• 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!



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Your Gaela horoscope for the week … by Kim Falconer

Visit Kim Falconer's website!

Kim’s tip: Think of what you consider ‘impossible’, then think again!

RAM: Sometimes we reject things because we fail to understand them. Consider where you may be discarding the greatest opportunity of your life! “We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.” — Decca Recording Company after hearing the Beatles’ in 1962

AUROCHS: Your talents and resources are buried treasures. You have to look beneath the surface and bring them up. “Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You’re crazy.” This was said by the drillers Edwin Drake wanted to hire for his oil project in 1859

TWINS: There is something to express yet you hold back. It might be resistance to vulnerability, or simply the belief that your words will not be well received. Either way, silence is no ally anymore. “Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?”—asked by Warner Brothers in 1927

COBRA: Do you think there is only one way to get from A to B? Consider a new methodology to create what you want. “The horse is here to stay; the automobile is only a novelty.” –Michigan Savings Bank President, 1903, advising against investment in Ford Motors.

LION: Dismissing the suggestion of a friend or partner may not only lead to animosity but a missed opportunity. The telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value.” Western Union internal memo, 1876

CERES: There are things that you want to experience and it may seem like no one supports them. Remember, if it’s meaningful to you, it is meaningful. There is no reason why anyone would want a computer in their home.” Statement by Ken Olson, president of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977

BALENCIA: You may have thought your life was big enough, but things change. Consider expanding your range of motion, physically, creatively and financially. As a Boeing engineer said after the first flight of the 247, (a twin engine plane that carried ten people), said, “There will never be a bigger plane built.”

SCORPION: Power is about energy. Are you using all of yours? You have the power within you to create. Don’t underestimate it. “There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be available. It would mean the atom would have to be shattered at will.”Albert Einstein, 1932.

ARCHER: Relationships can be based on what the other person thinks should make you happy. Basically, they have no idea. Consider concentrating on your own needs, and they on theirs. You might start by letting go of words like should or ought or this is enough. “640K ought to be enough for anybody.” – Bill Gates, 1981

SEA-GOAT: Intuition is a remarkable thing, unless drowned out by gremlins. Consider a second opinion if you find yourself pulling out of a project. “I’m just glad it’ll be Clark Gable who’s falling on his face and not me.” -Gary Cooper choosing not to take the leading role in Gone With The Wind.

WATER-BEARER: How much weight do you give the opinions of others? Letting them decide ? As a Yale professor said of a student’ paper proposing a national overnight delivery service, “The concept is interesting, but in order to earn better than a C (pass), the idea must be feasible.” The student went on to found the US Federal Express Corporation.

FISHES: Nothing is forbidden. Nothing is beyond reach. It is by going outside the boundaries that new understanding is gained. “The abdomen, chest, and brain will forever be shut from the intrusion of the surgeon”. Sir John Ericksen, appointed Surgeon-Extraordinary to Queen Victoria, 1873

Kim Falconer lives in Byron Bay with two gorgeous black cats. As well as her author website‚ she runs an astrology forum and alternative science site‚ trains with a sword and is completing a Masters Degree. Her novel writing is done early every morning. Currently she’s working on the Quantum Encryption Series, the follow up to the Quantum Enchantment trilogy!

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