***Mackenzi is currently closed to School visit inquiries***
MACKENZI LOVES TALKING TO PEOPLE. ESPECIALLY YOUNG PEOPLE. SINCE THAT'S WHO SHE WRITES FOR. SHE IS AVAILABLE FOR IN-PERSON OR SKYPE VISITS.
SOME THINGS SHE LIKES TO TALK ABOUT:
BRINGING Diversity to Historical Narratives: In both Her fiction and non-fiction work, Mackenzi hulk smashes the myth that historical accuracy means you can only write about white, straight, Cis guys. She loves discussing her inspiration behind her characters and the women in her Bygone Badass Broads series, and the real history that proves minorities have always had a place in the past.
Frankenstein and Mary Shelley: While writing THIS MONSTROUS THING, Mackenzi did extensive research on Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, and Gothic horror. She would love to speak to your students about Frankenstein, the process of reimaging it, and the exciting lives of Mary Shelley and the Romantics. She is kind of a big nerd about all these things.
History and historical fiction: From working as a Civil War-era blacksmith, to studying history at university, to writing historical fiction for teens, Mackenzi has a unique perspective on bringing history to life. She would love to prove to your students that history is not boring.
Writing and the creative process: As a former creative writing teacher, Mackenzi loves talking about writing. Mostly because she loves it so much. Through a short workshop-style presentation, she will talk about her own writing process, give advice on stimulating individual work, and lead activities to get the creative juices flowing.
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