Which Book Should I Read First?

I often get asked, “Alethea, which of your books should I start with?” This is a legitimate question. I’ve published a LOT of stuff. It’s too easy to tell you to jump in anywhere, but you can! Whatever you like and however you’re feeling that day…whatever strikes your fancy. Just go for it. However, some folks need more guidance….

EXPLORE

Women Running From Houses Launch Party

Our Gothic Horror Zoom panel on the occasion of the release of Castle of Horror Anthology Vol. 4: Women Running from Houses, a collection of Gothic-themed horror stories! MANW Highlights:24:30 — Leanna Renee Hieber introduces her story “Sea-Found.”44:20 — Alethea introduces her story “A Poor Man’s Roses.”49:30 — Q&A begins56:00 — Gothic Fiction Show & Tell1:16:00 — Alethea discusses…

EXPLORE

Who are the #MakeArtNotWar Collective?

Members of the Make Art Not War Collective: K. Tempest Bradford (Twitter/IG/News/Patreon/Tips)Nivair H. GabrielLeanna Renee Hieber (Twitter/IG/News)Alethea Kontis (Twitter/IG/News/Patreon/Tips)Stina Leicht (Twitter/Patreon)Shveta Thakrar (Twitter/IG/News)Monica Valentinelli (Twitter/IG/News/Patreon) Have you heard the podcast? Tempest, Alethea, Shveta, Stina, and Monica talk about Make Art Not War on ORIGINALITY, Episode 28. The MANW Collective was inspired by Monica Valentinelli’s Make Art Not War Challenge…

EXPLORE

#PictureGame: “Ghost Star”

The rules of Tempest’s #PictureGame are simple: Choose a picture and give yourself a moment to think about it. Set the timer for 15 minutes. Then start writing and don’t stop until the timer goes off.  You never know what may happen. At the very least, you’ll have a fun bit of flash to share with your friends. At…

EXPLORE

in conversation with Christopher Paolini

New York Times bestselling author Alethea Kontis sits down with New York Times bestselling author Christopher Paolini (Eragon) to discuss his upcoming release from Tor–To Sleep in a Sea of Stars–his first adult novel. (For TN Southern Festival of Books)

EXPLORE

WATCH: The Skeleton Hour

With Alethea Kontis is the fabulous Linda Addison, Luis Urrea, Gaby Triana, and Josh Malerman, featuring Jonathan Maberry as moderator. These leading voices in contemporary fiction share a TOC in the anthology DON’T TURN OUT THE LIGHTS!

EXPLORE

In Conversation with Kit Rocha

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Alethea Kontis sits down with New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kit Rocha (duo Donna Herren and Bree Bridges) to discuss their upcoming release from Tor–Deal with the Devil–a fabulous novel about post-apocalyptic life and mercenary librarians. This panel was presented by the 2020 Southern Festival of Books for…

EXPLORE