Satima Flavell

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Occupation Writer. Retired Editor and Dance Teacher
Location Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Introduction I am based in Perth, Western Australia. You might enjoy my books - The Dagger of Dresnia, the first book of the Talismans Trilogy, is available at all good online book shops as is Book two, The Cloak of Challiver. Book three, The Seer of Syland, is in preparation. I trained in piano and singing at the NSW Conservatorium of Music. I also trained in dance (Scully-Borovansky, WAAPA) and drama (NIDA). Since 1987 I have been writing reviews of performances in all genres for a variety of publications, including Music Maker, ArtsWest, Dance Australia, The Australian and others. Now semi-retired, I still write occasionally for the ArtsHub website.
Interests Reading fantasy, Writing Fantasy, Family History, Astrology, Theatre, Yoga, Meditation, Shakespeare.
Favorite Movies Game of Thrones (HBO video series) Robin Hood (Prince of Thieves), A Knight's Tale, The Full Monty, Brassed Off, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice (the Universal 2005 film and especially Langton's BBC TV series), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hoffman), Henry V (Branagh), Romeo and Juliet (Zeffirelli), Shrek, LOTR, Avatar, The King's Speech
Favorite Music Folk, Classical, Medieval.
Favorite Books Anything by: Ben Aaronovitch, Joe Abercrombie, Jacqueline Carey, Jennifer Fallon, Lynn Flewelling, Simon Haynes, Robin Hobb, Guy Gavriel Kay, Glenda Larke, Dave Luckett, Juliet Marillier, Karen Miller, Marianne de Pierres, G.R.R.Martin (I'm a Game of Thrones / Song of Ice and Fire tragic!) Going back a few years, I could add many others, including Ursula Leguin, Mary Stewart, Rosemary Sutcliff, T.H. White and Roger Zelazny. And, of course, the great grandfather of all writing in English - Will Shakespeare!