12:30 PM to 12:55 PM
The Rivalry of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo
Oil and Marble is historical fiction, based on the very real rivalry between Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. The author will address her extensive research and the true stories about the great art at the heart of her novel.
About Stephanie Storey
Stephanie Storey is a writer and art fanatic. She has a degree in Fine Arts from Vanderbilt University and an MFA from Emerson College. She studied art in Italy and went on a pilgrimage to see every Michelangelo on display in Europe. She has been a senior television producer in Los Angeles for 15 years (credits include Tavis Smiley on PBS, The Writers’ Room on Sundance, The Arsenio Hall Show on CBS). Oil and Marble is her debut novel. It has become a Los Angeles Times bestseller, received a rave review from The New York Times Sunday Book Review, and was named one of Hudson Booksellers best books of 2016. She travels the country (and now the world) promoting her novel with her husband, an actor and Emmy-winning comedy writer.