She wanted to be a winner, but she became a legend.

No Good Deed

by Kara Connolly

coming July 2017
from Delacorte Press


Five things about Kara Connolly:

  • I make things up and write them down.
  • I drink my coffee black because I’m a badass that way.
  • I use the word “badass” way too much.
  • My first my first book is coming out in July 2017 from Delacorte Press.
  • It is—wait for it—totally badass.

No Good Deed

no-good-deed-final-hi-res-coverFans of Dorothy Must Die will love this reimagining of the legend of Robin Hood. Girl power rules supreme when a modern girl finds herself in the middle of a medieval mess with only her smart mouth and her Olympic-archer aim to get her home.

Ellie Hudson is the front-runner on the road to gold for the U.S. Olympic archery team. All she has to do is qualify at the trials in jolly old England. When Ellie makes some kind of crazy wrong turn in the caverns under Nottingham Castle—yes, that Nottingham—she ends up in medieval England.

Ellie doesn’t care how she got to the Middle Ages; she just wants to go home before she gets the plague. But people are suffering in Nottingham, and Ellie has the skills to make it better. What’s an ace archer to do while she’s stuck in Sherwood Forest but make like Robin Hood?

Pulled into a past life as an outlaw, Ellie feels her present fading away next to daring do-gooding and a devilishly handsome knight. Only, Ellie is on the brink of rewriting history, and when she picks up her bow and arrow, her next shot could save her past—or doom civilization’s future.



Updates, deep thoughts, and occasionally some cool stuff.

Moana’s Feminist Agenda

This trend in books and movies of clever and brave heroines with agency in their own stories is a real problem for people who prefer the good old days when a woman kept house until she fell in love with a handsome prince and got married.

In a program under the supervision of the French military, four golden eagle chicks — named d’Artagnan, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, which is my second favorite part of this story—were hatched with a destiny.