• 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!



Precioussssss …

Mary Victoria visited the Weta Caves and met with a very special resident. Unfortunately, he took her first edition of Tymon’s Flight and wouldn’t give it back. What was Mary to do? That’s right, return to the Cave on 14 August for the official launch of Tymon’s Flight! Join Mary and the Weta crew at the Cave on Saturday 14 August at 11am, and enjoy the celebrations!

All photos are by Anita De Muth.

'MINE ... preciousssssss' (this is Mary speaking, not Gollum!)

In the Weta Cave ... Mary has wrestled her precious back from Gollum

Gollum is surprised to learn that he can get his own copy of Tymon's Flight from all bookshops across Australia and New Zealand. As can you!

Catch up on last night’s chat at Fang Books

Kim Falconer was the guest of honour at the Fang Books chat last night – and what a wonderful chat it was!
Catch up on Kim’s notes here at her website

We had not one, not two, not three, but four Voyager authors there – Kim, of course, and Mary Victoria, Nicole Murphy and Tracey O’Hara (who was madly packing etc as she came to Sydney to do a signing at Galaxy today at 5pm). Plus there were editors, writers, booksellers (all of whom are readers!).

Thanks to Fang Books – Alison and Rosie – for organising the chat, and to everyone who came! The lucky winners of Path of the Stray and The Spell of Rosette will get their copies soon!