MarcyKate Connolly

MarcyKate Connolly

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 used a potpourri of Shakespeare’s own words for the libretto as the culmination of my coursework. 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 for 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, 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!

My writing is represented by the delightful Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary & Media. My debut novel Monstrous is available, as well as my sophomore novel Ravenous.

Suzie Townsend