John Manchester

John Manchester has written about the arts, life and growing up with his late father, the historian William Manchester, for SalonCognoscenti and He also blogs at


writing, John made a living creating music. He played guitar, opening for Linda Ronstadt and Fleetwood Mac. His compositions are heard worldwide on TV, radio and the internet. They remain popular among producers for the positive, hopeful feelings they evoke.

But light needs darkness like the sun needs the night. And so he turned to writing dark psychological suspense. His thrillers feature best friends Ray Watts and Bodine Hutchinson, refugees from the rock and roll scene.

In writing his novels John draws on his extensive knowledge of art and music, his travels, including to the depths of the earth, and hard time in a cult.

John recently moved to California with his family after a lifetime in New England. He misses the seasons, but not digging his car out of the snow. Visit him at