The Epic Story Bio


The Story


When I was eight years old, I saw two movies that changed my life.

  • One was about four children who stumbled through a wardrobe into another world. In that world, magic was real, a lion’s breath could bring stone to life, and children could be kings and queens.
  • The other was about a Duke’s son who had strange visions, his mother who was called a witch because she knew things that no one else did, and a desert world where men and women could ride on the backs of monsters.
  • Both of them had worlds so rich and full of history that the films only scratched the surface of what they really contained. Both had female characters in pivotal roles and positions of political power equal to or even surpassing their male counterparts, and both told stories that were at once epic and deeply personal.

I remember exactly where I was when I saw these films, and I remember being so entranced by them that I didn’t move or speak the entire time they were playing. I drew pictures about them afterward — and I don’t mean just one or two. I drew pictures about them for years. I revisited them in my mind, wondered about the parts of the stories that I hadn’t been told, knew there was more, but didn’t know where to get it.

Eventually, I did discover that both of the movies I’m talking about were based on books — and that those books were part of two very well-loved series.

This was amazing to me because it meant that there must be other people who loved these characters and their worlds, even though no one in my family or small social circle seemed interested.

Dune and Narnia are the first in a list of stories that opened up my mind to the possibility of other worlds and other ways of seeing the world around me.

Each of them were pivotal to me, but I don’t have enough space to talk about them all.  They were the places I hid myself and the places I grew out of to become the woman writing this page.

I tried to write a more conventional biography, but I was never satisfied because incidental facts about me: my age, things I enjoy, my work experiences, etc, don’t really explain who I am or why I tell stories.


The Storyteller

Rose B.Fisher is a pseudonym.   I’m a survivor of domestic violence, and I write under assumed names for my own safety.  Names and personal details are sometimes omitted or changed on this blog, and you won’t find personal photographs or identifying information, but the non-fiction writings section is all based on my own experiences unless otherwise noted.
  • I’m in my late 30s.
  • I’ve completed four novels.  All are speculative fiction.  One was published this summer as a serial.
  • I’ve also written and managed newsletters for two volunteer organzations, and been a full-time caregiver for children ranging in age from 2-16.
  • I’m divorced (see above).
  • I’ve been homeless, and I have spent most of my life living below the “poverty line.”
  • I have a whole list of chronic health challenges/disabilities that would take its own page to list.  Some are visible, others are not.
  • I’ve given educational workshops for women in topics including internet and computer skills, business writing, creative writing, poetry, living with chronic illness, and self-advocacy.
  • I also enjoy drawing and graphic art, and I crave new music the way most people crave food.
My life has been “a little of everything,” and my blog reflects that.  I’m a passionate person with strong opinions, but I love to learn and always enjoy intelligent conversation with people whose opinions and beliefs are different from mine.

25 thoughts on “The Epic Story Bio

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  2. i want to thank you for following me on That blog is exclusively about my published books. If you want to learn a little about a different side of me you might want to checkout Anyway, thanks again and Aloha – pjs.


  3. i feel the same way about roald dahl’s “the witches” and enid blyton’s “the enchanted wood.” the actual books are long gone (unfortunate accident involving termites) but i clearly, clearly remember the feeling of turning the pages and looking at the illustrations.

    i love your ‘about’ page.:) thanks for dropping by my blog.

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    • A definite cheer and thumbs up for Enid Blyton and “the enchanted wood.” Just like I’ve looked at tyhe back of cupboard doors in hope of finding Narnia, I’ve also wondered about those tall trees reaching into the clouds and what might be at the top. We found an incredible climbing tree in a park in Byron Bay but instead of growing up, it has fallen on its side. Byron Bay is very creative area and this tree has often had things in it and that’s reminded me of the Magic Faraway tree.

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  6. Thank you for willingly sharing your stories because it’s truly mind boggling to me that you would share these with the general public. I would love to help in anyway I can because this was inspiring, and I too agree the broad spectrum of disabilities can be filled with wretched taboo. I adore Narnia and Dune, each full of complex lines that intertwine to make a hauntingly beautiful tale.


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  13. I share your love of other worlds and why let our imaginations be limited by what lies immediately around us and laws of science which also proport to limit what is possible. UNfortunately, I too get caught up in this though and cut off my own wings…a common thing I expect.
    Thank you for sharing and I admire your courage for conquering the many hurdles you faced. xx Rowena


  14. I agree with you that Narnia is a good place to hang out. My wife and I read those stories to our children, and we later read them again to each other. I don’t know if you’d like it, but his space trilogy is more adult in tone and has an interesting blend of mid-20th century science fiction, mythology, and Greek philosophy.

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