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 Jan 30-Feb 6

Posts I enjoyed around the web this week: Pompeii's casts get new life, prehistory of domesticated cats in China, Mayan Codices from Elle Jauffret and new ideas & old myth busting about Vikings.

Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom Jan 23-29

I had a great time at the San Diego State University Writers' Conference, details inside. Here are some posts I enjoyed this week: ancient footprints found near Tucson, new findings fr a venerable, excellent archaeological dig in Turkey, Çatalhöyük, linguists date your childhood fairytales to the Bronze Age, and an…

Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom Jan 16-22

Catch up on Windy Lynn Harris' great AZ HNS talk about getting short prose published. You can find a detailed write up by Kristen McQuinn. Also some posts I enjoyed around the web this week: cattish, deadly book humor, Laura Kelley on a Phoenician platter fr the Silk Road and…

 
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