• 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!



Buffy rebuffed?

So the news came in that They are planning a new Buffy … sans Joss Whedon, creator of Awesome. But we here at Voyager HQ agree that there’s no need/want/reason for a new Buffy. We like  LOVE old Buffy, as in Sarah Michelle Gellar AND Kristy Swanson just fine. Not to mention Spike, Angel, Darla, Drusilla, Giles, Willow, Xander, Anya, the Master, the Mayor, even Riley, annoyingly whingey as he became. Okay, maybe not Riley. 

How about you? New Buffy? Old Buffy? Too young to know about Buffy? Maybe you’re more down with vampires in Twilight? If so, here’s a well-known video that shows Buffy V a certain pale and handsome modern vampyre. As you can see, the Buffster kicks butt! Every time!

Here’s the article from io9.com with Joss Whedon’s response to the news that revealed this travesty to us.

Gaelean Stars for the Full Moon

New York, November 21, 12:48
London, November 21, 17:48
Sydney, November 22, 04:48
LA,  November 21, 09:48

‘Europa’, Roman Mosaic, Image Maicar Forlag, Greek Mythology Link

RAM: The full moon turns your head towards pleasurable pursuits and indulgences. You deserve the reward. If money worries press in, find a way to forget about them. Energy is better spent on what you know you love and what you want to discover. Set yourself free.

AUROCHS: Full Moon in your sign is a time of reverence. Observe how far you’ve come and take a moment to appreciate the magnitude of living – the joys, beauty and connections that encircle your life. This is about allowing yourself to feel grateful for you, right here and now!

TWINS: Stop racing around mad capped and revved to the hilt. This is a time to ease back, meditate, reflect and renew. Go into the depths of your dreams, the heart and soul of your wishes for the future. Visit them as if they already exist, as a seed is already the tree.

COBRA: Celebrate successes large and small with friends who have been with you all the way. No time to go it alone, no matter how iffy the mood. Take a deep breath and invite significant others into your domain. The intensity of the moment shared is golden.

LION: This full moon bombards you with a drive for significance tempered with spiritual longings. You could feel torn in two. One solution is to step up and model the unique balance between the callings–creative and spiritual, pragmatic and mystic.

CERES: So much is changing inside you right now, the outer world has yet to catch up. Opportunities make themselves know but you aren’t sure which ‘new you’ is going to say YES. Find a moment’s peace and reflect on who it is you’re trying to please, and why. Is it you?

BALENCIA: Scuffles with exes go head to head, hackles up, doors slamming. It’s a great chance to blow off steam! The interesting thing is, the issue isn’t about here and now. It’s about then and there. Done. Consider if either of you use anger to keep things alive.

SCORPION: As much as you’d like to nix the whole relationship show right now and spend some quality time by yourself, others assert themselves on your doorstep. This could be a metaphor for some part of yourself that seeks outward manifestation. What might that be?

ARCHER: Keeping focused on everyday routine is grounding right now. You want something to be as there’s plenty of change afoot. Your best support is to kick the ball around, go for a run, walk in the woods, surf, swim, get into nature. Just do it!

SEA-GOAT: The spotlight of the full moon falls in your creativity sector – anything from works of art, tunes and doodles to kids and romantic affairs. Wide range! Take care of the necessities – kids, lovers, art brushes and strings – then go wild with your ideas!

WATER-BEARER: You are pulled into the realm of your soul. Clock off for some alone time doing quiet zen repairs on the inner sanctum. Pick up a hammer, nails and saw to get the job done. Just let the rest of the world know or they’ll interrupt you.

FISHES: Your repressed novelist is awakened by this full moon! If you have any inclinations to write, get started. Otherwise, experience the pleasures of our creative race (human) – art galleries, novels, films, poetry nights. Its literary and romantic.

Kim Falconer is the author of the Quantum Enchantment and Quantum Encryption trilogies, set in the worlds of Gaela and Earth. The first book in the Quantam Encryption, Path of the Stray, is out now and the sequel, Road to the Soul, will be out in March 2011. Kim is also an astrologer and runs Falcon Astrology. She is based in Byron Bay in Northern NSW, Australia.