Mackenzie grew up in a small town in the piedmont of North Carolina and after graduating from college, she returned to her hometown to teach high school. Thirty years later, after retiring from the classroom, she decided to pursue something she'd always wanted to do. She began to write.
Books have always played a large role in Mackenzie's life. She's been an avid reader since elementary school, and has always considered reading her favorite form of entertainment. Her goal in writing is to write books that she'd enjoy reading.
When she isn't working on one of her books, she likes to wander through the woods with her dogs. According to her, that's where some of her best ideas are born and begin to spin a life of their own.