Princess Alethea and the Power of Words

As promised, here is the small speech I gave at the World Book Night Givers Reception last night at Gum Springs Library. xox ********************** “Words have power.” This phrase was said by Mama Woodcutter to her youngest daughter Sunday, in my novel Enchanted. Words have power. We all know this to be true…of course, in my book, I took…

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Leanna Renee Hieber & Alethea Kontis @ KGB, March 20th

FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present: Leanna Renee Hieber is an actress, playwright and author of Gothic, Gaslamp Fantasy series such as the Strangely Beautiful saga, the Magic Most Foul saga and the upcoming Eterna Files series for Tor. She is a four time Prism Award winner and her Strangely Beautiful saga is…

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Lady Jane’s Salon

For those who aren’t familiar with the AWESOMENESS that is Lady Jane’s Salon, this Popular Romance article (and really great accompanying video) gives a fabulous overview of the venue and a sampling of some of the authors they’ve had perform there (including my dearest friends Leanna Renee Hieber and Dianna Love). Lady Jane’s Salon from Laurie Kahn on Vimeo….

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Audio: “Sol Asleep”

This month’s audio offering is over at Apex Magazine — my reading of Naomi Libicki’s “Sol Asleep.” It’s a far-future tale of a young girl’s…well…insomnia. Among other things. I love doing these podcasts. I love the challenge. I love pushing myself to try new things. And I love the honor of performing really great material. Jason’s just sent me…

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“Dracula’s Winkie” Live Performance from Mo*Con V

Yes, yes…I’m still cleaning up & captioning pictures and thinking about how to sum up my thoughts into a post-Mo*Con post. In the meantime, to tide you over, here is a recording of our now-infamous live reading of Greg “Funky Werepig” Hall’s “Dracula’s Winkie.” (Performers: Alethea Kontis, Greg Hall, R. Scott McCoy) If you still find yourself with free…

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Red Qweens & Free Cookies!

FRIDAY!FRIDAY! FRIDAY! That’s right, York PA’s FIRST FRIDAY event this March 5th will be featuring some spectacular events (see a complete list here), including special appearances at the York Emporium by local poet Barbara DeCesare and yours truly Princess Alethea Kontis! We will be “performing” this night…and I happen to have an almost-finished copy of AlphaOops: H is for…

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