Mackenzi LeeMackenzi Lee (born Mackenzie Van Engelenhoven) is an American author of books for children and young adults. She writes both fiction and non-fiction about topics including sexuality and the role of women throughout history. Her second novel ''The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue'' was a New York Times Best Seller and earned a Stonewall Book Award for its portrayal of a bisexual young man in 18th-century Europe.
Lee's first book, 2015's ''This Monstrous Thing,'' was a retelling of the Frankenstein story and earned Lee the Pen-New England Susan P. Bloom Children's Book Discovery Award. In the promotional period for this book, she began posting on Twitter under the hashtag #BygoneBadassBroads, sharing biographies of notable women beginning with Mary Shelley. This project grew in popularity, and Lee published ''Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World'' in 2018.
She has contracted with Marvel to write three historical fiction books featuring Marvel antiheroes, beginning with a story about Loki due in spring 2019.
Lee has a Master of Fine Arts from Simmons College in writing for children and young adults. She currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Provided by Wikipedia