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Roger DeBlanck

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in Las Vegas, NV, The United States
March 19

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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

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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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Believing in the Prophethoods of Jesus and Muhammad: A Christian’s Deeper Understanding of God Through Islam

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I grew up in a family with a loving mother who has been devoted to Christianity her entire life and with a loving father who was baptized Catholic and attended Catholic schools. My parents married in a Catholic church, but neither has affiliated regularly with any particular Christian institution or religious organization. My mother was baptized Methodist, and my parents had me and my sister bap Read more of this blog post »
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