Her favourite novel is 'Frankenstein; Or, The modern Prometheus' by Mary Shelley, with 'Black Foxes' by Sonya Hartnett a close second. She's had epilepsy since she was 12 (she's now 30 - gross).She loves Monty Python. “Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.”She loves heights, and has... Continue Reading →
I'm so, so, so, so, SO excited to finally share this with everyone. My short story 'Divine Engineer' is included in 'Stories Of Survival' from Deadset Press. I can't even begin to describe how much this story means to me. Most people know my dad passed away from cancer last October, and I wrote this... Continue Reading →
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I’ve created a Patreon and Buy Me A Coffee page! I’m trying to make this author thing work and not have to ask strangers for food. I’d appreciate any help. My Patreon membership levels include: Intern Your name and characteristics in a story Be the first to read accepted short stories Thank you in accepted stories Resident... Continue Reading →
You’ve probably walked by without noticing it. Or, if you glanced at it, you’ve not thought twice. But there, along the side of the Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre, in the narrow plot of once unused green place, is our beautiful Community Garden, a garden we hope will not only strengthen our community, but also assist with... Continue Reading →
I'll be presenting 'Writing Non-Fiction and Memoir' at the Beenleigh Library as part of the Logan Writers Festival (10th and 11th of September) ! Check out the festival Facebook & Instagram pages for more details! The talk will introduce others the concept of non-fiction writing, and how to turn your own experiences and research into... Continue Reading →
And that's a wrap for Anywhere Festival 2021! Thank you to Elements Collective in Fortitude Valley for hosting 'Mental Illness Is Not A Crime'! I had a fantastic time, and according to reviewers, they did, too! Backstreet Brisbane says: "Claire Fitzpatrick facilitated a calming space for sensory exploration with her interactive experience Mental Illness Is Not... Continue Reading →
Submissions are open for the anthology 'A Vindication of Monsters.' My latest project is a non-fiction book about Mary Shelley. I’m inviting authors to contribute 1500-2000 word essays on her work (not limited to Frankenstein), and her life. This can also include others in her life, for example her mother Mary Wollstonecraft, or her husband... Continue Reading →