Ciao! I'm Laura.

I'm an art historian and USA Today bestselling historical novelist. I earned a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University and have taught college students in the United States and in Italy.

My MADE IN ITALY guidebook series has been leading travelers off the beaten path for more than 20 years.

As a historical novelist, my passion is bringing the stories of art history to life. I am the USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of THE NIGHT PORTRAIT, THE STOLEN LADY, THE GONDOLA MAKER, and other novels.

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  • ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jenny K.

    I've now read all your wonderful historical novels. I am a fan for life!

  • ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ HistoryReader

    I love how you immerse the reader in the past. I have enjoyed traversing different parts of Italy and experiencing the history of art through your eyes. Thank you!

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    Just finished your latest book and I can't wait for the next one! You know how to take readers on a journey to a different time and place in your books.

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