Mackenzi Lee

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Mackenzi Lee holds a BA in history and an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Simmons College. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the historical fantasy novels THIS MONSTROUS THING, THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE, which won a 2018 Stonewall Honor Award and the New England Book Award, and its sequel, THE LADY'S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS AND PIRACY, which debuted at #3 on the New York Times bestseller list. She is also the author of BYGONE BADASS BROADS (Abrams, 2018), a collection of short biographies of amazing women from history you probably don't know about but definitely should, based on her popular twitter series of the same name.

When not writing, she works as an independent bookseller, drinks too much
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Gentle Readers. It has been a time since I used this blog because, when writing is your job, it’s hard to get yourself excited about doing more writing in your off time.


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Definitely recommend reading this while in the outback, it will freak you the fork out.
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"Reading this novella is all fun and games until it makes you achingly aware of the lack of cuddling you're experiencing in your life.

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Just so we're all clear and many of you seem very stressed for his well being, Percy is:

1. Alive.
2. Thriving.
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4. Still with Monty.
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“God bless the book people for their boundless knowledge absorbed from having words instead of friends.”
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“We are not broken things, neither of us. We are cracked pottery mended with laquer and flakes of gold, whole as we are, complete unto each other. Complete and worthy and so very loved.”
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“Just thinking about all that blood." I nearly shudder. "Doesn't it make you a bit squeamish?"
"Ladies haven't the luxury of being squeamish about blood," she replies, and Percy and I go fantastically red in unison.”
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