Painter in Rome

A Novel Out April 2020 in time for the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death


Writing Historical Fiction: Choose Better Details

The question came as we were wrapping up the discussion about my novel, Oil and Marble: “How do you find and choose specific details in your writing?”


the History behind the novels

Read about the real history of the lives of the artists and their times

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Oil and Marble is Out in Paperback!

Available in hardcover, ebook, and audio book.


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Tremendously entertaining and ‘unapologetic’ in its artistic license, Oil and Marble will remind an older generation of the pleasures of Irving Stone’s art historical fiction, particularly his chronicle of the Sistine Chapel ceiling commission, The Agony and the Ecstasy.
— Maxwell Carter, The New York Times Sunday Book Review
The artistic process can be one of self-doubt, struggle, and sheer physical exertion, and Storey depicts the drama here with truth and insight. A rewarding read for art aficionados and fans of historical fiction.
— Carolyn Mulac, Booklist
Vividly evoking the turbulent world and ferociously competitive spirit of Renaissance Florence, Stephanie Storey transports the reader to one of the most creative and exciting moments in the history of that remarkable city.
— William E. Wallace, author of Michelangelo: The Artist, the Man and His Times
Oil and Marble is a magnificent story brimming with an all-star cast of world famous artists conducted by the talent of author Stephanie Storey... [She has created] an intriguing unforgettable classic piece of historical fiction.
— Hudson Booksellers, Best of 2016