Publication Order of Girl, Missing Books
|Girl, Missing||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Sister, Missing||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Missing Me||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of All About Eve Books
|Six Steps to a Girl||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Three's a Crowd||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The One and Only||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Blood Books
Publication Order of Medusa Project Books
|The Set-Up||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Hostage||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Rescue||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Hunted||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Double Cross||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Hit Squad||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Falling Fast Books
|Falling Fast||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Burning Bright||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Casting Shadows||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Defy the Stars||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Split Second Books
|Split Second||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Every Second Counts||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|The Fix||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Train Time to the Blitz||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Close My Eyes||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Trust in Me aka You Can Trust Me||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|In a Split Second||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|All My Secrets||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Here We Lie||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Black Sheep||(2017)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Collections
|Medusa Project - The Thief / Freaks, Geeks, and Monday Mornings (with Chris Higgins)||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Non Fiction Books
Sophie McKenzie was born and raised in London, where she continues to live. Even from her early childhood, one of her favorite subjects in school was English. Little did she know at the time that her love of English would blossom into a successful writing career later in life. Like most people, she worked a number of part-time jobs (from waitressing to theater usherette) while she attended university. Following graduation, she was hired as a journalist. That position, however, turned out to be short lived as she was laid off in 2003. She attempted to stay positive, and took advantage of this opportunity to pursue several interests which she had been unable to pursue before then. It was during this time that she enrolled at the City Literary Institute in London to take a course on writing for children. Sophie immediately fell in love with writing and decided to direct her professional life in a new direction.
Sophie McKenzie’s first book took her over a year and half to complete as she struggled with the difficulties of writing fictional stories. In the end, however, after receiving feedback from friends and peers, she secured a publishing deal for Girl, Missing from Simon and Schuster Children’s Books. The success of that first book launched a prolific career in children’s literature. Since the publishing of Girl, Missing, Sophie has steadily turned out new books and new book series several times per year. Among these are her Missing, Blood Ties, and Medusa series, all of which have received literary awards.
Girl, Missing, Sophie McKenzie’s first and most critically acclaimed book, tells the story of a 14-year-old girl named Lauren Matthews who has to write an essay for school entitled “Who am I?” As she sits down to work on this assignment, she realizes that she doesn’t know much about her background before she was came to live with her adoptive parents in England. She does a little research and discovers that a missing person named Martha Lauren Purditt disappeared in the United States just a short time before she was adopted. After comparing nearly identical pictures of herself and the missing girl, she contacts authorities in the U.S. in an attempt to see if she is, in fact, the missing child. The book is split into two portions, one entitled Finding Martha and one Finding Lauren. McKenzie’s story follows Lauren as she is returned to her original parents, with whom she lives as the story draws to an end.
Blood Ties, the first book in another critically acclaimed series by Sophie McKenzie tells a thrilling story of deception and intrigue, following two characters, Theo and Rachel. At first, these two main characters do not know each other. Theo never goes anywhere without a body guard appointed to protect him by his mother. After much debate with his mother, Theo finally learns from her that his father, whom he believed to be dead, is actually still alive and in hiding from an extremist organization that commits acts of terrorism on genetic engineering facilities. Rachel’s father, she discovers over time, is also a former member of this organization. Theo and Rachel meet as they both attempt to uncover the mystery surrounding their parents past lives. They soon discover that they are both clones, Theo of his own father and Rachel of her dead sister. The extremist organization has been after them for years as they are both products of genetic engineering, and their parents have been protecting them. The story follows these two main characters from London
The thematic elements in Sophie McKenzie’s stories are often imbued with self-discovery, and the complicated nature of right and wrong. In Girl, Missing, the main character, Lauren, is faced with the possibility that she was kidnapped as a child. She has been raised by her adoptive parents, but wants to know who her birth parents were. The decision to live with her birth parents is not an easy one for Lauren to make, as there is no decision in which someone does not get hurt. However, she feels that it is important to her journey of self discovery to get to know her birth family and their history. Blood Ties also tackles self-discovery in both Theo and Rachel’s characters. They have to come to terms with the fact that they are both genetic clones, but still their own, unique person. While the genetic engineers are portrayed as wrong for what they did, they still brought about two, living human beings who have their own identities.
Sophie McKenzie’s other stories explore similar themes. The Flynn Series tackles some of the more complicated issues surrounding the concept of love, specifically romantic love. The Medusa Series also handles the issues of self-identity and self-discovery while portraying the gritty, real nature of right and wrong. In this series, several characters attempt to come to terms with their psychic abilities, ultimately forming an undercover group to take on missions where their particular skills are needed. It is important to understand, however, that while Sophie’s novels tackle these complicated issues they also underline the value of true friendship and heroism in the direst of circumstances.
The work of Sophie McKenzie serves to inspire teenagers going through identity crises. Adolescent men and women enjoy Sophie’s books as they are aimed at the very issues they face as young people in the modern world. Her books also strive to make sense of the very real-world issue of good versus evil, which in reality is never as cut and dry as seen in most fiction stories. Sophie’s life also serves to inspire aspiring authors who find themselves unhappy or unappreciated in their current work. She managed to turn what would have been a negative point in her life into a positive opportunity to pursue her dreams. Her library of books and book series have received many literary awards and a loyal fan base of readers.
The work of Sophie McKenzie serves to inspire teenagers going through identity crises, trying to discover who they are and who they are going to become as adults. Adolescent men and women enjoy Sophie’s books as they are aimed at the very issues they face as young people in the modern world. Her books also strive to make sense of the very real-world issue of good versus evil, which in reality is never as cut and dry as seen in most fiction stories. Sophie’s life also serves to inspire aspiring authors who find themselves unhappy or unappreciated in their current work. She managed to turn what would have been a negative point in her life into a positive opportunity to pursue her dreams. Her library of books and book series are perfect coming-of-age stories for your children and have received many literary awards. Sophie’s work has built up a loyal fan base of readers who all eagerly await the publishing of her next novel.Book Series In Order » Authors » Sophie McKenzie