• 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!

     

     

Gaelean Stars for the Sun into Gemini

The Summit by Michael Parkes

L.A. – May 20 at 20:34
London – May 21 at 4.34
Sydney – May 21 at 13:34
New York – May 20 at 23:34

RAM: The Sun glides into Gemini on wings of desire, amping up you social life. There could be a lot of catch-up conversations — the ones were a little edge of sibling rivalry shines through. If rankled, reconsider the ways in which you measure accomplishment. Success is when one can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown. ~David Brinkley

AUROCHS: This is a week of tangible results but also one where you get a glimpse at things somewhat difficult to define – things behind the veal of ‘reality’. If it upsets the applecart, consider a new and expanded belief system. One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we’ll need a new definition. ~Alvin Toffler

TWINS: In the days before your solar return – the return of the sun to the place it was when you were born – make your life a better place to live by appreciating everything that makes you smile. Write a list, sing it aloud, tell it to a friend! Take an active role by responding to all the wonder of the world. It’ll set you up for a grand new year, I promise! A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. ~Walt Whitman

COBRA: The time of Gemini is your month to let worry go. No matter what’s on the docket – bills, doctors, gym goals, job interviews, ideas to pitch and children to raise – give it up. Let go of the struggle. It’s your best ally. There must be always remaining in every life, some place for the singing of angels, some place for that which in itself is breathless and beautiful. ~Howard Thurman

LION: This week is filled with friends, social activities and invitations to share your fiery energy with others. Part of you may feel obliged to go. After all, they thought of you. They asked (begged) for you to grace their table. What can you do? Hint: Tune in and respond from a place of authentic desire. If it’s not a hell yes, it’s a hell no! @goodvibecoach

CERES: Sun into Gemini is busy as. Time to organise your life and set your priorities straight! If you’re waffling back and forth, saying you want to lose weight, find a new job,  rejuvenate your relationship, travel the world, become an entrepreneur, create passive income, go on a holiday – whatever it is that you’re wanting, there’s one BIG reason you’re not getting it. It’s not a priority yet. ~@TiaSparkles

BALENCIA: The time of Gemini is a lovely energy bringing opportunities to expand your mind through challenging debate, see new horizons through travel or travel books and movies, and plant new seeds for growth and awareness. If you’re putting effort into something but not feeling the joy, seek something a little more inspiring! Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things. ~Denis Diderot

SCORPION: The month of Gemini is a time to dip into the well of creativity and make self-expression number one on your list. If there are those around you less than supportive, time to rethink your significant others. People sometimes inquire what form of government is most suitable for an artist to live under. To this question there is only one answer. The form of government that is most suitable to the artist is no government at all. ~Oscar Wilde

ARCHER: Get ready for thirty days of spotlight on your personal, socially significant relationships. This is a time to assess the joy, warmth and companionship, the passion and the glory of ‘they who are your intimate others’. Also, a good time for change if that seems needed. Just check in first to see who it is that wants changing, them or you. We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves. ~Henri Frederic Amiel

SEA-GOAT: If you can do anything this week, persevere. It will get you exactly what you desire. I sat before a blank page for close to ten hours. I refused to get up; instead attempted with great pains to coerce stubborn thoughts from my noodle. Useless it seemed until the 11th hour and then all I’d seen and felt and heard, arrived, and was transcribed effortlessly like the tune of chirping birds. ~Greg Evans

WATER-BEARER: Romance is in the air and your first response may be to turn away. After all, there are books to write, pictures to paint, dances to choreograph, businesses to run, children to raise, dogs to wash and races to win. Who has time for romance? Ah, but if you do . . . When you are in Love you can’t fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams. ~Dr Seuss

FISHES: Family matters come to the foreground and if your hackles are up, it may be time to reinvent your notion of home. What lights you up? Love more of that! The roaring of the wind is my wife and the stars through the window pane are my children. The mighty abstract idea I have of beauty in all things stifles the more divided and minute domestic happiness. ~John Keats

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, both of which are set in the world of Gaela, as well as on Earth. The first book in the new series is called Path of the Stray and will be out in August. Also in August, Kim is taking part in the Byron Bay Writers Festival, find the details on the News & Events page!

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2 Responses

  1. “effort into something but not feeling the joy” has nailed it – elements are coming together to resolve this already. Nice to know the Gaelean stars say I’m on track!!! 😀

    • Sometimes it’s hard to let go of something because it was part of the ‘plan.’ But passion, that’s what we need to feel. It’s gotta light us up!

      Love hearing the elements are coming together!

      🙂

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