Meet The Authors

— The Writer . . . Mackenzie (a.k.a. Kenzie) 


Mackenzie is a writer, blogger, dreamer, full-time dragon enthusiast, fanatic of all things whimsical, and daughter of the King. She began writing stories way back when she was nothing more than a wee little bean, and has since fallen so far down the rabbit hole that she fears there truly is no return. Her stories are bizarre and slightly warped, but her hope is that they are also whimsical, inspiring, magical, and — in true Kenzie fashion — able to elicit a laugh or two through extremely cheesy puns and jokes that absolutely no one finds funny except for herself. Mackenzie’s ultimate goal in life is to pepper the world’s bookshelves with clean, fantastical stories that everyone can read and enjoy, while not sacrificing adventure and magic and gnomes in the process.

When not tapping away at her slightly finicky laptop (appropriately named Moriarty), Mackenzie can most often be found re-reading her favorite books; knitting; recreating Disney covers on her trusty ukulele, Watson; or chasing after her extremely chaotic characters, who absolutely refuse to be wrangled into any sense of coherency.

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  • Moriarty
  • BBC’s Sherlock and Doctor Who
  • The Princess and The Goblin by George MacDonald
  • Harry Potter
  • The Lunar Chronicles
  • singing
  • mismatching socks
  • colors! (especially yellow, sunset orange, and turquoise)

— The Co-Author . . . Durachi (also responds to “bird”)

20160905_135356Durachi is Mackenzie’s absolute bestest friend in the whole entire universe, the smol co-author here at Smudged Thoughts, and also the main inspiration behind most–if not all–of her greatest, most brilliant ideas. His past-times include watching helping Kenzie write, chewing on her pencils, eating pumpkin seeds, and making up his own songs, which he whistles at full volume whenever he pleases.

— The Muse and Editor . . . Chess

Chess is Mackenzie’s muse and the editor for Smudged Thoughts. His ego is large, yet his ideas are somewhat spectacular.

Chess is the only member of the Smudged Thoughts team who refused to have his picture taken. When asked why, he answered, “No”.

— The Mascot . . . Blobby

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Blobby is the happy little mascot here at Smudged Thoughts. Having no arms, legs, or even a brain, he can’t necessarily help out very much with the creative process of blogging, but Blobby is always there for motivation and support whenever needed.