Paul Manchester loves to read. He has a lot of books… both physical books and Kindle books. He is an unabashed bibliophile. It is not uncommon for Paul to revisit books as our life experiences change how we perceive even familiar books.
When Paul read Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped in fourth grade, he found the ending a happy one. But while living far from home in his mid-twenties, he found the same book to be much sadder. His nine-year-old self didn’t grasp how sad it would be for David Balfour to lose a good friend despite the otherwise improved fortunes. Catriona (the sequel) must be read if you liked Kidnapped… it reunites him with his good friend, along with another big dollop of adventure. (Yes, Paul tends to prefer happy endings… there is enough misery in the world without wallowing in it during his leisure hours.)
When Paul is not reading, he enjoys making things, i.e. drawing, writing, painting, sculpting… creative endeavors have been his bread and butter for many years. He has created background art for animated projects, recreated vintage packaging for TV & Film props, built miniatures & puppets, helped elderly Hollywood friends write books about their lives… he has worn many hats over the years.