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Tina Connolly is the author of the Ironskin trilogy from Tor Books, and the Seriously Wicked series, from Tor Teen. Ironskin, her first fantasy novel, was a Nebula finalist. Her stories have appeared in Women Destroy SF, Lightspeed, Tor.com, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and many more. Her narrations have appeared in audiobooks and podcasts including Podcastle, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, John Joseph Adams' The End is Nigh series, and more. She runs the Parsec-winning flash fiction podcast Toasted Cake. She likes re-reading books and eating pie for breakfast (preferably at the same time.)


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Tina Connolly My favorite piece of advice is always - figure out the things you like and put them all in. To put it another way, write exactly the book you want to…moreMy favorite piece of advice is always - figure out the things you like and put them all in. To put it another way, write exactly the book you want to read.

...Yes, this is how I ended up with a book that has 1930's-ish theatre people (Copperhead) and a book with pocket-sized dragons (Silverblind) and a book with garage-dragons and Elvis-imitating demons and megalomaniac witches who just want to rule the world (Seriously Wicked).(less)
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Ironskin (Ironskin, #1)
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man is steeped in bitter anger every day of his life, how then
would he notice a small additional fi re? Particularly when the
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message 18: by Lucinda

Lucinda Dear Tina,
Thank you so much for acepting the friendship request!
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


message 17: by Tina

Tina Connolly Proud Book Nerd wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request! Ironskin was fantastic, and I cannot wait to see what's coming next!" Aw, thanks so much! And for the kind review! :)


Proud Book Nerd Thank you for accepting my friend request! Ironskin was fantastic, and I cannot wait to see what's coming next!


message 15: by Tina

Tina Connolly
Netgalley provided me a copy of Ironskin which I already read. I must say I absolutely loved it ^_^


Thank you Ner! That is so kind of you. I really appreciate your kind words. :) All best to you!


Leonor (Ner) Hi Tina, thanks for accepting my friend request.

Netgalley provided me a copy of Ironskin which I already read. I must say I absolutely loved it ^_^

I wish you all the luck with the novel and I hope it will be a huge success since it deserves :)

XX Ner


Nobonita Tina wrote: "Hi Nobonita! So sorry, but I just tried to list it and apparently Goodreads won't let you have 2 pending giveaways. Tor is doing an August giveaway for the book, so it'll have to be September for m..."

That's okay!I guess I'll wait for September then. :)


message 12: by Tina

Tina Connolly Hi Nobonita! So sorry, but I just tried to list it and apparently Goodreads won't let you have 2 pending giveaways. Tor is doing an August giveaway for the book, so it'll have to be September for my international giveaway. :( Sorry to disappoint, but I will still do it in Sept!


Nobonita Hello there Miss Connolly it's July!When's the international giveaway starting? :)


Nobonita Tina wrote: "Thank you for blogging about it! I just listed a giveaway with Goodreads to run this week (I think they have to approve it first.) This one is US only so I can just drop it in the mail (busy trying..."

Oh shucks!I am currently jealous of all Americans out there!But I guess I'll have to wait till July. =D


message 9: by Tina

Tina Connolly Thank you for blogging about it! I just listed a giveaway with Goodreads to run this week (I think they have to approve it first.) This one is US only so I can just drop it in the mail (busy trying to travel with toddler, by myself :), but in July I will do an international one!


message 8: by Nobonita (last edited Jun 17, 2012 12:26PM)

Nobonita I did a cover reveal of ironskin at my blog.Here's the link: http://perrytheplatypus1102-3daydream...


Nobonita Tina wrote: "
P.S Are you giving away review copies?


Thank you, Nobonita! I'm a big fan of the cover myself. :) And yes! I did recently get some ARCs and am going to try to give my first one away next week."


Yay!How do I sign up? =D


message 6: by Tina

Tina Connolly
P.S Are you giving away review copies?


Thank you, Nobonita! I'm a big fan of the cover myself. :) And yes! I did recently get some ARCs and am going to try to give my first one away next week.


message 5: by Nobonita (last edited Jun 17, 2012 06:43AM)

Nobonita New fan!Or at least of the cover for now.Totally gonna boast about it at my blog.Thanks for accepting my friend request! :)
P.S Are you giving away review copies?

Regards,
-Nobonita
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message 4: by Tina

Tina Connolly van wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request! :) Just discovered your book! Super excited for it and I love the cover."

Aw, thanks so much! I'm THRILLED by the cover - Larry Rostant & Tor did an amazing job. I feel very lucky. :)


message 3: by Van

Van (Short & Sweet Reviews) Thanks for accepting my friend request! :) Just discovered your book! Super excited for it and I love the cover.


message 2: by Tina

Tina Connolly Felicity wrote: "How've I missed you being on here all this time? :)"

Because I wasn't really truly on here till this week!


Felicity How've I missed you being on here all this time? :)


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