Manchester’s writing career was sparked into being during a class for his
Criminal Justice degree. Manchester had returned to school following a tour of
duty during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. He was working at the time as a
prison investigator and thought he would never get the chance to pursue his
dream of writing. When he challenged his professor about the narrow-mindedness
of the lesson, Manchester was challenged to write the book on what was missing.
Nine months later, he placed the first draft 6-5; A Different Shade of Blue on
his professor’s desk and the rest is history. Writing under the pen name Steve
Herberts, Manchester wrote for newspapers and magazines, had two poetry
collections published, and wrote a book on his experiences in the Gulf War, The
Unexpected Storm: The Gulf War Legacy. Manchester is married with four
children and teaches workshops about writing and getting published. To this
day, he has written 16 books, with 12 being published.
Books:Twelve Months, August 2012