John Manchester

John Manchester has a made a living creating music for 45 years. He dragged his guitar through countless dive bars before joining Livingston Taylor’s band in 1978, opening for Linda Ronstadt and Fleetwood Mac. He taught himself to compose. His music is heard worldwide on TV, radio and the internet, and remains popular among producers for the positive, hopeful feelings it evokes.

By 2004, enough was enough. The long building pressure to express his dark side burst forth in words. He wrote tortured family stories before finding that fiction was the best path to telling emotional truth.

John has been published at Salon, Cognoscenti, and