Mackenzi Lee-Loki: Where Mischief Lies

Mackenzi Lee


Mackenzi Lee holds a BA in history and an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Simmons College. She is the New York Times Best-Selling author of the historical fantasy novels This Monstrous Thing, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, which won a 2018 Stonewall Honor Award and the New England Book Award, and its sequel, The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy. She is also the author of the nonfiction books Bygone Badass Broads, a collection of short biographies of forgotten women from history, and The History of the World In 50 Dogs, which is the same but dogs. When not writing, she works as an independent bookseller, drinks too much Diet Coke, and romps with her St. Bernard, Queenie.


Magic, Myth, and Marvel

Nothing is more fun than re-visiting famous figures of myth and legend like Norse god Loki or the terrifying Dracula. In Mackenzi Lee's Loki: Where Mischief Lies, Thor's little brother and the Marvel villain we hate to love, takes a starring role in this origin story where heroism isn't as black and white as we'd like to believe. The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett introduces Theodora, a young woman determined to save her father from the brutal and notorious Vlad the Impaler.

Moderator: Ginger Garrett

Ginger Garrett is the award-winning author of the middle-grade novel THE LAST MONSTER (Delacorte Press, 2016), and the upcoming novel NAME TAGS AND OTHER SIXTH GRADE DISASTERS (Lerner/Carolrhoda Books, 2020), plus educational titles for K-5 students with Scholastic. In addition to adult novels and nonfiction books, she has ghostwritten popular titles in both the children’s and adult markets.

A popular speaker and frequent media guest, she’s been featured by media across the country including USA Today, Library Journal, 104.7 The Fish Atlanta, and more. Ginger lives in Atlanta with her family, where she runs a young adult writing program through the public library. You can learn more at
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Loki: Where Mischief Lies

An epic tale across the realms. A deadly power that spans millennia. A story of struggle and betrayal, this adventure is told through the patchwork past of Marvel’s most misunderstood mischief-maker of all time: Loki: Trickster. God of Asgard. Brother.

This is the first of three young adult novels from New York Times best-selling author Mackenzi Lee that explores the untapped potential of popular characters in the Marvel Universe. The novels focus on exploring the duality of heroism in specific character stories from the Marvel Universe.

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