Friday Bonus!

Happy Friday, everyone! A special bonus for you folks today (and for Mom, in case she doesn’t see this until Saturday) — I have been asked to do some narration for Cast of Wonders! So, from time to time, you’ll be able to pop on and hear me read a fabulous young adult fantasy story handpicked by some very…

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The Pros and Cons of Princesshood

Musician Jonah Knight and I met at this year’s Mysticon in Roanoke. I immediately fell in love with Jonah after finding out that he wrote a musical score for James Maxey’s novel Nobody Gets the Girl. Jonah reciprocated this awkward affection by offering me a feature spot on his “Pros & Cons” podcast with Mikey Mason. “Pros & Cons”…

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Happy Christmas Workshop Episode 43

In the midst of the traveling and the three Christmasses I didn’t have the chance to post about this yesterday — part two of the fabulous Roundtable Podcast that started with the 20-minute interview. Now, we get into the much longer, nitty-gritty of live-workshopping a fellow author’s work in progress… ************ Alethea Kontis – author of the award-winning “Enchanted“,…

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Once and Future Princess

This week I had the privilege of being featured on my good friend Anton Strout’s “The Once and Future Podcast.” We got very writerly in our discussion — folks looking to hear about the struggles of writing life…and writing sequels…and writing under stress…and writing while over committed…will LOVE this one. Just click on the image below! This week I…

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The Princess Pendragon

This week, Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre makes a guest appearance on the genre ladies podcast Pendragon Variety (Episode 32). The tale they’ve chosen to feature as an Editor Favorite is “The Giant & the Tailor.” I must say these ladies and their tales amuse me greatly. This particular podcast starts out with a pretty fabulous “That’s what she…

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 20

Episode 20: “Mother Hulda” (7:18) Mother Hulda, or Frau Holle, is possibly the goddess of Hell, a goddess of marriage, and/or goddess of the weather. Prompted by a footnote in my book, I looked up Mother Hulde on Wikipedia: The legend itself, as it was eventually passed to the Grimm Brothers, originates from oral traditions in Central Germany in…

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 19

Episode 19: “The Three Spinners” (6:11) I’d almost say this tale was a retelling, if I hadn’t read it from The Brothers Grimm with my own eyes. “The Three Spinners” is a…well..spin on “Rumplestiltskin,” starring a girl as clever as she is lazy. I won’t give away any spoilers, but I have a feeling that my romance writer friends…

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Princess Elsewhere

Today’s my day to blog over at Waterworld Mermaids — the topic is dialogue. If you have the time and inclination, please hop on over and share whatever insight you have! * Also, my post-apocalyptic dystopian SF story “The Unicorn Tree” has been podcasted over at Cast of Wonders. The story was originally published in the Zero Gravity anthology…

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 17

Episode 17: “The White Snake” (9:35) Whenever I read this type of story I always wonder who it was that first ate a white snake and realized he could suddenly hear animals speak. For that matter, I would love to see a fairy tale version of Chopped. “In your entree basket: “Whole duck, leg of Horse, White Snake, and…

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