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Thursday, January 11, 2018

'Enchanted, I'm Sure'

“If your reading habits are anything like mine, then you can remember the exact moment that certain books came into your life. You remember where you were standing and whom you were with. You remember the feel of the book in your hands and the cover, that exact cover, even if the art has changed over the years.” – Alethea Kontis

Born on this date in 1976, Kontis is a writer of Teen & Young Adult Books and short stories about Fantasy, Romance and Science Fiction.   who makes her home in Titusville, FL.   Primarily known for her book Enchanted, also made into a top-grossing movie, her most recent book is her 2017 work The Truth About Cats and Wolves: A Nocturne Falls Universe Story.

A native of Vermont (she now makes her home in Florida),  she labels herself an introvert even though she makes dozens of writing and speaking appearances annually and maintains a blog. And, she enjoys dressing up as characters – either those she is reading about or those she is writing.   She said her favorite reads are  “really dense, complicated stories with lots of layers, tons of obscure literary references, and a plethora of inside jokes.”   
                 “It took me a long time to learn how to be brave enough to put myself out there and try everything, no matter how strange or silly.   If I can impart that same wisdom to other folks - no matter what age - it would be an honor.”

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