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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Here are my favorite posts around the web this week: Hittite festivals by Sevil Conka, historical fiction writers and historians, interview with Nancy Bilyeau, Medieval priories by Priscilla Royal, photos of the desert in bloom and Homeric papyrus suffers ignominious fate.
I’m thrilled to announce Hand of Fire has made it through the first round of judging for the prestigious MM Bennett’s Award for Historical Fiction. My fellow long-listers are an impressive group.
Interview with Judith Starkston about Hand of Fire on the UTube Channel, Fantasy Fiction Focus
My review of Patricia Bracewell’s The Price of Blood. Queen Emma of England in 1006 faces Vikings, a self-destructive husband and illicit love. Excellent, dark sequel to Shadow on the Crown.
We’ll have an April meeting, either 3rd or 4th Saturday, 2-4 pm. Speaker and date still under formation. 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.