In Which Alethea Interviews Sharon Shinn for USA Today

I am happy and honored today for two reasons: 1.) that I have the opportunity to interview one of my favorite authors, Sharon Shinn, and 2.) that I get to do it for USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog. The graphic novel publisher First Second is announcing today a collaborative effort between Sharon Shinn and Molly Ostertag called The Painted…

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Princess Alethea, Skype Guinea Pig

I had the singular honor of being the very first Skype Interview for Fast Forward Contemporary Science Fiction yesterday…and we’re already live! Please note, I am SUPER ADORABLE in this interview, and I only say “absolutely” once (on purpose). Also, there is a SUPER SECRET SNEAK PREVIEW of the cover for Trixter…check it out, because you won’t be seeing…

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Princess Alethea On Her Writing Process

My dearly beloved bosom companion Leanna Renee Hieber posted an incredibly fun and insightful interview last Monday about her writing process last week, and then asked if I wouldn’t mind answering the same questions in turn. But of course! And here they are: ************************************ What am I working on? Right now, I’m working on three things at once. I’m…

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Sarah Interviews Princess Alethea

I was recently contacted by a high school student named Sarah K, asking for my answers on a survey she was doing for her English class…she had chosen “authors” as her demographic. I was so intrigued by her questions that I asked if I could post them here, and she said yes. Thanks, Sarah! ********************************* Name: Alethea Kontis Age:…

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 25

Episode 25: “The Marvelous Minstrel” The Marvelous Minstrel…or perhaps the PSYCHOPATH MINSTREL, because seriously…this guy is a jerk. The ASPCA would *not* approve. And, quite frankly, neither do I. Check out Princess Alethea’s Rant about this fairy tale HERE.

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 24

Episode 24: “The Companionship of the Cat and The Mouse”   A fairy tale in which…well…cats will be cats and mice will be mice, and that’s just the way of the world. Check out Princess Alethea’s Rant about this fairy tale HERE.

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School Library Journal Loves HERO

It’s odd for a major review like this to appear so long after the book’s release…but better late than never! Also, I wholeheartedly support comparisons to the TV show Once Upon a Time. Some of us little people should benefit from The Giant Hammer of Disney, right? ************************* KONTIS, Alethea. Hero. Bk. 2. 304p. (Woodcutter Sisters Series). Houghton Harcourt….

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Princess Alethea, Strolling About the Web

Today feels like the TRUE first day of 2014 for me — yesterday was an exhausted flurry of getting Soteria out of the hospital and then working my aunt’s New Years party for 82 hours, so this is my day to jump back in swinging. AND BOY, AM I SWINGING. * First up: I have a blog post today…

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