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Mark McKenna

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Hi Reader,

My original bio came out kind of bio-y so I asked myself, "Why shouldn't I treat this like my 'personal canvas'?" Then I thought, "Wow, that was really hard to punctuate!" Then I stopped thinking and drank some coffee.

I'm a writer living in Nanuet, New York. My work has appeared online in The Poetry Warrior, Rose & Thorn Journal and three of my stories were published in Ancient Paths Literary Magazine in the January, 2011 issue. One of these stories, The Aubade, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

My young adult novel, The Word Gang, was published by Precipitation Press in December, 2010. The Word Gang is the story of three kids in school who start using big words to be disruptive.

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“Oh, my,” said James. He stashed his rucksack in a far corner (where it barely fit) pulled off his boots and stretched out full length on the bed. He immediately slid to the center. “Oh, my,” he said again. “We never had rooms like this in the Breezy Hill Inn. But I guess we’ll have [...]

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The Word Gang (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: "The Word Gang" is the story of three kids in school who start using big words to be disruptive.
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Mark McKenna A joyful Easter in Vegas! *big smile* Thanks Maria, you made my morning.


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Mark McKenna Hi Simon, Checked out your site. It looks great! I will definitely be reading your work."


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Simon Hi Mark


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Mark McKenna Thanks, Rosemary. It's the story of three kids in school who start using big words to be disruptive. I posted a chapter if you'd like to read a bit.

http://www.goodreads.com/story/show/2561...


Rosemary The Word Gang--what a wonderful premise!


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