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: 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…

Cut From The Earth Book Trailer: In Memory of All Saints’ Day 1755

Happy All Saints’ Day 2015! And heartfelt remembrances and blessings to all those who were lost on this historic day of November 1, 1755 in Lisbon, Portugal to “The Great Lisbon Earthquake”. In memory of the 1755 events, I share with you the book trailer for my upcoming historical novel…

Love of Art in Historical Fiction Series featuring Laura Morelli & The Gondola Maker

The Gondola Maker by Laura Morelli is a finely crafted novel like the Renaissance Venice, Italy gondolas the story features. The book celebrates and explores the tradition of boat making, painting, social classes, and bonds of family and craft. When disasters befall the Vianello boat makers, Luca Vianello, the heir to a renowned…

 
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