A Quick Look At: Mackenzie High

So I’m pretty excited because (I’m going to call it a sneak peek) of Mackenzie High is now out. I call it that because it isn’t officially published yet, and there’s still some work left to do on it and I am still looking for a permanent publisher. But for the meantime, we have the sneak peek and I’m pretty happy with the way it all turned out. I also want to thank those who have purchased a copy of Mackenzie High and have provided me with some feedback. Everyone seems very engrossed with it and have both deep love and hatred for the characters, which is exactly how I wanted it to be. And—as mentioned before—this is only the beginning. There’s lots more to be done before Mackenzie High is released, but the journey has been awesome so far!

Here’s a look at:

The front cover . . .

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© Copyright Mackenzie High – Victoria Hecnar (2014)

The back cover . . .

© Copyright Mackenzie High - Victoria Hecnar (2014)

© Copyright Mackenzie High – Victoria Hecnar (2014)

The spine . . .

© Copyright Mackenzie High - Victoria Hecnar (2014)

© Copyright Mackenzie High – Victoria Hecnar (2014)

And, last but not least, a picture of the inside of the book . . .



© Copyright Mackenzie High - Victoria Hecnar (2014)

© Copyright Mackenzie High – Victoria Hecnar (2014)

I’ve been giving away several copies of books to my friends and family, but you can always check out my store if you click here. Soon there will be Mackenzie High merchandise available. A big thanks to everyone once more!


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Get Up To 50% Off On Mackenzie High



Hey everyone! My book Mackenzie High is now available to buy on Lulu and Amazon (hopefully in stores soon, too.) I have given 40% off for everyone when they order Mackenzie High on Lulu! (No code necessary.) 

To gain an extra 10% off, add Mackenzie High to your shopping cart on Lulu. Then, at the checkout, use the promo code:


For an additional 10% off! You can get Mackenzie High for 50% off! Promo code ends on July 31st, 2014 at 11:59 PM. The 40% off will still remain. Happy readings everyone, and enjoy the summer!

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Mackenzie High = Complete


Hey, everyone! It feels so great to be able to say this; Mackenzie High is officially complete! This is not the last revision, nor is this the last edition of the book. I know I still have a long way to go before Mackenzie High makes it big, but for now, this is certainly a start! This is the third time I have written a book. The first one in 2009, Five Hearts, was discarded, and rewritten as Mackenzie High in 2012, now the latest edition of Mackenzie High was written in 2014. I call Mackenzie High my first novel, though, as the characters from Five Hearts are basically the same.

Most of my novels took me only two months to write, but for this edition, I wrote for several months to make sure it’s perfect. Or, as close to perfect as it can be for now. I never have any spelling mistakes, but sometimes my grammar goes funky. And not the type like “your” or “you’re”, but sometimes I misuse words and therefore the sentence does not run as smoothly. For example, I wrote “coach” instead of “couch” and “make” instead of “made.” Yikes . . . I permitted myself to have 5 mistakes in this copy. If I find anymore then five, I swear, I’m going ape-shit on someone. There will always be fixes and new editions coming out, so the mistakes will be corrected. [I really hope it’s less than 5 this time.]

I’ve created a lot of the characters when I was eight years old; that was eight years ago. And I wrote Five Hearts when I was only twelve. So this book and its characters were there for me when I was growing up. They’ve become such an important part of my life, that I don’t know what I’d do without them. 


. . . and hopefully you will, too!

Mackenzie High is 665 pages at the moment. It’s such an amazing story with a really deep message, and I can’t wait to share it with all of you. I am so excited for my friends and family to read it. I’m giving away several copies to them! To order your own copy, you can either search “Victoria Hecnar” on Amazon or you can scroll to the top of my website, and click the “Store” button. Or, for direct access, click here.

Unfortunately, my publishers said based on the weight and material of the book, the book price had to be $55.00. But I am giving all of you a 40% off discount, dropping down the book to only $33.00! 

