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“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.”

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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 »

#BookTwo #DailyLines #remindyouofanything

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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 »

Another taste of Book Two, Untitled and Unedited

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  A little bit manic here at our own house, with builders and painters and sparkies working furiously away. Trying to look at it as inspiration – fodder, if you will – for Book Two. Here’s another tidbit, lovely readers. Enjoy.   “Lights, Camera, Action   Maurice Ellis was poised at the beginning of the long walkway which ran in… Read more »

Developing my Lady Beatriz …

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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!

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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!

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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 »

CONGRATULATIONS SARAH CHANCE!

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A super big congrats to SARAH CHANCE, the winner of the final draw! Sarah, you’ve just scored a signed copy of The Red Door PLUS a signed illustrative print of your choice from the book! Thanks to everyone who came along for the ride. Next stop: the BOOK LAUNCH at Gleebooks, Glebe (where else?) on Saturday 17th October. All details… Read more »