Helen Cherullo, publisher of The Mountaineers Books, recalled getting an early e-mail from him. It started, in all caps, “WHY I AM PISSED OFF … .”
I’m not a hiker, although I do enjoy a bit of hiking on occasion. One of Harvey Manning’s daughters is one of my Nano mentees. From this article, he sounds like a cool guy. One of the early environmentalists, he did a lot to protect the woods he loved to walk in.
Most of Manning’s writings were done on a typewriter, and always on recycled paper – usually with something else printed on the back, Cherullo said.
That’s great, the idea of sending a manuscript to your publisher, typed up on the back of your grocery list or a note to your family. I imagine many publishers would flip out, but I guess his was a little more tolerant.