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Alethea Kontis
Kontis at Burke Centre Library in 2013
Kontis at Burke Centre Library in 2013
Born Alethea Kontis
South Burlington, Vermont, US
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Genre Teen & young adult, fantasy, horror fiction, science fiction, romance

Alethea Kontis is an American writer of Teen & Young Adult Books, picture books and speculative fiction, primarily for children. She lived in Ashburn, Virginia and then in Titusville, FL.

Selected works


  • Enchanted The Woodcutter Sisters Book 1 (Harcourt Books, 2012) 2012 Gelett Burgess Award Winner, 2015 Garden State Teen Book Award
  • Hero The Woodcutter Sisters Book 2 (HM Harcourt, 2013)
  • Dearest The Woodcutter Sisters Book 3 (HM Harcourt, 2015)
  • Trixter" The Trix Adventures Book 1 (Self Published, 2015)
  • Trix & the Faerie Queen The Trix Adventures Book 2 (Self Published, 2016) 2016 Dragon Award Finalist
  • Haven Kansas (Self Published, 2016)
  • The Truth About Cats And Wolves: A Nocturne Falls Universe story (Sugar Skull Books, 2017)
  • When Tinker Met Bell: A Nocturne Falls Universe story (Sugar Skull Books, 2017) 2018 Dragon Award Nominee
  • Besphinxed: A Nocturne Falls Universe story (Sugar Skull Books, 2018) 2019 Scribe Award Winner
  • Thieftess (Thursday Woodcutter) The Woodcutter Sisters Book 4 Release Date TBD
  • Fated (Wednesday Woodcutter) The Woodcutter Sisters Book 5 Release Date TBD
  • Endless (Tuesday Woodcutter) The Woodcutter Sisters Book 6 Release Date TBD
  • Countenance (Monday Woodcutter) The Woodcutter Sisters Book 7 Release Date TBD
  • Trix and the Fire Witch The Trix Adventures Book 3 Release Date TBD


  • Beauty & Dynamite (Apex Publications, June 2008) ISBN: 0-9776681-7-7 – essays and poems
  • Wild & Wishful, Dark & Dreaming: the worlds of Alethea Kontis (2013, Alliteration Ink)
  • Tales of Arilland (Fairy Stories from the Dark Wood) Books of Arilland Book 5 (Self Published, 2015) 2015 Gelett Burgess Award Winner
  • Genius Loci: Tales of the Spirit of Place (Ragnarok Publications, 2016) ISBN: 978-1941987612
  • Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling (Apex Book Company, 2016)


  • The Dark-Hunter Companion, co-written with Sherrilyn Kenyon (St. Martin's Griffin, 2007) ISBN: 0-31236-343-5 - guide to the Dark-Hunter series

Children's books

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Oodles of Doodles!: Ready-to-Read Level 1, illus. Christophe Jacques, (Simon Spotlight, 2022)

Short stories

  • "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) (Twice Upon A Time: Fairytale, Folklore, & Myth. Reimagined & Remastered, February 13, 2015, reprint)
  • "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"
  • "Messenger (Chapter 20 of Dearest) (2015)
  • "For Angels to Fly: A Short Story" (2016)
  • "Barefoot Bay: Fish Out of Water (Kindle Worlds Novella)" (2016)

Anthologies edited

  • Elemental: The Tsunami Relief Anthology: Stories of Science Fiction and Fantasy, co-edited with Steven Savile (Tor Books, 2006) ISBN: 0-7653-1563-7
  • Once Upon A Curse: 17 Dark Faerie Tales (Fiddlehead Press, 2016) ASIN B01G35DZAW
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