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Sophie Mckenzie - Author


Sophie McKenzie has enjoyed great success and critical acclaim in less than five years as a published author.

Sophie was born and brought up in London, where she still lives with her teenage son. She has worked as a journalist and a magazine editor, but fell in love with writing after being made redundant and enrolling in a creative writing course. She burst into the publishing world with Girl, Missing, her debut novel (published 2006), which tallied up numerous award wins nationwide, including the Richard and Judy Best Kids’ Books 2007 (12+ category), The Red House Book Award and The Manchester Children’s Book Award. She was also longlisted for the Branford Boase award, which commends debut authors, and the coveted Carnegie Medal.

Following her exceptional debut, Sophie published the All About Eve trilogy, comprising Six Steps to a Girl (2007), Three’s a Crowd (2008), and The One and Only (2009).

A return to thriller-writing saw publication of Blood Ties in 2008, another multiple award-winner which again saw Sophie longlisted for the Carnegie Medal, and crowned winner of the North East Teen Book Award and the Red House Book Award among many others. Blood Ransom, the sensational follow-up to Blood Ties was published in 2010. Sister, Missing, Sophie’s long-awaited sequel to Girl, Missing, was released in September 2011.

The Medusa Project series was launched in July 2009, following the thrilling, fast-paced story of four teenagers impregnated with the Medusa gene, a gene which manifests itself in various psychic abilities. The series so far features The Set-Up, The Hostage, The Rescue, Hunted and Double-cross. A special short story, The Thief, was published for World Book Day in 2010 and Hit Squad, the final book in the series, is published in January 2012.

Sophie has also published The Fix, Time Train to the Blitz, Author’s Sword and contributed to Losing It, alongside the likes of Melvin Burgess, Keith Gray, Jenny Valentine and Patrick Ness.

Sophie gives her writing tips in this video - click here.

Author photo © Middleton Mann

If you like Sophie Mckenzie you might also like to read books by A S A Harrison, Sophie Hannah and S. J. Watson.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Sophie Mckenzie

Every Second Counts by Sophie Mckenzie
Every Second Counts
Sophie Mckenzie
A dramatic sequel to Split Second which picks up the threads of the story about Charlie and Nat, two idealistic kids living in England in a time of recession, who are determined to take a stand against terrorism. When Charlie...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Three's a Crowd by Sophie Mckenzie
Three's a Crowd
Sophie Mckenzie
Full of passion and heartbreak, this is a powerful and touching love story. Luke and Eve are longing for their first holiday together but they hadn’t reckoned what it would be like staying with Eve’s father. Almost from the start,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
Lovereading Price: £5.59
The One and Only by Sophie Mckenzie
The One and Only
Sophie Mckenzie
From the author of the Richard and Judy Children's Books winner, Girl, Missing comes the final instalment in a terrific teenage love story trilogy, which captures the ups, downs and at times almost unbearable emotions of being in love. To...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
Lovereading Price: £5.59
Defy the Stars by Sophie Mckenzie
Defy the Stars
Sophie Mckenzie
Passion burns as brightly as ever in Sophie McKenzie’s latest fizzing addition to the powerful love story of River and Flynn. Over a year has passed and River is sure she’s over her relationship with the magnetic but troubled Flynn....
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
Lovereading Price: £5.59
Split Second by Sophie Mckenzie
Split Second
Sophie Mckenzie
Best-selling Sophie McKenzie tells a corkscrew of an adventure which pulls no punches about the dangers of terrorism. Charlie’s mother is killed in a bomb blast in a crowded London market; Nat’s brother is in a coma in hospital –...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2013
Lovereading Price: £10.39
Missing Me by Sophie Mckenzie
Missing Me
Sophie Mckenzie
One of our Books of the Year 2013 The final gripping thriller in the bestselling Missing sequence, from the author of Girl, Missing. Now out in paperback. Sophie McKenzie's ability to tap into the teen psyche is second to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2013
Lovereading Price: £5.59
Burning Bright by Sophie Mckenzie
Burning Bright
Sophie Mckenzie
In this high-octane sequel to Falling Fast, River, still passionately in love with Flynn, finds herself more and more confused and anxious by his violent behaviour. Time and again she forgives him knowing some of the devils that haunt him....
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/2013
Lovereading Price: £5.59
Missing Me by Sophie Mckenzie
Missing Me
Sophie Mckenzie
Sophie McKenzie's ability to really tap into the teen pysche is second to none and here yet again in this the third in her Missing series (the first and second were Girl, Missing and Sister, Missing) she hits...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/09/2012
Lovereading Price: £8.79
Falling Fast by Sophie Mckenzie
Falling Fast
Sophie Mckenzie
March 2012 Book of the Month. From the author of bestsellers Girl, Missing, Blood Ties, the Medusa Project series and the Luke & Eve romance trilogy (Six Steps to a Girl, Three’s a Crowd, The One...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2012
Lovereading Price: £5.59
Sister, Missing by Sophie Mckenzie
Sister, Missing
Sophie Mckenzie
The long-awaited sequel to the Award-winning bestseller, Girl, Missing. Award-winning, Sophie McKenzie takes us back to the characters and complex family set-up of her award-winning debut thriller, Girl, Missing, in this nail-bitingly tense sequel. Sophie McKenzie on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2011
Lovereading Price: £7.99
Blood Ties by Sophie Mckenzie
Blood Ties
Sophie Mckenzie
Winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2009. Terrifically paced, this thriller links two teenagers who must work fast to unravel the past and discover the dangerous secret that unites them. Theo and Rachel have a lot at stake...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2008
Lovereading Price: £5.59
Casting Shadows by Sophie Mckenzie
Casting Shadows
Sophie Mckenzie
Sophie Mckenzie really knows how to tap into the teen pysche and this, her third terrifically gripping romance is a sensational read. Utterly compelling and both romantic and heart-wrenching the author draws you into the story of bad boy come...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2013
Lovereading Price: £5.59
Trust in Me by Sophie Mckenzie
Trust in Me
Sophie Mckenzie
A great style that splits its narrative between Livy and the murderer before we know who the murderer actually is. This really keeps you guessing and turning the pages fast. Livy, married with two children, has a best friend from...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2014
Lovereading Price: £6.39

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