Tina Connolly is the author of the Ironskin trilogy from Tor Books and the Seriously Wicked series from Tor Teen. Her stories have appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Tor.com, Analog, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Uncanny, and many more, and are collected in On the Eyeball Floor and Other Stories from Fairwood Press.

Her stories and novels have been finalists for the Hugo, Nebula, Norton, Locus, and World Fantasy awards.

Her narrations have appeared in audiobooks and podcasts including Podcastle, Pseudopod, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, John Joseph Adams' The End is Nigh series, and more. She is one of the co-hosts of Escape Pod, and runs the Parsec-winning flash fiction podcast Toasted Cake.

She is a graduate of the speculative fiction writing workshop Clarion West and the CSSF Novel Workshop with Kij Johnson. She has taught at the Clarion West One-Day Workshop, the CSSF YA Novel Workshop, the Cascade Writers Workshop and the Willamette Writers Conference. In 2020 she is teaching week 3 of the Clarion West workshop with Caroline M. Yoachim.

She grew up in Lawrence, Kansas, but now lives with her family in Portland, Oregon, in an old house on a hill that came with a dragon in the basement and blackberry vines in the attic. She used to do a lot of theatre, but these days she writes plays and narrates stories to get her fix. She worked as a face painter for a long time, and even though she's technically retired from that she still finds an awful lot of glitter in the floorboards of the house.


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