Thursday, August 4, 2011

Vicky Shecter Book Release Party on Friday!!!

Little Shop of Stories is really, really excited to be hosting the book release party for Decatur area resident Vicky Alvear Shecter on Friday, August 5th, at 7 p.m.

Her first young adult novel, Cleopatra's Moon, was just released by Arthur Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic (those folks who bring you Harry Potter and the Hunger Games series). The book follows Cleopatra Selene, daughter of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony, from childhood into her teen years.

Many of you already know Vicky.  She helps run our classics-themed summer camps: Camp Half-Blood and Camp Kane.  She has written two nonfiction books about the ancient world: Alexander the Great Rocks the World and Cleopatra Rules!  In addition, Vicky is a docent at Emory's Carlos Museum.  All of which is to say that Vicky knows her stuff.

Vicky can also write!  Cleopatra's Moon received a great review in the L.A. Times and a very nice mention in the Wall Street Journal: "In life, Cleopatra Selene survived the machinations around her and became queen to King Juba of Numidia, in North Africa; in this absorbing historical novel, she becomes a woman with a tenacity and heart that would have made her famous mother proud."

Please join us on Friday evening.  We'll get Vicky to do a reading and take some questions.  Refreshments will be served.  It should be a great time.

And congratulations to Vicky!!!

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