Sunday, December 9, 2012


This was the float Alamosa Books created for Albuquerque's Twinkle Light Parade. See the Christmas tree in the left hand corner? Now check out the closeup below...

Sean and Elizabeth, the owners of Alamosa, decorated the tree with books. Notice the titles by the Spellbinders?

We will be at Alamosa Books in Albuquerque, along with several other local authors, on December 11 from 6-8 p.m. In addition to mingling with librarians and conducting a multi-author book signing, we will be collecting books for the Albuquerque Public Schools - Title One Homeless Project. This project has already served over 400 students this year alone. A book is a gift a child may treasure forever. If you are not located in the Albuquerque area, consider donating books to your local homeless shelter, or better yet, partner with a local bookstore and start a book drive of your own.

As part of the evening's entertainment, we will be singing Christmas Carol Spoofs. I must give kudos here to the staff at Alamosa (Chris Warner, Megan Herceg, and Corey Bowen) for helping me brainstorm these wacky songs. They were the ones who suggested zombies and brought out a host of Jonathan Maberry books (see last weeks post for the Zombie song as well as for tips for creating your own holiday spoofs).

Here is our second song in the series:

Based on The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins.
(sung to the tune of "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire")

Rabbits roasting on an open fire.
Tributes shooting at your rear.
Mockingjays singing songs like a choir.
Kids dressed up in combat gear.

Everybody knows some arrows and a few berries,
are what you need to win this fight.
But mutant mutts with their eyes all aglow,
make it hard to sleep tonight.

You hope that medicine and soup is on its way,
and Haymitch didn't drink the sponsors pay.
Though probably he's passed out now and sleeping.
This happens every time that there’s a reaping

And so I'm offering this simple tale,
about a bunch of kids with bad behavior.
Though its been said many time many ways,
"May the odds be ever in you favor."

Remember, for suggestions on how to create your own book based Christmas Carol Spoofs, check out last week's post.


  1. Hahahaha! I was scrolling down as I read it and thought, "What is she going to rhyme with behavior?