February Roundup

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Here’s what happened over on Patreon in February:

ADVENTURE LEVEL (known for 5 seconds as the “Holiday Card Level.”)

— #SmileMail Monday

— #FriendlyFriday

— New Narrations: EscapePod Episode #666

— First Quarter NPR Review Links

— Happy Book Birthday ONCE UPON A STAR!

—  IGMS 67: The Antepenultimate Issue (feat. Alethea x 2)

Essay Level

—  “This is My Brain on Poetry”

Exclusive Level

—  “Dialla Saves the World” —  original flash fiction

Sneak Peek Level

— Top Secret Promo Video

— “Witch’s Star” from the upcoming Do Not Go Quietly anthology (the super nerdy “Heroic Octave Crown” poem, where each connected verse is also an acrostic. I LOVED WORKING ON THIS PROJECT SO MUCH!)

Treasure Box Level

— A CD of Adam Ezra’s new solo album Find a Way!

THANK YOU ever and always for supporting me and my work! I couldn’t do it without you!


~Princess Alethea

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OSC’s IGMS: Issue 67

I’m in this month’s IGMS twice! My romantic wolf tale “Sweetheart Come,” and my narration of Leah Cypess‘s beautiful “The Cost of Wonder.”

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Some of you may have heard that June will be the last issue of IGMS. As someone who has been part of the IGMS team since its inception, I have feelings about this. I’ll try to post an essay on Patreon about it soon.


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New Release: ONCE UPON A STAR ⭐️

Once Star FINAL

I am so excited to announce that our next ONCE UPON anthology, ONCE UPON A STAR, is now LIVE! Best of all, it’s specially priced for release week for just $0.99!! That’s right, all 14 stories for just a dollar…starring my long-awaited SF tale ““!

From the bestselling authors of the award-winning Once Upon Anthologies, the next fabulous volume is here! Revisit your favorite faerie tales, masterfully retold in science fiction settings with delightful, and sometimes chilling, twists. These fourteen tales will entertain and inspire you, and you’ll never see your favorite faerie tales quite the same way again. Grab your copy of Once Upon A Star, and don’t forget the other anthologies –Once Upon A Curse, Once Upon A Kiss, and Once Upon A Quest–for more magical retellings!

Get Once Upon a Star now, at these fine retailers!

Amazon US

Amazon UK






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January Roundup

Here’s what happened over on Patreon in January:$1 Level (I’m going to start calling this the Holiday Card Level, since I send cards to EVERYONE in December, for sure. Make sure Sarah and I have your mailing address!)

#SmileMail Monday


Birthday Camera Fund Announcement (this is still live if you want to jump in!)

Essay Level

“On the Promise of Short Stories”

Exclusive Level

“Interview with Alexia” video #5 (final episode–I love that girl!)

Sneak Peek Level

“” from the upcoming Once Upon a Star anthology

Treasure Box Level

— SCBWI swag: stickers, postcards, bookmarks, cards from all the illustrators displaying their portfolios at the conference!

THANK YOU ever and always for supporting me and my work–you all literally make my life worth living. I couldn’t do it without you!


~Princess Alethea

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Princess Alethea’s 2018 Publications

2018 Releases

Besphinxed — YA paranormal rom com, original short novel/novella set in the Nocturne Falls Universe

“The Goblin and the Treasure” — original fantasy adventure, featured in the Once Upon a Quest anthology

The Glass Mountain: A Tale of Arilland — fairy tale chapbook (story originally featured in 2017’s Once Upon a Kiss anthology)

The Unicorn Hunter: A Tale of Arilland — fairy tale chapbook (story originally featured in 2011’s Demons anthology)

Beauty and Dynamite — memoir (revised edition, Kindle only. Originally published in 2007)

Get these (and more) inscribed and autographed!

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SNEAK PEEK: The Seal Woman’s Tale

Patrons pledging $20 and up have SNEAK PEEK access to a new fairy tale by MOI — “The Seal Woman’s Tale” :

And yes, it does tie into Arilland. But only Sneak Peekers can ask me how…

Become a Patron of the Princess today!

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The Wonderful World of Alethea Kontis

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Want to see the latest joke or adventure?

Want to hear a great story?

Want to buy the princess a coffee?

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Let’s connect on social media!

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Happy October! 🍁


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Princess Adventures: DragonCon 2018

A new episode in The Princess Adventures has been posted — READ IT HERE.

“Dragon Con 2018. Sunday. The day I didn’t win yet another award…”

So much happened on the Sunday of Dragon Con that I had to break it into two parts. This is Part One: The Dragon Awards.

By the time I’ve finished chronicling this year’s Dragon Con, I will have written around 10,000 words. But you know what? I’M GLAD. I’m glad because I am able to process and chronicle this year’s amazing convention and all the magical things that happened to me. Magical things happen every year, but until now I have never had the time (or made the time) to tackle this assignment and see it all the way to the end.

I always give myself some sort of ridiculous arbitrary time limit, but my Dragon Con Report was never going to be done the week after Dragon–I should have never expected it to be. Nor should I put such pressure on myself in the future. Because now that it’s almost done, I feel…whole again. Well, almost whole.

There are still all those storm chasing diary entries and photos…

I’ve released these Princess Adventures to all my Patrons at the $1 Level and up. I do this because it is my main source of income. Funding these adventures has to come from somewhere!



Princess Alethea

DragonCon 2018 Sunday Part One

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Yes, ACTUAL George Lucas

…because that’s just how it goes when you adventure with this Princess.

Read the full story here:

DragonCon Thursday with George Lucas

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