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Alethea Kontis
Alethea Kontis
  
Website:
Romance Genres:
Contemporary Romance,
Young Adult Romance
Speaks On:
Both Sides of an Interview
Writing in Multiple Genres
Selling Yourself / Branding (or "How to be Neil Gaiman Without Really Trying")
Fairy Tales, from history to present
Have Your Own Youtube Series 101
Social Networking
Writing Workshops for Teens
Fan Fiction to Marketable Fiction (or "Stealing from the Best")
Speaks To:
Libraries,
Bookstores,
Writing Groups,
Book Clubs and other readers groups
Willing to Participate in Online Events:
Yes



Travels From:
Titusville
Travels From (State):
FL
Travels From Country:
US



Bio:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Alethea Kontis is a princess, a fairy godmother, and a geek. She’s known for screwing up the alphabet, scolding vampire hunters, and ranting about fairy tales on YouTube.

Alethea’s published works include: The Wonderland Alphabet (with Janet K. Lee), Diary of a Mad Scientist Garden Gnome (with Janet K. Lee), the AlphaOops series (with Bob Kolar), the Books of Arilland fairy tale series, and The Dark-Hunter Companion (with Sherrilyn Kenyon). Her short fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in a myriad of anthologies and magazines.

Her YA fairy tale novel, Enchanted, won both the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award and Garden State Teen Book Award. Enchanted was nominated for the Audie Award in 2013 and was selected for World Book Night in 2014. Both Enchanted and its sequel, Hero, were nominated for the Andre Norton Award. Tales of Arilland, a short story collection set in the same fairy tale world, won a second Gelett Burgess Award in 2015.

Princess Alethea was given the honor of speaking about fairy tales at the Library of Congress in 2013. In 2015, she gave a keynote address at the Lewis Carroll Society’s  Alice150 Conference in New York City, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. She also enjoys speaking at schools and festivals all over the US. (If forced to choose between all these things, she says middle schools are her favorite!)

Born in Burlington, Vermont, Alethea currently lives and writes on the Space Coast of Florida. She makes the best baklava you’ve ever tasted and sleeps with a teddy bear named Charlie.You can find Princess Alethea on her YouTube channel, all the social media, and at her website: www.aletheakontis.com.

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