Monday, 15 February 2010

Good to have known Ron McLachlan

Sad news this weekend that friend and BeWrite Books author Ron McLachlan has died in Scotland after a heart attack.

Ron had been fending off ill health for some time, but his death came as a terrible shock because he played down his medical hitches and sounded so upbeat when he swapped email with the BB team only a few days ago.

Ron was author of BB's PLATO'S CHILD and WHISPERS OF GHOSTS. One heck of a character and with experiences behind him most of us can only dream of.

You can read more about him and his work here: or at his own website:

He leaves a warm, close family and his colleagues, friends and readers much the richer for having shared his life with us.

Think of him chasing Daisy up 'Peaceful Mountain', where they both chose life.


I really enjoyed the process of writing, whether novels, short stories or poetry. After all the years of wandering and searching, that was where I finally found myself. I felt as if I had come home. From Ron McLachlan's website.


  1. This is sad news, Neil. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting him, I know through your comments in the past that he was very well liked and respected.

    My thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

  2. He leaves some lovely words and stories behind him does Ron.

  3. Kenneth McLachlan21 March 2010 at 13:33

    Thank you for your very kind comments. Yes, Ron is sorely missed by all who knew him.

    His loving brother Kenneth.

  4. Thanks so much for calling by, Kenneth. Love to all the family. Neil, Hugh, Tony and Sam