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When I was growing up, my hero was a dead Renaissance artist named Michelangelo. The Stone Cutter Genius is the result of that admiration.

Background Information

It took over 30 years to breath life into my childhood hero, Michelangelo. He was the greatest of Renaissance artists who created the masterpiece painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. By the way it is celebrating its 500th Annversary of completion in 2012 and is why I wrote the book. Then of course his first love, his sculptures such as the Pieta of St. Peters in Rome  and the Giant david of Florence, Italy. Now I present to you my Historical though fictional account of how Michelangelo life and the times he lived in come to impact the life of Arthur Colonna and his two teen sons in present day Chicago.

How I came up with this idea for a book is in itself a story. After over 30 years in education, raising five kids with my wife and now with four grandchildren I present to the world, a legendary tale based on the authentic and actual events in the life of my hero, Michelangelo Buonarroti.

To weave this epic tale into a story about a present day teacher who seeks only to teach about the life and time of Miechelangelo and yet finds himself and his two teen sons embroiled in a centuries old feud is a tale in itself. It begins with my  post graduate studies in Rome at the Loyola University. Walking in the footsteps of the Master Artist and first viewing the statue of the David planted the seed. Later when I took a group of my former students and our two yungest sons on a Tour of Italy, much of the personal experiences of the characters began to reflect those actual  events on that journey as I developed them.

Now I am working with a Hollywood writer in adapting my story into a screenplay version.

I'd love to hear what you think about the Book Trailer video. And if  you're around Milwaukee July 21-24 come to Festa Italiana and say Hi. Or in Washington D.C.Festa Italiana on Oct. 9 or the AIHA Conference in Tampa, FL from Oct. 20-22 or IBAM Chicago from Nov. 12-13.

Arthur Cola

Birth Place
Chicago, IL USA

B.S. Loyola University, Chicago
M. Ed. Adm.: Unitversity of Southern Mississippi
Post Graduate work: Loyola U.Rome, Disney Corporate School, St. Mary of the Lake Univeristy.
Bicentennial Award for the original production of: What is America?

Additional Information

My other novels are: Papa and the Leprechaun King. It's an adult fairy tale which finds a group of "Baby Boomers" on a tour of Ireland who end up on a quest to save the Realm of the Wee Folk. Then there is The Shamrock Crown (Legend of Excalibur). In this legendary tale the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table comes to life as they are brought into the 21st century to help a mid-western family fulfill a quest and save the most precious relics of Ancient Camelot.

Favorite Links

Legendary Tales
Visit my book pages and also see the three tours of Ireland, Britain and Italy which will bring you to all the sites used in my books.

Author Central of Amazon
See all my books and order information.

Screenplays of Arthur Cola
Rad the screenplays based on my books. Become involved in making them into a movie.

Blog Site
Keep abreast of my work and articles based on my books, tours of Ireland,Britain and Italy and personal reflections on writing stories.

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