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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Daily Live Reading Series

At the beginning of May, I started a new Live Reading series, simulcast on Instagram and my FB Author Page at 10am ET. Instagram only holds onto videos for 24 hours, but they’re available in the Videos archive on the FB Page–last week, I read all my stories from the Once Upon anthologies, starting with “The Glass Mountain.” DO…

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PseudoPod 688: The Tunnel Ahead

Yes indeed, It’s still Women in Horror Month! Be sure not to miss my narration of Alice Glaser’s classic science-horror story “The Tunnel Ahead,” now live at PseudoPod: https://pseudopod.org/2020/02/07/pseudopod-688-the-tunnel-ahead/ Pack the kids into the car for that road trip and treat them to this story. It’s fun for the whole family! (And by “fun,” I mean sort of terrifying……

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New Release: Once Upon a Ghost

It’s always fun to have a new release out in the world — Happy Book Birthday to Once Upon a Ghost! This anthology contains my story “The Ghost of Beilstein Castle.” Twenty dark and ghostly faerie tale retellings from the bestselling authors in the award-winning Once Upon Anthologies series! Push open the creaky cellar door and prepare for chilling…

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May Roundup

Here’s what happened on Patreon in May: Adventure Level — #SmileMail Monday — #FriendlyFriday — The Little Witch and Wizard Book Trailer (narrated by Alethea) — STORM CHASING! Essay Level — “The Ticking Clock” — my new method for Massive Productivity…and how to deal with the possible side effects Sideshow Support / Exclusive Level —  SIDESHOW VIDEO: Leanna Renee…

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