Official Alethea Kontis Newsletter — October 2007

Hi, everybody! It has been SUCH a busy and crazy summer. I’ve traveled the USA from coast to coast and back again: LA, North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Indiana, Vermont, Florida…this weekend is K-Con in New Orleans and next is World Fantasy Convention in Saratoga Springs, NY. Whew! But I’ve had so much fun reconnecting with old friends…

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Genre Chick Interview: Jeff Carlson

If you like to sleep at night, stay away from this book!  Jeff Carlson’s pulse-pounding debut novel, Plague Year, has turned the world of science-fiction thrillers completely upside down. The undaunted and unafraid Genre Chick Alethea Kontis dons her hazmat gear and gets extreme with the Bionic Man. *********************** Alethea Kontis:  Plague Year has one of the most terrifying…

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The Future and Me

Right — so I did my very first podcast while Edmund and I were waiting to get into the Green Room Sunday night at Dragon*Con. It was kind of fun, and I didn’t think much about it. (Stephen Cobb said I did a good job, and of course, I didn’t believe him.) The podcast is now live at: http://www.TheFutureAndYou.libsyn.com…

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Miss Nikki and L’il Mo

Don’t look nowI’m fading awayInto the gray of my morningsOr the blues of every night ~Nikki Giovanni (from Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day) I’ve been meaning to write this essay for a while, but things have just been…crazy. Time zones and new carpet and moving offices, Apex parties and family and library readings. Another book edited, another interview…

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Pay it Forward: Vote for Mel!

Get yourself some good karma points — please vote for my dear friend Mel on October 15th. And pass the word along! **************************************************** American Title IV Countdown Begins! I’m very excited to publicly announce that I am one of the ten finalists in the American Title IV contest for my contemporary fantasy novel, Voice of the Bard! American Title…

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