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 June 27-July 4

Some posts I enjoyed this week: Two recaps of HNS Denver 2015 fr Kate Quinn and Pat Bracewell, anachronisms in Historical Fiction?, difference between historical romance and historical fiction with a romantic element, 4th of July mysteries, resurrecting book tours?

Midwifery: Magic or Medicine HNS panel Denver 2015

Midwifery: Magic or Medicine, the script from which I (roughly speaking) gave my panel talk at the Historical Novel Society Convention in Denver 2015

Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom June 21-25

I'm off to the Historical Novel Society Conference in Denver. Here are the posts I enjoyed this week: "Twitter Novel" cartoon fr Janet Rudolph, humorous very bad reviews for Grey via January Magazine, Catherine of Aragon and Blackfriars by Nancy Bilyeau, 6 million dog mummies found in Egyptian dig, Greek…

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