Roger DeBlanck

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Roger DeBlanck is the author of three novels: 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 the author’s website at www.rogerdeblanck.com for the latest news and updates. You can connect with Roger here on Goodreads or on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. All links are available on his website.

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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 read…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 read 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…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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Average rating: 4.07 · 179 ratings · 72 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Sky Buries All Sorrow

3.68 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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The Ramos Brothers Trust Ca...

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The Destruction of Silence

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Empire of the Mind

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Nineteen months ago I embarked on the journey of my next novel about an African Muslim slave. The first fourteen months I spent mostly researching and immersing myself in the subject matter and time period of Islam in Africa, African Muslims, the African slave trade, American slavery, the Civil War, and of course the Islamic faith and what it means to be a Muslim. In June of this year I began d... Read more of this blog post »
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Dilbeck offers a comprehensive assessment of the impact of Christianity on the life of Frederick Douglass. As the most revered abolitionist of his time, Douglass defied the racist South’s belief that God had ordained slavery. Douglass believed all pe ...more
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In his youth Lincoln had little formal education and yet his pursuit for knowledge led to his voracious reading and a lifetime ambition to make something of himself that left a lasting mark. He taught himself law and passed the state bar and began a ...more
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Fifteen-year old Tilly Pruitt lives in the small town of Grand Tower located on the banks of the Mississippi River in southern Illinois. When the glamorous Delphine Duval and her attaché Calinda show up unexpectedly from New Orleans, the town is thro ...more
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Twelve year old Henry Shackleford is swept up with the outlaw posse of the legendary John Brown after Henry’s father is killed during a brawl in a Kansas bar. “Old Man” Brown mistakes Henry for a girl and Henry goes along with the blunder when the Ol ...more
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Hurston’s Barracoon recounts the life of Cudjo Lewis whose name was Kossula in Africa. He was captured during another tribe’s raid of his village and he was then sold to a slavecatcher and transported to slavery in America in 1859. Cudjo was brought ...more
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Jan Hi Roger,
Thanks for the add! Nice to make your virtual acquaintance.
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