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A little about me My husband and I are empty nesters, We are the parents of two and the grandparents of five, I am passionate about family, friends, writing, chocolate, Starbucks, wine, politics and country. I'm most contented when I'm at home with my hubby, writing. I believe I could, almost, become a hermit. My two goals in life are to retire with my husband, buy a travel trailer, and travel the country. We plan to move back to the Northwest and settle on the family wheat farm where we hope to build our dream home. I will, of course, always have my computer handy so I can fritter each day away writing to hearts delight. Though I'd love to sell a bunch of books, more than anything, I just want my stories to be read. If I have to, eventually, give them away, that's okay, too. My wish for you is health, happiness, and the freedom to achieve both. God bless.
EA McKenzie

Why Self-Publish?

Why am I self-publishing? I'm through with a project that started more than three years ago, Bum's Rush. I have confidence in the book. So why am I self publishing? Simple, I don't want to be at the mercy of agents and publishers. Self-publishing is exhausting, but waiting for query replies is disheartening and frankly, I'm no spring chick anymore. I have to hurry. Mostly, I'm not good at the waiting game. This way I can be busy moving forward instead of twiddling my thumbs, wishing and hoping.

The Book

The Book

Some Background on Bum's Rush

Background Bum's Rush takes place in Portland, Oregon. There are two protagonist, Jack Troy and Skip Reynolds, though if I had to choose the alpha MC, it would be Jack.

Jack comes from three generations of old money. Six years before this story takes place, his parents die in a car crash leaving him as guardian to their, late in life son, Ancel, now a pubescent teen and a regular pain in the ass.

Skip Reynolds, now sixteen-years old, has a severe stutter and attends a school for the hearing impaired where sign language was his only source of communication. He was orphaned two years before this story begins and placed with an abusive foster mother. Skip fled to the streets of Downtown Portland leaving the mother bleeding from her mouth where he accidentally and in self-defense pushed her down. Now he has assault charges on his head.

Fate or coincidence puts Skip and Jack together when someone shoots Jack as he steps outside his corporate office builder. Skip, who is panhandling at the time, saves Jack's life, but bolts when the cops show up.

Jack and his friends find Skip and Jack takes him into his home, much to the displeasure of his brother and the two men who have been trying to kill Skip.

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