Rosalie Fitzpatrick

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Industry Arts
Occupation Writer/Editor/Manuscript Reviewer/Artist/Experimentalist
Location Sydney, NSW, Australia
Introduction This blog is for exploring anything and everything as long as it relates, somehow, to fiction. Reading, writing, editing, noting down hobbies, scribbles, illustrations, diaries, readers groups, research projects, mad ideas that need a writer, the life of a writer, inspirations and frustrations. All will be scrawled up for you to read.
Interests All things books, art, arguing, cooking, gardening, animal minding, living like a semi-hermit who frequently goes into complete hiding, avoiding the sun's rays, cycling, long term hair-brained projects, plotting and planning and scheming.
Favorite Movies Too many. I love dark comedy, outrageous and obvious violence, agile martial artists, wooden actors in bloody roles, spooky Asian horror, Asian westerns, Australian or New Zealand comedy (usually dark or quaint) as well as great swaths of sci-fi and fantasy. Oh, and explosions. Lots of explosions. My husband collects so have recently taken to watching a lot more movies than I ever used to (my collection when we bought the house was roughly 20 DVDs - need I say more.) If you hear of a fantastic story that made it to film but not to book, let me know. I'm always interested in stories no matter the format.
Favorite Music All sorts as long as you can't boot-scoot or rap to it. Old and new, whatever I can get my hands on without overspending as I'm not too rich after my book buying. I have my priorities.
Favorite Books I shall write some of my favourite authors here instead. It will shorten the list. Walter Moer, Jasper Fforde, Kelley Armstrong, Robert Rankin, Tom Holt, Mary Gentle, David Zindell (earlier series), Kate Griffin, Eoin Colfer, Brent Wells, Karen Chance, Jennifer Rardin, Isaac Asimov, Ilona Andrews, Douglas Adams, Tim Waggoner, Diana Rowland, D D Barant, Gail Carriger, Charlaine Harris, Dan Wells, Patricia Briggs, Keri Arthur, Jennifer Armintrout, Eileen Wilks, J D Robb, Faith Hunter, Kim Harrison, Justina Robson, Robin McKinley, Bram Stocker, Edgar Allan Poe, Doug Naylor, Eric Idle, Simon R Green, Devon Monk, Lilith Saintcrow, Chaucer, H G Wells, Jules Verne, Mary Shelley, Oliver Sacks, Steven Hawking, Greg Egan, Charlotte Bronte, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis Stevenson, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Faust etc etc etc. I grew up without a TV so the real list is quite a bit longer than this. For stories that don't always have a noted author, I have to add in the various old Arthurian texts because they delve into far more human faults and flaws than any of the latest works.

What do you like to read and why?