Mackenzie High means the world to me. In the future, I hope for it to be my career. Seriously, how cool does a world book tour sound? Answer: Very! Right now I’m just blessed to be given an opportunity to write my heart out, and I am also very thankful for being blessed with a talent of having a wild imagination, strong writing, and fast typewriting skills (LOL). Thank you so much to everyone reading this right now. Enjoy!

Also note: there are no actual sex scenes in my book. Just wanted to clear that up. 





Happy Canada Day and Happy 4th of July! I hope you all had an awesome time this past week. Us North Americans gotta stick together!

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A few weeks ago, I went to the annual fireworks show at the Detroit River. They were the best this year out of every year so far! Some of the fireworks were shaped as hearts and smiley faces, which was pretty cool. 

at the Detroit River.

at the Detroit River.


I hope you’re all having an awesome summer so far. Sincerely,

cdadsfdsfds [Victoria Hecnar]

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Answering Questions

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Because, what’s a blog without some Q&A’s?!

What was the highlight of your week?

I honestly do so much throughout the week that I can’t really remember everything I did. 
Whose car were you in last?

My mom’s and I was driving it.

What colour shirt are you wearing?
Gray. It’s from American Eagle and it’s Jacob’s. ❤

How long is your hair?
I don’t measure it, but I would say almost 30 inches, maybe around 20? It reaches past by butt and I’m 5’6”, so you do the math.

Last movie you watched?
Romeo and Juliet (the 1996 one.)

Who were you with?

Last thing you drank?
Iced coffee from Tim Horton’s.

Are you happy right now?
Very; but a little stressed because I have a lot to do and more blogs to write.

What did you say last?
“Okay. Bye!”

Where is your phone?
On my bed.

What colour are your eyes?
Chocolatey brown.

Spell your name without vowels:
Vctr Lnn Hcnr

Do you have any pets?

Dog: Belle,

hamster: Hammie,

fish: Engelbert and Donatello,

and frog: Fredward. (Had a frog named Tealittle but died last month, R.I.P)

Favourite vacation?
Somewhere that’s warm, plenty to do, and is adventurous. Some of my fave in the past were going to West Edmonton Mall (Alberta), Florida, and Toronto.

What do you dislike currently?
The fact that I have so much to do and so little time to do it. It’s already past midnight and I have plans in the afternoon tomorrow. 😡

What are you listening to?
Nothing at the moment. Last song though was “Haven’t Met You Yet” by Michael Bublé.

If you could have one thing right now what would it be?
Ten billion dollars.

What is your favourite scent?
I can’t pick one scent. There are so many. The top of the list would be anything that smells like cookies, chocolote, strawberry, and/or vanilla. And sweet candy-esque smells. Oh, and I love Nicki Minaj’s perfume they smell good. I also like the way my boyfriend smells. 

Who makes you happiest?
Jacob and Yasmin. ❤

What were you doing at midnight last night?
Working on my novel or watching TV.

When is your birthday?
August 21st, 1997 at 8 AM ish.

Who has the same phone as you?
So many people. But my case makes it the cutest.

Last time you went swimming in a pool?
A few weeks ago at the gym. I used to have my own pool but I moved in November. 😦

Do you read your horoscope?
Sometimes. I used to every day on Facebook but the app had a glitch so I stopped. It was so accurate though, it was scary. But the best book overall for horoscopes is “The Element Encyclopedia of Birthdays” by Theresa Cheung. It’s actually amazing.

Where was the last place you bought something?
A caramel frappuccino last night at Starbucks.

How do you feel about your hair right now?
My hair is so beautiful. Sometimes I get bored of it, though. I really want to dye it and get a wavy perm. No way I’m cutting it though.

Do you bite your nails?
No I take such good care of my nails. I cut them every Friday night and take care of my cuticles daily. Not too big of a fan of nail polish, though. I do bite the skin around my nails. And I’m doing it right now. F**k. 

Do you have any expensive jewellery?

How fast have you driven a car?

No more than 60 km/h. I’m still a G1 license only, unfortunately. ‘Till November when I get my car.

Have you ever smoked? 

Never have, never will. I enjoy keeping my money and lungs healthy thank you.

What was or is your favourite subject in school? 

Even though I have a 90% average, I actually don’t even like school . . . I guess science, if I had to pick one.

