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“In the end only one thing really matters. The dead should count on resting peacefully. Everyone deserves a comfortable grave.” In Comfortable Graves we meet two lifelong friends, Clarence and Andre. Growing up in New Orleans, the boys have always had each other’s backs. Andre helps Clarence get through middle school, high school, and college by writing his papers and doing his math homework. In return, Clarence, a good-natured, blue-eyed Creole, protects Andre from bullies in school. As adults, Clarence and Andre find themselves in Poplar Grove, a small Mississippi town with a big problem: It’s a town with terrible secrets, shocking scandals, and corruption at all levels. With Andre’s intelligence and legal background and Clarence’s generous heart and charisma, the men make a dynamic team, attempting to overcome unimaginable bigotry in an attempt to right old wrongs. Set against a backdrop of larger-than-life characters, sexual perversion, greed, murder, and political corruption, Comfortable Graves is the story of friendship, love and the pursuit of justice. The end result of their efforts may not be what you expect. 

Roy LeBlanc is the author of The Creole Son and Someplace Better. He grew up in New Orleans and now lives in Daphne, Alabama, with his wife and children. 

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Someplace Better  (NEW)

Desmond Dupree is torn between two exciting career opportunities, work as a Wall Street Investment banker or pilot Navy fighter jets. He picks Wall Street because he is tired of being poor. Desmond is determined to do great things. He achieves more than he ever dreamed possible. He creates great wealth investing in beach front real estate and even has an impact on global bond Markets.

Then the economic crash and all chaos breaks lose for Desmond and the world! His wife is arrested and he is imprisoned. But, even then, Desmond finds a way. He is after all, an American Capitalist ... and it all pays off in the end.

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The Creole Son

In 1987, Andre Dupree was elected as a member of the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. According to a Louisiana newspaper he was the youngest person ever elected to a major Louisiana political office. As a 23 year old college student he won the election by defeating a college president and the president of a powerful teacher's union. Luck was on Andre's side when a jealous husband attempted to assassinate the college president. Andre had been told to accept his station in life with dignity. Creole kids never had much luck anyway; poor New Orleans neighborhoods were quicksand, no way out. But Andre had determination and tenacity, traits learned on New Orleans streets. Andre's father worked as a maintenance electrician at Tulane University. When Andre graduated from Tulane he delivered the commencement address, his father was in the audience.

Andre achieved more than he ever dreamed possible. He helped create programs guaranteeing college availability to qualified Louisiana students. He rewrote the state's Minimum Foundation funding plan for elementary and secondary education, met the Commandant of the Marine Corps in his Pentagon office and ran for congress. Andre also brings about the resignation of the US Speaker of the House. But when it was all said and done, he longed for the many things he thought he wanted to leave behind. Success became an airport layover, not at his destination and not home either, just lost. At the end of the day, Andre fell short in some ways, his political career failed, but it was a wild trip worth remembering.

About Roy LeBlanc

Roy LeBlanc studied Liberal Arts and Social Science at Tulane University, graduating with a Master of Liberal Arts in 1998 and a Bachelor of Arts in 1990. Roy has served as President of a New Orleans Hospital Board, President of a Community College Foundation, and held political office in Louisiana. In 1990 he delivered a commencement address at Tulane University College. Later he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Baptist Christian College recognizing leadership in education administration. He currently works in finance.


"I could not put The Creole Son down and the same was true with Someplace Better. A great read both times.

-- Patricia Lord

"Wow.. Loved The Creole Son. Whether you've been to New Orleans or not, this is a trip you definitely want to make.  Really looking forward to his new book."

-- Boudreaux Chapel

These books are works of fiction.  Names, characters, places and incidents either are the products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously.  Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

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