Catherine A. MacKenzie

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Contact Cathy if you require services such as editing, formatting e-books and print books, making covers for e-books and print books, or publishing books. She will be glad to help!

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.

She has self-published books of poetry and short story collections, both e-books and print books. 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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Two Eyes Open
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,170. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2017 by Catherine A. MacKenzie. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Sixteen tall tales by sixteen amazing authors: intriguing incidents, gory grisliness, haunting horrors, mysterious mayhem, and terrifying thrillers. Stories to enjoy during the day, even at night. But keep your eyes wide open . . . both of them.
Out of the Cave (and Other Stories)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,800. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2016 by Catherine A. MacKenzie. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Demons, trolls, ghosts, werewolves, a mysterious cassette tape, birthdays, camping, hiking, caves, cemeteries, poutine... QUESTION: What do the above have in common? ANSWER: All these themes (and more!) are contained in this book of 21 stories suitable for youth 13+.
Remy's Choice
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,310. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2016 by Catherine A. MacKenzie. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Remy, just out of a relationship gone wrong, meets handsome Jeremy, the boy next door. Jeremy exudes an air of mystery, and he seems to be everything she’s looking for. While Remy allows herself to indulge in the idea of love at first site, she realizes she’s the girl next door according to her boss, Dr. Samuel Kendrick. (a novella)
Sailing Uncharted Waters, Volume 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,230. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2015 by Catherine A. MacKenzie. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Historical » Canada
Nan Virginia Colwell was born and lived her growing up years during the 30s, 40s and 50s in a small town in northern New Brunswick, Canada. Those were difficult years for a young girl, living in conflict with race and religion, poverty, and issues dealing with the growth of a sleeping giant suddenly awakening from a devastating war that changed morals, faith and too much money too soon.
Out of the Mist - 22 Atlantic Canadian Ghost Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,370. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014 by Catherine A. MacKenzie. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General
Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the Maritime Provinces boast sandy beaches, rocky shores, quaint seaside villages, and sleepy small towns. However, there's more to these isolated villages and seemingly quiet communities than you might think.
Written While I Still Remember
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,410. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2014 by Catherine A. MacKenzie. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Abuse / domestic partner abuse
"Written While I Still Remember" is a history of the times, as well as a personal portrait composed during the last thirty years. This is a collection of sometimes true stories and poems that can be enjoyed by anyone.
Doctor on the Rock
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,710. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014 by Catherine A. MacKenzie. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Essay » Author profile
DOCTOR ON THE ROCK recounts the experiences of Christian Belcourt, a doctor in Ferryland, Newfoundland, from 1959 to 1962, during the early days of outreach medicine. The book also covers his childhood, future visits to the island as a radiologist, and his last visit as a tourist.
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Clive's Last Saturday
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,660. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
As the title suggests, this novelette (longish short story) covers Clive Carver's last Saturday. Why is this his last day? Boorish and brutal Clive has no inkling how his family and townsfolk feel about him. Are they all out for revenge? Read this story to find out!
Shadows and Tumbleweeds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,770. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
A “lightly erotic” crime novelette. Sam kills. Not animals for sport like hunters do, but humans—just for the heck of it. His victims are picked at random. Not people he harbours grudges against or needs to kill for retaliation or revenge; just random individuals. At twenty-eight, Jennifer has yet to meet the man of her dreams. But does she live long enough to find him?
Creepy Cheery Christmas
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,040. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Elise Grimes decides her family has endured enough upsetting Christmases, so she is determined to ensure they enjoy a cheerier, happier Christmas this season. Does she succeed? Do her husband, Bob, and son, Jimmy, help or hinder? This is a book of sarcastic, humourous, and crude Christmas stories about the weird and wacky Grimes family.
Creepy Customary Christmas
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,600. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Elise Grimes scours the Internet, deciding it would be a novel idea for her family to celebrate different customs from around the world. Her husband, Bob, and son, Jimmy, come up with customs of their own. This book is about their eight nights of “customary” Christmas. The true facts of the customs represented in this book are explained at the end of each tale.
Creepy Crude Christmas
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,670. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
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.
Creepy Crazy Christmas
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,310. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(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.
Poems of Inspiration and Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011 . Categories: 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
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,860. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011 . Categories: 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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Smashwords book reviews by Catherine A. MacKenzie

  • 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!!