Beauty and Dynamite

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Apex Publications, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 280 pages
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Once upon a time, a young girl walked into a world of wonder and delight. But that's not where this story starts. The young woman she became published a nationally recognized children's book and edited a star-filled collection of stories to benefit the tsunami relief effort. But that's not where this story ends. Meet Alethea Kontis, a self-proclaimed Genre Chick whose life is an adventure that tears through these pages like a hurricane. Carrot-a-day cancer cures and Murphy as a guardian angel (yes, that Murphy, the guy with all those irritating laws) are just a part of the daily routine for the Incredible Whirlwind of Beauty and Dynamite, the force of nature masquerading in human form.

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User Review  - lesleydawn - LibraryThing

This is a beautifully written collection of essays and poems by the enchanting Alethea Kontis, who I had the pleasure of meeting at Context 21 in Columbus, OH. I bought a copy of her childrens book ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Alethea Kontis is the author of two picture books and many short stories. Alethea was a student of science fiction greats Andre Norton and Orson Scott Card, and she has worked in a number of book-related jobs. She lives in Virginia. Visit her at

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