ICYMI: February 2018

Happy March, everyone!


I had three releases in February. Did you get them all?

Feb 2018 3 Releases

I also did a quick interview with Literary Escapism that went live at the 11th hour right before Coastal Magic Con…you might have missed this one, because I almost missed it myself! Click here to check it out.

In the wake of Coastal Magic, I’ll be catching up on a lot this week, including essays and goodies for my Patrons. I am only $150 away from hitting my next Milestone Goal! (Which includes EXCLUSIVE PRESENTS FOR EVERYONE, BTW) Won’t you help me get there? Even a $1 pledge gets you access to exclusive content!

Support Your Local Princess today!


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On Reviewing Books

Amazon Review Meme by Alethea Kontis

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Trix & the Faerie Queen NOW AVAILABLE!

Adventure Awaits!






Looking for a signed & personalized copy of the book in paperback or hardcover? Click on over to Princess Alethea’s Storenvy and preorder yours today!

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You Know It’s All About The FLASH MOB

I was late for my STAR meeting today because there was a Flash Mob at my B&N (West Melbourne, FL) — where I normally go to get some work done beforehand. Needless to say, I didn’t do much this morning.

But that’s TOTALLY OKAY, because I got to take this video instead, and talk to some great teens from local high schools. YOU GUYS ROCK!

Because, you know…it’s all about the books. START READING!

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AK BooksWhat could be a more perfect gift this holiday than one of Alethea Kontis’s beautiful books, signed & personalized by Princess Alethea herself?

Signed & Personalized Books are now available on my Storenvy page, directly from my personal inventory.

Titles include: Enchanted, Hero, Dearest, Trixter, Tales of Arilland, AlphaOops, and The Wonderland Alphabet

I even have a few of the original Apex editions of Beauty & Dynamite — for serious collectors only.


Available throughout the holidays…or while supplies last…so act fast!

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The 2013 YA Summer Reading Flowchart

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The Young Adult Summer Reading Flowchart

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Bundles of Books Interview

Good morning, everyone!

Today I’m popping by the Bundles of Books blog to have tea and chat with Sam about life, the universe and everything YA.

Be sure to click over and read my lovely interview! (My interviews are always lovely. Besides, I might be talking about you.)


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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Enters Bankruptcy Process

Yes, one of my publishers did just enter a Chapter 11 bankruptcy for about 3 billion dollars. You can read the New York Times article about it here.

What I remember from working in publishing back in the day, back when Houghton Mifflin and Harcourt were two separate companies, is that their scholarly divisions (all those anthologies you had to read for English class) outweighed their trade by quite a lot of titles, and scholarly divisions are typically a Giant Mess. [UPDATE: apparently the scholarly divisions weren’t too bad; it was the tiny digital company who bought them that added to the fray… As you can see, this is a complicated subject.]

All that aside, the trade books division of (now) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a very strong trade books division, including titles like The Lord of the Rings and The Princess Bride. My little fairy tale is in very good company.

Chapter 11 is a restructuring…and while $3 billion is a lot to restructure, it’s not impossible. Some of you may have visions of Dorchester dancing in your heads, but don’t. Remain calm. HMH is going to pull through this, I am sure. And so will Enchanted. Please continue to purchase the book and audiobook (Brilliance Audio is doing just fine!) and move about your day as if nothing happened.

That’s what I’m doing.

[UPDATE post on the HMH Bankruptcy here.]



Please note: The Enchanted hardcover is the only title I have under the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt umbrella. The Enchanted audiobook, the AlphaOops books, and The Wonderland Alphabet are all with other publishers. I encourage you to please order books from these publishers (if you haven’t already) to support my writing. I have some handy-dandy links for you right here:

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Amazon Affiliate Links

Dear friends and family:

If you order any of my books off Amazon, please use these links. As part of the Amazon Associates program, I get a (very small) kickback from advertising fees. I turn that $$ into Amazon Gift Cards, which I use to purchase more inventory to have on hand while I travel (in case the bookstores don’t…which does happen).

While you’re there, please hit the “Like” button, or add a review!

I have updated all the links on the Books page, so if you can’t find this post, you can always find that page from my Bibliography tab.


Enchanted (hardcover)

Enchanted (audiobook)

AlphaOops: The Day Z Went First (hardcover)

AlphaOops: The Day Z Went First (paperback)

AlphaOops: H is for Halloween  (hardcover)

AlphaOops: H is for Halloween  (midi hardcover)

The Wonderland Alphabet

Elemental (SF anthology)

The Dark-Hunter Companion

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Ann Patchett, On Parnassus

If you did not happen to see The Colbert Report last night, click here and fast forward about 15 minutes to see Ann Patchett knock one out of the park for brick-and-mortar bookstores. WELL DONE, ANN!

Here’s the link to Go buy something.

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