August 17, 2012

C. Lee McKenzie presents Alligators Overhead


It's Feature Friday! I like to do book features on Friday because with the weekend looming, it is often the day of the week when people know they'll have some free time to read and they're looking for recommendations. Feel free to share the post with anyone who you think might enjoy today's featured book.

This week I'm happy to present C. Lee McKenzie. She's a fabulous author and a generous person. She's taking a step into the middle grade world with her newly released book Alligators Overhead.


About the book: Alligators Overhead

Alligators, witches and a spooky mansion aren't your average neighbors unless you live at the edge of the Ornofree swamp in the backwater town of Hadleyville. The town's bad boy, Pete Riley, may only be twelve, but he's up to his eyeballs in big trouble, and this time he isn't the cause. This time the trouble arrives when a legendary hundred-year-old mansion materializes next door and the Ornofree alligators declare war to save their swamp from bulldozers. Things only get worse when Pete's guardian aunt and several of her close friends vanish while trying to restore order using outdated witchcraft. Now Pete must find the witches and stop the war. He might stand a chance if his one friend, Weasel, sticks with him, but even then, they may not have what it takes.

About the author:
A native Californian, C. Lee McKenzie lives on the edge of a redwood forest with her husband and assorted cats. When she's not writing or blogging she's hiking or practicing yoga. She usually writes young adult fiction that deals with contemporary, realistic issues. In Sliding on the Edge (2009) she dealt with cutting, and in The Princess of Las Pulgas (2010) she wrote about a family that loses almost everything and has to rebuild their lives together. Alligators Overhead is her first Middle Grade novel. Lee blogs at http://writegame.blogspot.com] and her website is http://cleemckenziebooks.com]

A note from Lee: There's a free eBook (any format) for one of Kai's followers who leaves a comment and says s/he wants a copy of Alligators Overhead. I'm not big into Rafflecopter where readers have to jump through hoops for a book. If you want to tweet this post or give me a like on my Alligators Overhead page on facebook, that would be wonderful . . . just not required. 

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8 comments:

  1. Great to be here, Kai. You've changed your site since my last visit. It looks wonderful.

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    1. Thanks, a girl has to rearrange the furniture now and again.

      I'm so excited that your stepping into the middle grade world with this book. Best of luck to you! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    2. *you're (hate it when I make silly mistakes like that.)

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  2. Better here than in a novel. I found some doozies during editing. Arrrg!

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  3. Great review Kai. I would love to have this book. Wishing you great success Lee. Love the cover;it's spooky!

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    1. The cover is great, isn't it? Thanks for stopping in, Susan.

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  4. Good luck with the book. Lee . It looks so good. Gators, mansions and swamps can't be wrong.

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    1. I really love the feel of the trailer, too! Good to "see" you, Mike.

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