Don’t be scared. All of this is new to you, and new
can be scary. Now we all want answers. Stick with me — you might get some.
– 13th Doctor
I was a young child when my dad first introduced me to the Doctor, back
when Peter Davison was on the air. The show was being broadcast on our local
PBS station at the time, and my parents still owned one of those really old
televisions that had six channels max. Honestly, I can’t remember why I loved
the fifth incarnation of the Doctor as much as I did, but perhaps; it was
simply because he was my first Doctor.
As any long-time fan of the show will tell you, you’ll always remember the actor playing the Doctor that you first met.
When it was announced in 2017 that the next
actor to take the reins of the Doctor’s big blue telephone box – the TARDIS (or
Time and Relative Dimension in Space, for those in
the know) – would be revealed after the Wimbledon Men’s Final, I
couldn’t wait for the tennis match to end. The Sun, a UK newspaper, had
previously reported an alleged leak stating that British actor Kris Marshall
was going to be the new Doctor Who, and that he had already started
filming. Whether or not he was destined to be the 13th incarnation of the
legendary sci-fi character was uncertain, however, lives were about to be
On July 16, 2017, Doctor Who fans around the world were treated to a minute-long reveal trailer. This was something that had never been done before! Normally, a new Doctor would be introduced to the fandom through an interview, or simply a previously recorded hello from the actor. However, this time was special. This time fans got to experience a scene exclusively with the new owner of the TARDIS.
(There are a surprising number of pledge levels for this book. $10 (USD) simply gets you the e-book edition of the book in the format of your choosing. $17 brings you a Trade Paperback edition or $27 for the Hardcover edition. $35 will get you a limited edition signed copy, and $100 will get it signed and an acknowledgment in all three editions of the book.)
To find out more about the book, including how to pledge, click here.
The Innovative Publisher Riverdale Avenue Books Kicks Off New Series with a Doctor Who Themed Book –
New York, NY – October 2nd, 2019 – Riverdale Avenue Books will launch the first book in the new series The Binge Watchers Guide. The new line of books is dedicated to pop culture phenomenon from movies to TV shows. Fans will now be able to keep up with their latest shows and learn about the details behind them.
The first book in the series, The Binge Watcher’s Guide to Doctor Who, Season 11 by Mackenzie Flohr, will take readers on a journey through time and space, showing how Doctor Who became the longest running show on television by weaving through its history, starting with the current incarnation of the Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker. The book will examine the impact of having the first female Doctor in the show’s five decade-long history among fans and critics.
Riverdale Avenue Books will kick off their new line with a Kickstarter campaign that will begin on Wednesday, October 2 and run for 30 days. The levels of support vary from ebooks, trade paperback, signed hardcovers to stretch goals that include a tea party in a Doctor Who restaurant to a Doctor Who Time Travel Cosplay Party in NYC as well as having the author v-logging about meeting various actors from the series.
Publisher Lori Perkins has tapped different authors for each Binge Watcher Guide who are experts in pop culture and chose Mackenzie Flohr for The Doctor Who series.
“Working on this book with Mackenzie Flohr has been amazing. She has an almost comprehensive knowledge of the show, as well as an incredible passion for the world of Doctor Who,” said Publisher Lori Perkins
“2018 was a huge year for Doctor Who and Whovians around the world with the debut of our first female Doctor,” said Author Mackenzie Flohr. “It is an honor to start this nonfiction series on Jodie Whittaker and her 13th Doctor.”
Downloads are available on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles Nook, iTunes, and Kobo.
About Riverdale Avenue Books
Riverdale Avenue Books is an award winning, innovative hybrid publisher at the leading edge of the changes in the publishing industry. We publish e-books and print titles under 13 imprints: Desire, an erotica/erotic romance imprint; Riverdale/Magnus the award-winning imprint of LGBT titles; Pop featuring pop culture titles; Afraid, a horror line; SFF, a science fiction fantasy line; Truth, an erotic memoir line; Dagger, a mystery thriller imprint; Sports and Gaming featuring sports and gaming titles; Verve featuring lifestyle titles; Hera featuring both the true and fictional lives and loves of women aged 35 and up; 120 Days an LGBT pulp fiction line and Circlet, an erotica/erotic romance imprint. Started in 2012 by industry veteran Lori Perkins, Riverdale is a full service publisher, with a subsidiary rights department. Visit us at www.RiverdaleAveBooks.com
About Mackenzie Flohr Mackenzie Flohr is a multi-award-winning novelist and in-demand speaker for conferences and conventions, actively discussing the process of writing and Doctor Who. She is also an active panelist on The Legend of the Traveling Tardis Radio Show and has done book signings previously at Who North America, the largest Doctor Who store, and museum located in the state of Indiana.
Her publishing portfolio includes The Rite of Wands, The Whispered Tales of Graves Grove and Unknown Realms: A Fiction-Atlas Press Anthology. A storyteller at heart, she loves to inspire the imagination.
Mackenzie makes her home in Mount Morris, Michigan, where she is currently penning her next adventure.
As summer begins to come to a close, I am surprised by how busy I still am. In fact, I’ll admit I feel a bit overwhelmed.
Now, you may be asking, why? The weather is going to get cooler. You won’t be doing outside events. Why would you feel so overwhelmed?
