Welcome to my website. I write fantasy imbued with the richness of ancient worlds. I love the lore of the Greeks and Hittites. Their myths and clashes inspire my fiction and open gates to magical realms.
My first novel, 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.
My weekly roundup of history and archaeology: a haunting mold for Phoenician funeral masks, reconstructing ancient Greek music, and Neolithic bones show women did the heavy labor despite earlier assumptions they stuck to light domestic tasks (surprise, surprise…)
My review of Betrayal at Iga. Immerse yourself in medieval Japan with Susan Spann’s latest Hiro Hattori mystery. It has a glued-to-the-page plot with the most intimate of betrayals.
Queen Puduhepa takes on Ramses II and secures a lasting peace. Read all about it. My herstory contribution to Unusual Historicals.