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 May 24-30

News & posts this week: Judith is teaching ArtiFACTS to Fiction workshop Flagstaff June 13, Pat Bracewell on Bayeux Tapestry, Lit Hub on hilarious book tour, ancient music in Israel, HNS conference session schedule (including my midwifery panel w/ Diana Gabaldon!)

Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom May 17-23

Posts I enjoyed around the web this week: Mummy saved fr French dump, writer jokes, Mary, Historical fiction at BEA by Sarah Johnson, The O. Henry Prize winners, & Pirate medicine fr underwater archaeology.

Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom May 10-16

Posts I enjoyed around the web this week: Margaret Spence's "Cleopatra's Molecules", Copy Editors' Pet Peeves, Oldest stone bracelet, revealing the storage rooms of Limassol, Cyprus Museum, PTSD historically speaking by Regina Jeffers, David Waid on writing styles

 
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