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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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...]
Today is the official release day for Warrior Queens: True Stories of Six Ancient Rebels Who Slayed History. I am still amazed by the beautiful cover and illustrations by outstanding artist, Bill Mayer. Seriously, check out his site because his work is consistently stunning. The joy of working on a book … [Read More...]
Author of young adult historical fiction and mid-grade mythology: Curses & Smoke, Cleopatra's Moon, Hades Speaks, Anubis Speaks and more...