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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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Talking to all the eight-graders at Beulah High.


It was SUCH an honor to present a workshop at the Auburn Writer’s Conferencethis past weekend. The founder of the conference,Chantel Acevedo,and her team put on one powerful event!


Thursday morning, thanks to conference organizers, I spoke to the entire 8th grade class at Beulah High School. They’d provided a copy ofCurses and Smoke: A Novel of Pom...

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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.”
Vicky Alvear Shecter, Cleopatra's Moon

“What caused the gods to fall upon my family like starved lions in a Roman arena?”
Vicky Alvear Shecter, Cleopatra's Moon

“And to me, they gave a helmet of invisibility.
Sometimes my gift was called the "cap" of invisibility. Seriously? Caps are what baseball players wear. Caps are cute. Caps are silly. The king of the underworld does not wear a "cap". It's a helmet, people.
You wouldn't call Poseidon's trident a "shrimp fork," would you? Or Zeus's lightning bolts, "sparklers"? So don't let me hear you say "cap." Furthermore, I don't want to hear anything about some wizard-boy's "Cloak of Invisibility," either. Mine came first.”
Vicky Alvear Shecter, Hades Speaks!: A Guide to the Underworld by the Greek God of the Dead

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