Welcome to Judith Starkston’s website. Her debut novel Hand of Fire, set during the Trojan War, is available September 2014 (Fireship Press). 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.

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What’s New:

Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom March 21-27

Here are my favorite posts around the web this week: Hittite festivals by Sevil Conka, historical fiction writers and historians, interview with Nancy Bilyeau, Medieval priories by Priscilla Royal, photos of the desert in bloom and Homeric papyrus suffers ignominious fate.

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Arizona Historical Novel Society News

We’ll have an April meeting, either 3rd or 4th Saturday, 2-4 pm. Speaker and date still under formation. 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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