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Vicky Alvear Shecter

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Vicky Alvear Shecter wishes she had a time machine to go back to the glory days of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Until she can find one, she writes about the famous and fabulous lives of the ancients and their gods instead. She is also a docent at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Antiquities at Emory University.

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Thanks so much! I am working on another YA but since I haven't sold it to a publisher yet, I can't really talk about it. I wish I could tell…more
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Thanks so much! I am working on another YA but since I haven't sold it to a publisher yet, I can't really talk about it. I wish I could tell you more about it! For now, all I can say is that it is another historical, also set in the ancient Rome. Thanks for reading my books!(less)
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I like to talk to schools and book festivals and so try to get invited to them whenever possible. I also always ask readers to spread the word if they enjoyed it because friend recommendations are always the best. That's pretty much it, though. Do you write?

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Hades Speaks: A Guide to the Underworld by the Greek God of the Dead by author Vicky Alvear Shecter


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“You must make a choice,” the Goddess said.

“Is that my only choice – to choose between men?” I asked. “I want what Mother had!”

“Your mother chose two men,” she said with light laughter.

“No! She chose independence for her country. She chose power and freedom,” I yelled.

Almost as if in response, a pulsating energy moved up from the ground into my bare feet. It thrummed up my body and radiated out in a bright light, first from my toes, then from my fingertips, then the top of my head.

“I choose power,” I said. “I choose freedom.”
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“What caused the gods to fall upon my family like starved lions in a Roman arena?”
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“I especially treasured my glimpses of Mother, Queen Cleopatra VII. She sat on a golden throne, looking as resplendent as one of the giant marble statues guarding the tombs of the Old Ones. Diamonds twinkled in a jungle of black braids on her ceremonial wig. She wore a diadem with three rearing snakes and a golden broad collar, shining with lapis lazuli, carnelian, and emeralds, over her golden, form-fitting pleated gown. In one hand, she held a golden ankh of life, while the other clasped the striped crook and flail of her divine rulership. Her stillness radiated power, like a lioness pausing before the pounce. It left me breathless with awe.”
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