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About the author:
Phyl Manning in her own words:
Yes, I'm a writer-and largely because of one humongous bag of potato chips! It must have been 1936 when the Omaha World Herald announced a Children's Poetry Contest. At five years old, I qualified. The newspaper even prescribed the title: "If I Could Fly." Whee-ee!
So yes, I rhymed up a poem of three verses: "If I could fly, I'd go up high/And catch hold of a cloud as it went by" and so forth. And my undistinguished literature won first place! So Kitty Clover Potato Chips (based in Omaha) rewarded me with a crisp new dollar bill AND the aforementioned bag of potato chips-a delicacy not experienced previously in those years of economic depression. Suddenly and permanently, I knew how to answer grownups who were always asking what I wanted to be when I grew up: a writer!
Here, There and Otherwhere
Volume 2, An Ordinary Woman at Extraordinary Times
Phyl Manning's early decades were in the Midwest-Nebraska-a location not normally linked to wild adventure. But that world deepened, expanded when . . .
A tornado assaults the 4th of July community ballgame
A tiny white tiger becomes the main attraction on a cross-country air flight
You are officially but mistakenly dead for three months
These headhunters love their enemies preferably medium rare . . . and MORE!
A friend of George Bernard Shaw said, "I knew as many stories as Bernie-he just wrote them down!" How often do we organize our recollections and put them into words? Phyl has done exactly that since her "retirement," and here is the 2nd volume of these unusual memories.
Volume One of Here, There& Otherwhere was a 2012 Finalist in the International Book Awards Non-Fiction: Narrative category.
Praise for Volume 2:
"This book showcases the brilliant storytelling abilities of an author who writes with a precision, clarity and elegance that make each page a pleasure to read. In fact, Here, There & Otherwhere is "unputdownable," a description ordinarily reserved for full-force fiction. Manning's style is engaging and engrossing. In tension-filled sections, the writing is as taut as the tale. The real-life, real-woman adventures in both volumes are expertly narrated. Manning invites readers to share with her unexpected joys and sometimes frightening circumstances.
This convergence of decidedly first-rate writing on authentic experience deserves a wide audience and should take its rightful place on the Times' and other best seller lists. Both volumes of Here, There & Otherwhere are gold bracelets, each chapter a dangling charm, and every charm a rare and beautiful gem."
-Frances LeMoine, Author and Poet, The Moon Makes No Difference to Me
- Publication Date:
- 1627420002 / 9781627420006
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography / General