Lily Iona MacKenzie's Blog for Writers & Readers

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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! "

Lily Iona MacKenzie Books
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.

Lily Iona MacKenzie Books
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Free Children’s Stories (Audio) from “The Story Shoppe”

Please feel free to download these audio files.  They contain children’s stories that Gayle Mills and I created for “The Story Shoppe,” a radio program that aired on Marin County’s KTIM several years ago.  We not only wrote the scripts, many adapted from myths, fairy tales, and other sources, but we also came up with the sound effects and music.  Enjoy!  (Before downloading, please review the “Terms of Use” below for these audio files.)

01 beauty & the beast & anansi stories (the trickster is one of the most important characters of West African and Caribbean folklore)

01 anastasia and the very sad dragon “Anastasia” is an original story by Lily Iona MacKenzie.

02 The Legend of Mount Tamalpais

01 claus & his magic staff and the forbidden place (“The Forbidden Place” is an original story by Lily Iona MacKenzie)

02 hiro “Hiro” is an original story by Lily Iona MacKenzie

1-01 hansel&gretel, fable

01 hans christian anderson’s “It’s Perfectly True” & the passover story

01 gods know, coyote tales, boots & wooden bowl

01 Stories from India (The Tiger, the Brahmin, & the Jackal), Anderson’s “It’s Perfectly True,” “The Princess & the Pea,” & The Emperor’s New Clothes”

01 easter story & red riding hood

01 demeter & norse tales

01 a cottage in the woods & rapunzel & Anna & the Upside Down Witch (“Anna & the Upside Down” is an original story by Lily Iona MacKenzie)

01 sorcerer’s apprentice & snow white & rose red

01 red riding hood & rumplestiltskin

02 parrot tales (14th Century tales)

01 peter pan & the great stone face

01 the story of the nutcracker

01 Mr. Frog’s dream & the ice witch

2-01 the story of st. valentines & chinese new years

01 jack and the bean stalk

01 the story of a surprising xmas An original story by Gayle Mills

01 a thanksgiving story & greek stories Gayle Mills adapted the Thanksgiving Story from a Louisa May Alcott story.

01 billy beg and his bull

01 red riding hood & phantom carousel

01 Sleeping Beauty

2-01 the happy prince

Terms of Use

Please remember that most of the materials on this blog are protected by trademarks and copyrights.  By using my blog and The Story Shoppe’s audio, you are agreeing to abide by our Terms of Use.

The stories and audio on this blog are protected by copyright law and all rights are reserved.  However we permit the following:

You may download any story audio file, copy it for your own non-commercial, personal enjoyment, which may include sharing it with your family and friends, provided that you do not edit its content in anyway, including the removal of any mention of The Story Shoppe at the beginning and the end of the podcast.

Any commercial use of “The Story Shoppe” audio files is strictly prohibited without our written license granted specifically to you or your company.  Third party stories of authors in the public domain are used under the public domain copyright law. Any use of our performances of these third party works is subject to the terms of use listed. Copyright law covers our expression as well as the vocal recording (audio broadcast) of these classic works but not their original content.

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5 Comments

  1. Tracey

    i loved listening to these as a young girl… i just wish that i could figure out how to figure out how to listen to them with my children now. The story shop song still rings in my head… almost my favorite part of the tapes you sent me when i was little.I remember rewinding and rewinding so i could listen to it over and over again…. i miss them … please help!!

    • Tracey

      lol blond moment… takes a teen to show that the speakers are not turned on. Silly me

  2. Michelle Turner

    Just wanted to let you know that we have downloaded many of your stories and my family enjoys them very much. Thank you for allowing us to download them!

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