• Fiona McIntosh: Voyager Author of the Month

    Fiona McIntosh was born and raised in Sussex in the UK, but also spent early childhood years in West Africa. She left a PR career in London to travel and settled in Australia in 1980. She has since roamed the world working for her own travel publishing company, which she runs with her husband. She lives in Adelaide with her husband and twin sons. Her website is at www.fionamcintosh.com.

    Her latest book, The Scrivener's Tale, is a stand-alone and takes us back to the world of Morgravia from her very first series, The Quickening:

    About The Scrivener's Tale:

    In the bookshops and cafes of present-day Paris, ex-psychologist Gabe Figaret is trying to put his shattered life back together. When another doctor, Reynard, asks him to help with a delusional female patient, Gabe is reluctant... until he meets her. At first Gabe thinks the woman, Angelina, is merely terrified of Reynard, but he quickly discovers she is not quite what she seems.

    As his relationship with Angelina deepens, Gabe's life in Paris becomes increasingly unstable. He senses a presence watching and following every move he makes, and yet he finds Angelina increasingly irresistible.

    When Angelina tells Gabe he must kill her and flee to a place she calls Morgravia, he is horrified. But then Angelina shows him that the cathedral he has dreamt about since childhood is real and exists in Morgravia.

    A special 10th Anniversary edition of her first fantasy book, Myrren's Gift, will be released in December!



Shipmates joining us soon …

Your captain will not be piloting solo much longer! Very, very soon, we’ll be getting some fab guest posts from Voyager authors – and also a few posts from those who work at HarperCollins as part of the Voyager team! If you can think of anything you’d like to hear more about – let us know.

Some of the things we hope to see blogged about:

INSPIRATION: What inspired Voyager authors to write, from their main characters to the towns, villages, cities and worlds they tell us about. And of course, other authors who inspired their own love of fantasy – for those that love fantasy.

CONVENTIONS: We’ll be asking our scribes to write us from the conventions they attend – giving us a bit of insight into the mad and rad world of cons!

COVERS: You love them, you hate them, do they reflect what’s inside the book?

MAPS: Okay … one particular Voyager author might stand out as having some amazing insights in this arena … let’s see!

KILLING OF YOUR CHARACTERS: Apart from screaming ‘Why?!!!!’ into the night … we’ll take a breath and ask some of the more fearsome authors, how can they wield the pen (it’s mightier than the sword they say) and remove the bestloved characters forever? (or is it forever – after all … in fantasy … can anything go?)

TRUTH OR LIES: Because can anything go in fantasy? Or do you have to set yourself, or your world, some rules and live by them? How do you keep the narrative in check and not wandering off all over the place, only to have everything settled when a god intervenes?

Hm, I am getting carried away with potential questions – but WATCH THIS SPACE. The ship is about to take off!