Medusa and The Ellen Show

Something really bizarre happened at Texas Teen Book Festival in Austin on October 1st.

Medusa Banner

Those of you who have met me at events know that I have a banner behind me with the Medusa on it. You also know that I ask people who come by my table if they'd like to pick a Medusa card. I created a deck based on the gods, goddesses, heroes, and mythological creatures from Greek mythology to use for pseudo tarot readings just for fun.

So this police officer approached the table. Anytime a police officer struts straight up to to me, the first thing I wonder is what have I done wrong. But this officer looked straight up at my Medusa banner and then showed me his arm. Minotaur FlashcardBeneath his sleeve was a beautiful tattoo of the Medusa with his daughter's face on it.

Well, as amazing as his tattoo was, that wasn't the bizarre part. As I do with everyone, I asked Officer Sexton if he would like to pick a card--just for fun, because I don't really believe in that kind of thing, I said, as I always do.

So I was holding about 70 cards in my hand, face down, and only one of them was the Medusa.

Guess which one he picked.

MedusaYep. He picked the Medusa.

Now, maybe I DO believe in that kind of thing.

One more thing before I let you go...


If you're a fan of Ellen Degeneres, you might enjoy my impression of her in this video my son helped me make:

Have a great weekend!

About Eva Pohler

Eva Pohler is the USA Today bestselling author of The Gatekeeper's Saga, The Gatekeeper's Saga Spin-Off Series, Charon's Quest, The Purgatorium Series, The Vampires of Athens Series, The Mystery House Series, and The Mystery Book Collection. Eva also teaches writing and literature at a university in San Antonio, where she lives with her husband and three teenagers.
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