A Day in My Life

You guys want the scoop on the Secret Inner Workings of the Ingram Buyer? I was asked by C. E. Murphy to Guest Blog at Magical Words about just that…and lo and behold, Ingram approved it. Enjoy!!http://magicalwords.net/2008/04/25/really-i-mean-it/guest-blog-alethea-kontis/

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Genre Chick Interview: Stephan Pastis

Who wouldn’t want to know more about a man who visits you every day and hangs out in your kitchen? This month, I cozied happily up to Stephan Pastis, fellow Greek and supertalented creator of the irreverently hilarious comic strip Pearls Before Swine. I had the hardest time trying to find a conference room in which to interview Stephan–it’s…

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Pop

Kevin J. Anderson’s got this popcorn theory of publishing success he’ll share with you, if you can stop him long enough to ask him about it (preferably with a decent microbrew in hand). He says: there are two ways to make popcorn. You can put one kernel in the kettle, put a little bit of oil on it and…

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Beauty & Dynamite!

Hooray!! It’s time to celebrate! Beauty & Dynamite is now up for preorder!It will be released on June 1, 2008.Preorder Beauty & Dynamite from Apex Books here — only $15.95!Check out this gorgeous cover! “Alethea Kontis has already more than proven herself as both a fiction writer and editor, but this collection of non-fiction pieces shows her to be…

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Anything But Foolish

Today is Anne McCaffrey‘s birthday, everyone! The Mistress of Pern is 82 years young today. Woohoo!! Like the rest of the SF world, Mark Newton and I were discussing Arthur C. Clarke over the Ides of March. Not just because he meant so much to the genre, or the world, or our careers, but because each time the world…

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