• 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: Enter Twins by Kim Falconer

New Moon in Gemini Times

New York – June 12, 07:16
London – June 12, 12:16
Sydney – June 12, 21:16
LA – June 12, 04:16

RAM: This week is all about blasting out of restricted sectors – the ones out there in ‘reality’ as well as the ones in the mind. Time to kill good bye all limitations! In the end, not that there really is an end, it’s ALL going to be about how much you smiled, how much you laughed, and how much you enjoyed your life. ~Notes from the Universe

AUROCHS: Struggling, planning and conspiring for what you want is going to tie you in knots. That’s fine if you’re after the intensity but if you prefer a peaceful road, surrender with a smile. Decide you want it, do what feels good and follow inspiration.  Don’t sweat the “hows” or get caught up in figuring it out yourself. ~Jeannette Maw

TWINS: The build up to the new moon is sweet and gentle with an emphasis on doing things that light you up. On the 12th it’s the perfect time to lift your head to the sky and sing out loud and clear, all the joy in your heart. The voice is a wild thing. It can’t be bred in captivity. It is a sport, like the silver fox. It happens. ~Willa Cather

COBRA: The muse is waking this week, floating around your aura like a ghost over a wishing well. Do you dare evoke her? To be an artist includes much; one must possess many gifts – absolute gifts – which have not been acquired by one’s own effort. And, moreover, to succeed, the artist much possess the courageous soul. ~Kate Chopin

LION:  Sometimes it’s better when friends don’t share their opinions so honestly, and this is one of them. Feedback from peers and like-minded others may sting, but it’s a chance to look in and see if you give a hoot about what others think. There’s nothing like rejection to make you do an inventory of yourself. ~James Lee Burke

CERES: The emphasis is on career, mission and profession, the question, are you happy? One way to see if you’re on the right track is to catch your body language.  Look at your shadow; spot your reflection in the glass. There is a message there and a lesson. If you want to be happy for life, love what you do. ~Mary Higgins Clark

BALENCIA: This week is not about ‘right’ or ‘wrong,’ it’s about the adventure!  Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn’t have the courage to say “yes” to life? ~Paulo Coelho

SCORPION: The days leading up to the new moon are deep, rich and intense. These feelings are mostly on an inner level. Outside, the music plays on. Stay with the feeling and reap the rewards. It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. ~Joseph Campbell

ARCHER: This is a week of revelations – that is, things being revealed that you weren’t counting on. If taken by surprise, you might feel less than pleased with some of those around you. Take time out to reflect. We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves. ~Henri Frederic Amiel

SEA-GOAT: Technology, gadgets and gizmos have your attention. They may be working or failing, intriguing or maddening, but they hold a kind of fascination – a glimpse of where life is leading. It may be far in the future, but there’s some kind of logical way to get from where we are to where the science fiction is. ~Elizabeth Moon

WATER-BEARER: The time leading up to the new moon is all about recreation, fun and zest for life. If you’re too busy to get out and appreciate the day, you are by far too busy! Go play! I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things… I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind. ~Leo Buscarlia

FISHES: Before the 12th, pause to acknowledge all the things that have come before, the ways and means and people who have shaped you into your beautiful self. After the 12th , think of your effect on them. As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow. ~A. C. Benson

Kim Falconer lives in Byron Bay with two black cats. She runs an astrology forum and alternative science site‚ trains with a sword and is working on the next book in 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 several events in the Byron Bay Writers Festival, find the details on the News & Events page!

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2 Responses

  1. Oh my WORD, can I relate to mine this week! Of course, I say that every time I read these, Kim.

    You are amazing!

    • Thank you, Jeannette.

      It’s so simple, isn’t it? Want happy career = do what you love! Why don’t they teach that in high school? Or do they?

      🙂

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