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Raphael Edits Done

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For the latest, please go to StephanieStorey.com Yesterday, I shipped off my final edits to my editor at my publishing house for my newest novel, Raphael, Painter in Rome (due out from Arcade in April... Continue Reading →

Quote Leonardo da Vinci: Top 10 Quotes

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For an updated version of this post, please visit: https://stephaniestorey.com/blog/leonardo-da-vinci-top-10-quotes In honor of Leonardo da Vinci's 565th birthday today (he was born on April 15, 1452), I'm celebrating with 10 of my favorite quotes attributed... Continue Reading →

On Revisiting the Last Supper

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For an updated version of this post, please visit: https://stephaniestorey.com/blog/on-revisiting-the-last-supper I haven't posted in a couple of weeks. It's not because I haven't had things to say -- we've been traveling through Europe, so I have... Continue Reading →

Shockingly True Things in Oil and Marble

(You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For an updated version of this post, please go to: https://stephaniestorey.com/blog/shockingly-true-things-in-oil-and-marble Today, a new Leonardo da Vinci drawing was discovered in France (see featured image). To honor this very real discovery of very real history, here are... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Questions About Oil and Marble

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For an updated version of this post, please visit: https://stephaniestorey.com/blog/top-10-questions-about-oil-and-marble Over the last two-and-a-half months, I've traveled to 18 states, signed over 1,000 books, and put on 81 "shows" (where I do a reading and/or talk... Continue Reading →

Research and Recommended Reads

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For an updated version of this post, please visit: https://stephaniestorey.com/blog/bibliography-oil-and-marble A lot of people ask about the research that went into my art historical novel, Oil and Marble. I've been obsessed with Michelangelo, Leonardo and the Italian... Continue Reading →

Historical Fiction: History or Fiction?

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For an updated version of this post, please go to: https://stephaniestorey.com/blog/historical-fiction-history-or-fiction I'm an art-historical novelist, so I'm very familiar with the on-going debate at the center of historical fiction: Is it the novelist's duty to serve... Continue Reading →

The Question That Inspired the Book

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For an updated version of this post, please visit: https://stephaniestorey.com/blog/the-question-that-inspired-the-book The most common question I get about my art-historical novel, Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo, is: "What inspired you to write... Continue Reading →

Meeting Mona Lisa

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For an updated version of this post, please visit: https://stephaniestorey.com/blog/meeting-mona-lisa A friend recently told me about his experience seeing the Mona Lisa for the first time. "I was expecting to have this quiet, intimate moment... Continue Reading →

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