Leblanc, Deborah 1957–

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Leblanc, Deborah 1957–

(Deborah A. LeBlanc)

PERSONAL:

Born February 11, 1957, in Lafayette, LA; daughter of Offard and Bobbie LeBlanc; children: Michelle, Rebekah, Sarah. Ethnicity: ‘Cajun.’ Education: University of Southwest Louisiana, B.A. Religion: Roman Catholic. Hobbies and other interests: Horseback riding.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Lafayette, LA. Office—Literacy, Inc., P.O. Box 92180, Lafayette, LA 70509. Agent—Lynn Seligman, Seligman Literary Agency, 400 Highland Ave., Upper Montclair, NJ 07043. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Central Control Systems, Inc., Lafayette, LA, owner, 1995-2007; Literacy, Inc., Lafayette, writer, 2007—.

MEMBER:

International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Horror Writers Association (president, 2006-08), Writers Guild of Acadiana (president, 2004-09).

WRITINGS:

SUPERNATURAL SUSPENSE FICTION

Family Inheritance, Dorchester Publishing (New York, NY), 2004.

Grave Intent, Dorchester Publishing (New York, NY), 2005.

A House Divided, Dorchester Publishing (New York, NY), 2006.

Morbid Curiosity, Dorchester Publishing (New York, NY), 2007.

Work represented in the anthology Five Strokes to Midnight.

SIDELIGHTS:

Deborah LeBlanc told CA: ‘My strongest influence in regards to storytelling was my grandmother. She was the best, in my opinion, and I'd sit by her rocker for hours, listening to her ghost stories. As for writing, many authors have influenced me—the ‘common man’ language so prevalent in Stephen King's writing, the way Jodi Picoult develops characters, and Ernest Gaines's literary style. I try to learn a bit more about the craft of writing each day from authors like these."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

ONLINE

Deborah LeBlanc Home Page,http://www.deborahleblanc.com (September 27, 2007).

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