Vicky Alvear Shecter is the author of the young adult novels, CLEOPATRA'S MOON (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, 2011), based on the life of Cleopatra's only daughter, and CURSES AND SMOKE (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, 2014), set in the ancient city of Pompeii. She is also the author of two award-winning biographies for kids on Alexander the Great and Cleopatra, as well as several books for middle-grade readers about mythology. She is a docent at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Antiquities at Emory University in Atlanta. The LA TIMES calls CLEOPATRA'S MOON, "magical" and "impressive." PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY said it was "fascinating" and "highly memorable." The WALL STREET JOURNAL called it "absorbing." Visit her website at vickyalvearshecter.com.