• 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!



You can attend mini-Conflux, no matter where you are

From Saturday 3 August to Sunday 4 August, Conflux will be holding a virtual mini-con! Here are some details gleaned from the Australian SF Bull Sheet:

The Virtual Mini-con, called “Prepare to Dream”, will be held in the forum area of the website and will be free for anyone with an internet connection. The idea is to have a featured guest each hour, and you can just pop in and ask them questions and have a chat. The program will be finalised on July 1.

Voyager authors attending include Jack Dann, Sean Williams and Karen Miller.

Jack Dann will also be attending the non-virtual part of Conflux! And he’ll be answering some questions here on the blog very soon about Dreaming Again.