Powerful women are always fascinating, but there is something especially intriguing about women in the ancient world who led their kingdoms and also led armies into battle. Both were extraordinarily difficult in eras where women generally had very little economic and social power, let alone political and military strength. With Elizabeth Warren--arguably the most qualified … [Read more...] about It’s Women’s History Month So Let’s Talk Kick-Butt Ancient Warrior Queens!
Happy Book Birthday, Queens!
Today is the official release day for Warrior Queens: True Stories of Six Ancient Rebels Who Slayed History. I am still amazed by the beautiful cover and illustrations by outstanding artist, Bill Mayer. Seriously, check out his site because his work is consistently stunning. The joy of working on a book like Warrior Queens was not just diving deep into the stories of … [Read more...] about Happy Book Birthday, Queens!
When Kendare Blake Blurbs Your Book!
The author of the dark and delicious, #1 New York Times bestselling Three Dark Crowns series was kind enough to blurb my upcoming nonfiction book, Warrior Queens. I still can't get over the awesomeness! Here's what she said: "Vicky Alvear Shecter's Warrior Queens is a wonderful profile of irrepressible women, some of whom history has overlooked. The snappy narrative … [Read more...] about When Kendare Blake Blurbs Your Book!
Check Out My New Book Coming this Fall!
Publisher's Weekly listed my latest nonfiction--Warrior Queens--in its Fall 2019 Children's Sneak Preview issue, so it seemed the right time to show you the cover. TA-DA! Warrior Queens, true stories of six ancient queens who took up arms against invaders and enemies, has been a labor of love long in the making. Thank you Boyds Mills Press for believing in it! The … [Read more...] about Check Out My New Book Coming this Fall!