Author of Ghetto Plainsman,
Hollywood film adaptation announced in Variety

Her Blue Watered Streets (coming soon)

The Sun and the Water— a collection of short stories

Fear & Loving: Where Sea Level Meets the Deep
– a non-profit literary project of Great Plains Restoration Council

Letter to my Soon to be Born Son


About Jarid Manos

Jarid Manos is the author of Ghetto Plainsman [2010], the upcoming novel Her Blue Watered Streets, and The Sun and the Water, a collection of short stories. He has been published or featured in U.S. and international media. He is founder & CEO of Great Plains Restoration Council, and is a nationally-recognized published author, green leader, youth worker, vegan athlete, health advocate and public speaker.


Buy Jarid Manos’ first book, GHETTO PLAINSMAN (Third and Final Edition April 2014) at local and national book stores as well as AmazonBarnes & and all e-book devices, such as the Kindle, iPad and  NookAll author profits are donated to Great Plains Restoration Council, the author’s 501(c)3 non profit organization, and its signature program Restoration Not Incarceration™


“Like a modern-day John the Baptist emerging from the wilderness … a poetic lyricism that rivals the world’s greatest writers.”

~ Bob Ray Sanders, Associate Editor/Senior Columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram; award-winning member/National Association of Black Journalists

What critics are saying about the book Ghetto Plainsman

Her Blue Watered Streets: An American Novel

Jarid Manos’ first novel, begun in April 2008, is nearing completion…


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Ghetto PlainsmanOn the upcoming Hollywood film adaptation of Ghetto Plainsman


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A literary blogstory by American writer Jarid Manos

An urban chronicle of life at sea level and in the oceans before climate change hits hard.

(Launched January 2014. Completed November 2016.)

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Introduction: The First Dream

Sometimes at night I’m sitting on the white silt bottom of the ocean some 50 or 60 feet deep, waaay deeper than I’ve ever gone; the blue water is dusky almost dark from the depth. My veins are racing; with my gut I tamp down a fear that could become feral. I can see nothing but the blue and black, and this beam or shaft of yellow sunlight impossibly penetrating all the way down yet lifting like the tail of a passing tornado. I can feel its force, its sidewall is pulling at me. I get caught — it pulls me up through the water to the glassy underbottom surface. And I always wake up before I hit. I imagine the surface shatters like glass, like water, and there is bright daylight…

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What critics are saying about Fear & Loving: Where Sea Level Meets the Deep

Read the Blogstory Fear & Loving: Where Sea Level Meets the Deep – a literary blogstory from the beginning.

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