SFWA and OSC Signing Pics

I went to NY on Monday afternoon. Came back to DC Tuesday night and went straight to the OSC launch of Pathfinder at the Borders in DC. (I haven’t seen Scott in forever, I wasn’t going to miss that!) Wednesday morning I got up, packed, and that afternoon drove to FGB’s parents’ house near the coast. Of course, I…

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Long Weekend

I’m a child of the Old Generation…I enjoy spending time with the family (even if it’s watching 17 hours of the Cake Boss marathon). I feel like staying on the computer for long stretches of time is kind of rude. So you’ll have to forgive me if the blogging is sporadic until we get back home on Monday–whatever time…

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App Annoyances While Adventuring

Getting my iPhone was a huge technological leap that aided my presence on social networks and the intarwebs in general. One of the great things I had come to rely on while on the road was the WordPress app, from which I could moderate my blog comments, make posts, even include pictures. I use the past tense, because I…

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Still Swimming

Hey! Popped my head above water just to let you know that I’m still working on the book, with a brief pause to work on some Xmas projects, and I’ll be on the bus to NY and the SFWA reception tomorrow. Supposedly the bus has wifi, so if I don’t get too motion sick I might be able to…

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Happy DAPPER Day!

In celebration of today’s release of Jim McCann & Janet Lee’s Return of the Dapper Men, I have changed my profile pics on both Twitter and Facebook to this Dapper version of MOI! Janet drew this last year for the “Diary of a Mad Scientist Garden Gnome” serial (which, like Dapper Men, was *also* inspired by a J.K. Lee…

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Location, Location, Location

Dear writers: when it’s a gray and gloomy day outside, find a place to write that inspires you. Pretend you’re not in your house but instead a villa that you’ve rented for the week. The dishes, the lawn, the errands — those are someone else’s problems. Right now, all you need to worry about is hot coffee/cocoa, a roaring…

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Email and Thanks

In this, the season of Thanksgiving (in the US), let us give thanks to King Fabulous WebMaster Phillip I, who has fixeth the website email form. I notified him of the problem and he wrote me back immediately, telling me that he had discovered what was wrong. As I am Princess Technoidiot, what I gathered from his missive was:…

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Princess Alethea’s Magical Elixir

New reviews are up in my column at Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show! Title: Warrior Wisewoman 3 Editor: Roby James EAN: 9781607620617 I’ll admit, when I first received this book and looked at the title, I was slightly concerned that I was getting into part three of a Conan-style fantasy that I hadn’t dived into before . . . but…

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The Adventures of Backwards Girl

My favorite teacher in high school, Mr. Jon Stafford, taught AP U.S. and European History. I didn’t do very well in history (love kings & queens; hate war & politics), but I looked forward to his class every single day. In addition to our classroom texts, Mr. Stafford had us read Upton Sinclair and Voltaire. He was also a…

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Sale: SUNDAY (the novel) to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Here it is, everybody, the big announcement you’ve been waiting for! It’s official: my debut novel SUNDAY has been bought by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for publication! From Publisher’s Lunch: NYT bestselling co-author Alethea Kontis’s Young Adult novel debut, SUNDAY, about the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter, youngest sister to the other six days of the weeks, who writes…

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