Makenzie Campbell grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has been expressing herself through poetry since grade school. Following the success of her debut, 2am Thoughts, Makenzie continues her writing journey with her new collection, Nineteen, inspired by her experience transitioning into adulthood. Makenzie is pursuing a degree in psychology at Washington State University, and her little free time is spent traveling the world and exploring the wild trails of the Cascades.
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"Campbell's newest collection serves as a necessary reminder that
whatever we are feeling, we are never feeling it alone." Trista
Mateer, author of Aphrodite Made Me Do It
"There are defining moments in our lives that we often experience in certain places. It's in these places, that we feel particular emotions, which help shape who we become. Nineteen perfectly captures this. Whether you are sad and heartbroken in your bedroom, thinking about life in the shower or realising that you are ultimately in the driver's seat of your own destiny, Makenzie's words create a link between place and memory. For anyone whose emotions are tied to places, this book is for you." Courtney Peppernell, author of Pillow Thoughts
" Nineteen is a journey. An exploration. A reminder to put one foot in front of the other even when it's dark because there is always a light waiting for you in the distance. These words will reach in your direction, they will pull you back to places you thought you had forgotten only to remind you how far you have come. There is heartbreak living inside of here, but the most beautiful thing is that there is healing between these pages, too." Wilder, Author of Nocturnal
"In spare poems with aphoristic lines and short prose segments, the book speaks to adolescent pain and suffering." Publishers Weekly