I’m happy to announce that Mechanic Leigh, paperback, is now available from Amazon USA, UK and more.

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The back cover contains eight (8) comments, a small selection from the many supporters of Mechanic Leigh. I reproduce these comments below:

I enjoy your Mechanic Leigh stories. The info on Singapore, the language and the cultural info wrapped in a clever and enjoyable prose – Stephen Baum, California, USA

Loved it as it took me back to my evil teen years – Ian Grice, Queensland, Australia

This whole saga of Mechanic Leigh is so beautifully written – Soma Mukherjee, New Delhi, India

I really enjoyed these Mechanic Leigh stories – Melissa Perera, Maryland, USA

Eric is a living testimony to the belief that if we write from the heart, we will touch other hearts – Jane Thorne, Buckinghamshire, UK

The characters are funny and such fun – Val Logar, Texas, USA

Every single episode resonates with my childhood experiences. The stories are very entertaining, light-hearted and uplifting – Jasey Chua, Singapore (Jasey does not blog)

The ghostwriter device is genius! I’m still chuckling – Jane Stansfeld, Texas, USA

Thank you all for your generous comments and support. My gratitude has no expiry date 🙂

Have a great week.

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  1. Thanks for letting me know about your new book, Eric! I’ve got a tree-based copy* on order; I’ve no doubt that I’m going to enjoy reading it 🙂

    * I don’t hold with those kindle things because one has to hang onto a gadget for about five years before the massive investment in building the widget is paid off to the point that it becomes more environmentally friendly than using up trees… and it’s easier to lend a real book to a friend than an e-book copy. Them’s my reasons and I’m sticking to ’em! 🙂

    1. Now, although I know what you mean, that’s something I’ve never heard before – a tree based copy 🙂

      I’m with you on this score – I read eBooks on my computer (we don’t have Kindle in Singapore and I’m not into all those hand held gadgets – my cell phone is a museum piece) but prefer regular print books – and for all the reasons you mentioned. Yes, let’s us stickees stick together on this score 🙂

      Actually, I’ve also ordered print copies of Mechanic Leigh for my family and library. They are yet to arrive, but I do have a proof copy in hand.

      I enjoyed writing Mechanic Leigh and truly, laughed myself silly when editing the manuscript. Characters in our books do take a life of their own.

      Taking out one’s hard earned money and plonking down to buy a book, is the greatest compliment anyone can bestow upon an author.

      I thank you and trust and hope that you’ll enjoy the read,

  2. Hi Eric! Re-blogged your beautiful book! Tweeted, Linkedin..d (lol), Facebooked and Google+… would shoot it out into space but short on fireworks and rockets at the moment. Wishing you all the best with this book and your new business book too, cheers ears! 🙂

    1. You spoil me, Claire and I wish to return the favour 🙂

      Could you upload Stalking Liberty on your blog – similar to what you did for A Broken Ring. I’ve uploaded this on my side bar – hope you like it 🙂

      Thank you and all good wishes,

  3. Reblogged this on clairecappetta and commented:
    Today I’m sharing Eric Alagan’s beautiful new book about childhood back in the ’60’s, Mechanic Leigh. A wonderful way to spend time in the sun this summer! We could all use some great escapism sometimes! 😉

    1. This reblog is so very welcomed, Claire

      Thank you very much dear

      And you’re right, some light reading and lots of laughter will certainly usher in lovely summer times.

      As a token of my gratitude, please allow me to showcase your latest book – Stalking Liberty – on my side bar.

      I’ve started reading your book and shall have something to say, once I’m done.

      Thank you so very much,
      P/s I hope you received my most recent email sent moments ago 🙂

    1. Thank you Joe – and I truly appreciate this. We’re connected on LinkedIn now and thank you for accepting my request 🙂

      See also the email I sent – let me know what you think 🙂


  4. Wonderful news, Eric! I have it on my kindle, but hope the Print version sells very well! All the best, Diane (Oh, and I’ll share the news on Facebook)

    1. Hello, Diane,

      Thank you and glad to know that you’ve got Mechanic Leigh in your Kindle. We don’t have Kindle in Singapore yet – and we seem to be missing out on quite a bit.

      If you’re sharing my post on your Facebook, drop me a note here after you’ve done so, complete with the link. I’ll be happy to upload another book of yours on my side bar – I know you’ve a couple of more on your shelf.

      As I mentioned to Connie here – let’s churn up a storm of awareness 🙂


    1. Hello Connie,

      This is so lovely of you to help out. I’ve uploaded your book image – A New Star – which is the first in a series, I believe, on my side bar.

      I know that most self-published authors tend to be a bit shy about promoting their books. But hey, if all of us reach out and help one another – we can create a storm of awareness, I reckon.

      All good wishes and thank you again,

  5. Congratulations Eric. I like to see the collection of books you have in your blog and with a new add-on – Mechanic Leigh. I am sure you have many more in queue given your vast selections of genre. Thumbs up from me.

    1. Hello Windy,

      Some people think I’m versatile but as I always say, having started writing about four years ago – I’m still trying to find my niche.

      Yes, I’m working on several more books of varied genres – we’ll see how they pan out.

      Many thanks for your visit and support,

  6. HoooOOOoWWWWwwwwLLLLLoooooo! Finally found you again. You’re in the new inbox it would seem…the Deleted Folder 😉 This is where 90% of new updates are heading these days but a prolonged case of AWOL on my Wolfie part caused temporary amnesia 😉 Good to find you again though I do wonder what I have to do to get you back into my Inbox!! 😉

    1. Hello Wolfie 🙂

      Love that howello – and I did wonder what happened and whether you took a sabbatical from blogging. You found me in the Delete Folder – LOL! We have such smart computers now, they tend to be too smart sometimes 🙂

      Nice you have you here and all good wishes,

    1. Aha! Willow dear,

      You bought the Kindle version and thank you for it. I hope the book moves you enough to post a review – at your convenience, of course. I know you’re going through a rough patch and hope things get better soon.

      Peace, blessings and prayers,

  7. Thank you so much Eric, you are so kind to me. I never dream of having my name printed on a back cover. Usually only reviews or comments from New York Times or New York Daily News appear. Yaaaay, I made it through your generosity.

    Congratulations to you and I hope your book will hit the top sellers.

    1. My pleasure, Jasey dearest

      You know what they say – a name in a book, lives forever – similar to “Written Words Never Die” 🙂

      Thank you Jasey and yes, let’s hope for the best.

      Luv and hugz,

  8. Congratulations on getting your book out in print. Your style is lively, engaging, and I find some of your stories unpredictably witty. From the reviews already, this book would be a pleasure to read.

    1. I just read your page when you first published your book in March 2013 – belated congratulations 🙂

      Yes, i’ve had a good number of kind people willing to lend their time and share their generosity.

      Thank you, Uzo, for your kind words,

    1. LOL! And I’m happy that we connected, Val dear – gosh, how long ago was that? Anyway, when it’s great – why quantify how long 🙂

  9. Eric you are an incredible energetic writer. We all stand in awe of the content and interest of your productions not to mention the quality research you do. Keep entertaining us with your wit, we love visiting your page.

    1. Hello Ian,

      The print book actually went on sale last Friday – but I got caught up in other stuff and this announcement is somewhat ‘late’ – LOL!

      Thank you for your ever presence and encouragement,
      P/s I’m trying to get another business book out in July – great fun too.

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