PA Fantastical Journal Series

I’m excited to announce a new line of books under the Alethea Kontis/Princess Alethea publishing umbrella: The PA Fantastical Journal Series! You all know how much I love my journals, and how journaling has been a source of healing for me, especially these past two years. And I have my own publishing company… So WHY ON EARTH did it…

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The Best Halloween Gift! 🎃

THE BEST HALLOWEEN GIFT – and a Junior Library Guild Selection! ⭐️🎃⭐️ CLICK to buy AlphaOops: H is for Halloween for a spooky kid today! (PS: That spooky kid can totally be you) *as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases 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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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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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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The Castle of Horror Anthology Collection

“A Poor Man’s Roses by Alethea Kontis: Probably my favorite of the book, this story blends far future sci-fi worldbuilding with the gothic “woman in peril” seamlessly. The author has a strong voice and uses an inner monologue which may not be for everybody, but it was definitely a high point for me. The conclusion is especially impressive, as advanced…

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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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