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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 →

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Top 10 Art Exhibits in 2018

To prepare for my year, I've combed magazines, art blogs, museum websites, and friends' brains searching for the best art exhibits of 2018. Here's my list for the top 10 must see exhibits of this coming year. May it inspire... Continue Reading →

See Rodin at the Met

Today is the 100 year anniversary of Rodin's death: November 17, 1917 -- and to celebrate this centenary, The Metropolitan Museum of Art has staged a dynamic exhibit showcasing nearly 50 pieces by the inimitable sculptor (on now through January... 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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Be an Unreasonable Artist

I just started reading Gaudi: a biography by Gijs Van Hensbergen and the opening quote is from George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman: "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world... Continue Reading →

10 Ways Our World is Like the Renaissance

In honor of Michelangelo's birthday today -- March 6th (he would be 542), I've been thinking a lot about the differences between our world and his... but I've also been thinking about the strange, striking similarities between our two eras. It's... Continue Reading →

To Succeed as an Artist, Seek an Unbalanced Life: Lessons from Gaudi

I hear it all the time: To be happy, you must seek balance. "The only way to be a successful human being is to NOT be so obsessed with your work. Be obsessed with balance, instead! Balance between work and family,... 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 →

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 10 shockingly true stories from my historical novel, Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and... Continue Reading →

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