University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Judith Starkston

Judith Starkston has spent too much time reading about and exploring the remains of the ancient worlds of the Greeks and Hittites. Early on she went so far as to get two degrees in Classics from the University of California, Santa Cruz and Cornell. She loves myths and telling stories. This has gradually gotten more and more out of hand. Her solution: to write fantasy set in the exotic worlds of the past. Fantasy and Magic in a Bronze Age World. "Hand of Fire" was a semi-finalist for the M.M. Bennett’s Award for Historical Fiction. "Priestess of Ishana" won the San Diego State University Conference Choice Award. Judith has two grown children and lives in Arizona with her husband. For a free short story set in her Bronze Age historical fantasy world (and a cookbook of foods in her novels), sign up for the newsletter on her website.

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Scheduled events:
Indie Author Pavilion - Young Adults
Indie Author Pavilion - Young Adult Books (Seats 4)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Authors: C.E. Ostra, CJ Hendrix, Judith Starkston, Catalina Claussen

Priestess of Ishana
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Bronze Age Books
November 2018
ISBN 9781732833920
464 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

A curse, a conspiracy and the clash of kingdoms. A defiant priestess confronts her foes, armed only with ingenuity and forbidden magic. More/less

Hand of Fire
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Bronze Age Books
September 2018
ISBN 9781732833906
370 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

A legendary war, an invincible warrior, a woman forced to defend her family and realm-and her independent spirit. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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