Tina Connolly

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Tina Connolly's books include the Ironskin trilogy (Tor), the Seriously Wicked series (Tor Teen), and the collection On the Eyeball Floor (Fairwood Press). She has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Norton, and World Fantasy awards. She co-hosts Escape Pod, runs the flash fiction podcast Toasted Cake, and is at tinaconnolly.com.

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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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End of Year 2018


artwork for the last banquet of temporal confectionsIt's a yearly blog post, woot! (AKA, it's time to update the appearances page for 2019, but I like making a record of what I did for the year. Especially when I go, hey, why am I so tired? Here's why.)
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“Perhaps I have too much anger of my own to tell. If a
man is steeped in bitter anger every day of his life, how then
would he notice a small additional fi re? Particularly when the
fi re comes in the presence of . . .”
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“Did you see Sarmine's trick with the pumpkin patch?" I said. "That's what real witches are like. Conceited paranoid monsters, who'd as soon punish you as look at you.”
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Guys, I'm just stopping in to say that my good friend the amazing Spencer Ellsworth actually *recorded* Devon's Lion Tamer song for me in his best boy-band boy voice.

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“Perhaps I have too much anger of my own to tell. If a
man is steeped in bitter anger every day of his life, how then
would he notice a small additional fi re? Particularly when the
fi re comes in the presence of . . .”
Tina Connolly, Ironskin

“When you're enslaved to a wicked witch, you end up thinking fast to keep all the weird witchy things a secret. Not always good fast, but fast.”
Tina Connolly, Seriously Wicked

“Did you see Sarmine's trick with the pumpkin patch?" I said. "That's what real witches are like. Conceited paranoid monsters, who'd as soon punish you as look at you.”
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“Slim and neatly groomed, he looked like a really sexy mathematician unaware that he was a prime number. I wanted to unbutton his shirt, muss his hair, and exclaim, "Good heavens, Professor Dracula, you're stunning!”
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“When you're enslaved to a wicked witch, you end up thinking fast to keep all the weird witchy things a secret. Not always good fast, but fast.”
Tina Connolly, Seriously Wicked

“Did you see Sarmine's trick with the pumpkin patch?" I said. "That's what real witches are like. Conceited paranoid monsters, who'd as soon punish you as look at you.”
Tina Connolly, Seriously Wicked

“Perhaps I have too much anger of my own to tell. If a
man is steeped in bitter anger every day of his life, how then
would he notice a small additional fi re? Particularly when the
fi re comes in the presence of . . .”
Tina Connolly, Ironskin

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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! :)


message 16: by Heather

Heather 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 - The Bengali Nomad 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 - The Bengali Nomad Hello there Miss Connolly it's July!When's the international giveaway starting? :)


Nobonita - The Bengali Nomad 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 - The Bengali Nomad (last edited Jun 17, 2012 12:26PM)

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


Nobonita - The Bengali Nomad 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 - The Bengali Nomad (last edited Jun 17, 2012 06:43AM)

Nobonita - The Bengali Nomad 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
http://perrytheplatypus1102-3daydream...
http://das02611.blogspot.com/


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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