• 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!



Mercury Retrograde – Stars by Kim Falconer

‘Mercury at the Wedding of Psyche and Eros,’ by Pompeo Batoni

August 21 – September 13, 2010

The next three weeks have a two-steps-forward and one-step-back vibe. It can be frustrating in regards to programs, flights, bookings, letters, documents and communiqué of all kinds. Electronic can be tricky. The best approach is to discover what irks you in your life (what you tolerate) and either get rid of it or see it in a better light. Retrograde Mercury says, Rethink, retreat, regroup, reconsider, reorganise, redress. Hints for individual signs below. You can share the kerfuffle here. There are bound to be some smiles amidst the calamity.

RAM: The area to reconsider during this period is your lifestyle. Is it really what you want, or are you there because of circumstances ‘beyond your control?’ Take stock of your day-to-day—diet, exercise, healthy care, comfort zone and routine. What would you change, if you could? Continue reading