I write about flying—

View from pilot's seat of small aircraft flying above clouds

in the air, in space, and in the imagination

Articles covering today’s aviation, astronomy, and astronautics offer us fresh perspectives on life.

Stories musing tomorrow’s possibilities inspire us to dream. Familiar appears fresh. Hidden becomes visible. Fiction becomes fact.

In all cases, I encourage you to wonder: What if…?

Contact me at contact@jrmanley.com to talk about your writing project. I offer a variety of formats:
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  • Novels
  • Non-fiction books
  • Articles
  • Stories
  • Blog posts
  • Fillers
  • Web & print copy
  • Event reporting
  • Whitepapers
  • Reports
  • Technical & training manuals
  • PowerPoint & Keynote presentations


The 3rd edition of Call For News has published on Amazon. Both the Kindle e-book and paperback versions are available. Click the link to see for yourself.

Cover for the 3rd edition of Call For News

Cover for the 3rd edition of Call For News

Commentary about Call For News:

Call for News-Reflections of a Missionary Pilot by author James Rush Manley is an easy to read devotional book full of humor and anecdotes. It’s about how God works in the hearts of pilots and the workforce. The structure and organization is well written. It is filled with Scriptures and the references are located at the end of each vignette making it easy for the reader to do their own research. Each page has a question at the end to help the reader grow personally.”

“Mr. Manley has a passion for writing this book stating: ‘Tell me, what compels you so strongly that, even when you’re fed up with problems, discouraged by disappointments, and have no energy to care anymore, you rise up and do it all over again.’ Both his voice and writing style are noteworthy.”  Judge, 23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards 2015


Seeking a Higher Perspective