Hand of Fire CoverMMBWelcome to Judith Starkston’s website. Her debut novel Hand of Fire, set during the Trojan War, will soon be followed by a mystery series featuring Queen Puduhepa of the Hittites as “sleuth.” 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.MMB Emblem Semi-Finalist

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Myth & Folklore: Where Did Mighty Achilles Get his Start?

The heroes of the Trojan War probably have origins in history, but there’s also been an infusion of myth and legendary grandeur. In a post on Unusual Historicals, I explore an idea of mine that the development of Achilles was significantly influenced by the Hittite myth of Telipinu.

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Arizona Historical Novel Society News

Next Meeting: February 13, 2016, 2-4 pm

Email Judith for directions to the Scottsdale location (a new location–if you didn’t get the email, you’ll need to ask!)

Speaker: Jillian Cantor, author of The Hours Count

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.

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