Alethea and Tempest

is creating a Fun and (Writing) Games Salon

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Invitation to the Salon

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Want to explore low-key writing games and exercises without the pressure of producing something you have to share or sell? Or maybe you've fallen off the writing wagon, or feel like your words have run out, or that your writing brain/muse has abandoned you. Whichever applies, you are cordially invited to join the Fun and (Writing) Games Salon!

You'll get an invite to every game session, a private recording of the sessions once they're done, and access to the community Discord.
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No extra benefits except the ability to say (with a hoity-toity affect in your voice) that you are a VIP member of the salon.
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About Alethea and Tempest

Every month, authors Alethea Kontis and K. Tempest Bradford will host a chill virtual salon where we play writing-based games designed to spark your imagination and get words on paper without pressure.

Each salon session is 2 hours and is optional. We'll start by playing the game and, once we're done, if we have time participants are invited to share what they wrote. We'll end with a lovely informal chat about our experiences playing. All patrons will get access to a private video of the game so they can play along even if they're unable to join live. Salon dates and times will be voted on by patrons to find schedules that work for most people.

Salons will be held virtually over Zoom. All patrons will be invited into the exclusive salon Discord to chat about the game session, share writing (if you want), and arrange any other game play sessions with peers.

Both Salon hosts are are in North America, thus game sessions will be held during awake hours on both the East and West coasts of the US. 

Your Hosts

Alethea Kontis

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 and contributes regular YA book reviews to NPR. 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

K. Tempest Bradford

K. Tempest Bradford is a science fiction and fantasy writer, writing instructor, media critic, reviewer, and podcaster. Her short fiction has appeared in multiple anthologies and magazines including Strange Horizons, PodCastle, Sunspot Jungle, In the Shadow of the Towers, and many more. She’s the host of ORIGINality, a podcast about the roots of creative genius, and contributes to several more. Her media criticism and reviews can be found on NPR, io9, and in books about Time Lords. When not writing, she teaches classes on writing inclusive fiction through LitReactor and Writing the Visit her website at

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