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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A piece of alternate Roman history: Guest Post by Alison Morton

Alison Morton guest posts about her novels of alternative Roman history. Ever wonder what alternative history is and is it looney? (no…) Teaser: the women get equal rights. Now that’s remarkably alternative! Alison knows her Romans and her world building, which makes this fiction very engaging.

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Figuring out the Winner: Propaganda and Reality , Hittites vs Pharaoh Ramesses

Getting to the truth in wartime has always been difficult. Pharaoh Ramesses, after the Battle of Kadesh, portrayed his version in some interestingly distorted ways. Click on through to Suzanne Adair’s Relevant History to read my post on ancient propaganda and historical reality. It led to a refreshing result in this case.

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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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