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 roundup of archaeology and history with some Fantasy/SciFi tossed in: color perception & language in ancient Near East and Greek, the blue-eyed, black skinned face of the first Brit & a short story in honor of libraries
Ann Griffin is a fellow Arizona Historical Novel Society member and I’ve watched the evolution of this novel with interest and affection. It’s a good one! Germany, 1938: Talented teen Jewish artist, Renata Lowenthal, convinces her reluctant parents that they … Continue reading
Queen Puduhepa takes on Ramses II and secures a lasting peace. Read all about it. My herstory contribution to Unusual Historicals.