Thursday, August 18, 2016

Cocktails and Mock-Tales: Interview with Humor Author Julianne McLean

Julianne has created & organized targeted national launches, press coverage, television appearances, publicity events and community service affiliations for a varied range of entities including: “Masai Barefoot Technology” – therapeutic footwear company; award-winning cartoonist Mark Lynch’s book – “How Green is My Planet” with forewords from Spike Milligan and David Suzuki; best-selling recipe book, “Barbies for Blokes” with recipes from celebrities such as Peter Brock, Jeff Fenech and Guy Leech and the sequel “More Barbies for Blokes” (These later publications were co-authored by Julianne); John Gill, eight times World Martial Arts Champion and Hornsby Council’s sports complexes that won the national award for “Best Swim School Promotion”. Julianne has just produced directed and written a DVD for Holland America Cruise lines based on their exercise programs and is publishing her new book “Cocktails and Mock Tales”.
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Mark Lynch our Australian cartoonist, describes himself as being born “sometime in the middle of the last century.”

After doing a variety of Jobs, Mark became a QANTAS Flight attendant and he quips that “the next nineteen years of his life resembled an exotic beer commercial set in a variety of world- wide locations”.

Mark was editorial cartoonist for the leading publication, “The Australian” newspaper. His work has been enjoyed in more publications than you could count, ranging from Australian dailies, even ‘Le News Switzerland”. Mark’s cartoons appear in a variety of forms and diversity world-wide including video screens in the Berlin and Munich subway system where they are seen by 1.5 million people a day.

Mark is the recipient of 48 international and Australian cartoon awards!

Mark lives in Sydney with his lovely wife, Jenny, and two sons and to learn more about Mark and see further cartoons, visit

Title: Cocktales & Mock-Tales
Authors: Julianne McLean & Mark Lynch
Publisher: ASJ Publishing
Pages: 90
Genre: Humor
Cocktails and Mock- Tales is not just about alcoholic beverages. The book is about sensations that tickle your tastebuds and humour that tickles your fancy. It includes non-alcoholic beverages that the whole family can enjoy and even herbal recipes for the adventurous.

Have one extremely tall high ball glass and a giant cocktail shaker at the ready
Unlimited centilitres of wit and humour
9 cl or 3oz titillating snippets of history and gossip
Add flavours of exotic destinations
A dusting of spice mixed with satire
Several centilitres of high spirits (optional)

Shake with vigour. Garnish with an open mind and your own sense of humour
Now you are ready to truly laugh and savour Cocktails and Mock Tales!
Amaze your friends and family with your knowledge of the origins of international beverages and excite their tastebuds with these exotic sensations.

For More Information

  • Cocktails & Mock-Tales is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

Thank you for this interview!  I’d like to know more about you as a person first.  What do you do when you’re not writing?

I love to run along the beach which clears my head and promotes fresh ideas

When did you start writing?

I have written snippets all my life and I am writing an auto biography to include these “snippets”

As a published author, what would you say was the most pivotal point of your writing life?

When I saw my first book in print ,thirty years ago.

If you could go anywhere in the world to start writing your next book, where would that be and why?

Here in my home, because of the tranquility and view of the water and bush

If you had 4 hours of extra time today, what would you do?

More writing, swimming and surfing

Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?

Germany to research more cocktails

Back to your present book, Cocktails and Mock-Tales, how did you publish it?

Firstly by ASJ Publishing in e-book form

In writing your book, did you travel anywhere for research?

Yes  to many cocktail and mock-tail bars in Germany. ..Leipzig west  of Berlin

Why was writing Cocktails and Mock-tales so important to you?

It was another opportunity to collaborate with my cartoonist., Mark Lynch and produce something that would provide a lot of joy to many

Where do you get your best ideas and why do you think that is?

The ideas just arrive in a second and tell me just do it..often when I am exercising in nature and my mind is free.

Any final words?

Enjoy the book..the cartoons, the humour, the recipes and the gossip

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