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Flo Fitzpatrick

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Flo Fitzpatrick was born in Washington D.C., then became a worldtraveler while still in diapers. An Army brat, Flo lived in Virginia,Georgia and a castle in France, all before she hit five.

Her first authored work (age four) was science-fiction piece, "The Bugon the Wall." It consisted of two sentences. "There was a bug. Itwas on the wall."

When she was eight, she went full-tilt boogie and wrote three chaptersfor what was intended to be a complete novel entitled, "The SkinnerFamily Goes to Ireland." The plot consisted of the Skinner familyheading to Ireland to visit their Aunt Donna who lived on a potato farmand owned a swimming pool. Flo's older brothers, twins, were somewhatskeptical that the Skinners would make it to Ireland via train from NewYork City across the Atlantic. Her next book (age nine) was morerealistic. "The Mystery of the Greenhouse" was written while she wasliving in El Paso, so the greenhouse setting might have been a bufferagainst all the tumbleweeds. Sadly, this masterpiece was lost somewherein transition and travel over the years.

Flo earned a B.F.A. in Dance at Southern Methodist University and an M.A. in Theatre at Baylor, then spent heryears after college shuttling back and forth from Texas to New Yorkperforming, teaching and choreographing. During her career in theatre,Flo has played nice ladies (Nellie-South Pacific), not-so-nice ladies(Lily St. Regis-Annie) and dead ladies who weren't very ladylike(three murdered hookers in melodrama Jack the Ripper) The last, sheclaims, was tough. She spent the first ten minutes of the show "dead",lying on the floor trying not to breathe - or wince from paper wadsthrown by enthusiastic audiences. One of her favorite theatricalexperiences was playing a variety of characters (bag ladies and CyndiLauper-styled tourists) for the Japanese language show NY-Go! whichaired on Manhattan cable stations.

"Flo currently lives in Alabama, and while she admits it's a beautiful state,she's homesick for her favorite Tex-Mex restaurant back in Waco."
Abby Fouchet Mysteries
1. Sweet Dreams (2005)
2. Aria in Ice (2011)
3. Cold Wind to Valhalla (2013)
P.L. McGinnis
1. Serenade to a Cuckoo (2012)