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 July 26-Aug 1

My favorites around the web this week: HNS on my book, Kim Rendfeld on a Medieval Cat poem, historical maps fr USGS, sunken ships off Turkey, and a debate, does little stuff cause the big stuff in history?

Book Launch at The Poisoned Pen Bookstore

Book Launch of Hand of Fire at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore on September 10th. Join Judith Starkston in the celebration!

Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom July 19-25

My favorites on the web this week: Nancy Bilyeau on endings, Alison McMahan on voice, Medieval Japan and WWI in lit, & a winning novel from Rebecca Cantrell.

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