• 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 for the Full Moon

Departure of the Winged Ship by Vladimir Kush

Moon into Sagittarius times

L.A. – May 27 at 16:08
Sydney – May 28 at 09:08
London – May 28 at 00:08
New York – May 27 at 19:08

RAM: This week brings a blast of energy, the feeling that you can do anything, be anyone, achieve the heights of your dreams. Grand, but perhaps, one thing at a time? The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary. ~ Thomas Edison

AUROCHS: The full moon is in your house of shared energy and resources, augmenting feelings of sensitivity and vulnerability. If you’re building a relationship, steady on. If you are deconstructing one, count your blessings. Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out. ~ Jack Buck

TWINS: This week brings up thoughts of relationship and the tendency is to think they are an inevitable cycle of repetition Not so! The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people’s opinions. ~ Paulo Coelho

COBRA: In the day to day dramas of caring , carting and cleaning, of viewing and laundering and creating, of feeding and fuelling and fighting, of loving and chasing and biting, of adding, listing and coalescing, we forget, sometimes, what the heck it is we’re doing on this planet. Take a moment, every day, to think about it. The purpose of our lives is to be happy. ~ Dalai Lama

LION: The feeling this week is urgency, the desire to make things happen, and fast. Hang on to the thrill and vitality, and maybe add a dash of patience. By letting things simmer, especially in the romance and creativity department, you’ll find yourself more likely to succeed. In the writing process, the more a story cooks, the better. ~ Doris Lessing

CERES: Consider the true colours of your soul this week and watch it bloom. The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think, and what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny … it is the light that guides your way. ~ Heraclitus

BALENCIA: This week can feel conflicted, as if part of you wants to go left and the other right. Instead of getting frustrating, or trying to smooth things out, why not let the games begin? Give voice to all your angels. Let them sing! Artistic temperament sometimes seems a battleground, a dark angel of destruction and a bright angel of creativity wrestling. ~ Madeleine L’Engle

SCORPION: The full moon lights up a part of you that thrives on drama, the edge of uncertainty, challenge and risk, the place where outcomes are never assured. No matter how much this may seem disturbing, inconvenient or repetitious, face facts. Inside is an actor, itching to say, Everybody just stay calm. The situation is under control. ~ The Abyss

ARCHER: The propensity to intellectualise runs deep with the full moon in your sign. It’s a natural defence against too much emotion, too much feedback, too much evaluation of your life by others. It can also be a trap, an isolation from the visual and sensual gifts of life, the one on ones. What is the use of a book’, thought Alice, ‘without pictures or conversations?‘ ~ Lewis Carroll

SEA-GOAT: If you feel you’ve made some less than fortunate decisions over the last few years, dwelling on them is not going to help. This is a’ move on’ situation and any tendency to languish in the dark hallows of remorse are ground for a stern wake up call. If you feel the walls shake, snap out of it! Remember what Oprah Winfrey says? Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.

WATER-BEARER: Sometimes the urge to strive towards something, to relentlessly push the wagon up the hill after the wheels have fallen off and the pay load vanished into thin air, is more a hindrance than a help. See what happens if you let it go. You can always go back to pushing, if it suits. Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. ~ David Frost

FISHES: This week’s full moon brings up some stormy weather on the domestic front, and perhaps in the area of career, mission, profession as well. Warning: It’s not a ‘batten down the hatches’ and go to Red Alert sort of crisis but rather an ‘open your eyes, watch yourself and learn’ one. You gain through awareness, and making a different choice. Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.~ African proverb

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!