• 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!



Mr T (and I don’t mean Tolkien)

One last thing before I slither of to bed – because it’s related to Voyager in the sense of The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien being published by Voyager … if you go to Google and search for “Find Mr T” you’ll come across the Mr T quote generator … and stumble across this gem:

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their hall of stone,
Nine for the Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,
Twenty rings to make Mr. T look cool,
Upon them inscribed, “I pity the fool.”

NB. Do a search on ‘Find Chuck Norris” too – if you’re a fan (or not). And don’t pity the fool, Mr T will handle that.


Being GRRM in the face of a deadline

I was just kicking around on the internet, wondering when George R R Martin’s next book will come out (we’re publishing it, so I suppose I could go and get an educated answer but am being one with the masses right now). Anyway, I stumbled upon his journal, okay, stumbled in the sense of knowing where it is, obviously, but noticed he had written a small paragraph on how he finished an Arya chapter and a Sansa chapter …

Woefully for us A Song of Ice and Fire fans, he is also working on OTHER anthologies instead of knuckling down to the hard yards and completing the other half of the book we all read two years ago, A Feast for Crows.

Go and read his journal and whinge at him, won’t you?


Incidentally, before I get your hopes up, I should point out in the words of the great GRRM: before you guys assume I’m writing a chapter a day, I said “finished,” not “wrote.” Large portions of these particular chapters were written years ago. A chapter a day? I wish.

I wish too! All I know is that it will be worth the wait, but lots of things can go wrong in the mean time eg. the end of the world.