Katya Dove

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About me

Gender Female
Industry Arts
Location Pasadena, California, United States
Introduction I'm a YA fantasy writer and an artist (also a compulsive hoarder of life's small magics)...and I want to share the things that I found fascinating, curious or lovely.
Interests ancient cities and indie coffee shops, vintage maps and illustrated folktales, carillon music and Tyrian purple, gardens, onion domes and obscure currencies, ossuaries, strawberry patches and pyrite, wild silk, tattoos and rosaries, the look of Sanskrit and calque words in our language, the smell of the art stores and the savor of spices, music boxes and snow globes, bestiaries and dictionaries, having something creative to do throughout the day and something good to read before bed
Favorite Movies Arizona Dream (best Vincent Gallo scene ever!), Time of the Gypsies, Queen Margo, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Buffalo '66, Lost in Translation
Favorite Music Goran Bregović (compositions), Cesária Évora, Rachmaninoff 's vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14, Frou Frou, Florence and the Machine, La Traviata
Favorite Books The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, Lumatere Chronicles series by Melina Marchetta, The Liveship Traders Trilogy by Robin Hobb, A Wrinkle in Time books by Madeleine L'Engle's, His Dark Materials novels by Philip Pullman, The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal, The Secret History by Donna Tartt, Curse Workers Trilogy by Holly Black, The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, The Holy Sinner by Thomas Mann, Le Morte D'Arthur by Thomas Malory, all of MILTON, anything by Nabokov, anything by Yeats, anything fairy-talish or mythological or 19th century (or earlier)...I'm sure I'm leaving many, many wonderful books out...