Tag Archives: red door

“His bed was in the quarter which was once called the Ward for the Criminally Insane …”

  Another excerpt from THE RED DOOR in which we visit the notorious Kirkbride Block at Callan Park Hospital for the Insane. The insane asylum, located in the grounds of Callan Park, an area on the shores of Iron Cove in the Sydney suburb of Lilyfield in Australia, was used for the housing and treatment of patients from 1878 until 1994. Famous inmates… Read more »

“He’s watching me.”

      No Comments on “He’s watching me.”

Flashing back to 2012, on the day I first walked past that mansion in Glebe, one of the oldest suburbs in Sydney. The magnificent old building riveted and mesmerised me. It was fronted by a brightly painted door, a glossy façade, and I began imagining what the door might mask, what it could have concealed over the last 150 years: nasty, shameful secrets, possibly… Read more »

“ENTER PROPERTY AT OWN RISK”

      No Comments on “ENTER PROPERTY AT OWN RISK”

Hallå! It’s been a massive month here at Atelier Fedele – between wrangling the naughty nautical and the budding Blanchett (exciting news there, but our lips are zipped for now!), I decided to: Plunge further into my current work-in-progress, here’s a sneak peek:     Launch into a complete read-through and re-edit of the manuscript for book two (exhausting!)  … Read more »

“She’d never been able to look at sparrows without a faint sickness in her stomach, but she’d long forgotten why. Until now.”

Ciao art- and book-lovers! It’s been a long while between portraits, mainly because it’s a total hoot writing and illustrating books. And painting vintage cars, of course  But earlier this year I discovered a remarkable young person who inspired me to lift my portraitist’s brush once again. I won’t tell you her name just yet, but here’s a sneak peek… Read more »

“Ratty’s banter and tomfoolery charmed and disarmed the unwary, drawing his victims in.”

Hello lovelies, A few international artists (204 to be precise) joined forces (like superheroes!) and created something really small in support of something REALLY BIG! I’m so privileged to be part of “A Small World” International Art Show for Cancer Research – these are postcard sized paintings 10cm x 15cm (or 4″ x 6″ for you Imperials) – and this is your chance to… Read more »

#BookTwo #DailyLines #remindyouofanything

      Comments Off on #BookTwo #DailyLines #remindyouofanything

In which Maurice Ellis, presenter of Dream Home Australia, interviews the owners of the old Catholic Seminary about their plans to restore the magnificent, but derelict, building … “The film crew hovered, alert and quietly efficient. An expectant silence fell over the building site. The clapper came down. ‘Hello Richard. Hello Gordana,’ Maurice Ellis walked with the Lemanns towards the tower, hands in… Read more »

Merry Christmas to you all!

      Comments Off on Merry Christmas to you all!

Merry Christmas to you all, lovely readers and art lovers. Thank you for being utterly brilliant and for your wonderful support of my very first literary offering. So many of you have told me you’re planning to read the book over the holidays … I’m imagining Kindles propped up on poolside deckchairs and paperbacks on fireside wingback armchairs, pages covered in wet… Read more »

Developing my Lady Beatriz …

      Comments Off on Developing my Lady Beatriz …

Sketching, sketching, painting, painting … trying to bring my characters to life on paper and canvas for Book Two. Will post another snippet soon (did you like the last one?) Rx

The Red Door is well and truly launched!

      Comments Off on The Red Door is well and truly launched!

It happened! And I would like to send big hugs and love to everyone who came along to Gleebooks on Saturday and helped launched the book. Here’s a handful of photos from the day, but there’s heaps more here: Rosa Fedele Author | Artist Page THANK YOU!! I hope you enjoy the book. And I’d love if it you’d go on to review… Read more »

Thank you, lovely readers!

      Comments Off on Thank you, lovely readers!

Only one week in and already so many wonderful words from reviewers on Goodreads, Amazon and The Reading Room! I am overwhelmed and grateful and wanting to give the world a great big hug! I’m well into the second (sequel?) book and this has given me the confidence and extra boost to forge on. Thank you, you lovely readers! I invite… Read more »