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 October 11-17

Join me on Sat Oct 18 in celebration of International Archaeology Day for a talk about Hand of Fire and Bronze Age archaeology. Here are my favorite finds around the web this week: all archaeological from Amphipolis to England!

Guest Post by Edward James: England’s Homer

A guest post by Edward James about his novels of English sea adventure based on the writings of Hakluyt.

Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom Sept 27-Oct 10

Join me at the Chandler library Oct 18 for National Archaeology Day! Also, my favorite posts around the web this week: HNS self-published author award, archaeology from Spain, Macedonia, Hattusa & Athens, & Donis Casey on dialogue.

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