Yvette Managan is a writer who works by day maintaining the chemical integrity of the Banana River. At night, she acts as intermediary between the neighbors, planets, hound-dog and Sun Conyer. She's taking notes.
Yvette reads to remember, writes to forget and re-enacts the American War Between the States to teach others that war is never healthy.
She acts as fiction editor for The Linnet’s Wing. Her works have recently been seen in Every Day Fiction, Open Magazine, Mason’s Road, Flashshot, Sporkpress, Eclecticflash, Killer Works, All Things Girl, Literal Translations, Polluto 6, Mirror Magazine, and Sinister Tales.
Emotion, color, and experience, along with nearly everything else in existance, fuels my creativity. I write because otherwise my family members would either jump out of their skins or the nearest window.
Peter Matthessien writes like I wish I spoke, in "Far Tortuga" and "Killing Mister Watson."
I also like Mika Waltari's "The Egyptian." I read these books out loud, to taste the words.
Other than that, a partial list includes Barbara Kingsolver, Jerome K. Jerome, Milan Kundera, James Lee Burke, H. P. Lovecraft, earlier Ray Bradbury, Elmore Leonard, Robert McClosky, Nuala O'Faolain, Flanner O'Connor, Maurice Sendak, Thomas Berger, William Goldman, Wally Lamb, John Irving, Patricia Cornwell, Harry Turtledove, Robert Heinlein, Asimov, Kafka, Seuss, Marjory Flack, Ursula Leguin, Hubert Selby and John Steinbeck.
Just a short list, likely to grow as memory kicks in.
Thank you for those kind words. They light up the work that I do.
Thank you for reading and the kind comments on Skin.
And where are those wonderful stories, Ms. Y? Tap,tap, tap. Thanks for reading and commenting on East River.
Thank you Yvette I am so pleased you read and liked my latest chapter of my novel, X!
thx for your lovely comment on my little poem, yvette--cheers, g
...and le guin, you have le guin on your list. score!
you know, yvette, you are the first and only person i know who also read/likes waltari's book "the egyptian". i loved this book so much! thanks also for your close reading...this made me change an attribute (too much 'tiny') but i don't understand your crit rgd the bride. do you want her taller? i thought she was tall enough. or do you want soviet toaster?
Thanks for the feedback on "Minority Report" and other pieces.
Thanks again for your great feedback, Yvette!
Thanks for your kind comments on "Three Dreamers." I appreciate your advice as well - and think I'll trim that dialogue :)
Thanks for going over my story, Fin recently. I've reworked it a bit based on your comments and those of others, and I think it is far better thanks to your suggestions. I have two ready to send out now, and am of course saddened just a little to see them go...
Thanks much for your comments on my story!
To taste the words--now that's a real writer's answer.I very much like the brave listing of Seuss and Sendak.Very cool!
Hi Yvette, I've been in Pensacola, and now my brother from New York is visiting, so I've been staying off my computer pretty much. It's good to have a break from it now and then, I guess. Nice to hear from you though. xxoononnie
Great, Yvette, so happy it worked out!
Welcome Yvette. Glad you found the place. Lots of inspiration here!