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About Alethea Eason

Photo by Janet Riehl

Alethea Eason is a writer, teacher, and free-lance editor.

Heron’s Path is her second published novel.

Hungry is her humorous middle grade science fiction novel published by HarperCollins in 2007. Would you eat your best friend if your parents told you to? That’s Deborah’s dilemma. She’s the only 6th grade alien on Earth, disguised by a human overskin, and pulled between her loyalty to her friend Willy and her family and species. Alethea has finished Starved, a sequel to Hungry.

Alethea has published stories in several anthologies for children including A Glory of Unicorns, edited by Bruce Coville, Stories have also appeared in New Moon Magazine and Shoo-Fly Audio Magazine. She also writes for adults and her work has appeared in Sweet Fancy Moses, Radiance, and Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine, among others. She won the Eugene Ruggles Poetry Award, sponsored by The Dickens, published by Copperfiled Books of Sonoma and Napa Counties.

As a reading specialist, Alethea has taught grades kindergarten through eighth. She spent a year and a half at St. Margaret’s British School for Girls in Concon, Chile where she worked in literacy in the junior school and as an IB English teacher at the senior school. She now is the Reading Specialist/ESL teacher at Minnie Cannon Elementary School in Middletown, California.

Alethea lives in Cobb, California with her husband, Bill, and Jinxy, their tabby cat.

Comments on: "About Alethea Eason" (7)

  1. [...] Alethea Eason is a cracker-jack children's book author–"Hungry" and now–"Heron's Path." We talked about promotion for her new e-book "Heron's Path"–and how that could lead to a new career after she retires from elementary teaching. We took a photo of her for her blog. I was her image consultant and photographer. You know, it's amazing the skills one accumulates over a lifetime. Some of these I don't even know they ARE skills until I use them again. She came over to Daniel's Monday as I as recovered from my late arrival. We ate delicious chocolate and drank tea. I haven't seen Alethea since I moved to St. Louis. She and her husband spent a couple of years in Chile. [...]

  2. This is a beauuuuuuutiful blog. I could use it as my screen saver. Great photo too.

    • You just made my day. My “art brain” opened up when I was 45. I made Cs in art as a kid and avoided all art classes in my junior high/high school era. I thought I didn’t have an ounce of talent. Then wham . . .

      • I am encouraged and so pleased to hear that. My art brain just started in February (at 38), for writing and painting. I am taking a little art class along with kids under 10! How is that for going back to basics? I’m proud of you, which makes me proud of us.
        Keep at it…

  3. Hello,

    It is so great to find another aspiring writer. You have done great things with your posts here, so keep penning and keep inspiring! I am sure the door will open for you one day. :-)
    I have a joyful ride in your blog, and now I’d like to invite you to visit mine. Thank you and have a wonderful day, my friend! :-)

    Subhan Zein

  4. Thank you for visiting my blog. Your comments meant a lot, I mean that. I look forward to looking at the book you suggested. Good luck with your books and your writing..

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