What would you do if you won an opportunity of a lifetime? However, to claim the prize, you had to solve seven riddles. Would you do it? What would be the stake or danger? Find out in today's author interview with Athena Goodman and her book, "The 7th Riddle."
The 7th Riddle: Episode One
The event was hosted in New York, a place he hadn't been in 14 years but he would make this exception. After all, he did have the advantage. An investment firm run by seven of the most beautiful women in the world and the acquaintance of the one man who could solve any riddle! How could he lose?
He was absolutely convinced that his time had come. Little did he know, that the past was making sure that it did!
Athena Goodman was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands and was brought to Boston, MA, a couple of weeks after the infamous blizzard of ‘78. By the age of nine, she had discovered a misunderstood passion in her heart to write words that would impact the world. Her arrival to the quaint, yet sedate Boston town had given her many opportunities over the years to carve out the beginnings of this fragile destiny. Goodman's writing career began as a feature story writer in high school where her first story appeared in the Harvard Gazette. In Virginia, she wrote for the Sundial Newspaper at a boarding college then named Randolph-Macon Women’s College. Later, she attended Radcliff College where she took graduate writing and editing classes then went to Harvard University, where her love for children’s literature was developed. Harvard’s Women’s Society later gave her the opportunity to recite the first poem she had ever written at age nine entitled “Smile.” Throughout the years, she had written many other poems, some of which were published in National Anthologies. Her Children's fictional writing included a play called “A Thanksgiving to Remember,” which she wrote overnight for her Sunday school class that she produced, directed, and choreographed in 1999 with a cast of over 21 children and one adult. In 2003, she received an honorable mention for her children’s story as a first time conferee and current member of St. David’s Christian Writers Conference.