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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In Which Charlie Rules the World

Yes, I am a grown woman who sleeps with a teddy bear. In fact, that teddy bear is so famous, he’s in my professional author bio. “Born in Burlington, Vermont, Alethea makes the best baklava you’ve ever tasted and sleeps with a teddy bear named Charlie.” Today in USA Today’s Happy Ever After Blog, Joyce Lamb interviewed a bunch…

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USA Today Interviews MOI!

In which Robin Covington interviews me for USA Today…today…and I discuss girl power, magic swans, and my undying love for Jude Deveraux. Check it out here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/happyeverafter/2013/09/29/alethea-kontis-interview-hero/2893915/ Release date is TOMORROW! You guys all have your copies of Hero preordered, right? RIGHT???

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In Which Princess Alethea Embraces Ubiquity

I’ve been out of it since Nebula Award weekend. To be fair, I did plan for it. I knew that I would have a week after traveling cross-country to get over whatever I needed to get over before BEA. I did not, of course, plan to lose an entire day (last Thursday is around here SOMEWHERE) and then, you…

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Under the Influence

Tomorrow night is the SFWA Nebula Awards ceremony where the Andre Norton Award will be announced. Only half of the nominees are able to be present (six out of twelve is a pretty good turnout), but it’s definitely going to be a night for me…in particular…to remember. For now, I have one last day of being the shiny, almost-got-it…

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Princess Alethea’s Favorite Historical Romance Novels

Hi, everybody! *waves* Miss me? Now that I’ve finished the first draft of Hero and sent it off, I am free to catch up on ALL THE THINGS, like the link to this article which appeared on USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog (like a month ago), in which I (and a bunch of other big famous authors) shared…

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MoA&A Interview #18: Joyce Lamb

Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website! Today’s interview features one of the most fun women I’ve met this year: Joyce Lamb. You may know Joyce from USA Today’s “Happy Ever After” romance blog, or from her books that have garnered multiple RITA Award nominations (two this year!). I…

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I WIsh It Could Be Halloween Forever

Don’t worry, after this weekend you won’t have to hear much more about AlphaOops: H is for Halloween, because it won’t be Halloween anymore. After this weekend you might not be hearing much from me at all — I have a project all set for NaNoWriMo. You guys are participating too, right? But it’s not Sunday yet, and until…

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