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Rosa Fedele

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‘For me, every painting and every book is a new adventure, started with a thrill of excitement and anticipation.’

Australian author and artist Rosa Fedele, known for her portrait and figurative work, was born in Sydney and studied at the prestigious Julian Ashton Art School. A member of Portrait Artists Australia, Australia’s largest industry association for professional portraitists, her work has been exhibited in NSW Parliament House and Parliament House Canberra, as well as numerous galleries and exhibitions in Australia and worldwide.

Rosa fell avidly in love with books at a very young age. Her favourites were those by C.S. Lewis and Tolkien, and later on Raymond E. Feist, David Eddings, Anne McCaffrey and Frank Herbert; in fact, anything
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Rosa Fedele Once again it's based around an old building in Sydney. This time, The Abbey in the suburb of Annandale. It's an extraordinary Gothic revival mansion…moreOnce again it's based around an old building in Sydney. This time, The Abbey in the suburb of Annandale. It's an extraordinary Gothic revival mansion built in 1881-1882 with a dominating tower which is a local landmark, and a high enclosing stone wall. It's also rumoured to be haunted! In my book I've picked up the Abbey and moved it to another historical (and now very affluent) Sydney site, Hunters Hill.

If you love Grand Designs or Restoration Home, any of the X Factor or Got Talent shows, you'll love this story. There's television crews, pop stars, creepy towers, drug lords, angst and melodrama ... and yes, some of your favourite characters from The Red Door might even make another appearance ;)(less)
Rosa Fedele Besides architectural inspiration (see my previous Goodreads Q&A answer) I tend to observe people and their environments with an artist's eye. We…moreBesides architectural inspiration (see my previous Goodreads Q&A answer) I tend to observe people and their environments with an artist's eye. We are taught not just to look, but to see. Just as Amsterdam has its own pearly and intimate light, perfectly captured by Vermeer and de Hooch, and the English countryside its own gentle grey-blue drifting clouds, so masterfully interpreted by Constable, Sydney has a particular atmosphere of its own. The sky’s blue is so startling it can burn retinas, the edge of every leaf is knife-sharp, the heat can singe nostril hair and our birds don’t twitter or chirp – they screech!

I suppose having a portraitist’s eye also helps: I watch inter-personal dynamics, mannerisms, the tilt of a head, a finger rubbed nervously across a philtrum. And so, as a character forms in my head, I make initial thumbnail sketches. Eventually these become finished drawings or paintings which I then incorporate into the book.

A peculiar thing I've also noticed: characters will take on a life of their own – just when you’ve got the plot sorted, the little buggers wander off and do anything they bloody please! Halfway through THE RED DOOR, my main girl’s behaviour was infuriating me. So, I tore up my first sketches and re-painted her as I preferred her – a no-nonsense woman with tenacity and resilience – and slowly she started to come around and see it my way ;)
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Here’s what the early draft of my chapters looked like …


Tomorrow is PUBLICATION DAY and I can’t think of the more perfect time than now to thank the ones who have helped me on this long and colourful journey:


A huge thank you to Teodora Olic and her mum Mina, for teaching me about all things Serbian; your patience and good humour is hugely appreciated. And yes, always happy to cook for you!


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Treachery
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