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

Review of Rodin’s Lover by Heather Webb

A Review of Heather Webb's historical novel, Rodin's Lover, about Camille Claudet, a talented sculptor who had a tumultuous relationship with Rodin and eventually declined into madness.

Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom Jan 17-23

Here are the posts I enjoyed this week around the web. I seem to have been very ancient. The Amphipolis tomb, Herculaneum scroll and writing historical fiction set within Greek mythology

Hand of Fire is the Featured Book on Historical Fiction Ebooks

I've joined a wonderful group of authors. You'll find my post "Giving Briseis Her Voice" on Historical Fiction eBooks, as well as a page about Hand of Fire and an author page about me.

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