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 weekly roundup of history and archaeology: New Bronze Age Cyprus finds that reveal sudden departure of inhabitants in the face of acute danger and a ‘Romeo & Juliet’ burial along with a chariot driven by 2 sacrificed horses fr Bronze Age Kazakhstan
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.
Book Review: Miller’s Circe spellbinds with gorgeous language, compelling characters and new takes on Greek mythology and Homer. She is both respectful of ancient tradition and captivating in her relevance to contemporary concerns.