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My name is Roy Haney and I would like to introduce myself and my website
I have lived in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area with the exception of a few years. My life experiences
and education (MBA) have given me the knowledge, perception and intuition to apply myself in life and
business as a Human Resources management professional and business partner. I loved the work that I
did and was very successful. However, it never fully satisfied the need I had when transferring thoughts
and ideas to paper; particularly when imparting a metaphorical sentence or idea resulting in a clearer
communication of an idea or story. So fast forward…I decided to do what I had a passion for and wrote a
novel titled, YESTERDAY’S RAIN: LEGEND OF THE BLUE BUFFALO.
After finishing the manuscript for YESTERDAY’S RAIN, I aggressively tried to find an agent to
represent me and get my book published, but none of them wanted to represent an unknown author. The
most common response that I received was that they were not accepting new authors or it was not in their
genre. Frustrated I decided to self-publish YESTERDAY’S RAIN.
I started my own publishing company based on a character in my book, the Blue Buffalo, and
BLUE BUFFALO PUBLISHING was born. My book has sold on several large on-line booksellers including
Amazon, Kindle and Google and I see it offered at other Internet sites, including overseas. I have received
five-star reviews on Amazon and favorable comments that you can see on my Title and Author Page. I
have also received favorable reviews in the Sacramento Book Review and the San Francisco Book
I had completed YESTERDAY'S RAIN while working full time as Human Resources Director for a
prominent East Bay company......quite a conscientious endeavor. RAIN is a fictional murder/suspense
mystery novel loosely based upon my African American ancestral history and a Native American legend. I
think it will give you a representative perspective of African American life during two times 1920 and 1948.
I thought that after completing RAIN, I could just as easily whip out the sequel. However that endeavor
was interrupted by a demanding business plan that included company growth during a slow economic
period, heavy negotiations and life itself. So the plan was indeterminately delayed.
I am now retired from my professional life in Human Resources and will begin writing again. My current
writing project is the sequel to YESTERDAY’S RAIN titled, A VIOLENT STORM: RETURN OF THE BLUE
I feel fortunate and gratified that I was able to write and publish my book through my own company, but
now will concentrate on writing, publishing and publicizing my own work.
If you have read my book I thank you for your support and spread the word. If you have not read my book,
please do as I believe you will enjoy the story, the characters, the mystery and the suspense as others
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