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Starting from March up until September I will feature authors attending the GayRomLit Retreat in Chicago (October 16-19, 2014:

Today author is Edmond Manning:
EDMOND MANNING has always been fascinated by fiction: how ordinary words could be sculpted into heartfelt emotions, how heartfelt emotions could leave an imprint inside you stronger than the real world. Mr. Manning never felt worthy to seek publication until recently, when he accidentally stumbled into his own writer’s voice that fit perfectly, like his favorite skull-print, fuzzy jammies. He finally realized that he didn’t have to write like Charles Dickens or Armistead Maupin, two author heroes, and that perhaps his own fiction was juuuuuuust right, because it was his true voice, so he looked around the scrappy word kingdom that he created for himself and shouted, “I’M HOME!” He is now a writer. In addition to fiction, Edmond enjoys writing nonfiction on his blog, When not writing, he can be found either picking raspberries in the back yard or eating panang curry in an overstuffed chair upstairs, reading comic books. Feel free to contact him at Or visit him in Minnesota

Edmond Manning is offering a copy of I Probably Shouldn’t Have Done That to one commenter on this blog. You can comment on LJ or DW if you have an account (I will send a PM to the winner), if you don't have an account, please leave a comment on DW with a contact email.

I Probably Shouldn't Have Done That by Edmond Manning
Paperback: 170 pages
Publisher: Pickwick Ink Press; 1st edition (December 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0989097935
ISBN-13: 978-0989097932
Amazon: I Probably Shouldn't Have Done That
Amazon Kindle: I Probably Shouldn't Have Done That

Edmond Manning, author of The Lost and Founds series has made a few mistakes in his life. Well, more than a few. But with his characteristic ability to embrace the weird and the wonderful, he prefers to think of them as "experiences." Why label an adventure a regret if everything works out in the end? Whether getting high from an airplane stranger's candy, attempting to deceive the DMV with magic, or discovering he might be the central figure in an unfolding teen horror flick, Manning reflects on a lifetime of questionable decisions in this memoir and confessional. In the essay, Dear Penthouse, Manning ponders the appropriate response to a late-night booty call from an irritating neighbor. The Best New York Sandwich documents his day being homeless in New York City. Soft reflections about The Final Blessing from his father, and thoughts of growing older, are interspersed with odd tales of a family that believes in Moon Recession Birthdays. Manning leaps from personal lunacy to handling homophobia to sheer wonder at the beauty of everyday people which makes for a giggly, surprising, and occasionally sweet-sad journey through a gay man’s collected tales of a life filled with glorious mistakes.

Edward Manning

Date: 2014-07-11 09:42 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Pleasecount me in Elisa, intrigued by Moon Recession Birthdays!

Littlesuze at hotmail dot com

Edmond manning giveaway

Date: 2014-07-11 12:03 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ardent_ereader
I always enjoy Edmond's books. I haven't read this one,please count me in for the giveaway.

Edmond's Brain

Date: 2014-07-11 01:36 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I a thing of weird and wonderful beauty - no one can turn things sideways quite like him :)

Angel Martinez

You Probably Should Get This

Date: 2014-07-11 02:23 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I am a HUGE fan of Edmond's and fortunate to already own this book. Everyone should get it so when they need a laugh or to have their faith in mankind lifted a little, they can grab this book and pull up one of the short stories. I'm about 2/3 done and I'm "saving" the last few because I don't want to have read them all yet.

-Jaycee Edward

Date: 2014-07-11 05:11 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I love Edmond's work, and have been wanting to read this!

Trix, vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

Date: 2014-07-11 07:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Edmond is an excellent writer (I've read ''King Perry'' and it was brilliant, different from every other book I've read) and a generous person. Please count me in, thank you!



Date: 2014-07-12 03:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Count me in please :)

Date: 2014-07-12 03:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes please, count me in... if I'm not too late! :)


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