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Catherine McKenzie

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Catherine McKenzie was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. A graduate of McGill in History and Law, Catherine practices law in Montreal. An avid runner and skier, she's the author of numerous bestsellers including HIDDEN, FRACTURED and THE GOOD LIAR. Her works have been translated into multiple languages.

HIDDEN was a #1 Amazon bestseller and a Digital Bookworld bestseller for five weeks. SMOKE was a #1 Amazon bestseller, and was named as a Best Book of October (Goodreads) and one of the Top 100 Books of 2015 (Amazon). FRACTURED was a Best Book of October 2016 (Goodreads). She is also the author of THE MURDER GAME under her pseudonym, Julie Apple (the protagonist of Fractured). In 2018, THE GOOD LIAR, received a starred review from Publishe
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Catherine McKenzie You just have to sit your butt in the chair and keep writing. Or change the music you're listening to.
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“You don't want to work to fall in love, you want to be in love. Like in a fairy tale.”
Catherine McKenzie

“Love isn't simple, Katie, and neither is life. Things that are worth having are sometimes complicated, and they evoke complicated emotions. You know, one of the reasons people often turn to alcohol or drugs is that they can't deal with complications.”
Catherine McKenzie, Spin

“I stare off into space for a minute. "I just wish my life would go back to the way it was."
"Why?"
"Because I was happy then. Things weren't perfect, but still, I knew where I fit. I knew where I was going."
"And you don't feel that way anymore?"
"No. I feel kind of...lost in the middle of my own life, if that makes any sense.”
Catherine McKenzie, Forgotten

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“And while I got that about him, he never seemed to understand or believe it when I told him I wasn't like that. That I was happy to coast. To drift and summersault like a dried-out leaf in the late fall, hoping to avoid the rake, the collecting pile, the compost heap.”
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“Love isn't simple, Katie, and neither is life. Things that are worth having are sometimes complicated, and they evoke complicated emotions. You know, one of the reasons people often turn to alcohol or drugs is that they can't deal with complications.”
Catherine McKenzie, Spin

“You don't want to work to fall in love, you want to be in love. Like in a fairy tale.”
Catherine McKenzie

“It seemed like almost nothing had happened, but that almost nothing changed everything for me.”
Catherine McKenzie, Forgotten

“He comes down next to me, and when I hold out my hand, he takes it. Our fingers lace together. And in that feeling, that perfect feeling of our hands and fingers pressed together, I want to tell him everything. I want to tell him about Josh, and his sister, Emily. I want to tell him about tall, crazy Gert. I want to tell him about bridges and funerals, and most of all, maps. More than anything else, I want to tell him about myself. I want to tell him that I know what things look like from above now. There's so much I want to tell him, because I know he'll understand.”
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Christine Hatfield Thanks for adding me into your group


Debbie "DJ" Thanks so much for the add. Looking forward to seeing your reviews and comments. Also, must get to reading your book, I've bought it :)


Magdalena Thank you for accepting my friend request, Catherine! :) Have a good weekend! :)


message 65: by Draven

Draven Thank you so much for liking my review, I'm really flattered!

From one proud Montrealer to another! :)


Quantum Thief - BlackWolves Master Thanks for the friend request Catherine :)


message 63: by Norene

Norene Moskalski Hi Catherine,

I hope you'll join us today after 10:00 am EST until 11 pm EST in a discussion about eco-thrillers--Ask Norene Moskalski.

I'd love to hear from you!

Norene


message 62: by Nuzaifa

Nuzaifa - Word Contessa Thanks for the add, Catherine! :)


message 61: by Robert

Robert Thanks for accepting my friend request, Catherine.


message 60: by Diana

Diana Nice to meet you! Thanks for thinking of me re: the book!


message 59: by Fathima

Fathima Hey Catherine ! Thanks for adding me up , nice to meet you :D


Pooja (On books!) Thanks for the add! I loved Spin :D


Catherine McKenzie Marina wrote: "Thanks for the recommendation of DOMESTIC VIOLETS, Catherine! I thought I could resist, but then I started reading it... Alas, I've got it on the Kindle now. Very funny male-chick lit. Love it so f..."

Glad you are enjoying it!


message 56: by Marina

Marina Thanks for the recommendation of DOMESTIC VIOLETS, Catherine! I thought I could resist, but then I started reading it... Alas, I've got it on the Kindle now. Very funny male-chick lit. Love it so far! (I love Tom Perrotta and suburban tales, so this story is a weakness for me.)

:)
Marina


Charlotte Liebel Catherine McKenzie, Author of 'Spin' and 'Arranged' just note the kudos from your GoodReads readers! Book reviews are great. Thanks for my friendship add. ~Sharlet.


Ahmedkadimhubbi thanks for your kind ,iam from iraq,hasoidest civilization,sumer in south,babeloninmiddle,ashorinnorth,iamreadinyourfacethewisdomandhigharrangment,isend mybestregardstomyfantasticleady


message 53: by William

William O'Brien Hi- Just to let you know...
Peter: a Darkened Fairytale
AVAILABLE TO ORDER NOW!!! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER
http://www.authorhouse.co.uk/Bookstor...
Best wishes, William


message 52: by Milton

Milton Esitubi Mary Anita And The Second Liberation In Kenya Get also entertained with the African flavour and passion, about the culture, social life and politics


message 51: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, Catherine. You seem like an interesting person, and accomplished author as well, so feel free to tell me more about yourself and perhaps we can grow to become even greater friends. I, myself, am a singer/songwriter/actor who has recently turned author. My 2 top ten recordings were CONCRETE & CLAY (as a singer) and NAVY BLUE (as a writer)...both in the early 1960's.

