• 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!

     

     

Fan Made: The Art of Book Trailers

This week someone sent me the following trailer for Fiona McIntosh’s splendid Royal Exile and it got me thinking about several things.

Firstly it got me thinking — how did they do that?? And when is Book Two coming?(Ed note: September 09)

It also made me wonder about why fan made videos are so popular and what it is about science fiction and fantasy books that make them such a wonderful source of inspiration. Is it the richness of the characters and settings or is it that Hollywood has largely ignored the genre forcing fans to DIY?

Whatever it is there are some fantastic fan made book trailers popping up on YouTube all the time that are well worth a look.

George R R Martin fans are a creative bunch who are not content to wait for the Tv series of  A Song of Ice and Fire to appear. This is just one of the many fan made trailers for the upcoming series:

The trailers often come up with inventive ways of using everything from film (Lord of the Rings seems to be a favourite), and video game segments to original illustrations and cover art blended together to tell the story.

The Painted Man gets a plug in this one:

The works of Robin Hobb, Terry Goodkind and Philip K Dick are just some of the sources of inspiration for fans online.

If you’ve seen any wonderful book trailers we’d love to hear about them. Or if you’ve made one yourself — show it off to us!

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One Response

  1. You forgot the trailer for one of the Great Fantasy writers, Jennifer Fallon. I am a CG animator, and Jennifer approached me to do this trailer for her series, The Tide Lords.

    I am now teaming up with a professional film maker to start a production company to make what we are calling Hollywood Quality Book Trailers for authors.

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