Jeff Zycinski's feel-good memoir of a Scotish childhood has a foreword by BBC Radio 2's Ken Bruce who says the author's"irrepressible desire to entertain enlivens every page. It scored nine out ten in the Daily Record Bookclub column and the Daily Express said Jeff "summons his anecdotes with indefatigable charm".
After a long and varied career in commercial and BBC Radio, including 12 years in charge of Radio Scotland, Jeff Zycinski wrote his light- hearted and affectionate memoir, The Red Light Zone. This was followed by Travels from my Twilight Zone, a memoir of his childhood in Scotland. (both published by Lunicorn Press). He has appeared as a contributor to arts and current affairs radio programmes. Jeff lives in Inverness where he manages the Partnerships for Wellbeing charity. He is a former board member of the Platform Arts group in Glasgow's Easterhouse, the place where he was born.
Jeff has lectured at the the University of the Highlands and Islands and has spoken to media and journalism students at colleges and universities across Scotland and, via Zoom, as far afield as New York City. He recently developed a Scottish schools workshop on 'turning readers into writers' using the techniques gleaned from comedy writers in Hollywood and his own experience as a producer and commissioner of comedy and drama for the BBC. It's aimed at secondary school students supporting folio work in National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher.
Jeff is on the Scottish Book Trust Live Literature programme which allows festival organisers and schools to access funding to book authors.
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Jeff offers professional media and publicity advice to businesses and organisations, enabling them to find the angle that will interest relevant publications or broadcasters. He offers a consultancy service to radio stations in fields such as news (story-finding), authentic presentation and format development.
Jeff has supported other authors in chairing their book launch events and has appeared on panel discussions at events such as The Radio Academy, Celtic Media Festival, Creative Loop and Go North.
TRAVELS FROM MY TWILIGHT ZONE
"His irrepressible desire to entertain enlivens every page." -Ken Bruce, BBC Radio 2
"He summons his anecdotes with indefatigable charm" - Gavin Docherty, The Scottish Daily Express.
"A comical read that will whisk you away
from the world's pandemic woes." - Nicola Smith, Daily Record
"A bittersweet tribute to a unique upbringing.""
- Tom Morton.
THE RED LIGHT ZONE:
"Entertaining, rambunctious" - Janet Boyle, The Sunday Post
"Like a Scottish Bill Bryson"
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