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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, GameLit
 
Novels
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Collections
   Beauty & Dynamite (poems) (2008)
   Wild & Wishful, Dark & Dreaming (2013)
   Game On! (2019) (with Danielle Annett, Sarra Cannon, Pauline Creeden, Stephen Landry, Angel Leya, Marilyn Peake, Alexia Purdy, Avril Sabine and Anthea Sharp)
   Water Faeries (2019) (with Brenda Carre, Brigid Collins, Dayle A Dermatis, Jamie Ferguson, DeAnna Knippling, Deb Logan, Jaime Lee Moyer, Anthea Sharp and Grayson Towler)
   Castle of Horror Anthology Volume Three: Summer Lovin' (2020) (with David Bowles, Jason Henderson, Leanna Renee Hieber, Tricia Hoover, Sam Knight, John Peel, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Jo Whittemore, Drew Wolle and In Churl Yo)
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Picture Books
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Graphic Novels
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Novellas
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Series contributed to
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Non fiction
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Awards
Andre Norton Award Best Book nominee (2013) : Enchanted
Andre Norton Award Best Book nominee (2014) : Hero


Alethea Kontis recommends
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Roses in Amber (2017)
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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