Dream Job?

Best selling author for my books.

Where does most of your family live?

Ontario, Canada.

Are you an only child or do you have siblings?

I have an older brother.

Would you consider yourself to be spoiled?
Oh yes.

What was the first thing you thought when you woke up?
Crap, I have so much shit I gotta do today.

Do you drink?
Sometimes, but not to get drunk, I don’t like drinking in that sense. Once in a while I will have a drink because of the occasion or I like the drink itself.

Do you have any children?
No but I definitely want some when I’m married to my soulmate. ❤

Did you take a nap today?
Nope, had a ten hour sleep so I’m good.

Who has the same birthday as you?
Hayden Panettiere.

Ever met anyone famous before?
Yes. Not worldwide fame but still with fame. And I’m meeting Oprah in September so then that will be a big yes.

Do you want to be famous one day?
Hell yes. Mackenzie High definitely has that potential.

Any Pet Peeves?

  • After I’m done cleaning the kitchen, and people put their dirty dishes in the sink rather than the dishwasher.
  • When I’m trying to focus, and some loud and/or annoying noise ruins it.
  • People who blast their music so other people can hear it (in cars, their house, on the bus, etc.) It’s rude, man.
  • When people chew with their mouths open.
  • Messes, especially when I fixed them up.
  • Things that are unorganized or not to my liking. I have OCD, okay?

Do you like Britney Spears?

Never met her in person. As for her music, some songs are good, but I wouldn’t call myself a fan.

What is your least favourite chore?
Call me crazy but I actually don’t mind chores. I like doing the dishes and having a clean house. I guess dusting, though. It’s boring.

How many pairs of shoes do you own?
Many. Please don’t make me count.

How many piercings do you have?

What’s the stupidest thing you ever did with your cell phone?
My old phone used to unlock and call people automatically, so I would always be with my boyfriend and I’d accidentally call my mom, most of the time she wouldn’t pick up so there would be like a half an hour long voice-mail of us talking haha.

Do you wish you could move?
No, I like where I live. Obviously I want to travel and stuff, but I don’t mind it at all.

If you could be anywhere right now where would it be?
On a world book signing tour with my boyfriend and mom.

Are you happy with your life?
Yes, I am so thankful for everything in my life and who I am. I would never want to be anyone else.

What is one regret in your life?
I went through an immature phase in grade nine. Though I don’t really consider it a regret, because everything in life brings you to who you are today. Still, I was an annoying-ass fourteen year old.

cdadsfdsfdsThanks for reading! Love, Victoria Hecnar.

You Can Make A Difference In The World Every Day

Hello! For an activist who wants to start off small, I found an amazing website that allows you to help several different organizations per day.

The website and lead organization is “The Greater Good”. They specialize in many fields, including animals, rainforests, and breast cancer. On their website, you have many options to choose from. Here’s just a few of the things you can do:

  1. Click the button on the page once a day for each organization to help. (From there, sponsors pay how many times someone clicks.)
  2. Donate.
  3. Shop around on their website and buy whatever catches your eye (trust me, they have a lot of different items. You’re destined to find at least one you love.)

And here are the different causes you can help:

  • Sick Patients
  • Hunger
  • Breast Cancer
  • Animals
  • Veteransanimal-rescue-site
  • Autism
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Diabetes
  • Literacy
  • Rainforests

So if you want to make a big difference in someone’s life and help the Greater Good, go to their website at http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com and you will be able to select any of the different causes. You can click once a day for each one, and you can even do it on your mobile device. 

They also have blogs, a shop with really cute items, and they always have discounts and deals. Please help them today! Every click counts.

