Michael MacLeod was born and educated in Benoni, South Africa. After completing his military training as an infantry soldier at the 2nd South African Infantry Battalion in the deserts of Walvis Bay, Namibia and seeing action in the ‘Border War’, he became an aircraft maintenance engineer and worked for one of the world’s leading international airlines before retiring. He has travelled South Africa extensively. Among his other interests are designing and building of aircraft, electronics, clock making, woodworking and is also a part time inventor.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the gold mining town of Benoni, in South Africa. The mine, Kleinfontein, was one of seven of the richest gold mines in the world at the time and boasts the record for the highest man made mine dump in the world. While no longer active, Benoni has produced other gems, notably Charlize Theron, Oscar winner, and Charlene Wittstock, Princess of Monaco. There is a lot of history in Benoni and surrounds and this has led me to include bits of history in my novels.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The main theme of Ride The Restless Wind, is the law of universal attraction, or you attract what you think. This governs our lives and determines who we are, whether we are going to be happy or sad, rich or poor. It is really all about being positive and pure of thought.
A loudspeaker that stands head and shoulders above all others. A folded Voigt Tapered Quarter Wave Pipe with the 'trickest' crossover giving clarity never before heard with a sound stage that is alive and wider than the speakers themselves. Hear the brilliant midrange that makes instruments like the piano come alive or the sound of the strings being strummed on a classical guitar. Just imagine...
This is the sequel to 'Ride The Restless Wind'.
Mac and Jock are charter pilots. After a close call on one of their trips up to the Democratic Republic of Congo, which Jock likened to riding a restless wind, they decide to retire, as they have had enough excitement and adventure to last them a lifetime. However, things turn out differently as life throws a few curve balls at them.
A practical guide to loudspeaker crossover networks. New to loudspeaker crossover design, then this book is for you? Learn about designing and building crossovers. Maybe you just want to learn about crossovers or maybe tweak your existing loudspeakers, then this book is for you.
The time now. The place Africa. The world has become a tough place to live and survival is a priority; is there still a place for romance. Two friends, Mac and Jock, operate in the tough world of flying cargo in Africa and yearn to settle down and find happiness.