Read by Alethea Kontis
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Today we present S. L. Bickley’s story, Ieia, which originally appeared in the Winter 2012 issue of Tales of the Talisman. S. L. Bickley is a poet and student from Dayton, Ohio who will soon be relocating to Montana to continue her studies in the shadow of the appropriately named University Mountain. You can find out more about her at slbickley.webs.com.
S. L. is one of the editors of a print literary journal called The Germ, which will be publishing its third issue this fall. The Germ webpage is at germ-magazine.com.
Your narrator today is Alethea Kontis. Princess Alethea Kontis is the author of many shiny books for children of all ages. Her debut YA fairy tale novel, Enchanted, won the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award in 2012 and was nominated for both the Andre Norton Award and the Audie Award in 2013. Born in Burlington, VT, Alethea now lives with her Fairy Godfamily (and a teddy bear named Charlie) in Ashburn, VA. You can find out more about Alethea and her work at aletheakontis.com.