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Saga of Louisiana Creole Family, Bodacious Blues, Published by Outskirts Press.

Angwin, CA, July 04, 2011 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Bodacious Blues by Whitney J. LeBlanc. The author's most recent book to date is a 5.5 x 8.5 paperback in the cultural heritage fiction category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Bodacious Blues is also available in its 5.5 x 8.5 hardback edition with jacket. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

Three generations of a Louisiana Creole family have struggled amidst blues music, religious conflict, lust, lynching, murder, voodoo and racism. Now, as they come of age, the grandchildren of Martha Broussard find they must carve their own paths through a rapidly changing world.

Ann Martel becomes the doctor her grandfather hoped her brother would become. Disappointed in love, she finds contentment and happiness with an older woman-partner. Meanwhile, her brother, Les Martel, defies all who challenge the man he desires to be. He protests racial intimidation in Estilette, takes on an abusive lover in Chicago, fights a Paul Bunyan-sized giant in the backwoods of Bemidji, beats up a contemptible womanizer in Nashville, and gives comeuppance to a backstabber in Hollywood. He soon discovers that Hollywood is not the place he thought it would be -- the values were not his values -- the truth is not his truth -- trust is deception -- honesty is weakness and “loyalty” an unknown word.

Bodacious Blues, the remarkable finale to Whitney LeBlanc's compelling, blues-filled trilogy, completes this proud family's saga in the 1980s. Amidst a milieu of religious controversy, sexual cross-identification, changing values, and racial exploitation, the message is loud and clear: Coming of age as adults was not as easy as they thought.

370 pages in length, Bodacious Blues is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the cultural heritage fiction category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Bodacious Blues meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $21.95 and $35.95 for the paperback and hardback editions, respectively.

Additionally, Bodacious Blues can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432773793

Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream

SRP: $21.95

ISBN: 9781432773007

Format: 5.5 x 8.5 hardback w/ jacket

SRP: $35.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

A Louisiana native, Whitney J. LeBlanc has been a teacher, writer, producer, set designer, and award-winning theatre director. He spent more than half of his fifty year career in Hollywood as a director for television. LeBlanc is the author of Blues in the Wind and Shadows of the Blues. He holds a Master's Degree in theatre arts production from the University of Iowa. LeBlanc lives with his physician wife in California's Napa Valley, where he writes novels and creates stained-glass windows.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.


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