E.A. McKenzie
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  • Council Bluffs, IA
  • United States
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About Me:
Aspiring author, finishing up first book. One more rewrite and I'll be ready for whatever.

I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, writer, fairdemiddlin artist. I love watching TV shows a season late on DVD's, Sometimes I'll be playing video games instead of working on my book. I'm just out of a slump of writer's block, but it still lingers as I approach to end of the book.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Website:
http://noveliststhoughts.blogspot.com/
Books And Authors I Like:
Dean Koontz, Robert Crais, John Grisham, Nevada Barr, Tami Hoag, Steve Hamilton, any author who can get my blood flowing and stir emotions.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Bones, Boston Legal, Heroes, House, Gray's Anatomy, Friday Night Lights, like that.

E.A. McKenzie's Blog

I've come to enjoy free ebooks. What did we do without them. Free is always good and made better because it's, well, free. Something about a free book just makes it a good read, no matter how labor i…

I've come to enjoy free ebooks. What did we do without them. Free is always good and made better because it's, well, free. Something about a free book just makes it a good read, no matter how labor intensive it is to get through. I wish I could read all the free ebook, but I've already got bunches I haven't gotten to yet. 

Hey, what about Pay Pal censoring what they deem to be immoral books? They are a private company and I guess it's okay if they censor, though it seems…

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Posted on March 6, 2012 at 11:18pm

Good to be back

Hi Everyone, I'm back, at least I'm going to try and be back. I'm working really hard on my new novel. I'm calling it That Girl. I went through a block of procrastination for about a year and a half. I am getting geared up to promote my first novel, Bum's Rush. I'm a little shy about it. Doubt keeps rearing it's ugly head and indecision keeps me inactive. It's quite paralyzing. I'll keep you informed.

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 5:57am

Self Publishing

I'm through with a project that started more than three years ago, Bum's Rush. I have confidence in the book. So why am I self publishing? Simple, I don't want the aggravation of waiting. Waiting for an agent, waiting for a publisher to listen to the agent, waiting for all the proofing, when I'm perfectly capable of doing it myself. I guess you might think I'm lazy. If that's your thinking, then, yes, I am. So I'm using Amazon, Kindle, Smashbook, and LuLu. In fact, Is out on everything but…

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Posted on February 8, 2011 at 5:56am — 4 Comments

The fight scene

Aw, the fight scene. I've got three of them and I just wrote them to get through it. Now I have to go back and make it right. So I looked it up on the internet, my one-stop shop, and came up with good advice from many different sources. You get conflicting advice,…

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Posted on March 19, 2010 at 2:30am — 8 Comments

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At 11:57am on March 19, 2010, Bill Sheehy said…
Writing sex or love or fight scenes does take a little more work. I'm only half joking when I made my comment. In a story that is on its way to my publisher I have the hero met a slightly older woman and over a couple chapters (it is a murder story, after all) get romantically, and sexually, involved. As it turned out, just as it was when I had to write about killing someone, the characters took over and by the end of the story, all was good. I'm fortunate, I guess, in having characters that do that, making my life a lot easier. In the just published story, I had to deal with a kidnapping ... not much on the internet about how to do that either.
Back to the beginning ... welcome to the site, there are some good people here and a bevy of answers to nearly every troubling question. Daniel is doing a good job with CrimeSpace.
At 11:10am on March 19, 2010, Bill Sheehy said…
Hey, EA ... writing is such fun ....... fight scenes can be tough but if you really want to experience tough, try none pornographic love scenes! Not much on the internet that my mother could/would read. Oh, woe is me .......
Or maybe I need more experience.
Anyhow, as I might have mentioned, Ain't it fun?
At 11:57pm on January 2, 2010, RONALD FEASEL said…
Please add me my requests full. Checkout my entries here on my second novel I'm writing---Moral Dilemma at: http://www.freado.com/book/5100/MORAL-DILEMMA
And http://www.freado.com/book/5120/THE-RHYME-MAN
At 9:37pm on June 25, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi E.A, I wanted to introduce to you my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a paranormal, murder, mystery thriller and a tale of justice and hope. I was wondering if you would like to review my book for your blog or sites such as Amazon. Do visit www.acircleofsouls.com to read more about the book. If you would like to read it I can mail an advance readers copy to you. Thanks for your time in advance.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

Book Synopsis:

The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.

Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.

The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
 
 
 

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