Finding Roland McCray (The Adventures of Roland McCray)

The “Roland McCray” stories are reminiscent of Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye”, Bradbury’s “Dandelion Wine” and Faulkner’s short stories!
The way they are woven you feel what Roland feels; not all lightness and brightness, but like real life in all of its shaded details. A theme of remembrance and a bit of melancholy runs throughout the book, only serving to make it seem more real. More

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About Blaine Coleman

A lifelong resident of Virginia, I grew up in the rural southeastern part of the state with a large extended family. I majored in Religious Studies and minored in Creative Writing-fiction at Virginia Commonwealth University. I now live in a rural area near Richmond where my fifteen year old rescue dog, a Lab/beagle mix I named Joey, and four year old beagle, Leah, have room to run. I spend my free time with my favorite activity, gardening, and I read and write just as often as possible. At university, I was fortunate to have many incredible writing teachers, the most recent being authors Clint McGown, and Sheri Reynolds, bestselling author of “Rapture of Canaan”, among others. I learned from Clint McGown that prose can be as beautiful as poetry and I gained a love of southern fiction from Sheri Reynolds.
In 2012 I began writing stories about a boy growing up in the south in the 1960’s. Those stories became the collection "The Adventures of Roland McCray". I am currently working on a science fiction novel that I hope to publish in 2015.

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