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REVIEW: Like Other Girls (NPR)

In ‘Like Other Girls,’ You Can Be — And Play — Whatever You Want. Even Football. • Britta Lundin’s Like Other Girls follows Mara, a hot-tempered 6’2″ high school sports star who’s booted from basketball for brawling, but finds a new life and a new way of being on the football field. NPR Review – Like Other Girls –…

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Feeling Lost?

Roses in Amber by Catie Murphy

Sometimes books can be a literal escape, not just a figurative one. Our critic Alethea Kontis recommends three fantasy novels that helped her along the way as she escaped an abusive relationship. (NPR) As someone who virtually grew up in the publishing industry — and someone whose mentors include Andre Norton and Jane Yolen — it’s difficult to admit that I read almost…

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Princess Alethea Paper Dolls!

This is something I’ve wanted to do forever, and thanks to my dear friend Adriana Bergstrom, my dream is now a reality! Princess Alethea Paper dolls are now available to all of my Patrons at the $5 and up level! Each one is designed as a PDF, ready for you to print out at home (we recommend using the…

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NEW: Alethea & Tempest’s Writing Salon!

The Fun & Games “unworkshops” that Tempest and I hosted this winter/spring were a success in more ways than one. Not only did we have a lot of fun playing the games, some of us were able to get a story seed or two out of them! Some created our own games! Some of us put words on paper…

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The Trix Adventures

I’m always hesitant to recommend the Trix books to my fans, since Trix’s adventures parallel the Woodcutter Sisters series. And until THAT series isn’t finished (click here to read why), THIS trilogy can’t be properly tied up. But Trix and Lizinia are still two of my favorite characters of all time, and these award-nominated books are still wonderful and…

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Tribute to a Fallen Officer: Police Honor Escort from Lubbock to Amarillo, Texas

Today was a storm chasing travel day, as we relocated from Lubbock, Texas to Northeastern Colorado. As soon as we left Lubbock, traffic was…strange. Stop and start. I saw blue lights when I changed lanes and assumed there was maybe an accident up ahead. But we never actually arrived at the accident. The blue lights stayed ahead of us….

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Oz or Bust Twister Merch!

Grab your very own OZ OR BUST shirt (& other merch) and show it off it in support of Alethea’s stormchasing adventures in May! Remember to Subscribe to her YouTube, and follow Alethea & Chris on Instagram! Choose Your Favorite Shop! Amazon Redbubble Bonfire Society 6 Threadless TeePublic Tweet

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PodCastle 677: Our Roots Devour

Now available! PodCastle 677: Our Roots Devour – story by Lora Gray @LoraJGray, narrated by Alethea Kontis @AletheaKontis, hosted by Setsu Uzume. I couldn’t narrate this story without falling back on my own Tennessee roots – Becca’s voice just came naturally, and I lost myself in the performance. This happens with great stories! Apparition Lit tweeted: “AHHH the voice…

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Fascinating New Things

Hello, my dears! Is it time for storm chasing yet?? The answer is: YES. Chris and I leave next week, and I am SO EXCITED. (Yes, we are both fully vaccinated!) I am attempting to do All the Things before I leave, including All the Gardening…and writing this letter to tell you about the myriad of things I’ve been…

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Princess Alethea Virtual Visits

My APPEARANCES page outlines examples of the types of appearances I make, virtual and otherwise. There are also testimonials from teachers, librarians and convention runners. (I didn’t pay them, I promise!) But there’s a cool new website in town that just went live: TALKABOOK! Talkabook connects children’s book creators with the young readers they inspire. From just hanging out…

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