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 Oct 18-24

My favorites around the web this week: debate about Parthenon Marbles, blending research & creativity in historical fiction, & 3 pros of historical fiction on their books: Tinney Sue Heath, Kim Rendfeld and Ruth Downie.

Care and Feeding of the Gods: How Hittites & Trojans worshipped

Ever wondered what it's like to bathe a goddess? A post about Hittite/Trojan religion and the care and feeding of gods in the ancient world.

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!

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