MarcyKate Connolly

Middle Grade & Young Adult Author

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On Why I Write Weird Books

On Why I Write Weird Books

I recently had the opportunity to speak to a lovely group of people at the North Shore Reading Council, and it's had me thinking a lot about why I love to read and write weird books. So I thought it might be fun to share a little of my talk here on the blog.



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The Long, Winding Road to Bookshelves – March 2014

The Long, Winding Road to Bookshelves – March 2014

March brought me copyedits on MONSTROUS which means it's yet another step closer to being a real book! YAY!



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March Reads – 2014

March Reads - 2014

I read 8 books in March (mostly because my book was off being copyedited) which actually puts me a bit ahead in the Goodreads challenge!



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The Class of 2K15: Open for Membership!

The Class of 2K15: Open for Membership!

What’s the Class of 2K15, you ask? Excellent question. The “2k Classes” are groups of debut YA/MG authors who focus on MARKETING. We pay dues ($275 per person), maintain a private forum, create a website, and commit to 10-15 hours per month to collectively promote our books. Membership is capped at 20 authors, and the 2k Classes have become well-known among librarians and booksellers, so there are benefits to joining.



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The Long, Winding Road to Bookshelves – February 2014

The Long, Winding Road to Bookshelves – February 2014

Can you believe February has already come and gone? How crazy is that? At the end of January I handed in my second big revision on MONSTROUS and prepared to relax until I got line edits. That didn’t last long.



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ABOUT ME

I’m an author and arts administrator living in New England with my husband and pugs. I’m also a coffee addict, voracious reader, and recurring commuter. Represented by Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary & Media.


(photo credit: Cheryl Colombo © 2012)

MONSTROUS

Frankenstein meets the Brothers Grimm in an original fairytale. Coming in Winter 2015 from HarperCollins Children’s Books!

 

SUMMER’S DOUBLE EDGE

summer doubleBook Two in the Summer’s Edge anthol­ogy collection–because not all rela­tion­ships are meant to last. Includes short stories in a wide range of genres by several up-and-coming authors. Includes my short story, “Don’t Pet the Ghosts”

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