At the top of the Pyramid of the Sun, outside of Mexico City.
I love this picture my husband Michael took of me after climbing 248 steps to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun. Four months earlier, I had gone through a partial knee replacement for one knee, so for me it was an amazing accomplishment.
Writing requires this kind of exertion, the ability to resist giving in when we’ve received yet another rejection. Some people call this perseverance. But is that what it takes to keep writing in the face of adversity, rejection, and lack of recognition? The word sounds so duty bound, so driven. To me, a better word is discipline. At its root is disciple, though there are many lovely variations on this word that I actually prefer: student, follower, learner, devotee.
I’m devoted to following the intricacies of language and where it takes me. I’m ardent about words and what they evoke in our minds and imaginations—the worlds they create. And I’m constantly learning, a student of the writer’s craft, eager to open myself each day to the endless possibilities this calling presents. No wonder I love to write!
I’m including here samples from my novels and short fiction, as well as the articles/reviews and poetry that are available online. They do not represent everything I’ve published. Please see my page LIST OF LILY’S PUBLICATIONS for a complete overview.
Regal House Publishing will be releasing my novel Curva Peligrosa in paper and ebook formats on September 21, 2017. Click these links to order Curva: https://www.amazon.com/Curva-Peligrosa-Lily-Iona-MacKenzie/dp/0998839809 or https://regalhousepublishing.com/product/curva-peligrosa/.
Pen-L Press published my novel Fling in July 2015. Click this link to order Fling! http://www.Pen-L.com/Fling.html or you can find it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Fling-Lily-Iona-MacKenzie/dp/1942428294
Pen-L Press will be releasing another novel of mine, Freefall: A Divine Comedy, in 2018.
In October 2011, Little Red Tree Publishing published my poetry collection All This. It’s available at Amazon: www.amazon.com/All-This-Lily-Iona-MacKenzie/dp/1935656112.
You can view my launch of All This at Book Passage on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IClbwdPSGqg
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For all readers who visit my blog, I hope you’ll also check out http://www.litlovers.com/reading-guides. Litlovers offers book recommendations and other helpful sources for readers and book clubs. My novels Fling! and Curva Peligrosa are listed there.