On Memories, Anxiety, and PTSD

Today, my horoscope—in a couple of different places—talked about “eureka moments” and the intensity of my internal world. How I might reflect on how my identity has been shaped by the past. How “the communication you received growing up was more vague than explicit, so people believed what they wanted instead of having discussions.” Well, that’s certainly true. I’ve…

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Princess Alethea’s Journal Healing Project

I often talk to middle schoolers about how keeping a journal saved my life.  There were three major Big Bads in my history (how very like a fairy tale, right?). I call them: Lazy, Evil, and Awful. AKA: The Leech, The Sociopath, and The Abuser.  Back when I was dating Evil, I wrote in a journal. Sometimes. Usually when…

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Alethea’s Tarot: Here Comes the Sun

Casey and I have always said that she is the sun and I am the moon. Always. (She even wrote about it in her essay for Beauty & Dynamite!)  Casey and I met in middle school, the summer after 6th grade. She was tiny, blue-eyed and fair-skinned, with a ton of long, blonde hair. She always wore a smile…

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ESCAPE POD 773: A Wild Patience (Part 2 of 3)

Are you following along with “A Wild Patience” on EscapePod? Part 2 of 3 is now live — find out what the robot moms are planning! “A Wild Patience” by Gwynne Garfinkle, narrated by Alethea Kontis, hosted by S.B. Divya. (This episode is part 2 of 3.) LISTEN HERE: https://escapepod.org/2021/02/25/escape-pod-773-a-wild-patience-part-2-of-3/ (Click here for more stories narrated by Alethea!)

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Who are the #MakeArtNotWar Collective?

Members of the Make Art Not War Collective: K. Tempest Bradford (Twitter/IG/News/Patreon/Tips)Nivair H. Gabriel (Twitter)Leanna Renee Hieber (Twitter/IG/News)Alethea Kontis (Twitter/IG/News/Patreon/Tips)Stina Leicht (Twitter/Patreon)Shveta Thakrar (Twitter/IG/News)Monica Valentinelli (Twitter/IG/News/Patreon) Have you heard the podcast? Tempest, Alethea, Shveta, Stina, and Monica talk about Make Art Not War on ORIGINALITY, Episode 28. The MANW Collective was inspired by Monica Valentinelli’s Make Art Not War…

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in conversation with Christopher Paolini

New York Times bestselling author Alethea Kontis sits down with New York Times bestselling author Christopher Paolini (Eragon) to discuss his upcoming release from Tor–To Sleep in a Sea of Stars–his first adult novel. (For TN Southern Festival of Books)

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ConTinual Panel of Awesome

Here is one of the very rare virtual panels you will see me on this year–ConTinual’s “Hot of the Press.” How thrilled was I to find my dearest Leanna Renee Hieber was a last-minute addition?

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ESSAY: Reaching Out to You

And so it was that Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol had a brainwave and used his powers (and Instagram) during lockdown 2020 to save the lives and lighten the heavy hearts of thousands of dedicated fans across the world. And maybe, through our efforts, we can put food in the bellies of thousands of hungry children in the UK…who…

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