Of Irish stock, and a natural born rebel, Tony McManus was born in Manchester, England. He worked in many jobs to serve his passion for travel such as English teacher, bar tender, taxi driver, and in southern Africa, construction work in the Transvaal goldmines and the copper mines of Zambia. He immigrated to Canada settling in Quebec which would become his spiritual home. In 2000 he designed and commenced building a long planned log home in Ste. Adele, Quebec which he completed in 2005.
His passion for writing began at school where he excelled at English and composition. He considers himself a "natural writer" and over the years he's written abundant articles on a variety of subjects and had many short stories for children published. His first novel, "The Iran Deception" was self-published on Amazon in September. He is presently working on a second: "A Bangkok Interlude" and a collection of short stories: "Down and Out in the Big Mango". In 2007 he moved to Thailand and built a country guesthouse in the hills north of Chiang Mai where he resides with his eight dogs. Tony pursues and advocates good health, and is passionate about diet and exercise. An outdoorsman, sailor, kayaker and canoeist, he also loves cross country skiing and snowshoeing. When in Thailand, he misses Canada: in Canada he misses Thailand. Man is never satisfied. Res ipsa loquitur