From the time she was ten years old and read Anne of Green Gables and Little Women, Lee McKenzie knew she wanted to be a writer, just like Anne and Jo.

In the intervening years she has written advertising copy, magazine articles, and an honors thesis in paleontology, and edited conference proceedings, educational material and technical publications.

Along the way her imagination demanded a more creative outlet, and she soon discovered the world of romance. Becoming a four-time Golden Heart finalist and a Harlequin author are her proudest accomplishments yet.

Lee and her artist/teacher husband live on an island in the Pacific Northwest, and she loves to spend time with two of her best friends—her grown-up children.

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Where I Write

People often ask where I write. The answer to that question is any place I can! In addition to writing romance, I also work as a freelance editor, which means my office tends to become cluttered with various projects. Sometimes I simply have to take my laptop and run away from home. I can’t show you a picture of my office—I was serious when I said it was cluttered—but when I’m not at home, these are two of my favorite writing spots.

Hillside Coffee and Tea is a popular hangout for writers, students, and other hopelessly cool people. They have created an atmosphere that’s trendy and relaxed, and among the regular patrons you’ll typically find at least half a dozen people working at laptops and sipping fair-trade organic coffee.