Welcome to Our World!

Why Z.Y. Doyle?

We knew we wanted to write under a pen name. Why? Because we love mystery novels and shows, and pen names have that cool undercover feeling to them. Mental Floss agrees: How 8 Famous Writers Chose Their Pen Names.

We picked Z.Y. Doyle for a couple of reasons.

1. Z and Y are among the coolest letters in the alphabet.

2. Doyle is the last name of one of our favorite authors (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), as well as one of our favorite actresses (Maria Doyle Kennedy).

3. We created an acronym from the letters:

Zealous Yearning to Do Only what You Love Every day!

This acronym sums up the creation of zydoyle.com

We are a two-sister writing team, Al and Mac, living in sunny Arizona.

We have a lot of things in common!

We both graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in Animal Sciences. We also both love Mexican food and Sushi. We are half Japanese and half Caucasian and both have dreams of living in a library (you know, like the one from Beauty and the Beast). We also enjoy cooking, eating, photography, traveling, and observing the stars. Besides being bibliophiles, we also love our pets; between the two of us we have two dogs, two cats, and a desert tortoise.


Al’s Favorite Things

Books: Michael Connelly’s Bosch books, Harry Potter (especially Order of the Phoenix), & J.A. Jance’s Beaumont books.

Musicians: Macklemore, Adele, and anything with a jumpin’ beat.

TV Shows: Chicago Fire & P.D., Orphan Black, and NCIS.

Movies: The Kid, 28 Days, and Smoke Signals.

Places to Visit: Any beach, National Parks and Hawaii.


Mac’s Favorite Things

Books: Harry Potter (especially Prisoner of Azkaban), Jane Eyre, and Holes.

Musicians: John Mayer, Florence and the Machine, and John Denver.

TV Shows: Elementary, Call the Midwife, Doc Martin, and Vera.

Movies: You’ve Got Mail, About a Boy, and Finding Nemo.

Places to Visit: London, San Francisco, and all Museums.


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10 Responses

  1. spearfruit
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    Al and Mac, very nice to learn about you. Thank you for following my blog, I will certainly take time to visit yours as well. I hope your day is a happy one! 🙂

  2. Z.Y. DOYLE
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    Terry, so happy to have found you as well! We enjoyed checking out your blog and can already see you have a very kind heart! Your dog is adorable!

  3. Oh, the Places We See
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    Love the acronym and the explanation of who you are and why you chose this name. Thanks so much for following Oh, the Places We See. We, too, love eating, reading, and writing — and probably in that order! Best wishes for more good times ahead.

    • Z.Y. DOYLE
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      Thank you! Your blog is so fun! We’ve always wanted to go on a Viking River Cruise, now even more so. Happy travels to you as well!

  4. Jovina Coughlin
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    Thank you for following my blog. I look forward to reading yours.

    • Z.Y. DOYLE
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      We look forward to reading your blog too!

  5. SheryL♥
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    Hi! Thanks a lot for the follow!
    Great blog! 😉

    • Z.Y. DOYLE
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      Thank you! We have enjoyed your blog posts as well!

  6. greg-in-washington
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    You all have a lot going on here! Good luck with all that!

  7. da AL
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    thanks for visiting my blog – especially as its led me to your lovely site 🙂

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