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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My favorites around the web this week: debate about Parthenon Marbles, blending research & creativity in historical fiction, & 3 pros of historical fiction on their books: Tinney Sue Heath, Kim Rendfeld and Ruth Downie.
Ever wondered what it’s like to bathe a goddess? A post about Hittite/Trojan religion and the care and feeding of gods in the ancient world.
Anatomy of the balancing act all historical fiction writers must accomplish: the historical details of world building versus speed of story telling. A close up of two scenes from Hand of Fire.
Our next AZ Historical Novel Society meeting will be October 19 at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore. Workshop with David Morrell. Click thru to post for details.