Stephanie Storey’s debut novel Oil and Marble is a Los Angeles Times bestseller, was named one of Hudson Booksellers’ Best Books of 2016, and was called “extraordinarily entertaining” by The New York Times. She has a degree in Fine Arts from Vanderbilt University and attended a PhD program in Art History—before leaving to get her MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. She has studied art in Italy and been on a pilgrimage to see every Michelangelo on display in Europe. She has also been a television producer for over 15 years in Los Angeles for shows like Tavis Smiley on PBS, The Arsenio Hall Show for CBS, and The Writers’ Room for Sundance Channel. When not writing novels or producing television, she can usually be found — with her husband, an actor and Emmy-winning comedy writer — traveling the world in search of her next story.
From the author:
“You are no longer an aspiring novelist,” my best friend told me when I received an offer of publication for my debut novel, Oil and Marble. Since I was seven years old (when I wrote and illustrated my first little book, Horty the Hog Goes to School) I have dreamed of being an author.
Along the way of pursuing this dream (and writing every day – in the mornings, at night, while my husband is at Improv or Tae Kwon Do), I have studied art and art history at Vanderbilt University, gotten an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, and produced over a thousand episodes of television. I have celebrated a birthday with Candice Bergen, helped Sandra Bullock navigate a dark, cable-snaked floor in three-inch stilettos, and recreated 1776 Philadelphia in a white-walled conference room so a comic could sign the Declaration of Independence. I have talked world affairs with Salman Rushdie, had Maya Angelou console me with stories of tigers under her bed, and helped Barack Obama navigate quickly through convention security when he was still just an unknown Senator from Illinois.
And after all of that, I write. Because if I didn’t, the stories that flood my head would wash me away.
Oil and Marble is the product of my twenty-year obsession with the Italian Renaissance and the creation of art. For even more information about the author go to www.stephaniestorey.com