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Alethea Kontis

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Born
in Burlington, VT, The United States
January 11, 1976

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"A veritable badass fairy princess." --Jim Butcher

"Alethea Kontis IS fairy tales." --Jim C. Hines, author of Libriomancer

"Alethea Kontis: Awesome, racks up award nominations, wears tiaras." --SF author Ferrett Steinmetz

"I want to live in [Alethea's] head because I think that might be the most interesting place in the world!!!!" --Ellen Oh, author of Prophecy

"Alethea Kontis, the woman who writes like Shakespeare would if he were alive today." --Aaron Pound

"The beauty of a princess, the confidence of a queen, the brilliance of a writer, and the demeanor of a cheerful fairy comedian!" --Cheyenne Z.

"This was the story before all of the other stories, and it was the other tales that were changed over time." --Nerdophiles, on ENCHANTED

(I should totally have my own television show with this title. Right? Netflix, call me.)


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Nebulas PostcardNobody expects the Spanish Inquisition. Nor does one expect, after months of carefully planning two simultaneous conferences (BEA and the SFWA Nebula Awards weekend), a spectacularly sprained ankle.


It sounds like such a small thing, doesn’t it? Yet, this sprain was severe enough to keep me on the ropes unti...

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"The market for this book is pretty simple and self-explanatory: three year olds who are super into Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog and the new plastic pink flamingo. That’s a demographic, right? So maybe it is a bit more complicated than that. Let..." Read more of this review »
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“Your fey cousin here has the miraculous ability to hold his liquor--and mine, and yours, and the king's, and half the country's, I expect.”
Alethea Kontis, Enchanted
tags: humor

“If you did not indulge in fantasies, how else would you know if you were living an interesting life?”
Alethea Kontis, Enchanted

“Velius--so who is she? no wait, let me guess. skin of the finest porcelain. hair of the softest silk. a voice like birdsong, a smile like sunshine, and a mouth that would sate your brightest and darkest wishes
Rumbold-- You've m-met her?
Velius--oh yes, my friend. we all know her. we've all pursued her. some of us have even been lucky enough to have her. we've been drunk on her sin, become fools of her favor. she might have borne a different face each time, but her name was always the same. Trouble”
Alethea Kontis, Enchanted

“First time's a fluke; second time's a coincidence," said Velius.
"Third time's tradition," finished Erik.”
Alethea Kontis, Enchanted

“No," Wednesday agreed. "You have tortured with silence. You let her grieve for a soul she did not lose, mourn a heart that should not have broken, and berate herself for betraying the man she loves...with the man she loves. It can't be 'true' love without the truth, Rumbold.”
Alethea Kontis, Enchanted

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From August 25, 2010 to September 24, 2010 the author of Shades of Milk and Honey will be on hand to answer questions as well as ask a few of her own.
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Louise Thanks for the add, Alethea. :) Happy Halloween month!


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