Roy LeBlanc is the author of The Creole Son, Someplace Better and Comfortable Graves. Growing up in New Orleans with 9th Ward family roots, he learned from a rich variety of unique experiences. Disguising blue-collar family traditions behind a thin veneer of polish, success brought breakfast in the Governor’s Mansion, private jets and the honor of being one of the youngest ever elected to a major Louisiana political office. Roy went on to experience the unique flavor of Pelican State politics.

By 24, he was a member of the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, overseeing the state’s two-billion-dollar Minimum Foundation Budget for Elementary and Secondary Education and Louisiana’s system of Vocational-Technical schools. Later, Roy was considered a significant challenge to the state’s powerful 1st District Congressman.

An Associate of Arts degree from Delgado College, and a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Liberal Arts from Tulane University reflect a belief in the power of education to change unfortunate circumstances. Roy has served as president of a New Orleans hospital board, president of a community college foundation, and delivered a commencement address at Tulane. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree recognizing leadership in public education administration. 

Roy has four children and currently spends his time between Pine Mountain, Georgia and Daphne, Alabama with his wife. He works in finance.   

Book Reviews:

 

"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 

 

"I could not put The Creole Son down and the same was true with Someplace Better. His third book, Comfortable Graves is the best yet - someone should make a movie out of this one!" ~ Patricia Lord