• 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!

     

     

Your Gaela horoscope for the week … by Kim Falconer

 

Visit Kim Falconer's website!

RAM: When a friend meddles where you don’t think they belong, your first impulse is to step in and straighten things out. Toes could get crunched, so walk softly. This is where the lions hunt. ‘Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people’. –Carl Jung

AUROCHS: Pressure to take responsibility for something that is clearly shared brings puzzlement. Be prepared to take this puppy home with you for a while! Piglet sidled up to Pooh.  ‘Pooh!’ he whispered.  ‘Yes, Piglet?’  ‘Nothing,’ said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw. ‘I just wanted to be sure of you.’  -A.A. Milne

TWINS: Vivid eruptions, power struggles or intense encounters swirl the emotions and put relationships on the line. You will need to talk all the way through this one, quickly! ‘He that shuts love out, in turn shall be Shut out from love, and on her threshold lie, Howling in outer darkness.’ –Lord Tennyson

COBRA: Romantic issues have you booking a fare to Timbuktu! Escape can be a reasonable, temporary solution but also consider you may be trying too hard to figure things out. ‘People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it’s simply necessary to love.’ ~Claude Monet

LION: A busy week looms with tasks, errands, responsibilities, and talk, talk, talk! It helps to remember that your perception of a situation is personal and not a blanket panacea applicable to everyone. ‘All are lunatics, but he who can analyse his delusions is called a philosopher.’  –Ambros Bierce

CERES: If tension builds up like water behind a dam, release the stress by working the body. Swim, run, gym, train, dance. Do something to burn the adrenaline now! ‘Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.’ –Conrad Hilton

BALENCIA: Believing is seeing though this week it is still easy to be deceived. Be on the alert for misrepresentations, intentional or otherwise. What you think is going on may not be the case at all. Children play a role here! ‘Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.’ –Wizard of Oz

SCORPION: A relationship is about to move to the next level. Naturally, part of you doesn’t want it to! Why resist? Stasis only brings stagnation – great for bacteria, not so for people. ‘If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it’.  -Mary Engelbreit

ARCHER: Troubles with siblings, cousins, colleagues and those partly related has you clenching more than your teeth. Power struggles? Find where the responsibility lies and draw some boundaries otherwise it will feel like it’s lasting forever. ‘But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day.’ –Benjamin Disraeli

SEA-GOAT: Re-evaluation of principles you hold dear could result in creative change. Particularly noticeable will be a fresh response from your ‘object of desire.’ Enthusiasm blossoms while you pursue the contemporary. ‘It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.’ –Harry Truman

WATER-BEARER: Travel and community obligations blend into a carnival like atmosphere, colourful, flirtatious and bright. You’ll have to attend, so make sure you don’t procrastinate or you’ll end up playing the clown. ‘Time has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration’. —Kahlil Gibran

FISHES: Torn between domestic security and career, this week requires your attention to both. A healing balm comes in the form of a surprise—someone who says, ‘thank you.’ The very first thing you can do to turn your life around is to make a list of things to be grateful for. – Joe Vitale

Kim Falconer lives in Byron Bay with two gorgeous black cats, representatives of whom you may see in the Quantum Enchantment! 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!

Read more posts by Kim.

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