Manning is an author and attorney, with one foot in the business world and one foot in the creative realm. The first in her legal thriller series, Dollar Signs: Texas Lady Lawyer vs Boots King, is available for purchase. Manning's business experience, combined with her vivid imagination manifests in high quality services for clients, as well as compelling storytelling for readers.
Hi Y’all! Welcome to August! I’m making great progress on book #2 in the Texas Lady Lawyer series with plans to release sometime this Fall. For those of you who aren’t familiar with my journey to becoming an author and writing Dollar Signs, the video below gives a great sneak peek! For a fuller report,
The Texas Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Muleshoe ranch in its battle with the city of Lubbock over water rights in a 6-3 ruling in May of this year. Issue: The accommodation doctrine, which means a lessee should regard landowners’ rights when using the land for industrial purposes has traditionally applied to oil-and-gas
Hi Y’all, This week I’m coming to you from Vail, Colorado where I’m continuing to soak up the gorgeous scenery and fresh mountain air. Bill and I love hiking, so it’s a dream to be in the midst of miles and miles of trails. We took a walk around Vail Village a couple of days
Hi Ya’ll, I’m coming to you this week from Vail, Colorado, a site for cool mountain air and natural inspiration for writing. I recently had the privilege of being on Authors on the Air with Pam Stack to chat about Dollar Signs and my writing life. We had a great time and even had a
Hi Ya’ll, As many of you know, Dollar Signs is set in Austin, and the city is as much a character as Merit, Betty, or Ag. As an Austin dweller and someone who absolutely loves the city, I was excited to recently have a signing at BookPeople, the largest independent bookstore in Texas! BookPeople's Scott
Hi Y’all! You may have seen Bettyisms pop up on social media every once in awhile or in my monthly newsletter. As you know, if you’ve read Dollar Signs, Betty is the mothering office manager of the Law Office of Merit Bridges. I was recently asked in an interview with BookPeople about Betty: Q: Betty
This past weekend I presented Legal Issues for Authors at the 2016 Writers' League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference in Austin. The biggest question I always receive at this type of event is: “What if I want to write about my Aunt, Uncle, Great Grandmother, etc.?” I always answer the same way – “Who
Hello Readers & Friends: It was a great month in Santa Fe, and I actually got some writing done in the middle of all the fun we had. I’m back in Austin now preparing for the Writers’ League of Texas Agents and Editors Conference. I’ll be presenting Legal Issue For Authors on Sunday, June 26th.
Hi Y’all! I'm coming to you this month from beautiful Santa Fe. Several of you have asked about my favorites on Facebook and Twitter, so I'm listing my top things to do in the area. 1. A must is the Georgia O’Keefe museum (closes at 5). 2. Eat anything at Cowgirl BBQ, especially the Game Burger with
Many of you who saw my Facebook post about making chicken tortilla soup while looking out the window at the beautiful sunset pictured above have asked for the recipe. Since I’m in Santa Fe and experiencing the great chilies and flavors of the Southwest, I went a little overboard on my soup. What follows is