• 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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Kim Falconer’s Gaela horoscopes (week beginning 6 April)

Click on each horoscope  to understand how it corresponds to Gaelan astrology in Kim Falconer’s Quantum Enchantment trilogy.

RAM: This week can have moments of frustration and the urge is to fight against whatever gets in the way. But maybe these ‘obstacles’ are not blocks at all, but blessings seen from a different angle. ‘Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.‘ ~Rainer Maria Rilke

AUROCHS: Changes in the home or the company you keep could be a little stressy. Basically, it’s a version of the unknown. Take a deep breath, let it out slow, and see your future unfolding the way you want it to be. ‘I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked.‘ ~Silvia Plath (The Bell Jar)

TWINS: As the moon wanes you may feel the need to retreat a step or two. and wrap yourself in contemplation. This is not defeat, or cowardice. This is simply a journey into a more secret place. ‘Te amo como se aman ciertas cosa oscuras, secretamente, entre la sombra y el alma. (I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.)’ ~Pablo Neruda

COBRA: Resistance to taking up a task comes in many forms ranging from lower back ache to rainy days. The problem is, the more you resist this creative venture, the harder it is to start. The thing is, you don’t need a chorus of angels to begin. Just do it. ‘Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.’ ~Madeleine L’Engle

LION: This week your eyes magically turn into magnifying glasses making it simple and easy to see where improvements can be made. This is very helpful when making structural repairs to the home or reorganising computer files. It is somewhat less useful in friendships and intimate affairs. Think before you speak. It is terrible to destroy a person’s picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.  ~Doris Lessing

CERES: The Law of nature, or any other made up beliefs about how the world turns and how we are meant to turn in it, isn’t your greatest support. Sit back, close your eyes, and listen to the sound of your story. ‘We don’t need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of do’s and don’ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.‘ ~Phillip Pullman

BALENCIA: Joint finances and other practical considerations to do with partnership requires attention this week. It could be easy to get defensive or even lose sight of why you pooled your resources in the first place. Instead of battle, see what happens when you care less about the numbers. I mean, just don’t care at all! A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.‘ ~Maya Angelou

SCORPION: Much of your time has been spent focused on getting answers. It’s fine to continue if you still enjoy the study but if not, you are quite free to move on. ‘There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.‘ ~Douglas Adams (The Restaurant at the End of the Universe)

ARCHER: There is much racing around this week in the hopes of getting everything done. The crazed rabbit in Wonderland comes to mind. What did he keep saying? ‘I’m late! I’m late!’ It is quite possible that following suit would be missing the point. ‘Time is a game played beautifully by children.’ ~Heraclitus

SEA-GOAT: To make a distinction between your desire for one thing over another, a plan or project, or even one person over another, may not sit well in the end. It is a distinction of the mind, where the choice itself is of the heart. ‘Are not all loves secretly the same? A hundred flowers sprung from a single root.’ ~Tanith Lee

WATER-BEARER: Sometimes it can be a letdown when a job, home or romance doesn’t last very long. We think, what went ‘wrong’? But being brief doesn’t mean it wasn’t a genuine and beautiful moment in your life! ‘A short story is a different thing all together. A short story is like a kiss in the dark from a stranger.‘ ~Stephen King

FISHES: The moon darkens and as it does you may feel a certain fate close in. Not so! Step up and take a wider view. The world is only how you see it. ‘For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.’ ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

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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.

One Response

  1. Thank goodness some bloggers can still write. My thanks for this piece of writing

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