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The Princess Alethea September 2021 Paper Doll is Revealed!

My dear friend Adriana Bergstrom has made my dream a reality – Princess Alethea Paper Dolls are out in the world! Now available to all of my Patrons at the $5 and up level, each doll/outfit is designed as a PDF, ready for you to print out at home (we recommend using the heaviest paper stock you’ve got). They’re…

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PA Fantastical Journal Series

I’m excited to announce a new line of books under the Alethea Kontis/Princess Alethea publishing umbrella: The PA Fantastical Journal Series! You all know how much I love my journals, and how journaling has been a source of healing for me, especially these past two years. And I have my own publishing company… So WHY ON EARTH did it…

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Review: Not Here to be Liked (NPR)

Michelle Quach’s immensely lovable YA debut Not Here to Be Liked centers on Eliza, who’s just been done out of her dream job as editor of the high school paper by an unqualified but very charming boy. NPR Purchase Not Here to be Liked Click here to read this on NPR Review – Not Here to be Liked –…

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The Best Halloween Gift! 🎃

THE BEST HALLOWEEN GIFT – and a Junior Library Guild Selection! ⭐️🎃⭐️ CLICK to buy AlphaOops: H is for Halloween for a spooky kid today! (PS: That spooky kid can totally be you) *as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases Tweet

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REVIEW: Edie in Between (NPR)

Laura Sibson’s Edie in Between follows our heroine as she learns her own magic and unravels a family mystery. If only we didn’t have to keep yelling at her to stay out of the metaphorical basement. NPR (PS: I re-watched Practical Magic just last night…) Click here to read this on NPR ************************ Review – Edie in Between –…

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The Princess Alethea AUGUST 2021 Paper Doll is Revealed!

My dear friend Adriana Bergstrom has made my dream a reality – Princess Alethea Paper Dolls are out in the world! Now available to all of my Patrons at the $5 and up level, each doll/outfit is designed as a PDF, ready for you to print out at home (we recommend using the heaviest paper stock you’ve got). They’re…

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I Have a Tea Blend, Y’all!

It was brought to my attention that Corpse Coffee’s “The Shroud” tea blend has an auspicious description. For reasons that are me! The Shroud It is rumored that Alethea Haverswaithe (chief archivist of the Cenotaph City Library) has read every journal, play, and myth within the cavernous stacks of that hallowed enclosure. When she settles in to read a…

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EscapePod 796: “One Hundred Seconds to Midnight”

Now available! EscapePod 796: “One Hundred Seconds to Midnight” Author : Lauren Ring Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Tina Connolly “My company, Upper Citadel Insurance, is one of the only insurance providers to include a kaiju damages plan.” LISTEN HERE: https://escapepod.org/2021/08/05/escape-pod-796-one-hundred-seconds-to-midnight/ Tweet

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FREE FICTION: “The Invisible Girl”

1.) “Flash fiction” is REALLY short fiction, usually under 1500 words. A quick read.2.) I wrote this piece during a Fun & Games Salon session with Tempest–click here to join us next time! 3.) If you’ve been following me on social media (specifically Twitter) you know I’ve had a really rough few weeks. But during that time, I sold…

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