Get ‘Em While They’re Hot – Mac and June, Never A Dull Moment Now On Sale!

Guess my “This Day In History” headline wasn’t such a good idea..

Here’s the blurb that appears on the back cover of the new Mac and June novel:

“It’s 1976, and the UK has its hottest summer on record. Across the Atlantic, the USA is celebrating its bicentennial. For the Meldrums, and Mac and June, it’s a time of upheaval, bad news, and an unexpected trip to California. Grandpa continues to color outside the lines, Mac gets to see the Queen, and a long-held secret comes to light in this, the second of the Mac and June Trilogy.”

On sale now at:

The above are for the actual book, the kindle option is also on the same page.


This Day In History, March 26th

Let’s see:

1827 Beethoven died.

1911 Tennessee Williams was born.

1931 Leonard Nimoy popped out.

1948 Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler’s birthday too.

1953 Dr Jonas Salk announced a vaccine for polio.

1959 Author (and one of my favorites) Raymond Chandler died.

1965 It was announced that Jeff Beck would replace Eric Clapton in the Yardbirds.

1979 Camp David Treaty signed, ending 31 year state of war between Israel and Egypt.

1983 Boris Yeltsin, who liked a drink, was elected Russian President.

1985 Keira Knightley was born.

(That last one made me feel very old.)

2015 (Yes, I know I said it would be released Coverlast week..) Mac and June: Never A Dull Moment is now published! The Kindle version is available right now, and the physical book will be on Amazon in a couple of days, maybe sooner. If you can’t wait for Amazon, the print version may be purchased today from Createspace (

Never A Dull Moment is going for the introductory price of $9.99, or the cost of a couple of venti lattes..

I have also lowered the print price of Mac and June: Love In The Time Of Oil, for those who may want to get up to speed before reading the second book.

I am excited that the follow-up is finally getting its public airing, and hope readers find it an enjoyable and fun read.

Please share this with your pals on social media, and after you’ve finished reading, a review on Amazon, Goodreads, etc, would be most appreciated.

Hurry up – Grandpa’s waiting..

Release News

CoverMac and June: Never A Dull Moment will be released this week!


Thank you for your patience. The last thing I wanted to do was put out something I wasn’t totally happy with, just to meet a deadline. I must admit, the whole “second album syndrome” loomed very large in my mind when I sat down to begin writing the sequel to Love In The Time Of Oil, with nothing but a blank screen and a blinking cursor for company.

Of course, I did know that Mac, June, Doug, Ronnie, Bessie, Peggy, and Grandpa would feature in the narrative, and that the first book had ended with Mac maybe going to work on the Stella Maris. Beyond that, I had no clue. I let the characters’ words lead me along. They are all such strong, diverse personalities that all I have to do is picture them in a situation, and away we go.

A couple of new, supporting characters feature this time around, as well as the return of others who made cameo appearances in the first book.

So, it’s my fervent wish that you enjoy Mac and June: Never A Dull Moment. Out of necessity, I’ve read it myself at least thirty times, and still laugh at some of the scenes. I only hope I’ve managed to effectively translate what was in my head onto the paper, so that you too can live in Mac and June’s world for a little while.