• 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!



Australian Horror Writers Association Shadows Award

Dreaming Again

Dreaming Again


Shortlisted for the AHWA Shadows Award:

Sara Douglass “This Way to the Exit”

Christopher Green “Lakeside.”

Both stories appear in Dreaming Again, edited by Jack Dann.

The winner will be announced on March 13.

Fundraiser for the injured animals of the Victorian bushfires

HarperCollins/Voyager authors Kim Falconer and Alison Goodman have both generously donated prizes to Astrid Cooper’s fundraiser for the injured animals of the Victorian bushfires, with funds going to the RSPCA and the Vic wildlife rescue. Astrid writes for Specusphere and is also a published author. If you have the opportunity, it would be wonderful if you could take part in her raffle. There are lots and lots of fantastic prizes up for grabs, including a tarot reading by Kim Falconer, the chance to win her book, The Spell of Rosette, the possibility of winning a first edition, hardback copy of Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (US release of The Two Pearls of Wisdom), fantasy novel by Alison Goodman, signed by the author or to winan Eon: Dragoneye Reborn t-shirt (large size) and Eon: Dragoneye Reborn poster signed by Alison Goodman.

After all our discussion about sentience, I’m sure there are many sf/f readers who feel strongly about caring for the animals affected by this disaster, and this is a great opportunity to do so.

Click here to go to Astrid’s website and take part in the raffle.