Kendra Fortmeyer’s Debut Novel Forthcoming from Little, Brown

Wonderful news from our own Kendra Fortmeyer. She credits the Clarion SFF workshop for her upcoming 2017 publication with Little, Brown, “Hole in the Middle.” A short pitch of the book can be found here.


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Guest Post: KT Bryski – Jazzing Up Fairy Tales

KT Bryski appears on Starla Huchton’s blog with guest post, “Jazzing up Fairy Tales.”

KT Bryski is a Canadian author and podcaster. She has short fiction in Daily Science Fiction, and stories forthcoming from Strange Horizons and Apex.  Her audio dramas “Six Stories, Told at Night” and “Coxwood History Fun Park” are available wherever fine podcasts are found, and she is currently at work on her next novel. KT is a graduate of the Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing. As you may have guessed, she also has a mild caffeine addiction. Visit her at


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Six Stories, Told at Night





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Alethea’s 2016 DragonCon Schedule

Leanna & Lee, from many DragonCons PastIf you are going to DragonCon, make sure you check out Alethea Kontis’ DragonCon 2016 Schedule!

She will be at several panels/events:

“The Online YA Community”

“Princess Alethea’s Traveling Sideshow.”

“Short Fiction for Fun (and Profit?)”

“Reading: Alethea Kontis”

“Origins: Gods and Monsters in Myth & Folklore”

“Novelizing the Media”

“Autograph Session”



Vote for TFQ!

Don’t forget to vote for The Dragon Awards, for which Trix and the Faerie Queen has been nominated for Best MG/YA Novel.


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Review: Decision Points edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Michelle Ristuccia reviews Decision Points, a YA anthology edited by Hugo-nominated Bryan Thomas Schmidt.

You can find Decision Points on [ Amazon ] and on [ Baen ]’s website, as well as most other places where books are sold.

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Review: Decision Points edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Out now: “TEMPERED HEARTS” by Starla Huchton

Starla Huchton’s Tempered Hearts is the first book in a brand new series where regency-style romance meets high fantasy: The Hearts of Valentia Saga!

Take a look at this gorgeous cover and blurb, then follow the links to an excerpt on Huchton’s website:



Tempered Hearts ebook cover

Tempered Hearts

The Hearts of Valentia Saga, Book 1

High Fantasy Romance

By S. A. Huchton (read as: intended for an older audience)

Get the book here!

The war against corrupted monsters from the Void may have ended, but much remains broken in Valentia, including its reluctant monarch. To save the kingdom from the destruction of civil war, Darius Marillion had to sacrifice his heart, agreeing to a marriage of convenience over one of love. 

Lady Arden Tanarian was born to wealth, bred to be a fine wife to a high lord. Despite her mother’s best efforts, however, her passion for the decidedly unladylike fields of chemistry and elvish culture marks her as a different breed of woman. Though she’s always been able to see the bright side of things, Arden’s hopes for her life with the dashing, but sullen prince crumble around her in learning where his heart truly lies. 

Dubbed The Light of Valentia, Arden has a mystifying effect on the world around her. She inspires something in people— including Darius— that he thought he’d never feel again: Hope. 

Bonds of the heart forged in battle are strong, but time changes much. When the flames of war fade to low embers, peace in a kingdom can reveal love in the most unexpected places.


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The future of the podcast and a story about Gus – Episode 156

Last week Abigail Hilton posted this episode where she talks about her upcoming works / the future of the podcast, and a little of how Gus met Silas.

If you are a patreon supporter, you get to hear the full story of how Gus met Silas here:

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The future of the podcast and a story about Gus – Episode 156

On Reviewing Books

Our lovely Princess Alethea Kontis has created this shareable image on book reviewing. It’s true! You do not have to write paragraphs upon paragraphs to post a book review. Amazon cares more about the number of reviews than the content. Us authors truly appreciate your feedback. A quick sentence or two lets us know that you read the book and liked it enough to leave a review.

And feel free to spread this around on facebook and whatnot!

Amazon Review Meme by Alethea Kontis

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