Who is Author Alethea Eason?
Alethea lives in the Land of Enchantment in Silver City, New Mexico. Her day job for 31 years was as an elementary teacher, both in the classroom and as a reading specialist in Northern California, and in Concon, Chile at St. Margaret’s British School for Girls. She is the author of three novels, HUNGRY (a Washington Post KidPost Book of the Week, STARVED (HUNGRY’s sequel), and HERON’S PATH, an alternative history/fantasy set in the beginning of the twentieth century. She was chosen as one of the winners by SRA/MCGRAW HILL in a contest for teachers who write, and her story “Turtle Soup” was made into a picture book for the second grade curriculum of the Imagine It! Reading Series. She is currently working on a mermaid novel, TIDE AND SEA.
What’s your latest book all about?
Starved is the sequel to Alethea Eason’s HUNGRY. Deborah, otherwise known as Dbrrrksh on the Home World, has resisted the deep urge in her DNA to eat human beings. STARVED is a wacky, tongue-in-cheek novel about 7th grade angst, first crushes, and a ruthless species that wants to use Earth as their next fast food stop. The Home World is plotting again, and Deborah discovers she is a candidate to be Supreme High Matriarch. Can she outwit her species and a ruthless Home World girl who is willing to do ANYTHING to get even with her? Will the Home World conquer Earth through reality TV? Will Earthlings become the latest fast food item on their menu? Will Deborah kiss Willy?
How did you get the idea of writing this book?
When I finished HUNGRY, I realized that the saga of flesh eating aliens with a sense of humor and Deborah, the alien girl who has bonded with humans, had more to say. HUNGRY, in some ways, started as a metaphor for my carb cravings, and I began it as a tongue-in-cheek lark. As the book was being written, more serious themes began to emerge in the farce. STARVED evolved as an effort to continue the fun, but to also flesh out these themes. Someday, I hope to write STUFFED to allow Deborah to grow up more and decide who she really is, the child of bloodthirsty aliens, or a girl who has found her home, and her heart, with the citizens of Earth.
Where can readers contact you?
Readers can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org