J. B. Manas is a Philadelphia-based author of fiction and nonfiction, as well as a graphic novel and comic book writer. He is the author of the new sci-fi thriller, Atticus, and co-author of The Kronos Interference, named to the “Best of 2012” by Kirkus Reviews, which gave the book a starred review, calling it “impressively original” and “[a] tour de force.”
He is also a writer for Guy Dorian Sr.’s COR graphic novel line from PKMM Entertainment, collaborating with legendary artists and creators from the world of comics.
Manas is an avid movie buff, pop culture maven, popular comic con speaker, art lover, world traveler, songwriter and guitarist, technology geek, and an armchair philosopher–all of which make their way into his writing at one time or another.
His fast-paced sci-fi, fantasy, and adventure stories, typically infused with a good dose of mystery, wonder, and suspense, appeal to readers of all ages. A longtime student of the methods of Hitchcock, Serling, and Spielberg, it’s no surprise that he has an affinity for balancing twists, turns, and humor into an entertaining yarn.
In addition to his work in the world of fiction, Manas’s nonfiction books (written as Jerry Manas) on leadership lessons from history, science, and the arts have been translated into eight languages and course-adopted in universities worldwide.
Manas writes out of his home in suburban Philadelphia, where he lives with his wife, daughter, and dog Kayla, an American Dingo rescued from the swamps of South Carolina.
He is a member of the Authors’ Guild, International Thriller Writers (ITW), and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO).