• 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!



Here at Swancon – a snapshot from Glenda Larke

Here’s a blog entry from Glenda Larke, written yesterday. More from Glenda is available at her blog: www.glendalarke.com.au
(and yes, she’s with Karen Miller!)
Thursday, 20 March 2008, 12:30 am GMT

Photo: Rob Shearman talking to Elaine, Karen Miller.

Arrived safely in sunny Perth – over 30 celsius – and the city looks bright and clean-cut against that brilliant sky, just as it usually does. I get that feeling that I am home.

Karen Miller and I have done one helluva lot of talking ever since, even thought she is deep in the page proofs of book three (Hammer of God) of her latest trilogy, Godspeaker. Great to see her again.

She blew me away with something she did. I still can’t believe it. She’s dedicated her book 2 (The Riven Kingdom) to me (it’s already out in the shops.

If you haven’t bought it, do so. Now. And read the dedication. What a great lady…)

Photo: Ken MacLeod and wife Carol

Last night was the pre-con dinner – a chance to meet the international guests: Ken MacLeod (author of such great sf books as “Newton’s Wake”) and Rob Shearman (writer for media – including a particularly brilliant Dr Who episode) , catch up with old friends…talk books, talk films and TV shows and. Well, just talk… What a great evening.