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

When the Minoans Looked East

Historical author Laura Gill guest posts about the surprising connections between Minoan Crete and Anatolia.

Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom Sept 20-26

My weekly favorites around the web: Karen Randau's interview, ancient tombs & frescoes, Anna Belfrage on royal gluttony

Sisters in Crime September Blog Hop

The Sisters in Crime September blog hop came to my corner of the world. What writers I am inspired by, my advice to novice writers and, most fun, meet the two remarkable historical authors I've tagged or been tagged by as we hop along.

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