• 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!

     

     

Gaela Stars March 30 – April 5 by Kim Falconer

Full Moon in Libra Times:

Sydney – Tuesday 13.27
L.A. – Monday -18.27
New York– Monday 21.27
London – Tuesday 2.27

RAM: The full moon propels your life forward in ways that enhance public standing. It may be a quagmire for intimate relationships though, so take time to check if any loved ones are still around when you land on your feet. If not, pick up the phone. There is always something left to love. ~Gabriel Garcia Marquez

AUROCHS: Sensitivity to certain foods s is a sure sign that something isn’t quite right. Aside from food combinations, you might want to ponder where it is you feel upset by a new routine at work or in the home. Tranquillity and appetite are restored when you draw the line. The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp. ~Terry Pratchett

TWINS: Standing on the verge of a love affair is like looking into an abyss. You can’t see the bottom and you certainly can’t visualise the other side. (Is there another side?) Consider the merits of trust by taking a deep breath and letting go. The greater risk here is turning away. The essence of romance is uncertainty. ~Oscar Wilde

COBRA: This full moon falls into your family sector, stirring the nest like a kid with a stick. If you have parents or elderly relations, you’ll be drawn into their involvements as well as those of any children or siblings. The trick is to offer support while staying clear and grounded in the moment. The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday – but never jam today.~ Lewis Carroll

LION: If you haven’t had your car, bicycle or bus tickets checked, this week could get interesting. All communications, networking and travel is liable to detours and unexpected disruption. Your best approach is philosophical; it won’t fix the flat tire but it’ll give you a sense of peace. It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.~Ursula K. Le Guin

CERES: Missing, lost or misplaced items are driving you nuts right now though the more you focus on retrieving them, the further away they slip. Like searching for an obscure word in the recesses of your personal vocabulary, it only returns when you stop looking. Take a break! The mind can make a heaven out of hell and a hell out of heaven. John Milton

BALENCIA: Your moods may swing this full moon, fluctuating between compassion and accusation. It’s okay. To ebb and flow like the tides is your personal right. By doing so, you allow treasures to wash up on shore. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. ~James Michener

SCORPION: A struggle between your personal needs and those of the group are highlighted during the full moon, putting your natural leadership skills to a test. Like the pied piper, the question isn’t so much ‘will they follow’ but ‘where are you taking them?’ If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ~John Quincy Adams

ARCHER: A blow to the ego may have you churning up dust, ready to charge. Take a breath. It’s not necessary to mow down every obstacle in your path, even though you probably can. To avoid injuries, consider what you really want and adjust accordingly. A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. ~Ayn Rand

SEA-GOAT: You may cruise through this week while those around you reach critical mass. This might be the closest you’ve ever been to spontaneous human combustion. As loved ones rage, consider what you’re missing. Passion is passion. It’s the excitement between the tedious spaces, and it doesn’t matter where it’s directed… the saddest people are the ones who don’t care deeply about anything at all. ~Nicholas Sparks

WATER-BEARER: Sakura-jima is nothing compared to the emotion evoked by doing finances with a partner this week. A more creative pursuit might be something along the lines of light-hearted fun. Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant coffee, to unemployment insurance and library cards, to absinthe and good-hearted landlords, to music and warm bodies . . . the “good life”, whatever it is and wherever it happens to be. ~Hunter S. Thompsond

FISHES: Brace for in-laws, out laws, public, private and dogmatic laws! Some of these will be more interesting to deal with than others. The trick is to detach from anything restricting your natural exuberance while maintaining the engagement necessary for credibility. We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. ~Mary Sarton

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Kim Falconer lives in Byron Bay with two gorgeous black cats. She runs an astrology forum and alternative science site‚ trains with a sword and is working on the Quantum Encryption trilogy, the follow up to Quantum Enchantment.

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