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Ana Manwaring


Ana Manwaring is a former newspaper lifestyle columnist. Her poetry, personal narratives, book reviews and short stories have appeared in diverse publications including the California Quarterly, KRCB Radio, Morning Haiku, Mystery Readers Journal, Stolen Light Ed. Fran Claggett, and Sisters Born, Sisters Found Ed. Laura McHale Holland.


A graduate of the University of Denver (B.A.) in Education and English Lit and Sonoma State University (M.A.) in Education/Linguistics, Ana teaches creative writing in California’s wine country, produces the monthly FUNdaMentalists poetry event on Zoom and operates her editing company, JAM Manuscript Consulting—"Spread Excellence.” In her “past life,” she has owned and operated BookWork, an accounting and tax preparation service, managed a social service non-profit organization serving immigrants, and cared for the elderly, all of which she gave up to work for a PI, consult brujos, and out-run gun totin’ maniacs on lonely Mexican highways—the inspiration for, the JadeAnne Stone Mexico Adventures. Read about her experiences in Mexico:


Ana, husband David, ace gopher hunter Alison, and a host of birds, opossums, skunks, deer, fox, coyotes, and occasionally the neighboring goats, co-habitat an acre of Northern California.


After earning her M.A., Ana finally answered her mother’s question, “What are you planning to do with that expensive education?” Be a paperback writer. Please find reviews of favorite authors and sign up for Ana’s newsletter at

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