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.
My weekly roundup of posts from around the web: Bronze Age clay figurine like Rodin’s Thinker, Venetian quack medicines, ice mummy man’s clothing choices, mosaic museum’s website, Nefertari’s mummified legs.
If a diversity-bringing, often raunchy, always nuanced, new take on the old tale of the Trojan War sounds like a good read to you, then pick up this “novel-in-parts.” My review of A Song of War.
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:
January 14, 2017, 2-4 pm
Speaker: Brenda Warneka is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and a writer who speaks on legal topics to writers. She is a long-time member and past president of Arizona Professional Writers
Topic: Things that Can Get Historical Writers in Trouble: Based on real life legal cases involving writers