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

Love of Art in Historical Fiction Series featuring Nancy Biyleau & The Tapestry

The Tapestry by Nancy Bilyeau is the golden star of this Tudor mystery trilogy, featuring novice nun Joanna Stafford and her difficulties and adventures through the tumultuous reign of King Henry the VIII. This novel to the best of my knowledge explores for the first time ever the arts of Tudor England in…

Love of Art in Historical Fiction Series featuring Lisa Barr of Fugitive Colors

Some novels are an honor to read because the story is so vital to humanity and history, Fugitive Colors by Lisa Barr is one such story. Written in bold and emotive strokes like the Expressionist painters and modern artists the novel tributes one can’t help but be deeply moved by this arresting…

Love of Art in Historical Fiction Series featuring Lisa Burkitt & The Memory of Scent

This art-based historical mystery The Memory of Scent by Lisa Burkitt is set 1883 Paris, France. It is a story of two French women, Fleur and Babette, both artist models, and how their lives diverge when the painter they both pose for is found dead. Fleur lives her life on the…

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