Hand of Fire CoverMMBWelcome 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.

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Review of Breath of Earth by Beth Cato

Beth Cato delivers page-turning fantasy adventure in the first two of her Blood of Earth series, Breath of Earth and Call of Fire. Ingrid, Breath of Earth’s hero reveals magical geomancy skills that can tip the balance of the world, politically and physically, and that makes for an exciting plot and fast-paced action, but Cato gives her reader even more. She’s built an alternative history (set in 1906) that flips the prism through which we understand our society.

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