Peter Manos remains in regular contact with a  gecko-like extraterrestrial race which has fled its dying planet to blend into society in the little desert community of Prickly Pear, California. Some of these peaceable aliens make an appearance in his latest book, A Girl Named Cricket.

He is author of Care of the Difficult Patient: A Nurse’s Guide (with Joan Braun, R.N.); Lucifer’s Revenge, a novel of magical realism which takes place in Seattle;  Dear Babalu: Letters to an Advice Columnist (illustrated by Toby Liebowitz); and most recently, A Girl Named Cricket (to appear in late February or early March.)