• 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!

     

     

Maria Quinn

We were deeply saddened to learn that Maria Quinn has passed away after a long illness. Maria published her first novel, The Gene Thieves, with HarperVoyager last year.  This speculative fiction story of surrogacy and cutting-edge genetic manipulation wrapped around a great action-based crime story was enthusiastically reviewed, and won her fans – and publishing deals – as far afield as China and Turkey.  Maria’s warm writing style and wonderful characters made her book a pleasure to read and to publish.  

Maria’s early career was as a copywriter and creative director, before she turned to magazine editing and feature writing. She was a presenter for Channel 10’s Good Morning Sydney, as well as writing and producing the national cookery program, King’s Kitchen. She won the 2007 Todhunter Literary Award and was a recipient of a prestigious Varuna fellowship.

Our condolences go to Maria’s husband, her two sons and their families.

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7 Responses

  1. That’s very sad news. Thoughts to go her family and friends.

  2. Sending warm thoughts and condolences to her family and friends. Was The Gene Thieves her only novel? It makes it all the more valued, being her last gift to us.

  3. So sorry to hear this! Condolences to her family all those who knew her…

  4. Very sad!

    Condolences.

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