s.a. mckenzie, writer

A Futuro house landed in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens
A Futuro house landed in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens

About me

I am a New Zealand-based editor and writer of offbeat and blackly humorous science fiction and fantasy short stories featuring time traveling rabbits, carnivorous unicorns and pink werewolves, because someone has to speak up for these poor creatures. I lurk between the fault lines in the earthquake-ravaged ruins of the city of Christchurch/Otautahi. After surviving more than 12,000 aftershocks I am adept at estimating the exact magnitude of any quake based on the coffee spilled.


Currently I am revising my secondary fantasy novel, Small Magics for the Traveling Wizard.


Welcome to my website!


I've had over twenty short stories published, varying in length from drabbles to a novelette. The full list can be found here.

Here's my intermittent blog

I maintain a list of speculative fiction magazines that publish short fiction.


You can find me on Twitter: @samckenzie2 or use the form below to contact me.


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