Monday, April 16, 2018

SOME VERY MESSY MEDIEVAL MAGIC TOUR

I am so excited to share Fantastic Author C. Lee McKenzie's latest middle grade novel, SOME VERY MESSY MEDIEVAL MAGIC, with you today.  This is the third book of the series, and what a series it has been. Lots of excitement with fun characters facing the challenges. You may remember awhile back that I reviewed the book. Today, the author is going to share more about the series.Welcome, C. Lee McKenzie.





Hi Beverly and thanks so much for letting me visit today.

You asked me how I decided to write this series, and I’ll admit that there wasn’t a lot of planning ahead involved. I know. I know. This is not the  way to create a well-designed, logically connected series, but here’s the truth. I only set out to write Alligators Overhead.

Then a teacher had her class read that book and draw pictures of the alligator story. They sent those to me with some messages. Here are two: “Can you write another story and this time put a girl in it?” “I hope you write more stories about Pete and Weasel.”

Okay, I didn’t have a girl in Alligators Overhead, but I do in The Great Timelock Disaster. So check off that request and the second one, too. After finishing book 2, I felt that the job was done, then I had this strange idea. What if…and off I went to write book 3, Some Very Messy Medieval Magic. This time I was sure to put in a girl again.

I guess I liked “playing” with Pete and Weasel, so I might have written the series even without those messages, but they helped motivate me, and I’m really glad the kids sent them to me. And I’m really glad you gave me the chance to tell about my “decision” to write a series.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Some-Very-Messy-Medieval-Magic/dp/1939844460/ref=sr_1_1



Print ISBN 9781939844460 / EBook ISBN 9781939844477
Order through Ingram, Follett, or from the publisher
EBook available in all formats
Thank you for visiting with us today, Lee. Congratulations on your latest.

And, dear readers, enjoy meeting Pete and Weasel. You might want to read the first two books as well.
Happy Reading.

30 comments:

  1. Awesome how comments of kids inspired you to write this, Lee. Love the cover for this and am excited to read it when it releases. Congrats!

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    1. That's what it's all about, isn't it, Natalie. Writing for the kids. Lee does a great job.

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  2. I'm glad the kids prompted you to continue the series, too.

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    1. I bet the kids are glad too, Diane, because they get to read more of Lee's great stories.

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  3. I just began this new book last night so perfect timing on the interview.I'm looking forward to posting a review in May.

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    1. It's an exciting story, Greg, with never a dull moment. Lee is good.

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  4. That's exactly how my series began. I only intended to write one book but fans wanted more - and they wanted a female character since there were basically none in the first book!

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    1. Interesting. Yay for you, Alex. Gotta love those fans.

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  5. Waving at you, Beverly. Thanks for letting me tell about this latest book. So nice to be in your "home."

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    1. Thank you for stopping by my "home", Lee. I hope everyone will read this book because it's such a great story. They might want to read the other two , also, so they don't miss all the excitement.

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  6. I love how your fans influenced some decisions you made about writing future books. It sounds like an exciting series. Great covers!

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    1. Fans are awesome, Patricia. The series is exciting.

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    1. They are unique characters, aren't they, Ben.

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  8. Great when fans sure spur you on for more.

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    1. It sure is, Pat. You gotta love your fans when they ask for more.

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  9. I enjoyed this book so much! And I love how the series came about. My Weaver Tales series started because readers wanted more of the goofy character Unwanted. Readers know what they like! Congrats on another great book, Lee.

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    1. I didn't know that about your Weaver Tales, Kai, but I loved the stories. Thankful your fans wanted more.

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  10. This book looks so good. I sure hope I can get to it soon. Thanks for the post.

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    1. It is an exciting read, Rosi. You ought to enjoy it. I did.

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  11. Having been a follower of C Lee for some time I thought your review excellent Beverly.
    Most talented writer.
    Enjoy your week.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne. Lee is a very talented writer. All of her books are exciting. Hope you've had a great week.

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  12. Kids/readers are the best! Congratulations and best of luck with your books! Thanks for sharing, Beverly.

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    1. They sure are, Karin. Kids know what they like and they'll tell you too. I'm happy to share Lee's novel.

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  13. Yeah! Love seeing Lee here today. I am so glad she decided to keep adding to the Pete and Weasel series. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. I'm glad too, Jess. This is a great series for kids and the kids at heart too.

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  14. Lee is amazing! As great of a writer as she is a person. I've known her almost from my first taps on a keyboard into the blogosphere. <3

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    1. She certainly is, Sheri. I don't know how she does all that she does. Me too. I have her books from way back.

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  15. So awesome that kids liked your books and inspired you to write more. That's the best!

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    1. That is exciting, Sherry, and Lee knows how to write a book that kids enjoy. Adults too, in my case. :)

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