2020 Awards Consideration Post – Alethea Kontis

Hello, everyone! Here is a comprehensive list of all the work I put out this year. (If you know of something that is not on this list, chances are, it was postponed until 2021.) If you would like to nominate something for an award (thank you!), I highly recommend my SF short “Sassi’s Last Ride” from the My Battery…

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Happy Twisted Holidays

My Criminal Minds/NCIS holiday-themed twisted short story mashup is now available as a solo story! It’s 2020 — why not? “DEAR SANTA, PLEASE SAVE ME.” Thanks to rampant worldwide consumerism, dear old Saint Nick retired long ago to an undisclosed location. But when a disturbing “Dear Santa” letter is received by the Santa Mail office in Alaska, a former…

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Which Book Should I Read First?

I often get asked, “Alethea, which of your books should I start with?” This is a legitimate question. I’ve published a LOT of stuff. It’s too easy to tell you to jump in anywhere, but you can! Whatever you like and however you’re feeling that day…whatever strikes your fancy. Just go for it. However, some folks need more guidance….

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Women Running From Houses Launch Party

Our Gothic Horror Zoom panel on the occasion of the release of Castle of Horror Anthology Vol. 4: Women Running from Houses, a collection of Gothic-themed horror stories! MANW Highlights:24:30 — Leanna Renee Hieber introduces her story “Sea-Found.”44:20 — Alethea introduces her story “A Poor Man’s Roses.”49:30 — Q&A begins56:00 — Gothic Fiction Show & Tell1:16:00 — Alethea discusses…

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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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#PictureGame: “Ghost Star”

The rules of Tempest’s #PictureGame are simple: Choose a picture and give yourself a moment to think about it. Set the timer for 15 minutes. Then start writing and don’t stop until the timer goes off.  You never know what may happen. At the very least, you’ll have a fun bit of flash to share with your friends. At…

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