C. Lee McKenzie

Biography

C. Lee McKenzie's background is linguistics with a specialty in intercultural communication and managing the global classroom. She's now a novelist who writes young adult and middle grade books.

ALLIGATORS OVERHEAD, her first middle grade novel, received a great Kirkus review. https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/c-lee-mckenzie/alligators-overhead/. This book now has a sequel called The Great Time Lock Disaster.

Kirkus Review Excerpt: "McKenzie pens a swampy middle-grade story full of humor, hauntings, quirky characters and a mystery that continues to develop to the very end."

"A short, fun story that will excite both young and old imaginations."

Her Young Adult books include Sliding on the Edge (2009) and The Princess of Las Pulgas (2010). (Both were originally published by WestSide Book publications.) Double Negative and Sudden Secrets are her most recent young adult books, and they were published by Evernight Teen. The eBook anthology called Beware The White Rabbit (2015) published with her story called They Call Me Alice. Two & Twenty Dark Tales (2012) includes her short story, Into The Sea of Dew. The First Time (2011) includes Premeditated Cat.

Specialties
Intercultural communication in the classroom and on the job. Editing and writing.

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Videos

Alligators Overhead
Alligators, witches and spooky mansions aren't your average neighbors unless you live in the Ornofree swamp in the backwater town of Hadleyville.

Books

Lost at Devil's Table
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Bullying
(5.00)
Getting new braces is always uncomfortable, but Casey's are miserable and driving him crazy. Suddenly, a ghost is pleading for help. He's not ready for his Back To School Night guitar performance, and Dylan makes him dread going to school more every day.
Sliding On The Edge
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,820. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
(5.00)
Shawna Stone is a girl who's destined to be a no one, until she winds up on a California horse ranch with a grandmother she's never known and meets Magic, a doomed horse that "understands" her isolation and her secret desire to destroy herself.
The Princess of Las Pulgas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,430. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Sixteen-year-old Carlie Edmund has everything, and then suddenly, after her father's death, almost nothing. This a timely story about loss, ultimate gain and the enduring power of love.

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Smashwords book reviews by C. Lee McKenzie

  • The Mission on May 24, 2015

    The Mission is a short horror piece that compels you to read to the end. The encounter in a crumbling mission with plant life bent on digesting adventurous boys is gripping in its detail and suspense.
  • The Inter-Galactic Gourmet on Jan. 20, 2016

    Cynthia's hungry and a tad miserable stuck in her alien disguise. The boy's odd with his cold blue eyes, but perhaps plump. Plump enough. The consequences of their meeting produces a short piece of horror sprinkled with giggles. You'll enjoy the unexpected and strange in this story. I certainly did.