From Thor's Speaks! A Guide to to the Realms by the Norse God of Thunder"The story of how Odin obtained the gift of poetry to share with humans involves murder, beheadings, black-hearted dwarves, and bird poop. My favorite kind of story!" Come see me talk about Thor Speaks! on the children's stage at the Decatur Book Festival this Sunday at 3:00. I'll be on stage with Mike … [Read more...] about Countdown to Thor’s Day: Odin, Poetry and Bird Poop
Thor on his super hammer, belt of power, and magic iron gloves: "You should know that I don't actually need these power tools. I mean, I'm already super-strong. But I'm not going to lie--using them is a blast! And no, I won't let you borrow them. Ever. So stop asking..." From Thor Speaks! A Guide to the Realms by the Norse God of Thunder … [Read more...] about Countdown to Thor’s Day: It’s Hammer Time!
The official release date for THOR SPEAKS! is September 8th, though I will be signing it this weekend at the Decatur Book Festival! Come on out and see me on the Children's Stage this Sunday, September 6, at 3:00. Meanwhile, did you know that Thor rides a chariot pulled by goats? Here's his take on it: "Sorry about the smell. Riding behind them after they've gorged on … [Read more...] about Countdown to Thor’s Day: Goat Chariot!
About the book: A kid-friendly, humorous, and fact-filled biography of the "original teen queen." VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) placed it on its "Honor List" for nonfiction. Booklist said of the book: “Shecter's solid research is evident in her account of events as well as the back matter, which includes informative notes, a time line, a glossary, bibliographies of primary … [Read more...] about Excerpt for CLEOPATRA RULES! THE AMAZING LIFE OF THE ORIGINAL TEEN QUEEN
About the Book: A young adult novel based on the real life of Cleopatra's only surviving child, her daughter, Cleopatra Selene. From her palace in Egypt, to the dirty streets of Rome, Cleopatra Selene is forced to fight to protect the tatters of her family after her parents--Cleopatra and Mark Antony lose their kingdom and their lives. Forced to build a new life in the home of … [Read more...] about Excerpt from CLEOPATRA’S MOON