Bob MacKenzie


Canadian novelist, poet, and arts commentator and critic Bob MacKenzie has been widely published across North America in newspapers, magazines, and journals, as on regional and national radio across North America. Bob has published seven books of poetry and prose and his work has been featured in numerous anthologies. His poems have been reproduced by visual artists and sculptors and a public art gallery has devoted an entire visual arts exhibition to his poetry. He is possibly the only poet to have visual-art versions of his poetry owned by the Canada Council's National Art Bank. Bob has received a number of awards for his writing, including Ontario Arts Council grant for literature. With the performance ensemble Poem de Terre, he has performed much of his poetry live with original music and has released six albums. Throughout his career, Bob has also presented performances by other artists.

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To Whom It May Concern
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Spontaneous human combustion and the idea that it passes from generation to generation has long fascinated me, as has magic and the supernatural. In a coal-blackened back shed, when I was six or seven, I saw a girl of about twelve do simple magic, passing her hand through a candle's flame and having her pet crow do tricks. Later, these elements came together and I wrote “To Whom it May Concern.”
Ghost Shadow: Unfinished Sins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,020. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Payge's mind is on the rash of brutal rape-murders in Windsor when she’s hired to investigate the disappearance of 17 year old Susan Markham. Susan doesn't fit the rapist's M.O. but Payge suspects something more sinister has happened to the attractive girl. What Payge doesn't realize is that, while tracking the missing girl, the most frightening thing she'll discover is hidden deep within herself.

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