Enchanted Banter

A lovely YouTube review for Enchanted from Bookshelf Banter! Kallie’s running an Enchanted ARC giveaway on her site that ENDS TODAY, so if you want a piece of the action you better get your bootie on over there to enter!

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The Adventures of Supermermaid #1

Today is my blog day over at the Waterworld Mermaids, and I’m talking about my very first experience behind a table at a comic book convention–at HeroesCon just this past weekend! ********************** I am a comic book geek, dyed in the wool from the tender age when I could lift my first Archie Comics Digest. Casey and I loved…

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Once and Future Princess

This week I had the privilege of being featured on my good friend Anton Strout’s “The Once and Future Podcast.” We got very writerly in our discussion — folks looking to hear about the struggles of writing life…and writing sequels…and writing under stress…and writing while over committed…will LOVE this one. Just click on the image below! This week I…

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Wonderland: My Favorite Bit

Where do you go to find decent fiction to read? When I’ve asked people this question lately, their answer is most often John Scalzi’s “The Big Idea.” In the footsteps of that fabulous Idea, my dear friend Mary Robinette Kowal has launched a feature on her blog called “My Favorite Bit.” In lieu of asking authors the age-old question…

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Four Fathers

Dos Equis is so wrong: my father, George Kontis, is the most interesting man in the world. He’s great at parties and can talk to anyone. He speaks a little bit of every language on the planet. He tells the best jokes. He gives a tiara manly swagger. And he is the best storyteller EVER. Papa Woodcutter was a…

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Sci-Fi Saturday @ York Emporium

What are you doing this weekend? Well, if you live within a 100-mile radius of York, PA, you should be coming to see the esteemed Lawrence Schoen and me at the York Emporium on Sci-Fi Saturday! Much geekery will abound, ALL DAY LONG. Please join us! Here is a handy flyer for your reminding pleasure: I hope to have…

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Music Monday (Fairy Tale Edition)

Every Monday while I’m on book tour for Enchanted, I’m going to share a fun music video that features love, fairy tales, magic, or my inspirations. Today’s song is “Fable” by Robert Miles. Those fans of the 1998 fairy tale classic Ever After may recognize this song from the film’s trailer…but it was lamentably not included in the soundtrack….

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All Things “If”

A while back, I was contacted by Susan Bertram from www.allthingsif.org because I had mentioned in a blog post that Rudyard Kipling’s “If” was one of my favorite poems of all time. The poem was quoted in “See How They Run,” a British farce we performed at Spring Valley High School. My French Grandmother had a set of Rudyard…

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AlphaOops: IN A MUSEUM

From TimeOut Chicago Kids: It’s no secret that children’s books contain some of the world’s finest art. The illustrations and paintings might not hang next to Seurat, Degas or O’Keefe, but this summer they’re darn close, thanks to a nifty new exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago: “Told and Retold.” Located in the Art Institute of Chicago’s always-free…

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Lunch Money @ CCPL

If you have children and don’t know about the band Lunch Money, you should really get on that. Here’s a video I took of Lunch Money performing “Going to the Library” at the Charleston Public Library on May 30th. It was so awesome to finally see them play LIVE!!

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