Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine   Manju's December Newsletter Hey Friends It's been a while... sorry... life got in the way. Here are a few things I thought worth sharing:  **Good news! My psychological suspense short story is in this month's prestigious Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. You can get [...]

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Manju Soni’s June eNewsletter

  June newsletter Dear Friends I can’t believe that half the year is over! As I get older I feel the “march of time” is no longer a melodramatic idiom but my reality. However, thanks to you all, it’s been a terrific six months. My book has been published as [...]

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My Book is Published!!!!

When Lions Roared "Excellent... wide-ranging history and analysis " -Andrew Rosenheim (Author)  It’s Published!!! Hi Y’all I am so excited. My book is finally published. Click on this link, or copy and type myBook.to/whenlionsroared into your search engine, and you will be directed to my NEW!!! book in [...]

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Lions Roared: How Brave Young People Defied Apartheid

Dear friends I'm sorry for being so tardy. I have a good reason though. My book, When Lions Roared: How Brave Young People Defied Apartheid, was recently picked up by Amazon Kindle Singles UK... Yay!!!! I've been told the ebook will be out very soon. I don't have an exact [...]

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Is Man Truly a Superior Being?

1,300 million years ago a massive volcano erupted in what is now South Africa. Unable to contain the boiling earth beneath it, the brittle, stretched crust of the earth cracked and collapsed into the magma chamber below. The magma was displaced and forced up. It poured out of the cracks [...]

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Did You Know the Essence of Us Is Between Our Toes?

  Some years ago I was watching Law and Order. I love that show, especially the theme music. Dun dun! Tadadada… Okay you can stop laughing now. Anyway it was a show about a guy who murdered women and cut off their feet. It turned out the perp, a thirty-year old [...]

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What You Need to Be a Champion

  Michelle Wie Courtesy Keith Allison   My granny was a champion. She was never sent to school, but she taught herself how to read. I remember her sitting on the sofa, dressed in her sari and her favorite cardigan, her knees tucked under her like a lithe [...]

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Ray Tomlinson: The Man Who Gave Us @ by Manju Soni

  Ray Tomlinson. Courtesy of Andreu Veà, WiWiW.org Ray Tomlinson: The man who gave us the @ sign I love reading the obituaries in the New York Times (NYT). I stand at the kitchen counter and munch cheese and blueberries like a busy squirrel, while I peek into [...]

Adele, my husband and me… in my bedroom

      I love Adele, but I should never have allowed her into my bedroom. No… it was not some kinky threesome. It was her singing, “Hello, it's me. I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet. To go over everything.” There’s something sublime about [...]

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Letter From Donald Trump Head of Aesthetic Services in White House Abbey

(PS: This is a fake letter!) Dear Mom I hope you’re doing well. I’m fine, just exhausted. Perpetually exhausted. I would give an arm and a leg, maybe just a leg so then I could still keep doing hair, to have been Obama’s Head of Aesthetic Services. Yeah, you heard [...]

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It’s a… book!

Hi Y’all I have news for you. My book is coming out at the end of May. I had to let you know, you my BFFs (that is best friends forever- for those, like me, who are terrible at three letter acronyms). First up I want to say, please sign [...]

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The Assassination of Olof Palme & Apartheid

Thanks to life, which has given me so much. It gave me two stars, which when I open them, Perfectly distinguish black from white And in the tall sky its starry backdrop, And within the multitudes the one that I love. Gracias a la vida—English translation Violeta Parra (1966). [...]

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