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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.


Average rating: 3.98 · 3,103 ratings · 633 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
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reading-clipart-free-clipart-for-kids-reading-350x277Writing is definitely isolating, so when readers take the time to tell you that they enjoyed your work, it is PURE BLISS. Recently I got this amazing note from a parent:


I am writing to let you know how much my daughter lovedAnubis Speaks!

We are homeschoolers currently wrapping up our section on Ancient Egypt, when we came across your book. I am so glad we found it.

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Curses and Smoke by Vicky Alvear Shecter
"Curses and Smoke sizzles, like the soles of the feet racing away from the viciously spewing Vesuvius. Packed with heat, this book engulfs the reader. With warmth and comfort, while experiencing the friendship between Lucia and her best friend, the..." Read more of this review »
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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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