My BEA 2013 Schedule

(pinned to front page for easy access while at the convention…)

Hello, lovely people!

In an effort to get myself in order, here is my complete agenda (so far) for BEA week. Some things I will only be attending, not presenting (like the luncheon), but for everyone’s sanity (including mine), here is the full list of my scheduled commitments. The ones where I will be speaking/signing/freaking-out-about-winning-an-award will be in bold.

Wednesday, May 29th
3:00pm — Arrive in NYC
6:00pm – 8:00pm — YA/MG Panel at Books of Wonder

Thursday May 30th
9:00am to 11:00am — School Reading (Brooklyn)
2:00pm — Brilliance Publishing Author Panel (Mtg Room 1A01)
3:30pm – 4:00pm — Alethea signs ENCHANTED at the SFWA booth (#2625)
7:00pm – 9:00pm — Audie Awards Gala (NY Historical Society)

Friday, May 31st
10:00am – 10:30am — Alethea signs HERO (main author signing – table 25)
12:00 – 1:00pm — Brilliance Publishing Luncheon (Mtg Room 1A01)
2:00 pm — Leanna Renee Hieber signing at SFWA booth


Further updates as events warrant.

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E is for ENCORE!

Enchanted Audiobook, read by Katy KellgrenOnce again — not to be outdone, the ENCHANTED audiobook, read by the lovely Katherine Kellgren has been nominated for a 2012 Audie Award!

“Teen” is a super tough category this year. The nominees are:

**Enchanted, by Alethea Kontis, Narrated by Katherine Kellgren, Brilliance Audio.
**The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green, Narrated by Kate Rudd, Brilliance Audio.
**Dodger, by Terry Pratchett, Narrated by Stephen Briggs, Harper Audio.
**The Diviners, by Libby Bray, Narrated by January LaVoy , Listening Library/Books on Tape.
**Inheritance, by Christopher Paolini, Narrated by Gerard Doyle, Listening Library/Books on Tape.

Check out the rest of the nominees in all the other categories here.

I can’t tell you how honored I am to be among such esteemed company. But you can bet your bippy I’m going to be at that awards ceremony, bright and shiny, all ready to get my fangirl glitter all over emcee Daniel Handler’s tie.

Excuse me now, while I do a bit more freaking out.
I suspect there is NO way I’m going to sleep tonight.
*hugs everyone*


PS — For some reason, it’s almost impossible to find the audio of ENCHANTED on Amazon — all they have listed is the CD that will be available when the paperback comes out in May. But you can find it by entering the ISBN, or following this link:

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I’m working on novel revisions (on top of working at Dixie Dunbar Studio all this week), so please forgive sporadic blogging. I do have a lost of topics I want to cover…if I can manage to get to them before I pass out every night.

In the meantime, please check out The Audie Award Winners from last night’s ceremony.

I was there last year and had the time of my life. Champagne, great food, awesome people, amazing talent. I was very sorry I couldn’t make it this year. (I’m a judge for the awards.) Congrats to all the winners!

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