What’s Love Got to Do With It?

When it rains it pours. I should know by now that the minute I get home and prepped for NaNoWriMo, I suddenly find myself with multiple meetings and podcast interviews and guest blogs to share. Apres moi, le deluge! Today, for example, two of my fabulous essays have gone live. The first: My now-infamous monthly blog post on the…

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“Blood from Stone” now live at Apex Magazine

Issue #43 of Apex Magazine is now live! Featuring: Fiction “Blood from Stone” by Alethea Kontis “Labyrinth” by Mari Ness “Relic” by Jeffrey Ford Nonfiction “Blood on Vellum: Notes from the Editor-in-Chief” by Lynne M. Thomas “You’re Not Supposed to Write That: Taboos in Speculative Fiction” by Vylar Kaftan “An Interview with Alethea Kontis” by Maggie Slater Click the…

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The Princess and the Unicorns

A few years ago — 2009 to be exact — I decided I was going to bring the unicorn back. I missed it. Not as something to bastardize or make fun of, but the honest-to-god legendary immortal being of magnificence and power. I remember reading all sorts of historical books about unicorns when I was a teenager, so I…

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In Which Sarah Peduzzi Interviews Me

Sarah Peduzzi, lovely and sweet blog editor over at Apex Book Company, dropped me a line about a week and a half ago asking if I’d be willing to do a guest post for the site. Jason Sizemore was the very first person in the world to professionally publish my writing (all the book reviews I’d done for the…

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Darkness and Valentines

Know what people love to get for Valentine’s Day? Flowers. The problem with flowers, though, is that they’re only beautiful for a short period of time. You have to make sure they have fresh water, trim off the dead buds, and then finally toss the whole kit & caboodle in your trash can and scrub the mold out of…

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Fascinating New Things

As Murphy’s punishment for staying off the internet yesterday and cleaning the house (like the Fairy Goddaughters’ rooms weren’t punishment enough), I missed a couple of Fascinating New Things: 1.) There’s a new Llamas with Hats episode. I’m guessing I was probably the only one who didn’t Tweet about it, but here’s the link in case you missed it….

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Your Saturday Halloween Happiness

Does it get any happier than this? Ryan Sizemore–son of Apex book luminary Jason Sizemore–age 3, loves his copy of AlphaOops: H is for Halloween. What a cutie! It’s been far too long since I’ve had a chance to hang with the Sizemore Brood. Want to send me a picture of you & AlphaOops? Email me at akontis —…

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HCH<$10 Today Only!

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Halloween-o-philes & spooky story aficionados — HARLAN COUNTY HORRORS IS AVAILABLE FOR ONLY $9.57 TODAY ONLY. That’s what, the price of two Starbucks Frappuccinos? If you already have your copy, now’s the time to get one for that destitute book-loving friend you have that’s been hit hard by this economy. (Nowadays, we all have at least…

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