Alethea Kontis

Alethea Kontis

Alethea Kontis is a princess, author, fairy godmother, and geek. Her bestselling Books of Arilland fairytale series won two Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Awards (Enchanted and Tales of Arilland), and was twice nominated for the Andre Norton Award. Alethea also penned the AlphaOops picture books, The Wonderland AlphabetDiary of a Mad Scientist Garden GnomeBeauty & DynamiteThe Dark-Hunter Companion (w/Sherrilyn Kenyon), and a myriad of poems, essays, and short stories. Princess Alethea lives and writes on the Space Coast of Florida with her teddy bear, Charlie. You can find her on her YouTube channel, all the social media, and at


The Books of Arilland (fantasy, ages 9 and up)

–The Woodcutter Sisters Series

–The Trix Adventures

–Tales of Arilland

AlphaOops (picture books, ages 4-8)

AlphaOops: The Day Z Went First

AlphaOops: H is for Halloween

The Wonderland Alphabet (poetry, illustrated by Janet Lee)

Diary of a Mad Scientist Garden Gnome (graphic novel, illustrated by Janet Lee)

The Dark-Hunter Companion (w/Sherrilyn Kenyon)

Wild & Wishful, Dark & Dreaming (short story collection: science fiction, fantasy, horror)

Beauty & Dynamite (memoir)


For a complete list of books, short stories, poetry, and essays, visit


Awards and Memberships


  • 2012 Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award
  • 2015 Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award
  • Andre Norton Award nominee (2013, 2014)
  • Apex Magazine Reader’s Choice Award (2013, “Blood from Stone”)
  • 2015 Garden State Teen Book Award
  • ALA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults
  • Kirkus Top Ten
  • Alice150 Keynote Speaker

Professional Memberships

  • RWA (STAR & WRW Chapters)
  • SFWA
  • NINC


Related Experience

Picture Book Publishing (what are all the steps to having a picture book made?)

The Life of a Writer (particularly one who dresses in costume for a living)

YouTube Series Host

Writing for Middle Grade and High School Teens

Social Media (including Demographics, Etiquette and Organic Branding)

Self-publishing, as your own small press

Audio Narration, Direction, Editing, and Publishing

Optimism in a Dystopian Age

Creative Non-fiction (finding your voice through blogging)

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