Shattering the Glass Slipper

Release date: August 1, 2022 Featuring my original story “Dear Auntie Star” – An orphan girl (Star) rescues a cursed raven princess and a magic ring from an evil wizard in Egypt, then grows up to become a time traveling Agony Aunt/Fairy Godmother whose advice helps everyone but herself. Dear Someone, I have stoppered this message up inside a…

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Castle of Horror LOVE GONE WRONG Launch Party!

Join the authors of the new Castle of Horror Anthology: Love Gone Wrong in a discussion of this new collection! The Castle of Horror authors are back with a brand-new collection of stories intended to curdle the blood and freeze the heart! This time the theme is love– family love, romantic love, dedicated love, obsessive love, but what they…

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Oodles of Doodles!

I am thrilled to announce my new picture book OODLES OF DOODLES, coming to the world in both hardcover and paperback formats on September 27, 2022! Meet a poodle who can doodle oodles and oodles of noodles in this hilarious Level 1 Ready-to-Read by bestselling and award-winning author Alethea Kontis! Do you doodle?I do doodle!Does your poodle doodle?My poodle…

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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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