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Alethea Kontis

Biography

Alethea Kontis

 

New York Times bestselling author Alethea Kontis is a princess, a fairy godmother and a geek. 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 YA fairy tale novel, ENCHANTED, won the Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award in 2012, 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.

 

Born in Burlington, Vermont, Alethea makes the best baklava you've ever tasted and sleeps with a teddy bear named Charlie.

Books by Alethea Kontis

by Alethea Kontis - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Alethea Kontis weaves together some fine-feathered fairy tales to focus on Friday Woodcutter, the kind and loving seamstress. When Friday stumbles upon seven sleeping brothers in her sister Sunday’s palace, she takes one look at Tristan and knows he’s her future. But the brothers are cursed to be swans by day. Can Friday’s unique magic somehow break the spell?

by Alethea Kontis - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Sunday, a writer and neglected sibling, meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories. When Sunday kisses her frog he is transformed into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland---and a man Sunday’s family despises. The prince returns to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love with him as the man he is, not the frog he was. But Sunday is not so easy to woo.