Alethea Kontis

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Alethea Kontis
Alethea Kontis at BC Library-01 9-26-2013.JPG
Kontis at Burke Centre Library in 2013
Born Alethea Kontis
(1976-01-11) January 11, 1976 (age 39)
South Burlington, Vermont, US
Occupation writer
Nationality American
Genre Horror fiction, science fiction, fantasy

Alethea Kontis (born January 11, 1976) is an American writer of picture books and speculative fiction, primarily for children.[1][2] She lives in Titusville, FL.

Selected works[edit]




Children's books[edit]

  • AlphaOops!: The Day Z Went First, illustrated by Bob Kolar (Candlewick Press, 2006)
  • Diary of a Mad Scientist Garden Gnome, illus. Janet K. Lee; (Thaumatrope, 2009)[citation needed]
  • AlphaOops!: H is for Halloween, illus. Bob Kolar, (Candlewick Press, 2010)
  • The Wonderland Alphabet: Alice's Adventures Through the ABCs and What She Found There, illus. Janet K. Lee (Archaia, 2012)[citation needed]

Short stories[edit]

  • "Sunday" (Realms of Fantasy, October 2006)
  • "Small Magics" (Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show, October 2006)
  • "Blood & Water" (Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show, July 2008)
  • "Clockwise" (Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show, Nov. 2011)
  • "Black Hole Sun" (w/Kelli Dunlap)
  • "Life's a Beach" (w/Ariell Branson)
  • "Blue & Gray and Black & Green"
  • "Ghost Dancer"
  • "The Giant & The Unicorn"
  • "Sweetheart Come"
  • "The God of Last Moments"
  • "Foiled"
  • "Happy Thoughts" (Apex Digest issue #3)
  • "Poor Man's Roses"
  • "The Monster & Mrs. Blake" (for The Story Station)
  • "Diary of a Ghost's Mistress" (Shroud magazine)
  • "Hero Worship"
  • "Pocket Full of Posey"
  • "Red Lantern"
  • "Savage Planet"
  • "Unicorn Gold"
  • "The Unicorn Hunter"
  • "The Unicorn Tree"
  • "The Way of the Restless"
  • "The Witch of Black Mountain"

Anthologies edited[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lamb, Joyce. "Alethea Kontis: Under the influence of 'Andre' Norton". USA Today. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Slater, Maggie. "An Interview with Alethea Kontis". Apex Magazine. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Enchanted (review)". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Enchanted (review)". Commonsensemedia. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Dearest". Library of Congress Catalog Record. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  6. ^ Cancre, Anton. "Book Review: Wild and Wistful, Dark and Dreaming – Author Alethea Kontis". Retrieved 20 November 2014. 

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