Princess Alethea’s Magical Elixir

My new (and final) review column is up at IGMS. It’s been a wonderful four years of reviewing — thank you all so much for reading! Title: Darkbeast Author: Morgan Keyes EAN: 9781442442054 I had the pleasure of interviewing Morgan Keyes in July during my yearly Month of Author & Artists. In doing the requisite digging for her bio,…

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Princess Alethea Answers 11 Questions

Catherine Gracey contacted me via Ye Olde Facebook and asked if I wouldn’t mind answering 11 Questions for her “Catherine Asks” blog. Well, sure! Why not? So I did. And now I’m telling you about them They’re not the questions you might expect, so they’re not the answers you might expect either. Curious? Well, you’ll just have to pop…

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Small Business Saturday 2012

Hello, lovely friends! It’s that time of year again — SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY. That day in which you can put your money where your mouth is and support those small, local folks who are busting their rump to make a living against the Giant Chain Stores that sponsor Black Friday. I started my Saturday early yesterday, and shopped at…

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AK Video Interview with Buzzy Media

The great (and sometimes horrible) thing about the internet is that it’s forever. I did this interview with Jean Marie Ward for Buzzy Media back at the Adam Ezra Concert that kicked off my giant three-week-long book tour back in May. It’s neat to think about how much has happened since then…and to look at myself and think, “Wow,…

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Surprise Art!

Sneak attack! I have a surprise post over at the Waterworld Mermaids today — Kerri Mermaid wasn’t feeling well, so I jumped in the pond to debut some NEW ART that I worked on last week. That’s right! I said NEW ART. BY ME! But you have to click here to see it. (And you better tell me how…

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Princess Monday

Happy Monday, everyone! This is a very special Monday, as it’s also the birthday of my beautiful older sister Cherie, the inspiration for Monday Woodcutter. People always ask authors if any of their characters are based on real people. As a general rule, the characters in books are always based on some facet of the author him/herself. But sometimes,…

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Codename: Dancer Trailer

I’ve been hanging on to this because I wanted to make sure I shared it with you guys — it’s the book trailer for my friend Amanda Brice‘s middle grade novel Codename: Dancer: A Dani Spevak Mystery. TELL me this doesn’t look supercute. Such a great video!!! I love the little icon people and Dani’s voice over.  She’s got…

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Pick A Letter, Any Letter

  Google Alerts sent me to this really great review of The Wonderland Alphabet over at GEEKS OF DOOM. The review is gushing…which is ALWAYS nice…but the reviewer chooses J as her favorite poem. Which is funny, because when I first wrote the poetry for Janet’s art show, J was my favorite too. I do not fear the ticking…

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Writing Tips

During this frantic NaNoWriMo season, I wanted to share some wonderful writing tips from famous writers (from the Timesoak blog compilation): Roald Dahl: “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” Agatha Christie:…

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Pop Quiz, Hotshot

Because the internet is not rife enough with silliness, YOU TOO CAN PLAY THE ALETHEA KONTIS QUIZ GAME ON IMDB! How well do you know Alethea’s career in films and television? Here’s your chance to find out! It’s really tough because there are ONLY TWO QUESTIONS. (And the TV show I did when I was 8 is not listed.)…

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