Episode 105: Black Hole Sun by Alethea Kontis

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop and Michelle Ristuccia

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Show Notes

Today we present Black Hole Sun, a story by Kelli Owen and Alethea Kontis.

Residing in Destination, Pennsylvania, Kelli Owen spends her days as a number cruncher and her free time writing. She has edited many known authors above her on the totem pole, participated in several dozen writing panels over the years, and has spoken at the CIA headquarters in Langley. Her works include the novels Six Days, White Picket Prisons, and Live Specimens. Her collection Black Bubbles, and the novellas Waiting Out Winter and The Neighborhood all available on Amazon, as well as a plethora of shorts, anthologies and nonfiction pieces.

Last summer a collection of four novellas was released through small press as a limited, lettered, edition that many people missed out on. These four tales will be out as individual ebooks and paperbacks in time for Christmas this year. She’s also working on her first foray into the world of romance and am wrapping up the first in a set of (note, not series) three chick-lit novels. For updates on all these and more, visit her website.

Alethea Kontis will be familiar to regular listeners! Princess Alethea 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. In addition, Enchanted was one of 35 books selected for World Book Night 2014!

Her novel Hero, set in the same world as Enchanted, was released on October 1st. Alliteration Ink also released Alethea’s short story collection Wild & Wishful, Dark & Dreaming. And at Comic Book City Con, she and Janet Lee debuted the long-awaited Diary of a Mad Scientist Garden Gnome.

You can find out more about Alethea and her work at her website.

Your narrators today are myself and Michelle Ristuccia. Michelle enjoys slowing down time in the middle of the night to read and review speculative fiction, because sleeping offspring are the best motivation. You can find out more about her rabid love of SFF, podcasting, and raising future geeklings at her blog, stalk her on Twitter, or read her reviews at Tangent Online.

Theme music is “Appeal To Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.

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