jack first burst onto the literary scene in 2012 at the tender age of 11 and a half, with his commentary on the World Writers Conference at the Edinburgh Book Festival. Jack's response was given in five episodes at the online Edinburgh eBook Festival and that's where many of you may first have encountered him.
He had written and published two ebooks before he was a teenager with his Tales From TattyBogle being followed up by More Tales From TattyBogle. He had hoped to go on and write An International Bestseller but life got in the way, and then Mr McStoryteller took him under his wing and if you're a regular McStoryteller reader you might have followed his two McSerials 'Jack's Guide to the Independence Referendum' closely followed by 'Jack's Guide to the General Election.'
I think you'll agree this constitutes quite a body of work for a boy too young even to join Young Farmers! If you have missed any or all of the above, you'll be happy to know that as of now you can purchase The Complete TattyBogle from McStorytellers on Amazon either as an ebook (99p) or a paperback (just over £5)
If you've never read Jack before you'll be in for a treat, and if you have read him, you might want to take a trip down memory lane. Jack has agreed (between schoolwork) to keep up a regular blog on McStorytellers sister site Wee Voices - it's right HERE
i for one will be following Jack's progress closely over the coming weeks and months - and I've already ordered my paperback copy of The Complete TattyBogle so that I can sit down in the sun (if we ever get any) and relieve again all those stories and memories Jack shares in his own inimitable style. If you've ever felt that culture is the province of the primary school, or that teenagers may have more to say about politics than meets the eye, then I really recommend spending an hour or two reading Jack MacRoary. His view on the world is refreshing, challenging and most of all, very funny.