Author: Lily Iona MacKenzie

From: Canada Canada

Author Bio

A Canadian by birth, a high school dropout, and a mother at 17, in her early years, Lily Iona MacKenzie supported herself as a stock girl in the Hudson’s Bay Company, as a long distance operator for the former Alberta Government Telephones, and as a secretary (Bechtel Corp sponsored her into the States). She also was a cocktail waitress at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, briefly broke into the male-dominated world of the docks as a longshoreman (and almost got her legs broken), founded and managed a homeless shelter in Marin County, and eventually earned two Master’s degrees (one in Creative writing and one in the Humanities). She has published reviews, interviews, short fiction, poetry, travel pieces, essays, and memoir in over 155 American and Canadian venues. Fling!, one of her novels, was published in July 2015 by Pen-L Publishing. Curva Peligrosa, another novel, was published in September 2017. Freefall: A Divine Comedy will be released by Pen-L Publishing in July 2018.

Lily Iona MacKenzie

Books:

Fling!

Fling! is both hilarious and touching. Every page is a surprise, and the characters! I especially loved Bubbles, on of the most endearing mothers in recent fiction. A scintillating read.” —Lewis Buzbee, award-winning author of The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop