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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
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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...

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Average rating: 3.71 · 227 ratings · 47 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Goodbye Junie Moon
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 190 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Junie Moon Rising
4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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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
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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."

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" 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"
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" Thanks Susan for friendship - although I am not very active on either WLM or Goodreads. Cheers, June Collins. "
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Patricia Puddle Hi June, nice to meet you.


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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


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.


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