So I decided to be a plague doctor for Halloween this year. What or who exactly was a plague doctor?
My topic historical fiction recommendations.
Read a review of the new novel Raphael: Painter in Rome and an interview with the author, Stephanie Storey
Musings on Raphael 500 years after his death. Looking at his art can be the healing salve we all need right now.
Very exciting moment for me - I just finished the entire first (very rough) draft of my new novel!
Quarantining, a word with a rich and ancient history, is still relevant, and we would be wise to study the past to judiciously apply best practices and lessons to the present.
Neil Pasricha, bestselling author of The Book of Awesome and other books, lists his most awesome historical fiction recommendations.
It’s that time of year to put out holiday gift lists. Everyone has suggestions and often a focus, and mine is no different: Gifts related to everyone’s favorite painter, Raphael!
This post is why my yearlong focus on Raphael.
Raphael’s love life has been a source of fascination since his untimely death, from the sixteenth-century biographer Giorgio Vasari to my own coauthored novel The Sidewalk Artist. While Raphael was undoubtedly engaged to a cardinal’s daughter, Maria Bibbiena, he never married her and many have speculated that the great love of his life was La … Continue reading That’s Amore: Raphael’s Love Life