My Resignation from RWA

My Resignation from RWA

I wanted to post my resignation letter to RWA here for posterity and because I seriously failed at threading it correctly in Twitter. If you aren’t familiar with this situation, you can just google about the ridiculous ethics complaint against Courtney Milan or check out the Twitter hashtags #istandwithcourtneymilan and #rwashitshow. Readers may want to skip this, I just wanted to record my thoughts on this situation so people know they aren’t alone. *** I am writing to tender my...

Ignited by Ashes Cover Reveal

Ignited by Ashes Cover Reveal

I am so excited to share the cover of the fourth Untamed Elements: Phoenix on the Rise quartet with you. Lou Harper, my cover artist for this series, did a phenomenal job with this cover! She captured the Spirit (double pun intended) of Laclede’s Landing in downtown St. Louis perfectly. Ignited by Ashes marks the

My Writing and Publishing Background

My Writing and Publishing Background

So, I thought I would sit down and talk a little about my writing and publishing history for those who are interested. I’ve been writing since I can remember–always with the intention of being published–although I only got serious about learning the business side of things and perfecting the craft of writing in my mid-20s.

Eternal Academy 2 Now Out!

Eternal Academy 2 Now Out!

  I’ve been dealing with a lot of sickness the past few weeks, so I completely forgot to post here that Eternal Academy 2: A Witch’s Dark Curse is now out! Between struggling with a huge flare-up of my cubital tunnel syndrome and all the sickness (starting with nasty allergies in September, then a sinus

Eternal Academy 2 Cover Reveal

Eternal Academy 2 Cover Reveal

Without further ado, I’m excited to reveal the cover for Eternal Academy 2: A Witch’s Dark Curse. I am so pleased with this cover! The supremely talented artist, Manuela Serra Book Cover, absolutely nailed this! Crystal and Misty look badass–presenting the strong sisterly front they share–and their kitty familiars turned out amazing! And comparing the covers

Hot New Academy UF Series Out Now!

Hot New Academy UF Series Out Now!

I’m thrilled to say that Eternal Academy Book 1: A Witch’s Beating Heart is now available on both Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. Don’t miss the start to this exciting new series! Book 2 is scheduled to release in late August, so you won’t have long to wait! Buy now: https://amzn.to/2XnBzlW * * * My twin Misty

BLOG – Rambling Prose Ep 4 – 3 Urban Fantasy Genre Writing Tips

BLOG – Rambling Prose Ep 4 – 3 Urban Fantasy Genre Writing Tips

Hey there! I’m sharing the transcript (almost but not exactly word-for-word) of my latest episode of my Rambling Prose YouTube channel. On this episode I discuss very briefly the background of how I got into the urban fantasy genre and give 3 quick tips for those who want to write the genre as far as how the market currently stands. I am a YouTube newb so the quality will get better as time goes on. If you find my videos helpful, please click subscribe, like, and share on social...

BLOG – Rambling Prose Ep 3 – So You Think You Can Pants? 8 Pre-Planning Tips Before You Strut Your Stuff

BLOG – Rambling Prose Ep 3 – So You Think You Can Pants? 8 Pre-Planning Tips Before You Strut Your Stuff

So You Think You Can Pants? 8 Pre-Planning Tips Before You Strut Your Stuff Hey you guys! Time for me to share the transcript from my latest episode of Rambling Prose, So You Think You Can Pants? 8 Pre-Planning Tips Before You Strut Your Stuff, for those who either can’t or prefer not to watch the video. Please do consider clicking like or subscribe on that video if you can. It’s always helpful and appreciated! *** Hi, and welcome back to another episode of Rambling Prose. I’m Kasey...

BLOG – Rambling Prose Ep 2 – Starting a New Book

BLOG – Rambling Prose Ep 2 – Starting a New Book

Time to share the transcript (even if not exactly word-for-word, I do improvise somewhat!) from my Rambling Prose YouTube Channel, Episode 2: Starting a New Book. *** Hi, and welcome back to another episode of Rambling Prose. I’m Kasey Mackenzie, author of the Shades of Fury series for Penguin Random House under their Ace imprint and represented by Ginger Clark at Curtis Brown. I write mostly urban fantasy and paranormal romance, but I do also write fantasy, science fiction, and...

BLOG – Rambling Prose Ep 1: Intro of Author Kasey Mackenzie

BLOG – Rambling Prose Ep 1: Intro of Author Kasey Mackenzie

Time to get this blog on my website back up and running! I’m going to be sharing the transcripts (okay, more like scripts that I mostly stick to but may not be exactly word-for-word) from my brand-new Rambling Prose YouTube channel. I’m hoping to post at least once, if not more times, a week on writing and publishing-related topics with the occasional personal topic possibly tossed in. I would love to have you subscribe to the channel! Here we go with Episode 1: Intro of Author...