Historical Las Vegas Moulin Rouge: Subject of Author’s 2017 NANO Book
This year, I enthusiastically started writing my book on November 1st, right along with the other thousands of Nano 2017 participants. My story: “Lights Out at the Moulin Rouge” is a novel based on the historical events surrounding the first Las Vegas racially integrated casino.
Reality through Fiction
I’ve always known that unless some new information managed to surface about the Moulin Rouge, any future non-fiction work on the subject would only be recycled material. That is why I finally made the decision to cover this topic in a more creative way; by writing a work of fiction, based on historical events. Hopefully, readers can get a glimpse of reality through the use of fiction.
To this day, with so much speculation surrounding why the bustling casino went bankrupt in a few short months, many view it as a mystery. As with any unexplained mystery from the past, there are countless theories as to the reason why the casino closed. Between racial tension, politics and mob corruption, some people believe the 1955 casino was never given a fair chance. In “Lights Out at the Moulin Rouge,” April is one of those people.
April Mae March is a young black freelance writer and blogger living in Los Angeles. She’s always been intrigued by the mystery surrounding the Las Vegas Moulin Rouge Casino. She’s even compiled a thick folder full of related notes and facts over the years In pursuit of her longtime dream to write a book on the subject, she decides to take a road trip to Vegas and do some further research. Her quest to dig up new details about the casino takes her on a crazy mixed up journey where she ends up fearing for her life.
Just like the character in the book, writing this story gives me a chance to share my vision about what was once a very special place. Though this book is a work of fiction, it still provides a perfect platform to describe the beauty and splendor of the 1955 Moulin Rouge. It was something to be proud of for the short time it existed and should always be remembered as a beacon for change. I believe this is truly a story that readers will love hearing about and I’m extremely excited to be writing it. Please be sure to stay tuned to all my Nano book related posts throughout the remainder of the month.
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POST UPDATE 11-17-17
Okay, I’m one third of the way finished with my novel, so I took a break to create me a cover. I like it and I think the colors and festive look fits the theme and tone of the story.