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New York Times bestselling author Alethea Kontis is a princess, a goddess, a force of nature, and a mess. She's known for screwing up the alphabet, scolding vampire hunters, turning garden gnomes into mad scientists, and making sense out of fairy tales. Alethea is the co-author of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunter Companion, and penned the AlphaOops series of picture books. Her short fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in a myriad of anthologies and magazines. She has done multiple collaborations with Eisner winning artist J.K. Lee, including The Wonderland Alphabet and Diary of a Mad Scientist Garden Gnome. Her debut YA fairy tale novel, Enchanted, won the Gelett Burgess Childrens Book Award in 2012 and was nominated for both the Andre Norton Award and the Audie Award in 2013.

Born in Burlington, Vermont, Alethea now lives in Northern Virginia with her Fairy Godfamily. She makes the best baklava you've ever tasted and sleeps with a teddy bear named Charlie.
 


Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult Fantasy
 
Series
Alphaopps!
   The Day Z Went First (2006)
   H Is for Halloween (2010)
   Alphaoops! (2011)
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Woodcutter Sisters
   1. Enchanted (2012)
   2. Hero (2013)
   3. Dearest (2015)
   3.5. Messenger: Chapter 20 (2015)
   Tales of Arilland (2015)
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Trix Adventures
   1. Trixter (2015)
   2. Trix and the Faerie Queen (2016)
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Santa CIS
   1. No Saint (2020)
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Novels
   Haven, Kansas (2016)
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Collections
   Beauty & Dynamite (poems) (2008)
   Wild & Wishful, Dark & Dreaming (2013)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The God of Last Moments (2011)
   A Poor Man's Roses (2011)
   Small Magics (2011)
   The Unicorn Tree (2011)
   The Way of the Restless (2011)
   The Witch of Black Mountain (2011)
   For Angels to Fly (2016)
   Alligator Baby (2017)
   Counterclockwise (2017)
   The Giant and the Unicorn (2017)
   Red Lantern (2017)
   Savage Planet (2017)
   The Were Four (2017)
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Series contributed to
Once Upon Anthologies
   1. Once Upon A Curse (2016) (with others)
   2. Once Upon a Kiss (2017) (with others)
   3. Once Upon a Quest (2018) (with others)
   4. Once Upon A Star (2019) (with others)
   5. Once Upon a Ghost (2020) (with others)
   6. Once Upon A Wish (2021) (with others)
   7. Once Upon a Bite (2022) (with others)
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Nocturne Falls Universe
   The Truth About Cats And Wolves (2017)
   When Tinker Met Bell (2017)
   Merry & Bright (2017) (with others)
   Besphinxed (2018)
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Picture Books show
 
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Books containing stories by Alethea Kontis
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Wink (2024)
Young Adult Tales that Wink at Classic Children's Books
edited by
Henry Herz
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Castle of Horror Anthology Volume 10 (2023)
Thinly Veiled: Saturday Mournings
(Castle of Horror Anthology, book 10)

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Award nominations
2018 Dragon Award for Best Young Adult / Middle Grade Novel (nominee) : When Tinker Met Bell
2016 Dragon Award for Best Young Adult / Middle Grade Novel (nominee) : Trix and the Faerie Queen
2014 Andre Norton Award (nominee) : Hero
2013 Andre Norton Award (nominee) : Enchanted


Alethea Kontis recommends
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Roses in Amber (2017)
(Border Kingdom)
C E Murphy
"...properly lyrical, choreographed like a beautiful dance... written the way fantasy and fairy tales are supposed to be, evoking magic with words before there is even mention of a magic spell."

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