Thursday, July 29, 2010
My Book Has Arrived!
Amazon says my book will not be released until October, but they LIE, I tell you, they lie!
The official release date for CLEOPATRA RULES! is August 15. I've even signed stock at Little Shop of Stories in Decatur. Kirkus recently reviewed it, saying, "Shecter effectively makes the case that Cleopatra was a far more capable and powerful ruler than she has been depicted in art, film and literature."
For the notoriously grumpy Kirkus, that's high-praise indeed. They also pointed out that, "Young readers are likely...to appreciate the irreverent approach and goofy puns." Yey!
A reader also posted an enthusiastic review at AuthorsDen.com:
In case you're wondering, the little creature beside my book is called "CleoCatra." I did not make this up. I picked her up a year ago when the Tut exhibit came to Atlanta (how could I resist?).
And for those friends who do not believe I have a cat because they've never seen her, below is proof. That was the best I could do as Her Majesty was extremely annoyed when I tried to put CleoCatra next her.
If you have any recommendations for bloggers who might want to review my book, please let me know. In the meantime, I'll be doing the happy Snoopy dance over the fact that Cleo lives once more!