Friday's Interesting People features C. Lee McKenzie
But can he prove it?
For those who aren’t familiar with the author, here’s a bit of background on her.
When she’s not writing she’s hiking or traveling or practicing yoga or asking a lot of questions about things she still doesn’t understand.
For more information on Lee and her writing, connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and at her Website. Here is the author page at Amazon with her book listings. Goodreads is found here.
The author’s other young adult books include: Sliding on the Edge, Princess of Las Pulgas, Double Negative, Sudden Secrets
With Halloween recently celebrated, Lee’s giving away five digital copies of NOT GUILTY and a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate. This tour-wide giveaway will end at midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 5th.
Lee: I’ve surprised myself with just about every book and every short story I’ve ever written. I have no idea where all those words came from. I often think there’s a magic elf that sneaks in during the night and cobbles together the stories. I wish he or she would also do the dishes and the laundry, but that never seems to happen. I’m left to do the heavy lifting, the boring parts, while that elf has all the fun writing stories.
T: Out of the books that you’ve written, do you have a favorite character and why him or her?
Lee: For me, choosing a favorite character would be like choosing a favorite child of mine. I just can’t do it. Each of them are a part of me, and they’ve lived inside my head for years, so when I think of them, I remember who they are and why they’re special and how I love them. I thought about one character the other day and realized she’d be twenty-six now. Oh how I wish I could see the person she’s become.
T: Is it important to be a part of a writing community either online or in-person? Explain.
Lee: Both are absolutely essential! Without my critique group, without the Insecure Writers Support Group, I don’t think I could have continued. I certainly wouldn’t have learned as much as quickly. And I’ve relied on these people for so much help. The amazing thing is that they’ve never let me down.
Now for some fun stuff!
T: As a child or youth were you (a.) a Loner (b.) a Leader (c.) a Bossy Flossy (d.) a Follower or (e.) Shy?