Welcome, visionaries, dreamers, and readers. I’m Tekoa Manning. Where to begin on this speed date? I’m a wife, mother, and grandmother. I love research, poetry, dream interpretation, and creation. I get lost in biographies—real-life stories about people, especially authors who took their tragedies of war and depression and weaved adventure, drama, mystery, and romance.
When I’m not tapping away at my keyboard, I can be found with my husband sitting at the beach, drinking in the salty sea’s sights, sounds, and smells.
I can also be found with a paintbrush and have included some of my artwork here. It’s not Picasso, but it is very freeing, and I’ll never forget my summer vacation in 1978. My parents decided to pick up a fearless hitchhiker with a backpack in the middle of the Badlands. I can still see her smiling, rosy cheeks, long hair whipping in the wind slapping her face. She handed me my first paintbrush and watercolors in the backseat of our car.
Interested in fictional works? I am the author of two novels, Walter the Homeless Man and Polishing Jade. I am also the author of several inspirational teaching books perfect for book clubs or study groups, and I would love to zoom with you. Do you need healing for the soul? Meet my newest release Jumping for Joy in the Midst of Sorrow.
I hope these writings here bless you abundantly!
Tekoa–The name Tekoa means Trumpet, the instrument that unites people at a sudden impulse. (Abarim Publications)