This evening I attended the book release party for Mackenzie Reide's book, The Adventurers. The event took place in the back room of Stone Creek at 140 East 27th Street, and was hosted by the NY SciFi & Fantasy Meetup Group and co-hosted by The Group That Shall Not Be Named, the NYC Harry Potter Meetup Group.
In addition to being an author, Mackenzie is an aerospace engineer and the co-editor of the SCBWI Metro NY Chapter Newsletter.
Members of SCBWI were in attendance, and I ran into Melanie Hope Greenberg and Patricia Keeler and her husband.
The cover illustrator is Jennifer Drucker. Jennifer also owns a cake making company called Jenny’s Cakes With Character, and she made a cake which looked
exactly like the book.
Jennifer Drucker about to cut the book cake
The Adventurers: Troll Creek is the first book in an adventure series for readers in middle school. I look forward to reading it, and I wish Mackenzie the best of luck with her writing career.