• 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!

     

     

Jenny’s Supanova wrap up

Well, what can I say, after 10 days, not much sleep and lots of fun, Supanova is done for another 10 weeks when we foolishly do it all over again in Sydney and Perth.

In the meantime, here are the highlights:

Getting by on 3 hours sleep a night for 10 days

Drinking shots with the disturbingly innocuous name of “Jelly Donuts” with Michael Winslow (Police Academy, Spaceballs) (below) and his crazy wife Sharon in the hotel bar in the wee small hours of the morning.

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Hugging the Hulk

Jenny hugs the Hulk!

Meeting R2D2
R2D2

 

Discussing with Jewel Staite what it’s like to work with Joss Whedon over a dinner that didn’t get served until 11:00 pm Pitching nutty superhero ideas to the Marvel Comics talent scout
Doing a book launch about an immortal who wants to die in conjunction with that well known supporter of all things literary: the WWF.
Making friends with the really nice people from the Dr Who Fan Club in Melbourne

Having one of my books go for $160 in a charity auction for the Starlight Foundation

Catching up with the boys from Joffre Street again

Watching everybody fall in love my son and his wife (we are now known collectively as the Fallon Mafia)

Hotel breakfasts

Watching some unsuspecting visitor in the carpark ask for a photo with a Storm Trooper who then made him pose on his knees with his hands behind his head before he’d let the poor guy’s girlfriend take the photo

Drooling over original artwork of brilliant artists like Greg Horn and Arthur Sudym that the fans never got to see.

Trying to keep a straight face when I told one particularly gorgeous actress (in her 30s) that my son thought she was stunning and she responded with a thoughtful smile and the question: “Is he familiar with the film The Graduate?”

John Rhys-Davies and Jenny Fallon! Hearing The Palace of Impossible Dreams read by John Rhys Davies. In a wrestling ring, no less.

Finding out that since the last time you saw him, one of your friends (Marco Nero) has won an Oscar.

Watching the Melbourne Storm Trooper Legion 501 take over the car park and bully everyone into parking properly.

Getting to see the super-secret X Files II trailer

Did I mention hugging The Hulk?

Getting to visit the coolest nightclubs in town (particularly when you are let in by the security guards past the rest of the lined-up patrons in their sparkly little minis after their hours of preparation to look faaabulous  while they wonder how that tubby, middle-aged chick, that nobody knows, got in ahead of them…hehehe)

Jewel and Michael and Jenny(left) Discussing with Jewel Staite the characterisation of the various characters on Stargate Atlantis and how we’d like to see them develop

Visiting Movie World as a “celebrity”

Losing my voice from talking so much

Doing a World Building Master Class with 20 talented people who used the word “fantastic” a lot to describe what they thought of it.

 

Meeting hundreds of great fans, some of whom actually went “squeee!!”

Jennifer Fallon

And for more news from Jennifer – and all the latest on her work – visit her fabulous website.

 

 

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