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Mackenzi Lee

Mackenzi Lee is an author burning bright in young adult fiction. Her 2017 novel, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, won the 2017 New England Book Award and a Stonewall Honor, was both a New York Times and ABA bestseller, and garnered five starred reviews. Her debut novel, This Monstrous Thing (2015), won the PEN-New England Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery Award. In early 2018, Lee released Bygone Badass Broads, a collection of fifty-two bios of remarkable historical women, based on her weekly Twitter series and illustrated by Petra Eriksson. Lee has both a BA in history and an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Simmons College. Her newest book, The Ladies’ Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, which picks up the story of Gentleman’s Guide but follows Percy’s sister Felicity. She is currently working on a novel series about Loki for Marvel.

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