Catherine A. MacKenzie

Biography

Cathy enjoys writing poems, short stories and essays, some of which appear online and in various anthologies, including those published by Chicken Soup for the Soul, Dancing with Bear Publishing, Rebel Ink Press and Twin Trinity Media. Her works have also appeared in such publications as Sasee Magazine, Magnapoets and Still Point Arts Quarterly.

Thus far, she has self-published two books of poetry and four short story collections, as well as several stand-alone short stories. Numerous other stories and poems are in the works, which she hopes to publish in the near future.

Cathy also paints, pastels being her favorite medium and her grandchildren her favorite subjects. Cathy lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with her husband, and they winter in Ajijic, Mexico, where several of her works have appeared in local publications.

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Connect with the Author:

Mail to: writingwicket@gmail.com

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http://writingwicket.wordpress.com/

Where to find Catherine A. MacKenzie online


Books

Paper Patches (Short Fiction for Women)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,180. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
These 28 short stories are geared toward women and women's issues. Although, at times, the writing leans toward the dark and dreary and death, these are all stories women can relate to. The stories may be bizarre at times, yet still ominously real. This is women's literary fiction with a darker twist that transcends simply romance.
Broken Cornstalks
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,400. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian
The 28 stories in this book, though geared toward women, include tales of the supernatural, horror, fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, romance, even a couple of sappy stories. Some of these have been published previously (or will soon be published) in anthologies and are reprinted here with permission.
Creepy Crude Christmas
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,670. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Buyer Beware: These are crude stories centered around Christmas about the fictional Grimes family who are somewhat demented and wacky. Although there is no graphic sexual content in this book, there are adult situations and topics not suitable for young people. Perhaps even adults, with normal, sacred views on Christmas may not appreciate these words. Buyers and readers beware.
Between These Pages
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,510. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » General
This book is a compilation of 18 short stories of varied genres. Josh Hicks stated: "With respect to the other authors I’ve reviewed, Between These Pages is probably the best book by an independent author that I’ve read over the course of this year. It was well-written, and contains a lot of interesting topics. Cathy MacKenzie is one of my favorite personalities when it comes to writers."
Creepy Crazy Christmas
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,320. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
(3.00 from 1 review)
Follow along with the Grimes family as you read about some of their horror-filled, wacky, and comical Christmases. Among the cast of characters are the parents, Elise and Bob; their young son, Jimmy; and Jimmy’s estranged paternal grandmother, Winnie. And, of course, St. Nick, together with some of his friends. Buyer beware: these stories are quirky and warped. No gore or sex, but probably adult.
Love, with a slice of lemon
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,790. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This book is a collection of 8 short stories and several poems. They are romantic/love stories, normal kinds of stories, but with a bit of a twist (thus the lemon!). One graphic story, with a bit of gore.
a little bit of FLASH - fiction, that is
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,360. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
This book is a compilation of 11 flash fiction stories, each under 1,000 words.
Liars and Other Strangers
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,870. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This is a collection of 7 short stories and several poems. The stories are varied. One is borderline horror. Another is a ghost story. The others are seemingly "normal" stories but with a twist, depending upon how you look at them. Each story ends with a poetic touch, the author's trademark.
Poems of Inspiration and Love
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
This is a collection of 38 easy-to-read inspirational and spiritual poems. Some are one-verse poems; some are longer. They would be enjoyed by believers and non-believers.
To Love a Grandmother
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,880. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
All women will enjoy this book - especially mothers and grandmothers - and anyone who has a grandmother or wants to be a grandmother. The 100 poems in this book are about mothering and grandmothers, about babies and children. Some of the poems are long, some short; some are happy, some sad; some are rhyming, some free-verse. Anyone who treasures a grandmother will appreciate this book.

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  • Sunshine on June 04, 2013

    I enjoyed this story very much. I could really "feel" for Amanda. I began reading it one night shortly before bed and couldn't put it down. I was sorry when it ended! Would recommend to a teenager or an adult. 4 stars
  • The Butterfly on June 04, 2013

    This short story is extremely well written. It held my interest throughout and I had to keep reading. As another reviewer stated, "it conjures up some really disturbing images," but nothing that would really gross anyone out. If you're looking for a horror story, this is it!!
  • How to Write Children's Books on June 04, 2013

    Some great tips in this book. Pretty near everything you'd want to know about writing a children's book.