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About The Author



Brooke MacKenzie grew up in Wayzata, Minnesota, and spent her formative years living in a haunted house (but that’s another story…).  She received a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Brooke has been an educator in a variety of settings, including urban public, charter, and independent schools.  She also spent two years in Bangkok, Thailand developing the curriculum for an international school. She is currently a private tutor, which allows her to focus more on writing.


Brooke has published a number of personal and educational essays and articles.  Her work has appeared in Nerve Magazine, Teacher Magazine, Ed: The Magazine of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Edutopia (The George Lucas Foundation website), and other places. Brooke’s short horror fiction has appeared in Who Knocks? Magazine and the Zimbell House Publishing anthology, The Dead Game.  Her story, "The Elevator Game" was selected for the Bram Stoker Award 2019 Preliminary Ballot for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction.

When she is not teaching or writing, Brooke can be found running or in the kitchen attempting to bake somewhat edible creations. She is also the current Board Chair of the New York Writers Coalition, which is the largest community-based writing organization in the country. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

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