• 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!



Fallon Thursday: Would you like to be a character in the next Jennifer Fallon novel?

I’ve been busting to tell you guys about this, and now I can…

As part of the Charity Auction to be held at Supanova this weekend (and again in Brisbane the following weekend) we are auctioning off a character in my next series.

The proceeds will be going to Bushfire Relief from the Melbourne Auction and Flood Relief for the Brisbane Auction.

The details of the prize are as follows:

  • Two characters are available (can be male or female) for auction (one in Melbourne and one in Brisbane.)
  • Winner will get their name in the book as a character (they will not, however, get to dictate anything else – physical appearance, characteristics and eventual fate are all my prerogative). In other words I can kill off your namesake off if I feel like itJ
  • The series is the Rift Runners series. Book 1 – The Undivided is tentatively scheduled for release in 2010.

Now… given that the book is set partly in Ireland (with Dutch overtones… have fun figuring that one out…hehehe), if your name is Ignatious Yanopoporopolous, you probably won’t get to be the hero’s favourite younger brother…

You get to chose the name. I get to decide everything else.

So… if you’re not in Melbourne or Brisbane, how do you bid?

I’m glad you asked… if you want to bid, email me here

We haven’t set a minimum bid, but I will keep you posted as to the progress of the auction (probably on Twitter because it’s faster). Bids for Melbourne will close on Thursday at midnight (ACDST). Any bids for Melbourne than miss the deadline will be offered the option to transfer to the Brisbane Auction.

Jennifer Fallon is the author of the Demon Child Trilogy, the Second Sons Trilogy, the Hythrun Chronicles and The Tide Lords. Normally her posts go up on Fridays … but as you can see, time is of the essence!