Welcome

John Manuel is an award-winning writer and editor who specializes in outdoor recreation, energy, and the environment. 

In his twenty years as a freelancer, John has published everything from guidebooks to creative non-fiction to articles in peer-reviewed journals and popular magazines. 

John is the author of two books, The Natural Traveler Along North Carolina's Coast (John Blair) and The Canoeist (Jefferson Press). He is a regular contributor to Environmental Health Perspectives, the journal of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. His articles have also appeared in AudubonOrion, and Canoe & Kayak

Read a selection of John's most recent articles from this page. See why critics underscore John's exceptional ability to distill complex environmental issues into clear, concise, meaningful prose.

Read what reviewers are saying about John's latest book, The Canoeist, here

See John performing at a story-telling contest here

Or, listen to a public radio show with John as the featured guest here.