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Lily Iona MacKenzie

Fiction & Poetry

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I'm a writer, and my novels feature sexy, adventuresome, and inspirational women and men—some of them over 60—breaking boundaries. Without diving into my imagination and surfacing with what I find there, my days would be dull. I hope my writing brightens your days!


I’ve published reviews, interviews, short fiction, poetry, travel pieces, essays, and memoir in over 165 American and Canadian venues. I've published four novels: Fling!, Curva Peligrosa, Freefall: A Divine Comedy and The Ripening: A Canadian Girl Grows Up (a sequel to Freefall). My poetry collection All This was published in 2011, and a chapbook (No More Kings) was released in March 2020. Shanti Arts Publishing will release my hybrid memoir Dreaming Myself into Old Age: One Woman's Search for Meaning in 2023. I currently teach creative writing at USF’s Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning and blog at

Lily Iona MacKenzie
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