Agent Palmer Interviews J.B. Manas – A “thorough interrogation” by noted pop culture blogger Agent Palmer results in a fun, detailed, and informative interview (as J.B. jokes, “perhaps the longest interview in recorded history, but great fun.”).
Finding the Magic: Three Ingredients for a Memorable Thriller – J.B. Manas guest blogs on Killer Nashville about employing irony, humor, and catharsis to take thrillers from “excellent” to “unforgettable.”
(Special Note from J.B. Manas: “This was a fun article to write. In line with the article’s subject matter, I ended up using those very principles to tighten my current novel, Atticus, even further. Among other things, this required changing the protagonist Rachel’s career from a comic book store clerk to a rookie cop, removing one main character entirely, and tightening Rachel’s character relationship to Frank, another main character. Thus, some of the references to Atticus in the article are out of date. However, for the purpose of the article, the points still hold true and illustrate the concepts correctly. Hope you enjoy it! — JBM”)
J.B. frequently speaks at pop culture conventions on writing science fiction, often with his Kronos Interference co-author, Edward Miller. On January 1, 2016, J.B. presented at New Years Party Con in Allentown, PA on Writing Compelling Science Fiction.
He and Ed are also regular presenters at comic cons and sci-fi conventions, appearing each year at Amazicon in Wilmington, Delaware, Wizard World in Philadelphia (where they host a popular panel session), and other events. In August, 2016, they appeared at the Star Trek 50th Anniversary Convention in Cherry Hill, NJ.
Stay tuned for more interviews, news and other press announcements.