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Mac Black

"I enjoy humour in all forms. In my life, I have had fun performing daft roles in amateur theatre and, at times have written and presented silly poetry – I loved hearing the sound of laughter. "

Now, I am having great pleasure in writing fiction in the hope of gaining smiles. This, I modestly claim, to be not bad for someone who can’t tell a joke to save himself, but, changing my name has been a temptation. Instead of MAC BLACK I’d become CHAIDSUFF GREY – that way my fortune might come from people looking for erotic stories. Unfortunately with mine they could be disappointed, although I hope they’d stay and be pleasantly surprised. My Derek books are MEANT for grown-ups and are only a LITTLE bit naughty in places – I prefer using humour as a means of telling a tale. I want to make you smile as you read, but also to be curious as to what you will find as you turn a page and so, I have created a fictional character who appears in each of the books to be my hero. However this fellow is not alone when it comes to looking for misfortune – there are always others in the stories to help him find it! So. may I introduce DEREK! It is unfortunate for him to be saddled by a nickname, a nickname that stuck when he was young, and one he’d rather not have. Derek, as a name, is fairly innocuous and is not the one causing the problem. It is his surname, Toozlethwaite – not easy to say for a youngster. So, a nickname was acquired from his pals – but I am not telling you what it is! You’ll have to read the stories to find out. That is why the first tale is called ‘Please…Call Me Derek’. Derek is a young man, in his early thirties, a reporter on a local newspaper, but with an ambition that may be beyond his capabilities – he wants to be a real writer. I think of him as my hapless hero… Hopefully, along the way, he’ll succeed in his quest, but, having inside knowledge, I am aware that his life-changing moments will not always occur in the way he would have chosen – IF he’d had the chance to choose. As it happens his misfortunes often are of his own silly making; he is a smart cookie but a little naive at times… The Derek Series (YA and Adult) Please... Call Me Derek Derek's In Trouble DEREK'S REVENGE DEREK'S GOOD RELATIONS Derek Takes Action Stand-Alone (Adult and YA) How Many Lives has Scuffo? (Paperback) The Sweaty Series (Children) (includes Colour illustrations by the author) Sweaty and Pals Sweaty and Pals Again Sweaty and Pals Smile! The Maximillian Series (Children) (includes Colour illustrations by the author) "

Author's books

The Wettish Tale of Maximillian the Mouse

£7.49

by Mac Black

Max is a mouse with many issues.

Maximillian needs a new hobby – and has a great idea… after all, what could be dangerous about rafting without being able to swim? Max has a great many skills – the question is – is he going to survive long enough to use them?

In a whimsical departure from his successful Sweaty (Children) and Derek (Young Adult) series, Mac Black brings us quirky Maximillian – a resourceful mouse, with some surprising ideas. This is Book Three in the series – you will find Book One here

Another Tale of Maximillian the Mouse

£7.49

by Mac Black

Max is a mouse with issues.

Maximillian needs a new home… First he has to decide what to pack, then where will he go and what will he do when and if he gets there? Max is a mouse with a lot of issues and some very unusual skills.

The question is – is he going to be able to use them?

In a whimsical departure from his successful Sweaty (Children) and Derek (Young Adult) series, Mac Black brings us a quirky new character called Maximillian – a resourceful mouse, with some surprising ideas. This is Book Two in the series – you will find Book One here

The Tale of Maximillian the Mouse

£7.49

by Mac Black

Max is a mouse with issues.

Trying to fit in with everyone around him means that Max can’t be himself – in fact, it is downright dangerous being himself – so if he is to carry on living with the horrible cat, Camilla, and Mrs McSkimming, he needs to change himself into someone else…

The question is – is he going to be comfortable with the result?

Sweaty and Pals Smile

£8.99

by Mac Black

Book Three in the Sweaty Series Features stories about Derek with his gang in the eighties, quirkily illustrated (by Mac Black), the stories build on Derek’s ability to find disasters and get himself into one mess after another, this time with or without a camera. Sweaty’s tales are about little kids enjoying life, before smartphones and computer games came along. Of course, it is just possible – if you are older than five – that you did all these things yourself…

Sweaty and Pals again

£8.99

by Mac Black

Features stories about Derek with his gang in the eighties, quirkily illustrated (by Mac Black), the stories build on Derek’s ability to find disasters and get himself into one mess after another. Sweaty’s tales are about little kids enjoying life, before smartphones and computer games came along. Of course, it is just possible – if you are older than five – that you did all these things yourself…

Sweaty and Pals

£8.99

by Mac Black

Features stories about Derek with his gang in the eighties, quirkily illustrated (by Mac Black), the stories build on Derek’s ability to find disasters and get himself into one mess after another. Sweaty’s tales are about little kids enjoying life, before smartphones and computer games came along. Of course, it is just possible – if you are older than five – that you did all these things yourself…

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