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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Award-Winning Princess

Well, I may not have come home from California with the Norton, but I’m still an Award-Winning author. Here I am with Plot Bunny…and my Apex Readers Choice Award for “Blood From Stone”! If you still haven’t checked out “Blood From Stone”, you can read it for free here: http://www.apex-magazine.com/blood-from-stone/

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Princess in Curlers

Dear Mom– I’m writing this one for you, since you’re the most avid reader of my blog…and the real reason I’ve kept it going all these years. I’m sitting here in the hotel room in San Jose with Mary Robinette, waiting for my curlers to set before I put on the big fancy white awards ballgown (thank you for…

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Another TOP TEN for Enchanted!

From the YALSA website: Happy Celebrate Teen Literature Day! Every year, YALSA sponsors this event, which “seeks to showcase some award-winning authors and books in the genre, as well as highlight librarians’ expertise in connecting teens with books and other reading materials.” Celebrate Teen Literature Day is when the Teen Read Week website is launched … and when the…

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E is for ENCORE!

Once again — not to be outdone, the ENCHANTED audiobook, read by the lovely Katherine Kellgren has been nominated for a 2012 Audie Award! “Teen” is a super tough category this year. The nominees are: **Enchanted, by Alethea Kontis, Narrated by Katherine Kellgren, Brilliance Audio. **The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green, Narrated by Kate Rudd, Brilliance Audio….

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ENCHANTED Nominated for the 2012 Andre Norton Award

I’ve been hoping and wishing and praying for this moment since I bought four boxes of books from my friend back in 2004. Now, it’s official. ENCHANTED has made the final ballot for the 2012 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. I…I don’t even know what to say. Except maybe “thank you” to all the…

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YALSA 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults

From the YALSA site: Each year, YALSA presents the Best Fiction for Young Adults list after ALA’s Midwinter Meeting. This year’s list of 102 books was drawn from 200 official nominations. The books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The list comprises a wide range of genres and…

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Miss Andre and The Norton Award

(This blog is part of the SFWA Norton Award Blog Tour.) ************* I don’t really get nervous speaking in front of crowds anymore. Public speaking is one of those skills that can be exceptionally difficult to learn, but well worth braving that initial terror to get to the other side. The biggest benefit is that when someone in an…

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On the Gelett Burgess Award

I received more shiny golden stickers in the mail for the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award — those of you who see me in person can get one to add to your copy of Enchanted! — and I was curious about the symbol they used, so I asked about it. Here was the response from the Gelett Burgess Center:…

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Princess Alethea, Team USA

My Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award arrived in the mail today. It’s a medal. An honest-to-god medal. I feel like I just won the Olympics!!! (And yes, I did bite it. I just didn’t take a picture of that…)

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