• 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!



Black is -still- the hottest thing around …

But this time we’re talking about BLACK MAGAZINE — not the classic dress colour that never goes out fashion. No doubt most fantasy buffs will have noticed the debut of this fantastic new mag – it has Heath Ledger as the Joker on the cover of the debut issue — which came out this month.

BLACK is Australia’s dark culture and entertainment magazine.

And here’s what they say about the mag on their website:

Whether it is books, movies, music, television, games, comics, alternative lifestyles, fashion, paranormal, occult, or true crime, if it’s dark, it will be in BLACK.

BLACK includes:

Interviews with celebrities, authors, musicians, and artists.

Columns on everything from Aussie horror to bizarre medical cases.

News, political, lifestyle, and pop culture articles.

Book, movie, and game reviews.

Dark short stories.

and much more!

Watch this space to find out more about BLACK — we’ll be giving you the chance to win some copies of the magazine in our August newsletter — so make sure you sign up for the newsletter by going to http://www.harpercollins.com.au/Members/Newsletters/index.aspx