John devotes nearly equal time to his photography as to his writing. His photographs have appeared along with his stories in Audubon, Canoe and Kayak, Duke Magazine, and Wildlife in North Carolina. John is trained in the editing app Lightroom.




“I have just read the article ‘The Jordan Rules’ in the August 2010 issue of Wildlife in North Carolina. It’s the clearest and most concise explanation I’ve seen of a complex problem. My hat’s off to author John Manuel for a first-class job.”

Stephen T. Smith

Chairman, N.C. Environmental Management Commission

"John Manuel did his usual outstanding job with ‘Plumbing the Depths,’ a story about the potential problems and advantages of drilling for oil and gas along the North Carolina coast. He wrote a fair and balanced report.” 

Craig Holt

former Managing Editor, North Carolina Sportsman