Welcome 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 a Hittite Queen as “sleuth.” Hand of Fire is currently out of print except for a few remaining copies of the paperback on Amazon and at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore. Hand of Fire will appear in a new edition, but in the meantime, the paperback is also available directly from Judith Starkston. Just click here to buy it on Square.
On my website, 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.
Here’s my weekly roundup of posts I enjoyed: The New Yorker objects to comparing the war of the Iliad to modern war, a fantasy story by Beth Cato, mapping fictional worlds and Mesopotamian beer-Enkibru anyone?
My review of Emily Hauser’s For the Winner, an enchanting, dramatic novel that brings to life iconic mythic characters, including a woman whose voice had long been silenced.
My weekly roundup of posts I enjoyed: website of films set in ancient Egypt, a new pyramid found, a lecture on the historical basis of the Trojan War and another on Hellenistic temples in the Peloponnese.
Queen Puduhepa takes on Ramses II and secures a lasting peace. Read all about it. My herstory contribution to Unusual Historicals.
Click through to find the 2016-2017 Calendar of meetings of 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.
Our next meeting:
March 25, 2017, 2-4 pm
Speaker: Windy Lynn Harris is the founder of Market Coaching for Creative Writers and author of the upcoming book Write It Short: How to Craft and Sell Short Stories and Personal Essays (Writers Digest Books, August 2017).
Topic: How to craft short stories and essays that sell: Learn the most important storytelling tools for writing short prose and how to make them work for you