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I'm an author and arts administrator living in New England with my husband and pugs. I'm also a caffeine addict and voracious reader. My MG fantasy novels, the NYT Bestselling MONSTROUS and RAVENOUS, are available now from HarperCollins Children's Books! Next up: SHADOW WEAVER (Sourcebooks, 2018)

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MarcyKate Connolly is an author and nonprofit administrator living in New England with her husband and pugs. She’s a coffee addict and voracious reader. Her debut middle grade fantasy series is available now from HarperCollins Children's Books and includes 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 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.

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RAVENOUS

HarperCollins Children's Books
February 9, 2016
ISBN: 978-0062272744
Hardcover, ebook
Upper Middle Grade Fantasy

A witch has come to the city of Bryre. She travels in a hut that has chicken feet, and is ravenous for children. And once she gets what she desires, she never lets it go.

But when the witch captures Hans, Greta’s little brother, Greta refuses to let her have him. The two strike up a bargain. Greta will retrieve something the witch desires in exchange for her brother’s freedom.

To get the prize Greta must travel to Belladoma—a city where she was once held captive—which brings back terrible memories. With the help of a new friend, Dalen, a magical half-boy and half-horse, Greta embarks on the journey and tries to overcome both foes and her own weaknesses.

For fans of Monstrous and new readers alike comes the story of an epic quest and a heroine who will stop at nothing to save the one she loves most.

MONSTROUS

HarperCollins Children's Books
February 10, 2015
ISBN: 978-0062272713
Hardcover, ebook, audio
Upper Middle Grade Fantasy

The city of Bryre suffers under the magic of an evil wizard. Because of his curse, girls sicken and disappear without a trace, and Bryre’s inhabitants live in fear. No one is allowed outside after dark.

Yet night is the only time that Kymera can enter this dangerous city, for she must not be seen by humans. Her father says they would not understand her wings, the bolts in her neck, or her spiky tail—they would kill her. They would not understand that she was created for a purpose: to rescue the girls of Bryre.

Despite her caution, a boy named Ren sees Kym and begins to leave a perfect red rose for her every evening. As they become friends, Kym learns that Ren knows about the missing girls, the wizard, and the evil magic that haunts Bryre.

And what he knows will change Kym’s life.

Reminiscent of Frankenstein and the tales of the Brothers Grimm, this debut novel by MarcyKate Connolly stands out as a compelling, original story that has the feel of a classic.

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