Oil and Marble



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 →


Book Tour: Recap

Since publication of Oil and Marble on March 1st: 2.5 months. 18 states. 83 book talks. New York Times Sunday Book review. Los Angeles Times Bestseller. Sold out of first edition in first week. ABC. NBC. PBS. NPR. Signed over 1,000... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Art Museums in the South

Since my bestselling novel, Oil and Marble, is art historical fiction, a lot of fans ask about my favorite museums. I was born and raised in the South, and yet, I do not associate great art with the South. I picture... Continue Reading →

Overlooked Arkansas: Media, Museums, and Gardens

I was born and raised in Arkansas, but after living in Los Angeles for 15 years, I know the state is often overlooked, ignored, and even mocked (for being country or backwoods or... where is it again?) But on this... Continue Reading →

First Book Club Event

On Monday night, I spoke publicly about my novel for the first time when Chapters -- a book club in Hot Springs, Arkansas -- invited me to preview my novel. Oil and Marble doesn't technically go public until March 1st --... Continue Reading →

Hot Springs Gallery Walk: Refreshingly Relatable

Friday night, my husband and I went on the Gallery Walk in downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas. I'm an art-historical novelist, so I am a sucker for any good gallery walk. On the first Friday of every month, art galleries along Central... Continue Reading →

10 Must-Visit Art Towns in the US

When it comes to art and culture, the big cities get all the buzz. New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit... How can little towns compete? But small town USA is brimming with culture to satisfy even the hungriest art buff. From museums and... Continue Reading →

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