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

Book Review/Interview: The Kaulajnananiranaya with Stella Dupuis

Happy International Yoga Day 2017! This year I’m sharing this important yogic text book review and interview in honor and celebration of this international event. Through studying the Yoginis and Yogini Temples of India I was introduced to the tantric text The Kaulajñananirnaya, “Discussion of the Knowledge Pertaining to the Kaula Tradition”, and…

2017 Historical Novel Society Writers’ Conference & Looking for Stories in Art

The 2017 Historical Novel Society Writers’ Conference in Portland, Oregon in the United States is less than two months away. It is a reunion of writers and those from the book industry who come together from all parts of the world to exchange on the genre of historical fiction. Every…

Book Review: Śāktapramodaḥ of Deva Nandan Singh, edited by Madhu Khanna

Today, more than ever, empowering Sakta teachings are relevant and needed, as we seek ways to transform ourselves in order to meet the challenges of our day. The Śāktapramodaḥ of Deva Nandan Singh, edited by Madhu Khanna, is one such ancient text that has guiding goddess wisdom applicable to the…

 
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