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Saturday 1 February, 2020

Mailing list and short story launched!

As of today, I’ve finally launched my author mailing list, and along with it The Girl Who Wasn’t, the Anna Scavolini short story I wrote as a free giveaway for subscribers.


Tuesday 28 January, 2020

The best places to kill a man

The latest issue of iScot Magazine features an article on the best places in Scotland to set a crime novel, with contributions by myself, Jackie McLean and fellow Bloody Scotland debut prize nominee G.R. Halliday.


Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Top crime/thriller reads roundup

I don’t tend to say much about the work of other authors on this site, which is decidedly remiss of me. So here’s a quick rundown of some of my favourite crime/thriller reads from the last 2–3 years.


Monday 6 January, 2020

Welcome to mrmackenzieauthor.com

As part of an ongoing strategy to standardise my branding across all platforms, the old michaelmackenzie.scot URL is being retired.


Wednesday 18 December, 2019

My writing method

How do I approach my writing? Am I a plotter of a pantser?


Saturday 7 December, 2019

Short story — call for beta readers

I’ve written a short story, The Girl Who Wasn’t, to be made available as a freebie with my upcoming mailing list. If you’d like to help me perfect it before it launches, please get in touch!


Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Cruel Summer on sale!

For a limited time, the Kindle edition of Cruel Summer is on sale. Grab it today for only 99p!


Friday 22 November, 2019

Book Week Scotland — that’s all, folks!

A big thank you to everyone who braved the cold and darkness on Wednesday night and came out to listen to my author talk at Couper Institute Library. Thanks also to the staff at the library for hosting me, and…