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First Gay Hug ♀ ♁ ♂

All of this is probably old news, but it’s too good not to share. So you’ve probably seen that viral video, “First Kiss”. It was actually a commercial for a clothing line company, but people all around the world became obsessed with it. When people were under the impression that it was real, basically, a guy and a girl get paired up together to just make out on camera. Then, once the truth about it was released, people were upset about it, but still loved what the video consisted of. Now, this post isn’t about that video. Let me just say that I really dislike that “First Kiss” video. It was all staged. And even if it were to be real, it is not cute whatsoever. My friends and I really hate it. When two people are in love it’s cute, but these were complete strangers. Also, I’ve seen first kiss videos for years all around YouTube. It would be in a situation at a public place such as the mall, where they would put a mistletoe between two strangers, and they would just peck each other. Let me tell you what this “First Kiss” video consists of  — tongue, saliva, and more tongue. A lot of people raised an argument and stated that it was to show the love that people harbour in their hearts. THAT ISN’T LOVE!!!!! It was actors and producers staging full on make out sessions. That would never happen in real life, and even if it did, it is so unnatural and dirty. That doesn’t show the “love we harbour in our hearts”; it makes me think of another word. There’s so many germs out there and you don’t know who’s done what or who’s been where and it’s just very unsanitary – to be honest I found it more awkward than anything. A single kiss on the lips or the cheek would be okay but kissing a complete stranger is just a bit weird . . . It felt awkward and very uncomfortable to watch. However, this video that I am about to show you, is a remake of the “First Kiss” video.

It’s called “First Hug”. Now, I am not sure if this one is fake as well, but, even if it were, it rocks. They pair up one homophobic person and one gay/lesbian person, and they share a hug. That is perfection right there – the first time I saw it, I probably watched it a good five times in a row. I love how they were acting towards each other at first; very secluded and uncomfortable. It was as though they were scared. Then, as they started talking, (most) of the people began to realize that there is no difference between a heterosexual person, and a homosexual person. The hugging part was awesome, because, despite their beliefs, they showed kindness and affection towards someone else. Another part I liked was the people themselves. The girls were all stunningly gorgeous, and most of the guys were adorable. It made me smile; not cringe like the original video. Here, take a look:



This video was so awesome. I loved everything about it, even the music played in the background. Everyone’s mannerisms were outstanding too, in a comedic and an emotional way at the exact same time. The girls and guys were both uncomfortable at first. One of the straight girls says to the lesbian, “You’re too pretty to be gay . . .” I don’t know. She did stereotype but I think it’s still awesome that they were able to finally come out and just say what they wanted to say. Now, this video, is what the “first” video should have been like. This one demonstrates the love inside of us in a light-hearted way, without going over the lines or just seemingly creepy. If you haven’t yet, go watch it! ❤

Congratulations to everyone who took part in this video, you guys did a good job!



Victoria Hecnar


10 Reasons To Get Up In The Morning ↑

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A lot of people say that “laughter is the best medicine”. They’re right! Whether it be something your read online that you found funny, or if it’s chatting it up with your friends over hot chocolate, laughter is a beautiful part of life that instantly lifts your mood. That feeling of being outside with the wind blowing against your face while spending time with friends, or laughing so hard that you get an actual ab work out from it. Whatever the case may be, you can never go wrong with laughter. Check out awesome facts about laughter, provided very kindly by http://www.velutions.com!


