• 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!



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Thursday at AussieCon4

Your Voyager liaison arrived in the afternoon, couldn’t check in at the Hilton till 3pm (how expensive is their wireless internet by the way!) and then dashed off to register, accompanied by the very lovely @BothersomeWords. As we lingered in the foyer we spotted a well known and bearded man (not an easy task among AussieCon goers!). Yes. It was George R R Martin. Your correspondent dithered around and said things like ‘OMG’ and ‘GASP’. We filed in for the opening ceremony, and sat one seat away from the GRRM. At the end of the ceremony, your correspondent turned to GRRM and said ‘Excuse me, are you George R R Martin?’ Okay, so I just couldn’t think of any other way as a prelude to ‘OMG I AM YOUR BIGGEST FAN oh yeah and I work in your publishing house btw.’. George is one of the loveliest fantasy authors I have ever met. He’s down to earth (in a fantasy author way) and chatted about how he had a 25-year run of cons, then burned that when WorldCon was in Japan (he regrets not going). He also said that at his first cons, budgets dictated that you crashed in someone’s room wherever possible and ate at McDonalds. But times have changed now (for George) :-). All I can say is, if you see Mr Martin wandering around the con, DO go up and say hi. He likes his fans and he is LOVELY.


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