Well, let’s just summarize the past couple of weeks:
I read and reviewed Rachel Caine’s Sword and Pen, the latest book in her The Great Library young adult series for New York Journal of Books.
The Rite of Wands was a Top 10 Finalist in the Author Academy Awards. You can still vote for my book in the Fantasy category up till October 24th. On October 25th, I will be driving down to Columbus, OH to compete for the win and attend the amazing Igniting Souls Conference.
Today, I learned my short story, which is a mesh of #DoctorWho and #StarTrekVoyager, was accepted into the Unknown Realms anthology from Fiction-Atlas Press, coming out on October 28th.
And I’m also involved in a BIG secret project, which is so big, I am not even allowed to talk about it yet publicly. Phew!
Find out what my GR8Blog author friends have in store for this First Friday.
READY, SET, JUMP INTO SUMMER: C*U*R*R*E*N*T*L*Y BLOG HOP
Summertime is my most favorite season of the year. To me, it means travel season – warm weather, craft shows, sunscreen, time in the pool, multiple book signing appearances, vacations, etc.
Normally I blog on a regular basis, however, because I have neglected this blog the last couple of months due to multiple writing projects, I wanted to do something different and briefly talk about what I’ve been up to, reading, writing about, listening to and anticipating. Then, visit the #Gr8Blogs at the end of this post for even more inspiration and smiles.
What I’ve Been Up To:
Lots of exciting things have been going on lately. First, I officially handed in my manuscript to my publisher for the next book in The Rite of Wands series. It is titled The Rite of Abnegation. Though there is no official release date yet, I predict it will be released towards Fall of 2020.
And second, earlier this year, I also joined a podcast called The Legend of the Traveling TARDIS Radio Show. Check out & SUBSCRIBE to the newest and the best Doctor WHO radio show. A new episode every Saturday on Krypton Radio and you can listen and download the episodes at:
I had always been under the impression the Star Trek novels were just novelized versions of each of the episodes of the show. Instead, I most recently discovered that while some may, most contain stories that were never seen on television. Seriously, where have I been?
Currently I’m reading The Murdered Sun by Christie Golden as part of the Star Trek Voyager novelizations:
When sensors indicate a possible wormhole nearby, Captain Janeway is eager to investigate, hoping to find a shortcut back to Federation space. Instead, she discovers a star system being systematically pillaged by the warlike Akerians. Janeway has no desire to get caught up in someone else’s war, but in order to the check on the possibilities offered by the wormhole — and to save the innocent people of Veruna Four — VoyagerTM has no choice but to challenge the Akerians.
With the 25th anniversary of Star Trek Voyager coming up next year, I’m currently working on a science fiction short story collection, containing stories all written by me, that will be similar to a mesh of Star Trek Voyager and Doctor Who. One of the featured stories, I’m also planning on submitting for possible inclusion in a science fiction/fantasy anthology, that, if accepted, will be released in September 2019.
Currently Listening To:
I have been anxiously awaiting the release of this audiobook, The Lives of Captain Jack: Volume 2, from Big Finish Productions ever since it was first announced. I absolutely HAD to know how our favorite Captain Jack Harkness would end up in the 6th Doctor’s clothing and would become the Doctor in Piece of Mind written by James Goss.
It is a brilliant, clever story, though not 100% without flaws. I’ll discuss more about this in an upcoming podcast episode of The Legend of the Traveling TARDIS Radio Show.
What I’m Thinking About:
This past weekend, I did a book signing at the largest Doctor Who store and museum in the United States called Who North America. It’s located in Camby, Indiana, just south west of Indianapolis.
I had the pleasure of sitting in the designated area for official Doctor Who writers. There, I got to be part of both worlds – getting to meet new readers of The Rite of Wands and talking exclusively about Doctor Who!
The last week of October, they will be having another wonderful Doctor Who event called Doctoberfest! They will have a costume contest, Doctor Who exclusive vendors, pumpkin carving, and much much more!
You name it, this store/museum has it, including an original designed Cyberman! If you’re a fan of Doctor Who, you live in the US, and have never been there before, you have GOT to check it out.
Seeing In My Camera Lens:
If you may love dragons as much as I do, you may be able to see the dragon that I swear formed in this set of clouds when I captured this photograph.
Hey, Bloggers! Join us on our C*U*R*R*E*N*T*L*Y Jumping into Summer Blog Hop. Just add your PG-13 post link below in the comment section. We’ll visit your blog and give you some blog love. And if you use #Gr8Blogs, we’ll support your family-friendly summer-themed post.
Genese Davis and Mackenzie Flohr reveal fantastic options for turning pain into passion and taking your writing or artistic project to the next level to open Season 2 of The Storyteller Chatcast. Grab the attention of readers, watchers and consumers around the world using these women’s insider tips, tricks, expert advice. Instead of dreading unfortunate real-life experiences, learn how to transform them!
Yours truly, along with #DoctorWho & #HarryPotter actor #SimonFisherBecker, #DoctorFreedom & other guests tackle that big question on this special episode of The Legend of the Traveling Tardis Radio Show – Is there #bullying in the #DoctorWho fandom? And what can we do about it. Links to listen below!