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C. Lee McKenzie
New middle grade book is out August 3, 2016. Sign of the Green Dragon. Alligators Overhead was my first try at a middle grade novel. It's about magick and some uniquely talented alligators. It has garnered praise from readers, and Kirkus Reviews gave it the thumbs up for adventure and an... show more



New middle grade book is out August 3, 2016. Sign of the Green Dragon. Alligators Overhead was my first try at a middle grade novel. It's about magick and some uniquely talented alligators. It has garnered praise from readers, and Kirkus Reviews gave it the thumbs up for adventure and an entertaining read. Here's what they said: "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."This review and some reader encouragement sent me back to the computer, so I now have The Great Time Lock Disaster, Sequel to Alligators Overhead available.If you like my books I'd love it if you'd tell me so. If you have some helpful criticism, I'd love that, too! I'm a writer and a reader, but first I'm a learner. Contact me: http://cleemckenziebooks.com And there are always gifts for visitors.Double Negative (Evernight Teen 2014) is a book that turned me into an advocate for literacy. Sudden Secrets(Evernight Teen 2014) is my fourth young adult novel. I wrote Sliding on the Edge (WestSide Books 2009) after reading a news article about "self-abuse" among ivy league students. The Princess of Las Pulgas (WestSide Books 2010) deals with a young girl and her family. They have everything and suddenly nothing.As a native Californian, and after living a lot of different places in the world, landed back in my native state on the edge of a redwood forest. When I'm not writing or blogging I'm hiking or practicing yoga. Then there's that half acre of garden that needs a lot of love.

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J Lenni Dorner
J Lenni Dorner rated it 2 years ago
I received this ARC free from the mailing list. My review and rating are honest.This was an exciting adventure book for young people. There's diversity in the characters. Emotion was well-done. The settings are spectacularly fleshed out. (I want to live in the cave house!)If you cut down an early Ha...
myworldinwordsandpages
myworldinwordsandpages rated it 2 years ago
*This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com, at my request. The magnificent thing with this anthology in audio form is immediately seeing how vast the narrators voice is. She slips into different ...
Cassandra Lost in Books
Cassandra Lost in Books rated it 5 years ago
My Thoughts - 3 out of 5 unicorns - I liked it!!**Received the ebook free through Story Cartel for an honest review.Both the cover and title will attract boys who like alligators which is all the rage on many TV show themes. I liked that story, but there were parts I thought were slow. However, I ...
Coffee Bean Bookshelf
Coffee Bean Bookshelf rated it 5 years ago
True to the title, these short stories are dark. Don’t go into it expecting warm fuzzies and happy endings, because they don’t exist. That didn’t make them unlikable, though! These stories are full of myths, magic and a lot of imagination.What I love about collections of short stories is that it giv...
Literary Ames
Literary Ames rated it 5 years ago
One of the better anthologies I've read. My absolute favourite story in this collection is Life in a Shoe by Heidi R. Kling, one of the more faithful stories to it's original nursery rhyme -"There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe".As Blue as the Sky and Just as Old by Nina Berry ★☆☆☆☆Based on "T...
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