When I was a child I dreamed of becoming a Broadway star. I read my first Shakespeare play (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) in elementary school.
The rest is history.
It wasn’t until I went to Hampshire College that I began to write and compose seriously. I wrote an opera chronicling Hamlet’s journey through the afterlife and using a potpourri of Shakespeare’s own words for the libretto as the culmination of my course work. Eventually I realized that one of my favorite parts of the process was devising the plot of the opera. While I still dabble with music from time to time, my main creative outlet is now writing books.
Though I’ve written poetry as long as I can remember, I began my first full-length novel in 2008. Since then I’ve completed many other novels including MONSTROUS (Upper MG Fantasy, Frankenstein meets the Brothers Grimm) and have several others languishing in various states of incompletion and disarray. I have more book ideas than I know what to do with, so I always have many other projects in the works!
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MarcyKate Connolly is an author and nonprofit administrator living in New England with her husband and pugs. She’s a caffeine addict and voracious reader. Her debut middle grade fantasy series is available now from HarperCollins Children’s Books and includes the NYT bestselling Monstrous and the companion novel, Ravenous. You can visit her online at www.marcykate.com.
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MarcyKate Connolly is a children’s book author and nonprofit administrator living in New England with her husband and pugs. She graduated from Hampshire College with a double major in Music and Literature, and from Boston University with an MS in Arts Administration. Her debut middle grade fantasy series is available now from HarperCollins Children’s Books and includes the NYT bestselling Monstrous and the companion novel, Ravenous. Previously, her short stories “Connected” and “Don’t Pet the Ghosts” were published in the Spring Fevers Anthology and Summer’s Double Edge Anthology by Elephant’s Bookshelf Press. You can visit her online at www.marcykate.com.