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Talking Books with Julianne McLean & Mark Lynch, authors of humor book ‘Cocktails and Mock-Tales’

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About the Authors

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”.

Visit Julianne McLean on Facebook!

Mark Lynch

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 www.cartoons-a-plenty.com

About the Book:

Cocktails and Mock-Tales

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.

Cocktails and Mock-Tales teaser 1

Q: Thank you so much for this interview, Julianne and Mark.  Can you tell us where you are from?

Sydney, Australia

Q: How did you come up with your title?

An idea that struck with a play on words

Q: They say you can judge a book by its cover. Can you tell us a little about your cover and who designed it?

The cover is the brainchild of cartoon wizard , my colleague , Mark Lynch. It shows the flavor of the book with bright colours and the number of international recipes contained . As for me, the idea just bounced until it was put on paper or computer screen. The book is full of hilarious cartoons, but we decided, that although the cartoons are international, like the recipes, the cover should have an Australian flair

Q: Can you tell us something about your book that would make me run out and buy it?

It is informative contains the history of cocktails. Things you did not know and is hilariously witty with cartoons from one of Australia’s leading cartoonists (Mark)

Q: Are there any messages in this book that you want the reader to know about?

That your beverage of choice does not have to be alcoholic to have a sensational taste. The book is in itself the only spirit that you need to enjoy yourself and there are great mock-tails for big and little kids

Q: What was your most favorite chapter to write and why?

The promotional page because I enjoy metaphor and play on words and, of course, seeing each cartoon for the first time.

Q: Why did you feel you had to write this book?

Because from the very first light bulb switching on,, I knew it would be fun to do and give people a great deal of joy.

Q: Now, some fun questions – What deep dark secret would you like to share with us?

I was arrested in Bahrain, but have no criminal record

I was chased by a rhino but anyone who reads the Sunday papers would know about that one. Mark has his own dark secrets I am sure

Q: Are you a morning person or a night person?

I work better at night so I’ll say night but I exercise better in the morning, so I alternate.

Mark always answers his emails in the evenings so I say Mark is a night person

Q: Are there any members in your family who also like to write?

My father, as long as they are invoices, the larger sums the better

Q: As a child, were you a dreamer?  

Both a dreamer and a child pragmatist

Q: Last but not least, the magic genie has granted you one wish. What would that be?

To be published with every idea I bring into reality. If not published then just to write

Q: Thank you so much for this interview! Do you have any final words?

Enjoy Cocktails and Mock-Tales!

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