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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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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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