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writer :
C.L. Manning

-My first cousin co-founded the United Freedom Front, an American revolutionary group in the 70's and 80's, and was on the F.B.I.'s top ten most wanted list for years.
-I am laboratory scientist, certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathology, managed clinical laboratories at M.I.T. and Harvard teaching hospitals in Boston.
-My travel addiction has taken me to over fifty countries where I kept journals while visiting penguins at the tip of South America, getting stranded in Botswana for six weeks after a ferry explosion, traveling in convoys through Rhodesia during the Bush War, going to the Supreme Court of South Africa as a plaintiff, surviving a flash flood in Israel, and climbing the Matterhorn, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Kenya, and peaks in the Andes.

I mash my journal writings and life experience into a debut novel that combines historical events, the science gene editing, a conflicted relationship with a cousin, love struggles, roots of systemic racism in South Africa and Rhodesia, and how the Beatles mirror the Holy Trinity.

This writer is looking for an agent
Writing, Fiction writing
General fiction, Suspense/thriller, Travel
"Riveting, entertaining, from start to finish. The finale was spellbinding." Beta reader: American actress from Marvelous Ms. Maisel/The Blaclist

"The big idea remains solid. I like the idea of an unsuspecting duo being roped into delivering what is later revealed to be damaging information to some bad guys. And framing that in what is meant to be a travel adventure for Mad Dog and Craze works." Steve Parolini, the noveldoctor (Dev. Editor)

"I desperately wanted to know what was in the dolls." Beta reader

“I really like how you’ve woven in your real life (and the experiences of others) to give it that authenticity. This isn’t a stereotypical “messy first draft” Dave Pasquantonio

"The Rhodesian Doll Hunt" Debut written as autobiographical fiction.
Status: Complete, Developmental Edit, partial copy edit
Seeking Agent
Outlining additional works:
"Letters From an American Terrorist"
Board certified Medical Technologist, MT(ASCP) by the American Society of Clinical Pathology in chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and immunohematology.
Career includes managing clinical laboratories at M.I.T. and Harvard teaching hospitals in Boston, MA and doing lipoprotein research at the University of Lund Hospital in Sweden.
Founded an exchange program of laboratory scientists with Northeastern University which grew to include nineteen pairs of scientists across multiple countries.
Shifted focus to Healthcare I.T, managing staffs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center, implementing, supporting, and integrating over 130 clinical systems during the mandate to convert the country over to electronic medical records.