MarcyKate Connolly

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I’m an author and nonprofit 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.

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MarcyKate Connolly Hello! Thank you so much for reading Monstrous – So delighted to hear that you loved it! :) If you’re interested in reading more middle grade fairy ta…moreHello! Thank you so much for reading Monstrous – So delighted to hear that you loved it! :) If you’re interested in reading more middle grade fairy tales or retellings, I’d suggest trying the following books which are some of my favorites:

• THE GOOSE GIRL by Shannon Hale
• A TALE DARK & GRIMM Series, by Adam Gidwitz.
• OPHELIA & THE MARVELOUS BOY, by Karen Foxlee.
• BREADCRUMBS and THE REAL BOY, by Anne Ursu
• RUMP: THE TRUE STORY OF RUMPELSTILTSKIN and JACK: THE TRUE STORY OF JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, by Liesl Shurtliff
• THE SINISTER SWEETNESS OF SPLENDID ACADEMY, by Nikki Loftin
• BEASTKEEPER, by Cat Hellisen
• VALIANT, by Sarah McGuire(less)
MarcyKate Connolly Hi there! Thank you so much for reading Monstrous – so glad you enjoyed it! I’m always working on a number of projects (right now, all middle grade an…moreHi there! Thank you so much for reading Monstrous – so glad you enjoyed it! I’m always working on a number of projects (right now, all middle grade and young adult fantasy), but the next book to be published is still up in the air. When I have news, I’ll announce it on Twitter and my website, and of course Goodreads!

In the meantime, if you’re looking for more to read, there’s a 100+ page prequel novella called Precious printed as bonus content in Ravenous. So after Monstrous, you still have two more stories to go in the series! :)(less)
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“I don't believe in rumors. I believe in myself and what I can do with my own two hands.”
MarcyKate Connolly, Ravenous

“In my books, there is always a prince, and he always happens upon the damsel in the most unexpected places.”
MarcyKate Connolly, Monstrous

“Perhaps dragons are just misunderstood.”
MarcyKate Connolly, Monstrous

“Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
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“Love is a powerful thing. But fear and love combined are enough to drive anyone to strange feats of will.”
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“I don't believe in rumors. I believe in myself and what I can do with my own two hands.”
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“I know the witch is out there, watching, waiting. Ravenous.”
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Cheryl Hey MarcyKate! Thanks for friending me! Congrats on getting your book up here!


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