Lecy McKenzie was born and raised in Bastrop, Louisiana, the eighth of nine children to Paul and Isabel McKenzie, on September 17, 1951. Lecy attended college in Monroe, Louisiana, and moved to El Dorado, Arkansas in 1970 and called it her home until 1989.
In 1989 Lecy moved to Houston, Texas, and began a career in accounting and human resources. Lecy moved to Katy, Texas in 1992, a darling little community nestled a few miles west of Houston. This is where she began her lifelong passion of being an author.
Author Lecy McKenzie’s great passion in life was always writing. As a young girl, she gave away hundreds of short stories. She remembers always having a notebook in her hand, with one great novel or the other in various stages of completion. She would write her inner most thoughts, and she was amazed when people told her they were really good. She wrote about everything but her favorite stories were those about super natural encounters. Lecy credits her mother for telling her of hauntingly scary tales regarding her travels across the country as a young girl. My mother would have been a great author, Lecy writes, but a young marriage, and raising her children dominated her life, and never gave her the chance to prove that talent. She could tell a story more amazing than any book I have ever read, Lecy writes, and she was truly my mentor. She always had faith in me, and now, I hope I honor that faith and her memory.
Lecy and her son, Morris Mashaw, now make their home in the small town of Gravette Arkansas near the mountains of Northwest Arkansas and there is no place she would rather be. Lecy’s books can be ordered at any bookstore or on line book retailer. Lecy invites you to visit her website at www.lecysghostlybooks.com and she is now on Facebook at Lecy’s Ghostly Books.