Welcome to Judith Starkston’s website. Her debut novel Hand of Fire, set during the Trojan War, is available September 2014 (Fireship Press). Enjoy reviews of Hand of Fire, book club questions, the event calendar and an excerpt. You’ll also find historical background about this fascinating place and time, book reviews of reads you don’t want to miss and other on-going information from the historical fiction community.
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Midwifery: Magic or Medicine, the script from which I (roughly speaking) gave my panel talk at the Historical Novel Society Convention in Denver 2015
I’m off to the Historical Novel Society Conference in Denver. Here are the posts I enjoyed this week: “Twitter Novel” cartoon fr Janet Rudolph, humorous very bad reviews for Grey via January Magazine, Catherine of Aragon and Blackfriars by Nancy Bilyeau, 6 million dog mummies found in Egyptian dig, Greek mystery religion fr Samothrace exhibit at Athens Acropolis Museum & Sonoran spring photos by Melissa Crytzer Fry–gorgeous!
My review of Helen of Sparta by Amalia Carosella–a new take on an old myth.
My reconstruction of a Trojan or Hittite Wedding–a scene I mostly edited out of Hand of Fire for reasons of pacing, but that’s full of fun historical detail.
Next meeting: April 25, 2-4 p.m. at Judith Starkston’s house. Email for directions and to rsvp.
Speaker: Marcia Fine, author of The Blind Eye
Click through to find out all the news and what’s up with the Arizona Historical Novel Society. Everyone welcome–writers and readers. We’re an informal group with no dues just lots of great community and information sharing.