When I was a kid, I wanted to be an archaeologist. By the time I entered college, I had forgotten my dreams of digging in the dirt and ended up with a degree possibly even less marketable than archaeology—English. My love for ancient history went underground as I threw myself into a career writing marketing materials for banks, corporations, and tech companies. I reconnected with my love of the past when I started telling my kids stories about some of … [Read More...]
Vicky Alvear Shecter
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Powerful women are always fascinating, but there is something especially intriguing about women in the ancient world who led their kingdoms and also led armies into battle. Both were extraordinarily difficult in eras where women generally had very little economic and social power, let alone political and military … [Read More...]
At first I was beguiled by the sweet intensity and realness of the girl in this image from The Met Collection . Then I saw the artist's title for the photograph: CIRCE. I immediately went into mama-lionness mode: This is a CHILD! Why would the photographer name her after the wily, sexual witch who turned men into … [Read More...]
If you follow me on social media, then you know that I have a new pup named Ody (for Odysseus). He's a lovable wild man. I just got him groomed and you can see the startling change in my intrepid adventurer: ODYSSEUS BEFORE: ODYSSEUS AFTER: Long live Odysseus! If you want to keep up with Ody's adventures, he … [Read More...]
Author of young adult historical fiction and mid-grade mythology: Curses & Smoke, Cleopatra's Moon, Hades Speaks, Anubis Speaks and more...