• 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!

     

     

Kim Falconer’s horoscopes: Saturn into Libra

July 23, 2010 to Oct 5, 2012

Karena A. Karras, Tabula Rasa, 2007 oil on panel

 

RAM: Saturn in Libra says it’s time to take all unions seriously, reconsidering how you choose them and why. Note: It’s not like buying a car. Human relationships always help us to carry on because they always presuppose further developments, a future –and also because we live as if our only task was precisely to have relationships with other people. ~Albert Camus

AUROCHS: Saturn in Libra heightens the interest in your physicality, putting focus on health, strength, nutrition and exercise.  It’s all about appreciating the little things.  A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked. ~Anais Nin

TWINS: The next two years highlights creative self-expression. It may seem like you need to research and study and plan to choose the best medium, genre or moment, but you don’t. All you must do is open your heart.  You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children. ~Madeleine L’Engle

COBRA: Saturn into Libra can feel like a weight of responsibility. Suddenly it’s you, and only you, that can manage the family, sort friends problems, bail out a relative or rear a child to perfection. If you fall for this, you will robe those you love of their own adventures. Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. ~Guillaume Apollinaire

 LION:  The time of Saturn through Libra is a liberation of the mind, if you are willing to expand your awareness and learn new things. Life thus far is a tool box filled with everything you’ve agreed to believe. You may want to take a look in there and see if you’ve kept the right ones.  If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. ~Abraham Maslow

 CERES: This is a time of patience, care and planning. The seeds of your ideas have only one requirement—they must make you smile. Then all you have to do is nurture them and allow them to grow.  Success is alive. It germinates, sprouts, and grows. It grows first ‘underground’; in due time it appears and keeps on unfolding. ~ Elizabeth Towne

BALENCIA: Saturn in your sign for two years rings the chime of accomplishment. Pick your favourite goal and pursue it, one hundred percent. My secret is summarised in four C’s: curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable. ~Walt Disney

SCORPION: The shift of Saturn into Libra marks an immersion with the collective unconscious. You’re going fishing in the well of souls and your bait is art, language, music and dance. Express, by all means express! A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone’s knowledge of himself and the world around him. ~Dylan Thomas

ARCHER: The call of Saturn is to reach out and connect with the community around you. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

SEA-GOAT: Career is your focus, individuality your goal. If you do not feel respected, you’re not in the right game. Why do they always teach us that it’s easy (and evil)to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It’s the hardest thing in the world–to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want. ~Ayn Rand

WATER-BEARER: Saturn in Libra asks that you get moving. Open your mind to the dream of possibility. Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of people and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. ~Mark Twain

 FISHES: Saturn transiting the sign of Libra is about sharing resources with others, cooperating in joint endeavors and making advantageous connections. This bodes well for business partners, research workers or relationships of a more physically intimate nature. The only requirements are harmony and patience. Remember: Waiting is erotic. ~Irene Nemirovsky

Kim Falconer   runs an astrology forum and alternative science site‚ trains with a sword and is working on the second 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 1 August. Kim lives in Byron Bay and is taking part in several events at the Byron Bay Writers Festival in August, find the details on the News & Events page!

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