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Stephanie Storey

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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Find Other Leonardo da Vinci Novels

If you're anything like me, you're eager to read Walter Isaacson's upcoming biography of Leonardo da Vinci. But it doesn't come out until October 17th, so what are you going to do until then? To tide you over, here's a list... Continue Reading →

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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 about my novel). I've spoken at book stores, museums, art galleries, libraries, historical societies, schools... Continue Reading →

How to Write When You Don’t Have Time to Write

“Writing is the art of applying the ass to the seat.” ― Dorothy Parker “You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear... Continue Reading →

New Pub Date, Amazon, Cover Art

Yesterday was a big day for Oil and Marble. My publisher sent all kinds of exciting news... 1: The publication date has been MOVED UP. The novel will now be released in March 2016! (Currently scheduled for March 1st). That's... Continue Reading →

A Book You Want To Read versus A Book You Want To Write

I often hear people say, "Write the book you want to read. If no one has written it yet, it's up to you!" There is one true thing about this advice: you should NEVER write a book you do not want to... Continue Reading →

Pub Date, Goodreads, and More…

It's been a lively few days in my publishing life, so here's a little update: 1: For those of you who missed it, I have a publication date: JULY 5, 2016 I'm already envisioning one heck of a 4th of July... Continue Reading →

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 it?" For five years, from 1501 – 1505, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti both... Continue Reading →

Writing Advice from Wimbledon

Wimbledon started on Monday, and as I've watched the early rounds this week, I've been thinking about how much tennis has taught me about writing. I grew up in a "tennis family" -- we watched and played tennis my entire life. I've taken... Continue Reading →

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