Vincent Mannings has a Ph.D. in an arcane discipline, and he's lucky enough to be married to Helene; they make their home in California. In a parallel life, he's an astrophysicist.

Fiction by Vincent Mannings includes a story featured in the literary and fine arts journal, The Woven Tale Press (vol. VI, issue #4). Another piece is in The Wilderness House Literary Review, and an excerpt of Vincent’s novel, Not Always Easy, has been published in the journal, Writing Disorder. Readers are encouraged to support these and other journals: their content is superb, and the expertise and dedication of their editorial teams help to keep the literary world afloat.

The maternal side of Vince’s family tree includes the Irish-born literary critic Mary Maguire Colum (1884 – 1957); her life and works are described by Prof. Denise A. Ayo, of the University of Notre Dame. While Mary resided primarily in New York City, her work took her to many other places, including London and the Paris of the 1920s. Her enthusiasm and diligence – she was working on the day she passed away – remain inspiring. Many of Mary’s papers are stored at Princeton University and at SUNY Binghampton.

The picture below shows Mary Maguire Colum at about 20 years of age (c. 1904); from the Binghampton archives.