• 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!



A poetic request by Mary Victoria

If you’re celebrating festive seasons,
Looking for sufficient reason
To pick up presents, searching through
The knick-knack section at the Warehouse do
Consider something different this year, something better
Than a plastic toy or knitted sweater
Buy a world, a whole new world
Hours of fun and wonder curled
Between the pages, just like magic:
It’s called a Book, the latest gadget.

As Mary says on her LiveJournal, where this poem was originally posted, support NZ writers this Christmas – including Mary herself.

We’d add to that: support Australian writers too! And Australian and NZ bookshops!

And good luck with your gift-buying over the next two weeks.

Traci Harding & Kim Falconer signing

Tempting Words has written a wonderful recap of the Traci Harding and Kim Falconer book signing last Saturday at Galaxy Books. It was a day of fun, friends, new readers and faithful fans.  Traci launched her latest in the Triad of Being series and Kim signed copies of her Quantum Encryption and Enchantment books. These two Voyager authors, after years of exchanging emails messages, finally met for the first time. See more pictures here!