I write historical fiction on art-related themes. My most recent is CLARA AND MR. TIFFANY about the woman who designed the Tiffany lamps. LUNCHEON OF THE BOATING PARTY is about Renoir's friends depicted in his painting by the same name.
Publications and Prizes
Clara and Mr. Tiffany (Random House, 2011), Luncheon of the Boating Party (Viking/Penguin, 2007), Life Studies (Viking/Penguin, 2005), The Forest Lover (Viking/Penguin, 2004), The Passion of Artemisia (Viking/Penguin, 2002), Girl in Hyacinth Blue (Penguin, 2000), What Love Sees (Thorndike Press, 1996)
Alaska Quarterly Review, Confrontation, Dominion Review, Manoa, Missouri Review, New England Review, New Millennium Writings, Ploughshares
Four novels have been New York Times Bestsellers, and I've won the Theodore Geisel Award (San Diego Book Awards) four times.