Short History Addressing Our Nation’s Current State of Disgrace

Racism exists like a contagious disease. It is passed on and passed down generation to generation. However, racism is not a permanent condition; no one is born racist. Racism is taught, learned, and acquired, and racism lives and survives through what a person says and does and supports. A person chooses to be racist. Likewise, a person can also unlearn racism and choose to confront and eradicate Read more of this blog post »
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In this important reference book, renowned scholar Dr. Craig Considine compiles a set of accessible essays that are organized alphabetically as topical entries. With many of the essays, he offers an overview on essential aspects of Islamic history, h ...more
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