Happy Holidays 2012

Happy Holidays 2012Here is your Track Listing for the Happy Holidays 2012 CD!

1.  Preaching The End Of The World — Chris Cornell
2.  Christmas Is Just Around The Corner — Barry Manilow
3.  Ol’ Saint Nicholas — Doris Day
4.  Holly Leaves and Christmas Trees — Elvis Presley
5.  It’s Gonna Be A Cold Cold Christmas — Grant & Forsythe
6.  I’ll Be Home For Christmas — Johnny Cash
7.  A Holly Jolly Christmas — Lady Antebellum
8.  The Christmas Waltz — Peggy Lee
9.  I Believe — Frank Sinatra
10.  A Working Elf’s Theme — The Polyphonic Spree
11.  Santa Claus Is Coming To Town — Kim Zimmer
12.  Mistletoe — Colbie Caillat
13. What Christmas Means To Me — Stevie Wonder
14.  Good Morning Blues — Ella Fitzgerald
15.  I Love the Winter Weather — Tony Bennett
16.  Every Heart Is Home At Christmas — The Five Keys
17.  Boogie Woogie Santa — Deana Carter
18.  The Christmas Song — Sammy Davis Jr.
19.  Adeste Fideles — Luciano Pavarotti
20.  New Years Day — U2


1.) I played up the 2012 aspect this year, so the first track of this CD couldn’t have been any other song.
2.) Did you notice the Aztec calendar in the background behind Santa?
3.) Of COURSE the world’s not going to end on December 21st. If it does, Santa can’t get here!
4.) If you’d like to see more of Carol’s gorgeous artwork, please visit her website here (you can order prints, notecards, and other exciting things!).
5.) I had SO many disagreements over postage with the US Post Office this year (the cost of mailing one card ranged from $0.65 to over $2.00, depending on the clerk), this is probably going to be the last year I make CDs. I’ll have to think of something else new & fun for next year!

Happy holidays, everyone! xox

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Alethea’s 2012 Dragon*Con Schedule

Hello, everybody!

It’s that time again — Dragon*Con 2012 is almost upon us! (I know because I’m already haveing anxiety dreams about packing.)

Here’s my programming schedule for the convention. Two things to note:

1.) When I am not programming (or shopping), I will be with Janet K. Lee at her table in Artists’s Alley. We will have lots of books and swag and Wonderland Alphabet prints and other goodies. Please come visit!

2.) Once again, my reading hour will be Princess Alethea’s Traveling Sideshow! Readings, singing, dancing, Zombie Haiku…and free goodie bags for the first 48 people who show up. So, tell your friends…but make sure you get there first!!


Title: Interview with Sherrilyn Kenyon
Description: Q&A with the bestselling author of the Dark-Hunter series.
Time: Fri 01:00 pm Location: Regency VI – VII – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel

Title: Frightening Folklore
Description: A look at the ways folklore is used in dark fantasy fiction
Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: Embassy C – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)


Title: Dragon*Con Parade
Time: Sat 10:00 am

Title: Autograph Session
Time: Sat 05:30 pm Location: M301 – M304 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)

Title: YA and Middle Grade Fiction
Description: How to break into one of the hottest markets out there.
Time: Sat 07:00 pm Location: Embassy D-F – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

Title: Reading:Alethea Kontis (a.k.a. PRINCESS ALETHEA’S TRAVELING SIDESHOW!)
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: Edgewood – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

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