Nine Minutes of Awesome

Hey, Mom–

I know you couldn’t be in NY for my Books of Wonder panel on Wednesday, but THAT’S OKAY, because one of my lovely new friends from MISTI-Con was brilliant enough to record me introducing myself, my love of fairy tales, and my summary of Enchanted.

It’s nine minutes of Princess Alethea Awesomeness! (And for something I threw together off the cuff, pretty coherent, if I do say so myself.) Enjoy! xox

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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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Books of Wonder Signing SUNDAY MAY 6th – NYC

On Sun­day, May 6th, Books of Won­der is pleased to wel­come seven teen fic­tion authors to share their thrilling sto­ries of revenge, hope, and courage.

Author and National Book Award Final­ist PAOLO BACIGALUPI will present The Drowned Cities, set in a dark future Amer­ica where vio­lence is all too com­mon and two young refugees must fight for their lives

GALAXY CRAZE will intro­duce The Last Princess, in which a series of nat­ural dis­as­ters has dev­as­tated the earth, and a young princess of Eng­land must escape from a mur­der­ous rev­o­lu­tion­ary who is tar­get­ing her royal fam­ily

DAVID MACINNIS GILL will share Invis­i­ble Sun, an action-packed story fea­tur­ing a young hero who must race through fire and flood to prove him­self, against all odds, to the girl he loves

KATE KLIMO will present Daugh­ter of the Cen­taurs — Cen­turiad #1, fol­low­ing the tale of Mal­ora, the last sur­viv­ing mem­ber of a tribe of horse wran­glers and hunters, who must now roam the dan­ger­ous wild with no one but a band of horses for com­pan­ion­ship

ALETHEA KONTIS will intro­duce Enchanted, an inven­tive new take on an age-old fairy­tale about Sun­day, the youngest of seven sis­ters named for the days of the week, who befriends a frog with the poten­tial to become a prince — will she find love in such an unlikely place? 

ELIZABETH NORRIS will share Unrav­el­ing, in which high schooler Janelle is hit by a car then mirac­u­lously brought back to life by loner Ben — and her mys­te­ri­ous revival is only the first of many puz­zles she’ll have to solve.

And last but not least, MARY G. THOMPSON will present Wuftoom, the story of a sick boy named Evan who is con­fined to his bed and expe­ri­enc­ing a meta­mor­pho­sis into some­thing even sci­ence can­not explain, all alone except for his vis­its from the Wuftoom, a worm­like crea­ture who tells Evan he is becom­ing “one of them.”

Join us on Sun­day May 6th for the chance to hear these tal­ented authors speak about their books, take ques­tions from the audi­ence, and sign copies of their work. Ages 12 and up. 1-3pm.

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