Episode 21: In Which Princess Alethea Rants about the Grimms’ fairy tale “Sweetheart Roland”…a title which is annoying in itself, since this fairy tale isn’t even *about* Roland. It’s about the girl who loves him.
NYT bestselling author Alethea Kontis is a princess, a storm chaser, and a geek. Author of over 20 books and 40 short stories, Alethea has received the Scribe Award, the Garden State Teen Book Award, and won the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award twice! She has also been twice nominated for both the Andre Norton Nebula and the Dragon Award. When not writing or storm chasing, Alethea narrates stories for multiple award-winning online magazines and contributes regular YA book reviews to NPR. Born in Vermont, Alethea currently resides on the Space Coast of Florida with her teddy bear, Charlie.
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You’ve given me a story idea! Now I want to write the shepherd’s sequel. TOO MANY PROJECTS! If you don’t mind me asking, what do you do when you have new ideas, but you need to focus on your current project?
Also, Howl’s Moving Castle is awesome. I’m re-listening to it right now, actually!
Thanks for another fairytale rant!