Regards, and have a great day, Ed

http://www.edrambeau.com


message 50: by William

William O'Brien Hi- Thank you for the book rec'!

http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk

Best wishes, William O'Brien


message 49: by EZRead

EZRead eBookstore Hello, Catherine! Glad to see you're also a fan of "The Book Thief", I'm still practically in tears when I think about it. http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 48: by William

William O'Brien Hi Catherine-

Thanks again for the book rec'.

http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk

Best wishes, William


message 47: by William

William O'Brien Hi Catherine-

Thank you for the book rec'.

http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk

Best wishes, William O'Brien


message 46: by William

William O'Brien Hi Catherine - Thank you for your friendship.
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date mid-late Jan.
Best wishes, William


Catherine McKenzie Stéphanie wrote: "I was wondering when your next book will be out in canadian bookstores... Are you planing any book signings?"

My next book will be out January 8th. I will be doing a signing at Chapters downtown in Montreal on January 13th at 5-7 PM. More signings to come. Thanks for asking!


Stéphanie I was wondering when your next book will be out in canadian bookstores... Are you planing any book signings?


message 43: by Pamela

Pamela Hey Catherine...Thanks for accepting my friendship.


Catherine McKenzie Tiffany-Jade wrote: "Hey!! I just finished Spin and I wanted to let u know that it is Awesome!! I enjoyed reading it and I'm so stoked that it was written by a Canadian!! Yay!! Now i will flaunt it to all my friends!"

Thanks Tiffany - that's awesome!!


Tiffany-Jade Hey!! I just finished Spin and I wanted to let u know that it is Awesome!! I enjoyed reading it and I'm so stoked that it was written by a Canadian!! Yay!! Now i will flaunt it to all my friends!


message 40: by Cheryl

Cheryl Thank you for the friendship invite


message 39: by Beth

Beth Hi Catherine,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Goodreads author!


message 38: by Diana

Diana Dang Oh you're not coming to Vaughan this Saturday anymore? :O


Catherine McKenzie Sara wrote: "OH yay yay! A toronto area signing!
I will be there! =)"


great!


message 35: by Sara

Sara OH yay yay! A toronto area signing!
I will be there! =)


Catherine McKenzie Brooke wrote: "Hi Catherine,

Thank you for selecting to add me as a friend! I've got your book on my to-read list, it sounds great! Take care :o)

Brooke"


Thanks, Brooke. Let me know what you think when you read it!


Catherine McKenzie Yan wrote: "Hi Catherine, thanks for the friend add :) Hopefully I'll get a chance to read your book sometime soon"

Thanks, Yan. Hope you enjoy it.


message 32: by Brooke

Brooke Hi Catherine,

Thank you for selecting to add me as a friend! I've got your book on my to-read list, it sounds great! Take care :o)

Brooke


message 31: by Yan

Yan Hi Catherine, thanks for the friend add :) Hopefully I'll get a chance to read your book sometime soon


Catherine McKenzie Werewolf☆Vi☆Iran♥attending a tea party wrote: "Thanks for the recomending me the book, it sounds great! I finally have a little time now so I'm hoping to catch up on my readings! Can't wait to read your book!"

Thanks! Hope you enjoy my recommendation & my book :)


Catherine McKenzie Stéphanie wrote: "I read your book while I was on vacation just last week and I wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed it. I loved your characters, the humor, the music. Thank you for the great story.

I was..."


Thanks, glad you enjoyed it & your mom too! If you have the time, post a review on Goodreads :)


Werewolf☆Vi☆Iran♥ Thanks for the recomending me the book, it sounds great! I finally have a little time now so I'm hoping to catch up on my readings! Can't wait to read your book!


Stéphanie I read your book while I was on vacation just last week and I wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed it. I loved your characters, the humor, the music. Thank you for the great story.

I was surprised when my mom, who rarely reads anything, started reading it and really enjoyed it too.

I can't wait for your next book!


Catherine McKenzie Rene wrote: "Thank you for the friend add! I'm looking forward to reading your book!"

Thanks, Rene. Hope you enjoy it!


message 25: by René

René Thank you for the friend add! I'm looking forward to reading your book!


Catherine McKenzie Tiffany-Jade wrote: "Thanks for the add! I can't wait to read your book!"

Thanks, Tiffany. Let me know what you think.



Tiffany-Jade Thanks for the add! I can't wait to read your book!


Catherine McKenzie Jeana wrote: "Hey thank you for the add! Truly appreciated :D"

Welcome.


message 21: by Jeana

Jeana Hey thank you for the add! Truly appreciated :D


Catherine McKenzie Tania wrote: "Thanks for the add! :)
And thankyou for a great book!
I`m very anxious to read more from you.
"

Thanks, Tania. Next book coming january 2011 - watch this space for details.



message 19: by Tania

Tania Thanks for the add! :)
And thankyou for a great book!
I`m very anxious to read more from you.



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