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Author Greta C. Manville

Greta Manville, born in Clarinda, Iowa, lives in Arizona where she writes mystery and suspense novels, participates in writers' conferences and critique groups, edits, lectures, and has served as a contest coordinator. She has also judged fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Greta's writing has won first place in contests conducted by SouthWest Writers and as well as the grand prize for Sparrowgrass Forum's "Poetic Voices of America" contest in 1999. Her award-winning poem "Passage" may be read here.

She is the recipient of a John Steinbeck Fellowship at San José State University (2002-2003), her project—to conclude the research and writing of an annotated secondary bibliography on John Steinbeck, initiated by Professor Martha Heasley Cox who founded the Steinbeck Research Center at SJSU. The bibliography is now available online, as a free research tool for use by scholars, students, and readers with general interest in the Nobel Prize winning author. The bibliography may be found at The resource carries more than 10,000 citations with abstracts related to Steinbeck criticism and biography and is continually updated. Greta has also served as a bibliographer and reviewer for Steinbeck Review, a scholarly journal published semi-annually. She is featured in Robert B. Harmon's Tracking John Steinbeck: A Bibliographer's Perspective, San José, CA: Dibco Press, 2006.

Greta belongs to Arizona Authors Association, where she has served as Contest Coordinator and Treasurer. Greta also belongs to Sisters-in-Crime, Desert Sleuths Chapter.

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