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 Archaeology, History and Historical Fiction August 13-19

Some posts I enjoyed this week: One of the Egyptian Sunken Cities from the British Museum exhibit, Why writers help each other, Val McDermid shows class in the face of anti-feminist, new finds in Israel paint a revised view of the Great Revolt

MK Tod’s new novel: Time and Regret

Discover MK Tod's novel of WWI, TIME AND REGRET

Weekly Roundup of Archaeology, History and Historical Fiction August 6-12

Posts I enjoyed this week from around the web: Reading books lengthens your life, fabric from King David's reign found preserved in a copper mine and actively defending the passive voice, a grammar geek's happiness.

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