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C. Lee McKenzie

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In my other life--the one before I began writing for teens and younger readers--I was a teacher and administrator at California State University, San Jose. My field of Linguistics and Inter-cultural Communication has carried me to a lot of places in the world to explore different cultures and languages. I can say, “Where’s the toilet?” and “I’m lost!” in at least five languages and two dialects. Go ahead. Pat me on the back.

My idea of a perfect day is one or all of the following: starting a new novel, finishing writing a blockbuster novel, hiking on a misty morning trail in the Santa Cruz Mountains, saying Namaste after a great yoga practice, sipping a cappuccino topped at a bustling café, reading in front of a fire with snow outside, swimm
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C. Lee McKenzie I follow this advice when I'm stuck. "Go take a hike!" It works every time.
C. Lee McKenzie I can write the stories I want, the way I want them.
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“Many journeys, often ones you didn't plan to make, take you to an unexpected destination that turns out to be exactly where you want to be.”
C. Lee McKenzie, The Princess of Las Pulgas

“My dad died of cancer in the month when spirits walk among the living. He's still here because I'm having a hard time letting him go. I need him to help me sort out the feelings inside me, like the funnel clouds that drop from the sky when you least expect them. You may think I'm mad, but when you read my story, you'll see that it's not about madness. Its about hating the person you love the most. It's about the guilt that keeps October's dark chill in my heart and won't allow the spring to come in.”
C. Lee McKenzie, The Princess of Las Pulgas

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C. McKenzie Stan wrote: "A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, C.Lee. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom in now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while..."

Just wanted to tell you that I haven't forgotten your book. I've just been buried and am way behind in my promised reviews. I'm hoping summer will let me catch up.


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C. McKenzie Thanks for all the messages Nehro, especially because of the sentiments they express.


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Nehro Tito “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools


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Nehro Tito i am honored by your friendship ... more best regards


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Nehro Tito the secret of happiness is to make others believe they are the cause of it


message 20: by Nehro

Nehro Tito Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.


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C. McKenzie Stan wrote: "A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, C.Lee. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom in now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while..."

Hi Stan,
I'll download your book and I always review books that I feel I can give 3 stars. Looking forward to reading what you've written.


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Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, C.Lee. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom in now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)
http://www.amazon.com/Marvin-Clark-Se...


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C. McKenzie Glad I've got the giveaway started for Sliding on the Edge. It's spring. It's time for fresh starts and new beginnings. Giveaways seem a perfect way to celebrate all of that.


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C. McKenzie Karen wrote: "Hi C., thanks for friending,
I've giving away #10 free copies of Me and Her: A Memoir Of Madness
How did I Reclaim my Life?
http://www.karentyrrell.com/10-global...
cheers,..."

That's very generous of you, Karen. Thanks.


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Karen Tyrrell Hi C., thanks for friending,
I've giving away #10 free copies of Me and Her: A Memoir Of Madness
How did I Reclaim my Life?
http://www.karentyrrell.com/10-global...
cheers,
Karen :)


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C. McKenzie You bet! Am reading a bunch of eBooks at the moment. I'm finding my Kindle is quite a good companion.


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


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James Caterino Hi Lee,
Thanks for accepting!


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C. McKenzie Holly wrote: "Hi, Lee! Thanks for friending me!

Holly"

I 'm not a very good friend here on goodreads. I've been totally swamped for a year with a new book coming out. Just catching up with other parts of my life.


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C. McKenzie Michael wrote: "Hey, there! Thanks for adding me - and sorry it took so long to reply (d'oh!)... :-)

Cheers,
Mike"


Talk about taking a long time to respond. Here's mine . . . a year later. It's not that I want to ignore people, it's just that writing, publishing, reviewing, promoting books take a lot of time. Whatcha reading?


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C. McKenzie Rj1214 wrote: "I recommend "Shanghai Girls" by Lisa See. Good Read!
Jody"


Hi Sorry I never did tell you thanks for recommendation. I got sidetracked with a book publication and then totally forgot. Anyway, thanks.


Rj1214 I recommend "Shanghai Girls" by Lisa See. Good Read!
Jody


Michael Hey, there! Thanks for adding me - and sorry it took so long to reply (d'oh!)... :-)

Cheers,
Mike


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Holly Jacobs Hi, Lee! Thanks for friending me!

Holly


Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

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C. McKenzie Guess Valentine's Day is almost finished. Anyone having a special night out? Where are you going? Did you go? What was the highlight of your Feb. 14th this year?




Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend.


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C. McKenzie Slowly but surely I'm making the rounds. Thanks.


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Liz Good to see you here!
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