I grew up in Southern California in the 60s, a very exciting and somewhat turbulent time. After one year of college I entered the US Army and served in Germany for two years. While most of my friends were fighting in Southeast Asia in the early 70s, I was posing a threat to the Soviets, at times almost on their doorstep. Since they never invaded Germany, at least not while I was there, I must surmise that they took my menacing proximity not lightly.
After my hitch in the Army, I met my beautiful wife, Ingrid, and together we started our family. A couple of years later our one and only (and perfect) child was born. Lisa Christine McManus (now Lisa Schomas) - an associate producer on the TV show “Castle” - lives in “The Valley” and has a young family of her own. One of the joys in life is to have a wonderful partner with whom you can make babies and then watch them grow. A great portion of my life has been dedicated to that end.
Along the way I found spare moments, hours and even days to write. My experiences with the written word started with ghost stories and tales about rocket ships when I was a teen, and meandered into poetry and short stories about young love when I entered adulthood. Somewhere after my fortieth birthday I began writing novels. There have been five in all, two of which I have published. I hope there are many more. The greatest gift one can give to another is entertainment, diversion from the rote of normal life. If I can give a few moments distraction to someone, with possibly a smile or a tear, I have met my goal. My treasure is my storytelling. May you all be my heirs.
Where to find Mike McManus online
Where to buy in print
Sequel to "Separate Truth". Ann O’Conner from Heron Lake is imprisoned in a State Hospital. Painstakingly she plans her escape. She is not a lunatic. She has nightmares, but she insists that she is not her dreams. She needs to get away and start a new life.
Death is Not an Option
Clayton Trace is the head pro at an upscale mountain country club. Somewhere in his past he made a mistake and ticked the wrong person off. That person now wants him dead and will go to any length to see that happen. His assailant wants to kill him, but Clayton doesn't see that as an option.
Mike McManus's favorite authors on Smashwords