J. B. Manas is a Philadelphia-based author of fiction and nonfiction. He is the author of the sci-fi thriller, Atticus, and co-author of The Kronos Interference, named to the "Best of 2012" by Kirkus Reviews, which gave the book a starred review, calling it "impressively original" and "[a] tour de force." His nonfiction books (written as Jerry Manas) on leadership lessons from history, science, and the arts have been translated into eight languages and course-adopted in universities worldwide. Manas is an avid movie buff, pop culture maven, popular comic con speaker, art lover, world traveler, songwriter and guitarist, technology geek, wine connoisseur, and an armchair philosopher-all of which make their way into his writing at one time or another. In the fiction arena, he enjoys writing fast-paced, sci-fi adventure thrillers infused with historical secrets, scientific discoveries, and exotic locales. A longtime fan of both Hitchcock and Spielberg, he has an affinity for balancing his stories with suspense, humor, and a touch of mystery. Manas writes out of his home in suburban Philadelphia, where he lives with his wife, daughter, and dog Kayla, an American Dingo rescued from the swamps of South Carolina. He is a member of the Authors' Guild, International Thriller Writers (ITW), and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO). Visit his Website at www.jbmanas.com or connect with him on Twitter @jb_manas. Don't forget to subscribe to his mailing list for blog posts, book updates, special announcements and more!