June Collins

more photos (3)

C. McKe...
496 books | 4,191 friends

1,338 books | 507 friends

Billy M...
666 books | 3,709 friends

2,103 books | 327 friends

Julie H...
1,391 books | 186 friends

124 books | 314 friends

217 books | 127 friends

2,070 books | 578 friends

More friends…

June Collins

Goodreads Author



Member Since
April 2012


June Collins made international news headlines in 1969 when she became a whistle-blower and testified before a U.S. Senate Committee. She pointed the finger at a group of corrupt American Army sergeants who had made millions in Vietnam by demanding kickbacks from all booking agents and sales people. June, an ex exotic dancer,had provided rock bands to the US military camps during the war. After destroying her business by listening to her conscience, she made a comeback when The Khaki Mafia, (co-authored with Robin Moore, author of The French Connection) was published and became a best seller book.

During her many years living in Asia, June had become appalled by the plight of the abandoned street children. In her home country, Australia, ado

And not for the first time. This is the third time and I know that it is now a permanent loss.

The first time this happened, I was living in Hong Kong. My hair was naturally brown but I had been a blonde for a long time. When a fancy new hair salon opened in Kowloon I just had to try it. At that time Asians and Blacks were not able to straighten or dye their hair as they do today. The most darin...

Read more of this blog post »
2 likes ·   •  4 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on July 24, 2014 19:13 • 95 views
Average rating: 3.71 · 311 ratings · 51 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Goodbye Junie Moon

3.65 avg rating — 266 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Junie Moon Rising

4.32 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Liebe in Ketten - Dem Feind...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2013
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Khaki Mafia

3.71 avg rating — 17 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

June's Recent Updates

June Collins wrote a new blog post
I seldom post reviews but this one, received on April 4 is my favorite for several reasons. Importantly, it came from an Army Sergeant and even mor... Read more of this blog post »
" Sorry about your back, Lilo. As for the high heels and Rock N Roll - I did the same. My back is fine but I suffer with nerve damage in my feet. The yo ...more "
June Collins said "maybe" to attending LILAC LANE - Giveaway
date: July 05, 2014 08:11PM
location: US, CA, UK, AUS, The United States
description: Giving away 10 copies of new romantic/suspense novel, LILAC LANE which will be published by 5 Prince Publishing on July 24, 2014

"Ella and her son escaped her ex-husband's drunken wrath once. Now that he's out of jail, could that be him driving by their new house late at night, could he be causing all the strange noises in the attic? If it is him, can they survive another round with the madman?"

June said: If I am home and not travelling I will be with you. Good luck!
" Certainly is a small world, John. Glad you are enjoying GJM. Some readers have asked why I included the Aussie bits ( others liked it) but I wanted to ...more "
June Collins made a comment on INDIAN WEDDING.
" Lilo wrote: "June wrote: "I am on FB Lilo. It too takes up a lot of time though. I have to cut back also but I usually check FB."

I am signed up to FB,
...more "
June Collins made a comment in the group Memoir AuthorsIntroduce Yourself topic
" I like your blog, Becky. Good luck with the book. You said you love narrative non-fiction. I belong to a writing group and when some members read thei ...more "
Chickenhawk by Robert Mason
Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Pla... by Paul Carter
Goodbye Junie Moon by June Collins
Vote on this list »
" Thanks Susan for friendship - although I am not very active on either WLM or Goodreads. Cheers, June Collins. "
June Collins joined the group We Love Memoirs
June Collins is now following Nancy Felato's reviews
More of June's books…

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Aussie Readers: This topic has been closed to new comments. List of Aussie Authors who are members of Goodreads 4 394 Nov 12, 2013 04:56PM  
Australian Women ...: Lynxie/Coffee2Words - Franklin 2013 27 50 Jan 05, 2014 01:30AM  
Aussie Readers: This topic has been closed to new comments. * List of Aussie Authors who are members of Goodreads 4 386 Jan 19, 2014 07:05PM  
Sisterhood of the...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Kindle Deals 345 203 Jan 13, 2015 10:56AM  
Aussie Readers: Who's your favourite Aussie author? 559 1158 May 20, 2015 02:27AM  
Aussie Readers: * Goodreads Aussie Authors place request to be added to list here 1084 747 2 hours, 30 min ago  
Winston  Churchill
“The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”
Winston Churchill

John Dryden
“Bold knaves thrive without one grain of sense,
But good men starve for want of impudence.”
John Dryden, The Poetical Works of John Dryden

Oscar Wilde
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

Winston  Churchill
“Thr truth is inconvertible.
Malice may attack it
and ignorance may deride it,
but in the end,
there it is.....”
Winston Churchill

Mark Twain
“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”
Mark Twain

57685 Memoir Authors — 833 members — last activity Jul 27, 2016 08:03PM
A group for those who have written or are busy writing a memoir - let's share experiences.
26989 Goodreads Authors/Readers — 24626 members — last activity 3 minutes ago
This group is dedicated to connecting readers with Goodreads authors. It is divided by genres, and includes folders for writing resources, book websit ...more
62777 Books, Blogs, Authors and More — 3620 members — last activity Jul 29, 2016 07:33AM
Need a place to advertise your blog? You can do that here. Need a place to advertise your book? You can do that here. Need a place to discuss books? Y ...more
31471 Goodreads Author Feedback Group — 9057 members — last activity 3 minutes ago
This is the official group for authors to give Goodreads feedback about the site, including the Goodreads Author Program, Ask the Author, the newslett ...more
721 Aussie Readers — 4809 members — last activity 1 hour, 46 min ago
A group for all Australian Goodreads members (and those interested in Australia), no matter what they read!
25x33 ANYONE INTERESTED IN BOOKS ON ADOPTION? — 40 members — last activity Mar 20, 2014 09:48AM
If you have written a book on adoption, if you were adopted or if you are thinking of adopting, why not join this group. There are so many varied expe ...more
5366 Vietnam in Literature, History & Film. — 111 members — last activity Jul 14, 2016 07:28AM
To discuss the Vietnam War in literature, history, and film. To discuss favorite books and great new finds and the wars cultural legacy.
25x33 IN Search of Truth. — 5 members — last activity Dec 03, 2012 01:39PM
This is a group for anyone who is interested in REAL life which probably eliminates many. This group is not into Fantasy- Horror- and the innumerable ...more
46870 Blogger Lift — 3749 members — last activity 2 hours, 33 min ago
Welcome to Blogger Lift, the largest community of Bloggers on Goodreads. Want a little lift for your blog? You have come to the right place. Meet Blog ...more
56898 Shut Up & Read — 8393 members — last activity 2 hours, 42 min ago
A safe place for all types of readers.
More of June’s groups…

Comments (showing 1-3)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 3: by June

June Collins I have just finished reading Chickenhawk by Robert Mason. I read it several years ago but the story is so powerful that I kept the book and have now read it twice. To anyone interested in the Vietnam War, helicopter flying, or the effect of war on young people, I strongly recommend this gripping story.

message 2: by Leila

Leila Summers June, I'm busy reading your book, Goodbye Junie Moon, and I'm loving it! I'll write a review when I finish it! x Leila

Patricia Puddle Hi June, nice to meet you.

back to top