Judith Geary studies the construction of an ancient building at Carthage in North Africa. Carthage, one of Rome's most powerful enemies during the Republican period, was later rebuilt by the Romans and became an important city during the time of the later Empire.
Judith Foster Geary has been fascinated by the stories of ancient times since childhood, but not by history as it was taught in school. Her interest in architecture and technology was inherited from her father, a NASA engineer, and her early literary interests were primarily reading and writing science fiction. A writing class with Orson Scott Card in 1983 opened her eyes to the study of history as a basis for world-building in science fiction, and what began as a means to another end has become a passion of itself. She is author of two books of historical fiction about the adventures of young people in classical times that have not yet found publishers because, according to agents and editors, they're "not biographies or mysteries, and are 'too densely written for a younger audience.'" Her article, "A Quaker Committment to Education," was included in the "African American Education" issue of Cobblestone Magazine. Her graduate degree in education is from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. She teaches at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.