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The Author’s Journey with Alethea Kontis

October 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

We hear about the “Hero’s Journey” in literature. Well, in real life, authors are heroes too! And we want to hear about those journeys!

On Saturday, October 3, the Young Willamette Writers will welcome guest author Alethea Kontis at our Zoom meeting. Alethea will share with the YWW’s her journey as an author. Our group of teen writers often listen to authors say that they wrote a book, got an agent, and got published – Ta da!

But how does that happen? When did they start writing? How long did it take to get that first book written? What were the steps along the way? How did they learn what they needed to know? Alethea will tell us her story, and answer all of our questions as well.

If you are age 13-18 and plan to attend the meeting, please have a parent email yww@willamettewriters.org and ask for the Zoom link.

We also need to know what name to watch for in the waiting room. We hope to see you there!


About the speaker:

New York Times bestselling author Alethea Kontis is a princess, storm chaser, and Saturday Songwriter. Author of over 20 books and 40 short stories, Alethea is the recipient of the Jane Yolen Mid-List Author Grant, the Scribe Award, the Garden State Teen Book Award, and two-time winner of the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award. She has been twice nominated for both the Andre Norton Nebula and the Dragon Award. She was an active contributor to The Fireside Sessions, a benefit EP created by Snow Patrol and her fellow Saturday Songwriters during lockdown 2020. Alethea also narrates stories for multiple award-winning online magazines, contributes regular YA book reviews to NPR, and hosts Princess Alethea’s Traveling Sideshow every year at Dragon Con. Born in Vermont, she currently resides on the Space Coast of Florida with her teddy bear, Charlie. Find out more about Princess Alethea and her wonderful world at www.aletheakontis.com.


October 3, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Portland, OR United States


Jason Tanamor is the critically acclaimed author of ANONYMOUS, DRAMA DOLLS, and VAMPIRES OF PORTLANDIA. Visit him online at www.tanamor.com.