The Golden Band (7th Grade Edition)

There are authors I know who say they would rather die than ever show their first attempt at a novel to the world. I am not one of these authors. In the Fall of 1987, my English teacher decided that she wanted our class to write in a journal every day. I did not like this teacher and decided…

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A Princess by Any Other Name

Today over at the Waterworld Mermaid lagoon, I’m talking about name pronunciation…specifically, my own. This has been a very harrowing six weeks, and having people call me by the wrong name for that long is possibly the reason for the migraine I’m currently having. How badly has YOUR name ever been mangled? Tell me all about it HERE. I’m…

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The Publicity Machine Rolls On

Those following on Facebook (and sometimes Twitter) know that right now publicity for the paperback of Enchanted is the LAST thing on my mind right now, as my niece undergoes a very dangerous heart surgery up in Burlington, VT. But, as my very wise and significantly more published friends have reminded me, the publishing machine does not stop for…

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HeroesCon 2013

Wait…you thought BEA was the end?  This weekend I’ll be sitting pretty in Artists Alley at HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC. Kids 12 and under get in free! Please stop by if you’re in the area, my table is AA-2004 (on the outside edge toward the back–click the link for a map). I’m not scheduled on…

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Nine Minutes of Awesome

Hey, Mom– I know you couldn’t be in NY for my Books of Wonder panel on Wednesday, but THAT’S OKAY, because one of my lovely new friends from MISTI-Con was brilliant enough to record me introducing myself, my love of fairy tales, and my summary of Enchanted. It’s nine minutes of Princess Alethea Awesomeness! (And for something I threw…

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My Hero, Sarah Beth Durst

My dear awards-sister, Sarah Beth Durst, has already devoured her ARC of HERO and has this to say: “I loved HERO. It’s the kind of book that makes you smile from the inside out.–Sarah Beth Durst, author of Vessel How wonderful!  I’m all aglow. Thank you, Sarah!!!

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Do Not Miss This

I posted a Very Important Essay on the Waterworld Mermaids site today called “How to Lose an Award Without Losing Your Mind.” All you folks who were there with me (in body and spirit) the night of the Nebula Awards — you’re not going to want to miss this one. It’s personal. Which means it’s a good one. xox

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