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 April 5-10

A newly discovered sarcophagus and gold seal ring that could be right out of my manuscript and two reviewers' reading advice on great books from Heather Webb and Gabrielle Zevin.

Arizona Historical Novel Society News

Next AZ Historical Novel Society Meeting will be May 3, 1-4 pm. Fred Ramsay will be our speaker, author of an historical mystery series set in Jerusalem around 28 CE.

Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom March 29-April 4

Medieval nuns & prostitutes, Feminists fr. preRevolutionary NY & Mesopotamia, telling history fr the pagan peasant point of view, and translating an Egyptian stela changes the chronology of the Near East, starring some of my favorite writers, bloggers and historians: Nancy Bilyeau, Bruce Holsinger, Kim Rendfeld, Shirley Graetz, Sarah Johnson,…

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