Judith Starkston

About me

Judith Starkston writes novels set in the period of the Trojan War and the Hittite Empire. If you ever wondered how Briseis, the slave of Achilles in the Iliad, could love the man who killed her husband and brothers and destroyed her city, you’ll want to read my manuscript, especially if you like strong women and half-immortal lovers. I received my B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz and my M.A. from Cornell University. I taught high school English, Latin, and humanities for twenty-one years. I have travelled in Turkey and Greece as research for my work and have taken to haunting the university libraries where my children are receiving their expensive educations since they are better than what’s locally available. I live in Phoenix, Arizona with my husband and golden retriever, Socrates.

From my website

Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom March 21-27

Here are my favorite posts around the web this week: Hittite festivals by Sevil Conka, historical fiction writers and historians, interview with Nancy Bilyeau, Medieval priories by Priscilla Royal, photos of the desert in bloom and Homeric papyrus suffers ignominious fate.

Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom March 14-20

Posts I enjoyed around the web this week: Boudica takes on the Romans by Faith Justice, fun facts re Rome fr the BBC, a reader cartoon, Hatra gets bulldozed, Wicked Women of the Old West by Chris Enss, keeping the big dollops of unsavory fat out of one's historical fiction…

Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom March 8-14

Here are my web favorites this week, lots of historical fiction recommendations and archaeology news. Join me at the Tucson Festival of Books this March 14-15

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