Laughter, is the best medicine.
Laughter really is good for your mental and physical health, say researchers who have studied its benefits. Here’s what some of what these researchers have learned.
Laughter strengthens the body’s ability to fight disease.
Laughter increases the body’s ability to produce and release a bacteria- and virus-fighter known as salivary immunoglobin A (S-IgA). Researchers studied two groups of students. One group tended to use humor to cope with stress and another didn’t. After both groups viewed a comedy routine, the group that relied on laughter to fight stress had higher S-IgA levels than the other group.
Laughter fights stress in another way.
Stressed individuals have higher levels of a hormone called cortical. Studies show that laughter lowers cortical levels in the body, which makes laughter a natural stress buster. Much of the stress we experience is related to how we think. Laughing after an embarrassing mistake you made, for example, is far less stressful than losing sleep or remaining stressed over it.
Laughter can lower blood pressure.
An ability to laugh at your own mistakes also is a good way to lower blood pressure. In one study, researchers first measured what made people laugh. Then, each person was subjected to experiences that normally raise blood pressure levels. People who tended to laugh at their own mistakes had the smallest increases in blood pressure. However, people who tended to use humor that attacks other people or things had the highest increases.
Laughter increases energy levels.
Feeling tired or run down? Have a good laugh. Laughter is a natural pick-me-up, which may provide the energy and time needed to do things that might otherwise be avoided.
Laughter helps us bond with others.
Ever heard the expression “Laugh and the world laughs with you”? Research shows that when we laugh, we tend to talk more, make more eye contact and do more of the things that help us connect with others. Laughter also lessens tension. It’s hard to feel angry, tense or anxious when you’re laughing.
Laughter is good exercise.
Laughing 100 times has the same effect on the body as being on a rowing machine for 10 minutes or a stationary bike for 15 minutes.
Little Known Facts About Laughter.
Children laugh about 400 times a day. Adults laugh an average of 15 times a day.
Laughter is infectious, which is why most TV sitcoms have a laugh track. Laughter is so contagious, it can even reach epidemic proportions. In 1962 in the African country now known as Tanzania, a few schoolgirls began laughing uncontrollably. Their laughter soon spread to people in neighboring communities. Schools were closed to keep others from catching the laugh bug. The epidemic subsided after six months.
Laughter isn’t just about jokes and funny stories. One researcher eavesdropped on conversations in malls, noting why and how often people laughed. Less than 20% of the laughter followed a joke or humorous story. Most laughter took place as people were greeting one other or saying goodbye.
Laughter sounds the same across cultures, leading some researchers to believe that laughter helped bond our ancestors together. In fact, the sound of laughter is so common and familiar, it can be recognized if played backwards on tape.


2.) MUSIC 

Another fact, is that music can be very therapeutic. Something awesome about music is the type of genre can actually depict your mood. Whatever genre you’re into, this is definitely something to look forward to every morning. Can you imagine a day without music? Nope, neither can I. Music has been around ever since human’s couldn’t even talk. We just made weird noises. Yeah, it’s a good thing that genre isn’t around today . . . A lot of people turn to music when they are depressed or feeling down; and when they’re happy, BAM!  We tend to play lots of loud upbeat tunes and dance around. Life would not be the same without it.

peopleSingingKaraoke Tell me: What’s your favourite genre? 




Now, where would we be without our little furry, or scaly, or slimy friends?! When we are feeling ashamed of the human race, or lose all faith in humans, we all turn to hamsters, dogs, fish, or anything else that can’t say stupid things like we can. They are great companions to have and to hold. Personally, I have: a dog, a hamster, 2 frogs (well, one died last week, but I’ll count him in his honour), and 2 fish. I can’t possibly imagine waking up every morning and not having one of our little furries to turn to. Point being, animals are awesome, and an amazing part of life that makes waking up in the morning definitely worth it.

This is Victoria Hecnar's hamster, Hammie. She's a cutie-pie, we know.

This is Victoria Hecnar’s hamster, Hammie. She’s a cutie-pie, we know.




This may not apply to all of you whom are reading this, but to all my writer pals out there, you guys all know how this goes down. You wake up, a mind full of ideas, the characters are basically shouting to you, you go across the street to your local Starbucks, sit down at your laptop, and write for hours. Okay, well, that’s my schedule for it. Or Tim Hortons. Maybe even McDonald’s. The beverages switch, but the writing stays the same. 


There’s just something so euphoric about being able to create your own world. All of your thoughts, feelings, and emotions can be transformed into something that moves people, or just makes you feel happier. Along with music, this is another great way to get off that steam. (Oh, this won’t be one of them due to my eating habits making it seem hypocritical, but working out works too. I actually went to the gym for the first time in weeks today. Weeee.)  Sitting down with a drink in a quiet room with your thoughts is such a beautiful part of life. Without writing, I don’t know what I would do. I treat my books like my babies. I feel like Oscar winners would do the same with their awards.



Maybe it’s just been such a hard winter that I am fantasizing about summer, but, c’mon now. Even summer haters have to agree that there’s just so much fun to summertime. (And in the summer I am thinking about Christmas. But that’s besides the point.) Now this is a main topic, but I will post many of the subcategories that makes summer just so darn fantastic.

