Posts Tagged "alethea kontis"

The Pros and Cons of Stage Directions

by on Apr 11, 2019 in Nonfiction, Slider | 0 comments

The Pros and Cons of Stage Directions

I started acting on stage at seven. My first role was Marcie in We’re All Stars, Charlie Brown. I don’t remember the audition, but I do remember my mother’s reaction: something along the lines of “What? My child, with her nose permanently stuck in books, whose best friend is a tree, is...

Read More

The Princess and the Quest

by on Dec 27, 2018 in Nonfiction, Slider | 0 comments

The Princess and the Quest

ESSAY: NYT Best-Selling Author Alethea Kontis shares her GenCon adventures.

Read More

Haven, Kansas (Novel Excerpt)

by on Oct 17, 2017 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

Grab your copy today! 1 A found knife is bad luck; never pick it up. ERIN The tingling burn spread out from the center of Erin’s chest like slow lightning, so paralytic at first that she worried her body would forget how to breathe. But her body was breathing. Was moving. It just wasn’t...

Read More

Short Fiction Appreciation by Alethea Kontis

by on Nov 2, 2015 in Blog | 1 comment

My senior year of high school, I made a very important decision: not to take AP English. None of my parents, teachers, or classmates seemed to understand this, but to me it made perfect sense. Every single one of my classes senior year was AP. Why would I try to exempt out of the easiest...

Read More

An Interview with Alethea Kontis

by on Dec 4, 2012 in Interviews | 0 comments

Alethea Kontis is a certified enchanted Princess (with a capital “P” for Plucky, Pretty, and Perceptive, among other lovely adjectives), a best-selling author, and a fairytale maven. Her short fiction has appeared in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Shroud, Shimmer, and...

Read More