Arilland Easter Eggs

Enchanted by Alethea KontisFor fans of the Woodcutters looking to find more tidbits and trivia about the fairy tale world of Arilland — you have come to the right place!


The Books of Arilland — Complete list including the Woodcutter Sisters series, The Trix Adventures, and short stories (plus reading order)


Click here for editorial reviews and an excerpt from Chapter One of Enchanted.

Click here for reviews and an excerpt from Hero.

Click here for reviews and an excerpt from Dearest


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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Rants

Princess Alethea reads deleted scenes from Enchanted…and more!

The Enchanted Audiobook Trailer (written & edited by Alethea Kontis, narrated by Katherine Kellgren)Hero Paperback Cover



“The Unicorn Hunter” — still my favorite short story ever, about the origin of the princess you may know as “Snow White.”

“Hero Worship” — the saga of Little Red Riding Hood’s fan letters to Jack Woodcutter

“Blood from Stone” — the origin story of “Fitcher’s Bird” (aka “Bluebeard”), based on the real-life story of murderer Gilles de Rais. (PG-13)

“Blood & Water” — a retelling of Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid”, only she’s a vampire. And there are pirates. (Must purchase the issue of IGMS to read) (PG-13)



An Interview with Sunday Woodcutter — hosted by Treasured Tales for Young Adults

An Interview with Saturday Woodcutter — hosted by I Smell Sheep

“The Princess Formerly Known as Snow White”



Read about the Real Peter Woodcutter, my brother West.

Dearest, coming Feb 3, 2015Read about the Real Princess Monday, my sister Cherie.

The Adam Ezra Easter Egg

The Luzon “Bleeding Hearts” birds

How Princess Alethea Accidentally Formed a Brute Squad and Got an Advance Reader Copy of Enchanted Pulled Down off of eBay

In which Canadian Bookseller Mocha Latte reveals the cover for Enchanted…and notes its incredible similarity to another YA novel cover. (For the record, it *is* the same girl, in the same dress, from the same photographer. My cover was subsequently changed, and the black “corset” lace was photoshopped off the dress.)

“Bibbity Bobbity Byes” — the original blog from 2004 that was my impetus for thinking about the Cinderella story in a different way



The announcement of the sale of ENCHANTED (which was called “Sunday” at the time)

The announcement of the sale of HERO and BELOVED (now called DEAREST), the next two books in the Woodcutter Sisters series. (Saturday and Friday, respectively.)