• 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!



Little Brother nominated for Hugo


Fallon Friday: Top 10 Reasons Not to Microwave the Cat

I’m bored. I’m stuck in Adelaide. Daytime TV sucks and I can’t hear myself think because of the race cars whizzing around the track 50 metres away

I’m pretty sure my head will soon explode.
Behold, the inevitable and frightening result of Fallon being bored…

Top 10 Reasons Not to Microwave the Cat

1. It’s messy
2. You’ll probably get arrested
3. It’ll undoubtedly void your warranty
4. Fur is really hard to get out of those filters on the roof of the oven
5. Despite popular belief, cat really isn’t the other, other white meat
6. Unless you tranquilize it first, your cat is likely express his displeasure at being stuffed in a microwave oven by opening a running wound from your eyebrow to your navel, as you’re shoving him inside
7. Pussy might get dizzy on the turntable (actually this one is hilarious and will probably appear on my Top 10 Reasons You Should Microwave The Cat list)
8. It’s really hard to find a good red that goes with Tabby
9. It can be awkward explaining to the kids why Mr Tickles isn’t coming home anymore
10. It just wrong… I mean everyone knows you steam small furry animals…

Contrary to this post, Jennifer Fallon does in fact love animals, I promise. Her daughter is a vet and she has 4 animals, all of which are rescue animals and one of which was a little kitten with 2 broken legs that was so malnourished it’s bones were folding under their own weight. Kitten now all better and spoiled rotten. Oh yes, and she’s also a very famous and bestselling author of at thirteen novels published by Voyager (on the side, when not bored). Thankfully, if you have a Jennifer Fallon at hand, you’ll never even have to consider the above list, as you won’t be bored. Visit Jennifer on Twitter.