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Multicoloured sheep and the battle against global corruption
Mac Logan on April Fool's jokes, getting past global corruption and his latest releases with his new publisher.
Mac Logan is one of those business gurus / scientists with an imagination that soars, in the mould of Brian Cox. Using his skills and knowledge of the global corporate world, he has burst on to the fiction scene with his Angels' Share series, fast-paced thrillers set in the modern world. The Angels' Share, Mac's first book was originally self-published in 2012, but has now been taken up by a publisher and brought out anew along with the second in the series, Dark Art.
'Our editorial team were bowled over by Mac's writing,' says Dan Grubb, CEO of Fantastic Books Publishing. 'We knew at once we'd found someone with real talent. Everything about the books is special - the settings, the pace, the way he gets right inside the worlds of the characters he follows. You can’t help but connect with Mac’s characters.'
If you want a taster of Mac's writing, you can find it in Fumble, a short story that he describes as a prologue to The Angels' Share. 'It's unusual for us to publish a short story on its own,' Dan tells me, 'But we made an exception for Mac because we wanted to introduce our readers to his writing. We've also taken The First Battle, another of Mac's short stories set in the Falklands War which introduces his main character Sam Duncan.'
Mac has donated 10% of all sales of these short stories to two great charities, the Dunfermline Advocacy and Safe Space.
And what about that scam with the Australian accent? What was that about? 'It was an April Fools Day spoof for Border TV,' says Mac. 'I played the part of an Australian geneticist. We painted sheep with food colouring and convinced the world we'd dyed their wool through genetic engineering.' Mac's TV career might have stalled with multicoloured sheep but the big screen calls. He is on his way to a meeting with a Hollywood mogul who has expressed an interest in The Angels' Share.
A last word of advice from Dan Grubb. 'If you're a writer with a talent like Mac's, we want to hear from you. Check out our website for help, advice and guidelines.' He has a tip for readers, too. 'Make sure you have the time to get to the end of one of Mac's books, because once you start reading, it's very difficult to stop.'
The First Battle:
The Angels' Share: http://store.fantasticbookspublishing.com/
Dark Art: COMING SOON ON THE FBP WEBSTORE
Fantastic Books Publishing: http://www.fantasticbookspublishing.com
Dunfermline Advocacy: http://www.dunfermlineadvocacy.org/
Safe Space: http://www.safe-
Here's a video of Mac talking about The Angels' Share: http://www.youtube.com/
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