A Kirkcaldy driving instructor has recently seen his second book ‘The Compelling Diaries of Bingo - Eyes Down Knees Together’, released on Kindle.
Gus Mackenzie (49), has caught the writers’ bug following the release of his first book, ‘Don’t Call Me Angus’ four years ago, which was initially intended to be a simple family keepsake of his life growing up in Fife, but daughter Amanda instigated the book. For over 10 years, Gus lived and breathed bingo, managing the town’s Gala Club on St Clair Street, as well as clubs in Leven, Dundee, Falkirk and Montrose.
Talking about his second book Gus said: “Working in bingo was a particular high point of my career, the customers and staff were simply the best and a perfect place to meet and socialise with familiar faces, whilst there were tough times as with any job, it certainly made the entire process of writing fairly easy.
“Quite simply this second book has been written as a diary or at least the entries into a social club diary and then expanding on that entry as a short anecdote, from car crashes, big money wins, pop a balloon promotions, the Scottish smoking ban and the entire social scene of bingo.
“I like reading and writing funny stories and hope other people like it too. The fact it is based in a bingo club shouldn’t make any difference to the reader, as the funny dialogue and quirky characters could have fitted into any working environment.”