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 12-18

Reminder AZ HNS meeting this Saturday April 25 2-4 with Marcia Fine. My favorite posts around the web this week: Neanderthals in limestone and making music, interview with Nancy Bilyeau, Susan Spann on Female Samurai Warriors, David Waid on ancient shipwreck, Italian history in the basement and Museum makeover

Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom April 4-11

My favorites around the web this week: an interview about Hand of Fire by Fiona McVie, Kate Atherton's review of Lindsey Davis's Deadly Elections, and Neolithic and Mycenaean graves of great interest in Greece.

Review of Satan’s Lullaby by Priscilla Royal

My review of Priscilla Royal's Satan's Lullaby: a Medieval Mystery. Highly recommended

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