Rick Malone


A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Rick Malone is the author of the highly acclaimed novel Violet of a Deeper Blue, the autobiographically inspired, coming-of-age story of a young black man’s journey toward self-discovery and validation in today’s society. His promotional appearances for Violet of a Deeper Blue include interviews on radio and TV as well as speaking engagements at bookstores, libraries, colleges, schools and churches across the country.

In addition to being a novelist, Rick has worked as a technical writer and editor in both private and government sectors. He is in demand as a speaker and trainer on issues of multiculturalism and diversity in the workplace.

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Violet of a Deeper Blue
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 121,220. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General
Part autobiographical, Violet of a Deeper Blue chronicles the journey of a young black man from innocence to maturity in an unwelcoming and often hostile white world. This journey takes him from the board rooms of corporate America to the crime-ridden streets of the inner city. Set in the late 1980s, Violet of a Deeper Blue takes an uncensored and disturbing look at America's obsession with race.

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