Lily Iona MacKenzie's Blog for Writers & Readers

MY BLOG POSTS COMMENT ON SOME ASPECT OF WRITING & READING.

The Ripening
The Ripening:
A Canadian Girl Grows Up

" A wildly inventive, consistently engaging, and amusing comic novel, but under its bright exterior lurk darker undertones and truths.... "

" A wildly inventive, consistently engaging, and amusing comic novel, but under its bright exterior lurk darker undertones and truths.... "

" Tillie’s grit and ability to face life’s challenges are inspiring, the seeds for later discovering her artist self. Tillie takes readers on a wild ride. Join her if you dare! "

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Curva Peligrosa
Curva Peligrosa

" A wildly inventive, consistently engaging, and amusing comic novel, but under its bright exterior lurk darker undertones and truths.... "

" A wildly inventive, consistently engaging, and amusing comic novel, but under its bright exterior lurk darker undertones and truths.... "

" A wildly inventive, consistently engaging, and amusing comic novel, but under its bright exterior lurk darker undertones and truths.... "

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FLING!
Fling!

" A wildly inventive, consistently engaging, and amusing comic novel, but under its bright exterior lurk darker undertones and truths.... "

" A wildly inventive, consistently engaging, and amusing comic novel, but under its bright exterior lurk darker undertones and truths.... "

"Fling! is both hilarious and touching. Every page is a surprise, and the characters! I especially loved Bubbles, one of the most endearing mothers in recent fiction. A scintillating read."

Lily Iona MacKenzie Books
Freefall
Freefall :
A Divine Comedy

" A wildly inventive, consistently engaging, and amusing comic novel, but under its bright exterior lurk darker undertones and truths.... "

" A wildly inventive, consistently engaging, and amusing comic novel, but under its bright exterior lurk darker undertones and truths.... "

" These fascinating characters will fill your imagination, defying expectations about aging, art, and what truly matters in life. "

Lily Iona MacKenzie Books
All This
All This

" A wildly inventive, consistently engaging, and amusing comic novel, but under its bright exterior lurk darker undertones and truths.... "

" A wildly inventive, consistently engaging, and amusing comic novel, but under its bright exterior lurk darker undertones and truths.... "

" Indicative of the title, the poems in All This range from the conventional lyric/narrative that captures an intense moment of emotion, an epiphany glimpsed briefly out of the corner of the eye, to the more experimental. "

Lily Iona MacKenzie Books
No More Kings
No More Kings

" A wildly inventive, consistently engaging, and amusing comic novel, but under its bright exterior lurk darker undertones and truths.... "

" A wildly inventive, consistently engaging, and amusing comic novel, but under its bright exterior lurk darker undertones and truths.... "

Each finely crafted poem in this powerful collection comes alive on the page while she traces the days’ journeys with a painter’s eye, a musician’s ear, and the deft pen of a poet.

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Reviewers & Bloggers

For interview requests, blog tour stops, signed copies, giveaways, and more, please contact me via email @ lmackenzie (at) pacbell (dot) net.

Writing Groups, Booksellers, & Librarians

I enjoy speaking on a variety of topics, including the origins of fiction, the craft of writing, the whole perplexing publication process, and more. For speaking engagements outside the San Francisco Bay Area, I need to be provided with travel and hotel accommodations. Please contact me via email @ lmackenzie (at) pacbell (dot) net.

Book Clubs

If your book club wants to read Fling!, Curva Peligrosa, or Freefall: A Divine Comedy, email me for signed copies and swag @ lmackenzie (at) pacbell (dot) net.

If your book club is within the San Francisco Bay Area, I’d love to meet you for book talk. Email me @ lmackenzie (at) pacbell (dot) net.

If your book club is far away, no worries, we can Skype or Zoom! Email me the details @ lmackenzie (at) pacbell (dot)net net.

Book Rights, Blurbs, etc.

Please contact my publishers:

Pen-L Publishing (Fling! and Freefall: A Divine Comedy): Info (at) Pen-L (dot) com

Regal House Publishing (Curva Peligrosa): editor (at) regalhousepublishing (dot) com

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10 Comments

  1. SUSAN I MILLER

    We share similar names. I’m Susan Ione. Susan means lily. I lived and taught in Inuit villages in Labrador two years and now live in rural Kansas and in New York City. I’ve attained some wisdom in my 74 years, but my children don’t recognize it — yet. Glad to learn some of your story. Thank you.

    • Thanks for messaging me, Susan. I’m amazed to learn that Susan means lily and that your last name is Ione. Do you have any Scottish connections? How did you find me?

  2. Nick

    I have been trying to register for your Fromm Institute USF class but there are problems with their website, which Fromm Institute staff are unwilling or unable to address.

    I also left a message on their phone line which has gone unanswered.

    Can you help?

    Nick

    • Hi Nick,

      Fromm staff usually take the time between Christmas and New Years off. I’m sure that’s why you haven’t received a response. But I’ll send an email to let them and let them know you’ve been trying to enroll. Given the circumstances, I wouldn’t worry about not being admitted to my workshop. Best, Lily Iona Mackenzie

      • As I suspected, here is the response I received from my email to one of the staff members: Our office is closed for the holidays. I may be checking my email
        intermittently until we reopen on January 4.

    • I just had an email from Carla Hall, one of the Fromm administrators, and he said as follows: “Yes, we will be back on Jan. 4, and we will be able to enroll him then. He can email us at fromm@usfca.edu on Jan.4 and we will take care of him then.”

  3. I like to write. I always have. I write what u thing. I say things that crack me up and write them down. I always carry a book and at least 4 writing utinsals. Some of the things that come out of my mind… Blows my mind alot if the times. I would like to find something .. Figure out how others can enjoy my silliness as well as my thoughts that I jot down and after my pen hits the pad and I read what I wrote. I have amazed myself. So maybe you might be able to direct me in ways that the world could see and read the thoughts and things and sillnessnessss that’s in my mind and my books I’ve written in. Thank you and God bless.

  4. Eu gosto -quando as pessoas reunir e compartilhar opiniões .
    Ótimo site , continue assim !

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