Laura Morelli

Morelli, Laura: - Laura Morelli is an art historian and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction. She holds a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University and has taught college students in the United States and in Italy. As a historical novelist, Laura's passion is bringing the stories of art history to life. Her award-winning books include THE GONDOLA MAKER, THE PAINTER'S APPRENTICE, and THE GIANT. Laura's historical novel, THE NIGHT PORTRAIT, is based on the creation of one of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous portraits and its theft by the Nazis during World War II. THE STOLEN LADY, follows the Mona Lisa from 15th-century Florence to 1940s France.