Vicky Alvear Shecter is the author of the historical novel Cleopatra’s Moon (Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books, 2011). Aimed at young adults, the novel tells the story of Cleopatra Selene, the only child of the queen’s four children (yes, four) who survived into adulthood.
Vicky has also written three nonfiction books for children: Alexander the Great Rocks the World (Darby Creek, 2006), Cleopatra Rules! The Amazing Life of the Original Teen Queen (Boyds Mills Press, 2010), and Anubis Speaks! A Personal Tour of the Egyptian Dark Lands (Boyds Mills Press, 2013).
Her second YA novel, Curses and Smoke, a story about Pompeii, will be published by Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books in 2014.
As a docent at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Antiquities at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, she regularly gives tours of our ancient galleries to schoolchildren. She also does school visits and offer workshops for children on writing non-fiction and the fascinating relevance of ancient history. Visit her website at vickyalvearshecter.com and her very entertaining blog at historywithatwist.blogspot.com.