D.L. Mackenzie

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D.L. Mackenzie

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D. L. Mackenzie pounds on a computer somewhere in the desiccated cultural wilderness of Phoenix, Arizona. When he's not writing or more gainfully employed elsewhere, he enjoys hiking the valley's surrounding mountains, traveling, listening to obscure music, and performing unremarkable household chores with his hyperactive wife. He has a love/hate relationship with American politics and is known to bore and annoy anyone within earshot with his radically sensible political ideas. He has written scads of scandalously intemperate opinion pieces and a short story or two, but remains smitten with classic fiction by such authors as Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Jules Verne, and H. G. Wells. His new (2012) series "The Magnetron Chronicles" brings ec ...more

Hat tip to Britt Ringel, author of the This Corner of the Universe series of military sci-fi novels, for tricking me into participating in this “Writer’s Process Blog Tour.”  Each week a new set of writers answers four questions about what they are working on, and how they work on whatever it is they’re working on.  I've invited three more brave souls to join me in this tour by blogging their... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.65 · 204 ratings · 28 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Last Adventure of Dr. Y...

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D.L. Mackenzie voted on a poll in the group Modern Good Reads
HELP!! Travis Luedke cannot decide which cover is best

Travis Luedke

Hello members of Modern Good Reads, I have the most awesome cover artist, Ida Janssen with http://www.amygdaladesign.net/

She made fantastic new covers for THE NIGHTLIFE NEW YORK.

HELP ME DECIDE
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He voted for: Cover #1
I Talk Slower Than I Think by C.D. Bonner
" Just realized I should have said that in a review. Done! "
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Might have been called "52 Slices of Life." I didn't grow up in the South, but the stories still rang true. There's something about those antique verities I hope never goes completely out of style.
The Last Adventure of Dr. Yngve Hogalum by D.L. Mackenzie
" Keely wrote: "Haha. If only they had half stars.

Though actually, three stars is a new record for me when it comes to books by self-published GR author
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"A clever and amusing pulp steampunk story that hearkens back to the most ridiculous aspects of the classic Victorian science adventure."
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message 2: by D.L.

D.L. Mackenzie Uncannily apt!


message 1: by Al

Al Another apt quote?:

“I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter.” - James Michener


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