Stephanie Renee dos Santos

About me

As a writer of historical fiction, the 18th century is my passion, along with art-related stories.

I have a B.A. in Studio Arts from Whitman College.

My forthcoming novel, CUT FROM THE EARTH…

In the Year of Our Lord 1755, Portuguese tile maker, Piloto Manuel Pires is committed to manumitting slaves and hiring them in his tile factory, a promise rife with problems. He harbors a secret tile designer, whose ongoing innovations of the the figura de convite, an invitation figure, puts the shop’s works in demand by Lisbon’s elite and at odds with a Jesuit priest. When a commission destined for the Amazon jungle must be altered, and an omen is disregarded, the shop plummets into struggle. Then on November 1, All Saints Day, with the city’s populace at church, disasters strike: earthquake, tidal waves, mass fire. Piloto’s life is forever changed and challenged as is his shop, tile making, and Portugal.

From my website

PART 1 – Review of panel-talk “Art and Artists in Historical Fiction: The special challenges of writing about art and artists”

Patricia O’Reilly (far left), Michael Dean, Stephanie Renee dos Santos, Alicia Foster Art and artists stories of bygone days transport us, prompt us to ask questions, to wonder, and to explore the time and places and enigmatic figures whose creations line museum walls and podiums today. Who were these creatives…

Love of Art in Historical Fiction Series featuring Anne Girard & Madame Picasso

Welcome to month two of the “Love of Art in Historical Fiction Series”. It’s my pleasure to introduce Anne Girard, author of Madame Picasso (debuted August 26th). Love stories have inspired art and literature since time immemorial, and Girard’s novel marries both, in telling the untold life-altering love affair between Eva…

Recap of the 2014 London Historical Novel Society Conference & Panel-talk “Art and Artists in HF”

Conference book purchases! For months I’d been awaiting this writers conference! And it was an interesting and energizing weekend exchanging with other authors and those interested in the historical fiction genre. Congratulations to the conference Short Story Award winner Lorna Fergusson (middle) and her winning piece Salt. Also, a hearty…

 
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