iBooks Best  of 2014
Donnel's Promise
by Anna Mackenzie

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Too much time invested in working for the rights of all authors equals (sadly) not enough time writing. But I'm working on adjusting the balance!

Meanwhile, there is a fantastic workshop day coming up in Havelock North: 'Write it - Craft it - Publish it!' 

For writers at all stages of their careers, this is an opportunity not to missed. I'll be teaching a workshop on craft alongside fantastic non-fiction author Pip Desmond (Song for Rosaleen and Trust), NZSA CEO Jenny Nagle, who will speak about marketing and publicity and pathways into publishing, CLNZ CEO Paula Browning on copyright law changes, and YA author Mary-anne Scott (Coming Home to Roost, Sticking with Pigs). Hope to see you there.

After that... well. I'm heading to Africa. Watch this space.


Anna Mackenzie writes award-winning contemporary, speculative and historic fiction for adult and YA readers.


Her vivid description and strong, credible characters earned Donnel's Promise a place in the iBooks Best of 2014 list.


Her latest title, Evie's War, won Mackenzie her seventh CLF Notable Book Award.
Reviews describe the poignant WWI novel as 'a remarkably moving account of the war ... totally convincing ... Mackenzie's best novel yet'.

Mackenzie is one of the best fiction writers working in this genre today. She writes with an assured, authentic voice, engaging readers with both her narrative skill and her playful use of language. Anna Mackenzie is a master storyteller.


                 - Barbara Larson, winner of the prestigious Margaret Mahy Medal for outstanding contribution to YA fiction.



Mackenzie's strong yet fallible protagonists will stay with you long after the last page.


                                                                               - Jan Clothier, YA librarian, reviewer and English teacher.