Friday, August 17, 2012

Guest Post: C. Lee McKenzie and ALLIGATORS OVERHEAD


Thank you so much for helping me out with the launch of my first middle grade book. I really appreciate your support and it's great to be here on your blog today.

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only get worse when Pete's guardian aunt and several of her close friends vanish while trying to restore order using outdated witchcraft.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 and her website is

Check out the awesome trailer!


Congratulations, Lee!  Thanks for stopping by!  I can't wait to read Alligators Overhead.


  1. Gators make me shiver. Pair them with a spooky mansion, and this sounds like a great book. Thank you both, and congratulations, Lee!

  2. Great site, Larissa. Love your background. Again glad I could visit. Appreciate the support a lot!

    @Marcia Hi again. Thanks for stopping in.