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 appreciate the irreverent approach and goofy puns." Yey! 
     A reader also posted an enthusiastic review at
     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!


Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Woohoooo!!!! And you know to put me on the list!

Tracy Barrett said...

Congratulations! It's gorgeous! And yay for Kirkus having the good sense to say good things!

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

Thanks, guys! Tracy, Kirkus still got their jabs in but at least I got a good quote out of it!

Kristin Tubb said...

Yay, Vicky! It sounds wonderful. Can't wait to add it to our bookshelves! :-)

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

Thanks Kristin! Can't wait for yours either! said...

I can't wait to read it and neither can my step granddaughter. I have been having fun spreading the buzz!

Kirkus always has to get in some jabs, but they are pretty lean with the praise. Celebrate!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I can't wait to read this!! I just read a great review on a fellow blogger's site, and I love to review this too! I'll send an email out to you asap! Congrats on the release!