  • Beaches
  • No school, time off work
  • Vacations
  • Staying up late, waking up late
  • All those BBQs….yum.
  • Spending all the time you possibly can with friends
  • Sitting outside and not freezing to death
  • That awesome wind that picks up when you’re hot and cools you down
  • Summer drinks
  • Summer love (for those of you not in a serious relationship)
  • Blasting music outside
  • Having pool parties
  • Going out for late night walks…..the feeling of that is awesome.
  • The river, the walks, and that fountain that you’re not supposed to swim in but everyone does anyway! (in my city)
  • More that I can’t think of at the moment. It will come to me, just wait.





This one is pretty self explanatory. Friends and family are the apple of our eyes. 






How do I post awesome food pictures without making anyone hungry? This will be difficult. Okay, how thankful are you to be alive when there’s FOOD present??!! Come on, people. Food. And I’m not talking about food that you secretly pass to your dog under the table. I’m talking about the food that you are craving right now; which I probably brought on. I apologize. Food is awesome. You know what they say.

Eat great food and spend quality time with friends.







This also may not apply to all of you — although I think it should. Two important things are hygiene, and a sense of style. Having good fashion actually gets you places. Sounds crazy, right?? But it’s actually a proven fact that when you’re dressed your best, you’ll do your best. I think fashion is a great reason to get up in the morning, because it lets me plan out how I will be presenting myself that day. Do I want to look classy, lazy, or professional? The possibilities are endless; and remember, how you’re dressed also sends out a message to people, just as anything else. Except fashion is fun! 😆   :mrgreen:

If I put too many pictures it will take up the entire Internet, so I better play it safe and only post a couple.



9.) LOVE

Clearly, I am saving the best ones for last. Love is the B-I-G-G-E-S-T one out of all of them for me. I believe love is the only reason that the entire world does not fail; that there is still hope; that there is still happiness; and that there is still a reason to wake up in the morning. I think it’s sad because a lot of people rush love. A lot of people think they need to be in a relationship to be happy. And a lot of people don’t realize the beauty that love has when you find it. And that’s the key: finding it. Don’t rush true love, it will come.


My boyfriend, Jacob, and I. Yes, it was definitely true love at first sight. ♥

My boyfriend, Jacob, and I. Yes, it was definitely true love at first sight. ♥


Also, when I talk about “love” being my favourite part of life, I’m not just talking about love relationship-wise. Love is a beautiful part of life. Whether it be your love for another person, love for your family, friends, love for a certain movie, TV show, or song, or whatever else that you are in love with. Think about it: love really does make up the entire world. If I think about a world without love, it is absolutely terrible. In short: my love is the reason that I wake in the morning. ♥


And last, but not least . . .

10.) HOPE



I saved this one for last. I think it has to do with every single one of us. If you searched this up because you are sad and you wanted some reasons for why you should be thankful to wake up in the morning, let me just say that everything will get better with time, and never forget how valuable you and your life is. ♥ You’re so special, and there is always hope out there. Hope (and love) are the things that keep us going, and keep our faith alive. There may be many negatives in life, but there are always more positives. That is a fact. Every day, count 10 things that you are thankful for or blessed to have. These are my ten biggest reasons. But hope is so broad, and it can relate to anyone and anything. Whatever you are hoping for, try hard and it will happen. Remember: you don’t get what you wish for, you get what you work for. Anything can happen in life, and anything will happen in life. Always keep your head up, and remember who you are and where you came from. Thanks for reading this long blog. ♥ 😛


Life is a gift. Never forget to enjoy and bask in every moment you live.



Victoria Hecnar




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Are Your Dreams Big Enough?

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. 🙂 ❤ 


what you want TO DREAM, 

Go where you want to go, be who you want to be, because you only have one life and one chance to do all of the things you want in life. Nothing happens unless it’s first a dream. I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. Victora Hecnar Dreams are pure thought. An opportunity to discover yourself. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Before your dreams can come true, you have to have those dreams. 

Never let your memories be greater than your dreams. Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.




* Just a little bit of inspiration for the week. Happy Monday everyone! Make sure to check out my Facebook and Twitter pages.

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