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If you like stories with surprises, suspense, and witty banter, you're in the right place!

Explore this site to learn more about author Mackenzie Reide's writing, which includes mystery, adventure, and sci fi, in middle grade, YA, and adult genres. Plus, there's other quirky stuff, too. Each page has different photos, so have fun perusing.

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  • The Adventurers: The Mine Caper Book 3: Coming summer 2020! A daring plan to catch the Troll sets off events that takes Dana, Amy, and Jack on their biggest adventure yet! In the interm, you might want to refresh books one and two. Hardcover, paperback and ebook editions available.

  • ZOWSZA: A new adventure with Hannah and George, her vacuum cleaner sidekick, is coming in Brave New Girls Vol. 5! Now employed as a junior engineer, Hannah works on upgrading the systems on ZOWS. But she doesn't feel like part of the crew. To make matters worse a tutor arrives to give her private lessons. Hannah excels at her studies until an old foe shows up and threatens to destroy everything Hannah has worked so hard to build. Summer 2020.

  • Closer to the Heart: A new sci-fi adventure! A young woman arrives to start her internship with her idol, a renowned bio-mechanical engineer, only to discover her internship isn't what she thought it would be. Stuck in cramped lab, working on an antique computer, Edita meets a mechanical arm who writes poetry, a musical maintenance bot, and a space elevator with an atitude. Together with her new friends, Edita learns research is more than just zeros and ones. Summer 2020 in the anthology Rain, Glass and Steel.

  • Photos on Blogs Page: Shooting in black & white on my Cannon SL1 Rebel.

"Refreshing to have girls do the fighting ... their survival depends not just on smarts and spunk, but also on cooperation. ... The fast pace, too, will keep [readers] eagerly turning the pages."--Kirkus Reviews