From a very young age Mr. Rosenblum was drawn to create elaborately realistic fictional literary worlds based on the premise of “the suspension of disbelief”.
Admittedly these short stories at the time were perhaps unduly influenced by Edgar Rice Burroughs, yet, they filled his pre-adolescence with an outlet for his creative impulse.
As maturity ripened his emerging independent voice, numerous styles of adult literature had a strong effect on his creativity, and ranged from the philosophic: Sartre & Camus, the historical: Herodotus, the epic: Virgil & the Bible, the satirical: Vonnegut, and lastly, the lyrical: embodied in the work of Irish poets James Joyce & W.B. Yeats.
The infusion of observational asides, ethno-linguistic elements, as well as psychological and mythological interlacing, was further guided by his studies, particularly driven by his adherence to the Euhemeristic philosophy; that is, the analysis, extrapolation and interpretation of cultures through, or from, their mythology and folklore. This principal, coupled with the author’s interest in understanding the deconstructed remnants of our ancient heritage has likewise aided in the overall formation of his enigmatic style of fiction writing.
A graduate of the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art, with a degree in Studio Art, the author also earned his Bachelors from Ithaca College with degrees in History, Art and Music. It was during those years at his Alma Mater that he first took up steady writing in the form of a weekly editorial column for the school newspaper; The Ithacan.
Involved with the music industry professionally for a number of years, Mr. Rosenblum has written, been interviewed in, or has consulted for editorial and review articles that have appeared in a number of newspapers, magazines and on-line journals, such as: Global Rhythm, Billboard, Irish Music, timessquare.com and newyorksidewalk.com. In addition, he served as a Buyer, purchasing consultant, and marketing copy writer for companies such as the Empire Music Group and Musicrama. In 2004 Mr. Rosenblum consulted and authored sections of the critical work; “World Music: The Basics”, published by Routledge / Taylor & Francis.
"I had written stories pretty much as soon as I could write. However, I had failed to either recognize or identify myself as an author until around the time I was about 35 years of age. That fact now seems all the more ironic in retrospect when I glance back at how often I had been paid for my writing over the course of my adult years.
Scripts and articles came and went, but it wasn’t until early in 2000 that I started fiddling with the basis of a storyline that was to become the manuscript for my first novel: “The Forest Kingdom of Drisnia; Book One: The Spell of Forgetting” and its companion novella “The Song of Umeztad”. That work had many starts and stops punctuated, or rather caused by, what I view as severe life changes. It was in the midst of one such “stall” the formative notions for what was to become my second series of manuscripts came into being and “The Albigensian Seed” was born.
And so, at the start of 2008, when I committed myself to the completion of any of my unfinished and conceptually sound writing projects, I tirelessly worked on both, and over the course of the next sixteen months, I wrote, re-wrote, edited and tweaked both manuscripts until they reached a form that I viewed as suitable for submittal.”
In 2010 Mr. Rosenblum marched ahead and attended to his burgeoning list of pending projects, two of which immediately placed themselves concurrently on his table. The first; a full-length naval-oriented sequel to the first “Drisnia” novel, titled: “The Dowry Voyage”, and the second; a classic murder mystery set in the politcally charged atmosphere of 1972 Milan, Italy. Also in 2010, the formation of ideas that were to become the episodic science-fiction television series "Partisan Earth" came into being, and the roots of the now multi-award screenwriting duo, Nevekari Enterprises.
Other forthcoming works include: installments and companions to his six part epic fantasy “Drisnia” series, a near-future hard-sci-fi thriller, two “Albigensian Seed” sequels, a “Sumerian inspired mytho-sci-fi”, a pseudo-auto-biographical satirical literary fiction, a historical novel, a collection of short stories, a critical translation of a Italian renaissance satire, business and music business related books, a series of works for young readers, an autobiograhical memoir, socio-political essays, and a number of projects exploring themes of alternative spirituality and non-fiction ethno-cultural history and linguistics.
The author and his wife: Michelle; are the proud parents of two: Amalia and Joshua. They maintain residences in New York and Michigan.
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