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New Novel Coming April 2020

It's finally official. My new novel is Raphael, Painter in Rome It will be published (once again by Arcade) in April 2020 in time for the 500th anniversary of Raphael's death (he died on April 6, 1520). Raphael. Even if... Continue Reading →

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Updates and Arts Festival in Hot Springs This Weekend

For novel fans, there are a few exciting updates at the end of this post, but first... This weekend -- Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 -- my husband, Mike Gandolfi, and I will be in downtown Hot Springs,... Continue Reading →

If I sign yours, you sign mine

Today, I retire my old, beaten up copy of Oil and Marble. I've carried this copy all over the world, asking fans, friends, and family to sign it. "If I sign yours, you sign mine." (The idea was given to... Continue Reading →

Happy Paperback Day!

Today is paperback day -- the day when Oil and Marble is officially out in paperback. Although my debut has been out for over 2 YEARS, this all still feels new to me, and holding my paperback for the first... Continue Reading →

Summer 2018: Paperback and new TV Show

It's going to be a busy summer for the Oil and Marble household... The paperback edition comes out on June 19th. So, this summer, we will be traveling around the country doing book events, signing copies at bookstores and museum shops,... Continue Reading →

Read about the Paperback: Coming June 2018

Oil and Marble is coming to a paperback near you -- summer 2018! For months, people (especially students, schools, art museums, nonprofits, book clubs) have been asking: when is the paperback coming? My answer: I don't know. That's the publisher's... Continue Reading →

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My First Year as a Novelist

One year ago today, on March 1, 2016, my debut novel Oil and Marble was officially released. What a year: My husband and I have been living on the road. We went on a book tour that even took us to... Continue Reading →

Fear of a Book Event in Madrid

Last night, I went to my first international book event for Oil and Marble (Leonardo y Miguel Angel in Spanish) at Libreria Le in Madrid. I was terrified. I've done over 100 book events all over the US; I no... Continue Reading →

When I dreamed of being a novelist, this is not what I pictured…

This is a photo of everything my husband and I own (except for a few clothes that we can fit in a couple of suitcases in our car). When I sold my debut novel Oil and Marble: a Novel of Leonardo... Continue Reading →

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