• 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 Friday: Jennifer on reading her own work

Someone asked me the other day if I read my own work after I’ve written it.

Of course, I said, thinking it an odd question…

More than once?

Well, let’s put it this way… with Medalon in particular, I have read it so many times I can almost recite it by heart.

First there were the countless readings during the three years it took me
to write it.
Then there was the rewrites.
Then the structural edit.
Then the line edit.
Then the three typeset proofreads.
Then it got published and I had to read in book form just to make sure it
was real.
And then we sold it to the US. And they had to translate it into “American
English” for the hardcover edition. So we had another line edit.
Then another three proofreads.
And then the US publishers sold it to the UK. And they had to translate it
back into “English English” for the UK edition. Again with the line edits.
And the multiple proofreads
And then the US paperback was due out and they wanted another two
proofreads (one before and one after the corrections were made)
And then I had to write the prequel series… so I had to read the whole
damn series again before I started and at least twice during the writing
of Wolfblade, Warrior and Warlord, to make sure I kept the stories
straight.

And then HarperCollins says: Let’s re-release the Demon Child Trilogy with new covers to match the Hythrun Chronicles.

Oh goodie, says I, like an idiot. Can I fix a couple of little things?

No problem, says my patient and ever supportive editor. How many changes did you want to make?

Er…438…

Never fear, they are tiny, niggly little things that have irked me (and only me) since Medalon was first published. They are now fixed and nobody but me will even notice.

Which kinda makes me wonder why I bothered…

Read Medalon with your friends – using the reading guide here.

Jennifer Fallon lives in Alice Springs and has more than thirteen fantasy books to her name, she is currently at work on her next series. Her books have been published worldwide, and translated into Russian, German and French. Jennifer regularly updates her blog and her Twitter page.

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