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 August 29-Sept 5

Some of my favorite posts from around the web this week: blog tour etiquette by Gail Martin, ancient music on the lyre, ASOR Palmyra update, Bruce Holsinger takes on Trump & Beowulf, More on the Mycenaean palace near Sparta, Alison Morton's selection of books involving history, mystery & derring do

Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom August 22-28

Here are some posts I enjoyed this week: Archaeology at Troy, Aztec skulls, Mycenaean Palace near Sparta, Writing internal dialogue by Marcy Kennedy

Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom August 15-21

A question about complicated names for my readers and posts I enjoyed around the web this week: how to write dialogue by Linda Clare, this season's finds at Tel Kabri near Haifa Israel, Hand of Fire in the news.

 
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