The Stone Cutter Genius
This historical fiction epic with elements of the supernatural is about a teacher in Chicago, who seeks only to present the Life and Times of the Renaissance artist Michelangelo. He takes his two teen sons and his class to Italy to follow in the artist’s footsteps. Under the guise of the tour they embark on a quest to recover a missing artifact of the most famous family of Renaissance Italy while uncovering the mystery of the Legend of the Magi Ring (said to possess supernatural powers). Along the way the heroes of the tale discover how the early life of the master artist, Michelangelo, was entwined with the Medici family of Florence, Italy in the 15th-16th Centuries and now themselves…the Colonna family of the 21st Century. It is a novel blending Renaissance history, mystery, political intrigue, adventure and a bit of romance too in the present day, while finding yourself in a nostalgic romp in Chicago, a magical encounter in Wales, a mysterious revelation in London, a Hollywood type premiere in Dublin and thrilling experiences in Florence, Rome and the Isle of Capri as you’ve never seen them before.