MARK MACDUFF – PROFILE
Mark MacDuff is the pen name for the fiction writing of the wine writer and restaurant consultant, Mark Slaney, http://www.markslaneyassociates.com
Mark is a member of The Society of Authors and lives in Scotland.
His first novel, a thriller titled “The Dragunov Deception” is set in Russia and the Himalayas shortly after the collapse of the USSR.
“The Dragunov Deception” whilst first and last a thriller, is also a commentary about the plight of the Amur Tiger of Siberia and the snow leopard of the Himalayas. After reading “The Snow Leopard” by Peter Matthiessen a very long time ago, I knew I had to go to the Himalayas and realised this in the 1990’s when I was able to spend time in Bhutan. It was there, whilst trekking to remote Buddhist monasteries, that I got an idea that became the basis for “The Dragunov Deception”.
“Tasting Notes“, published in paperback, is a look back at thirty years of commercial wine buying. It serves the wine enthusiast of today with an insider’s guide to buying fine wines at affordable prices.
He also has several wine blogs and writes the wine column for Stevenson’s Good Hotel and Food Book.