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 18-24

Posts I enjoyed around the web this week: Viking sword, writing tips from Laura McNeill, mythic Celtic monsters, Dickens, and the truth about Bloody Mary fr Nancy Bilyeau.

Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom July 12-17

Posts I enjoyed this week: Etruscan bling by Elisabeth Storrs, Linen fragment with Cleopatra's father's name on it, using adj and adverbs wisely by September C Fawkes, and those Greek statues were really brightly colored!

Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom July 5-11

Posts I enjoyed around the web this week: Egyptian papyri, Israeli ritual bath 1 C CE, wrap-up HNS from Nicole Evelina, a writing cartoon fr Janet Rudolph & BoookBub advice

 
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