I WAS 10 WHEN I WROTE THE WORLD AND I. It was a fifth-grade assignment designed to help kids decenter and grasp the awesome expanse of the universe. We started with floorplans of our homes (along with gawky figures of family members and pets), neighborhood, city, etc., and ended with us making friends in outer space.
I never got to slip the surly bonds of earth (now possible, actually), but I did get to ride in the cockpit of a delivery flight for El Al airlines, and slept in another El Al 747 cockpit heading home, Tel Aviv to London.
I’m still writing (thank you Mrs. Ebel) poems, stories, blog posts, and, once again, books. My hope is you’ll find some of these enlightening or amusing or touching--or at least discover something there worth the time you’ve given to the words and feels. So welcome--and as always, enjoy the ride.
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"Marlis Manley’s heartfelt novel of the heartland, Trophy Girl, captures that dynamic beautifully. It moves and moves us. It lands a wallop and then stays with us."
--Michael Martone, Author of The Complete Writing of Art Smith, The Bird Boy of Fort Wayne, edited by Michael Martone and The Moon Over Wapakoneta