• 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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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.


2 Responses

  1. Colour me obedient!!

    In fact, when the first of my six nieces and nephews was born, some 13 years ago, I decided to become “The Aunt Who Buys Books” and since then, every single birthday and Christmas has been a breeze.

    I do aim for Oz books whenever possible, and buy from a locally owned bookshop rather than the big chains. And with Mercury going retrograde on 10 December, I’ve been a smarty-pants and done all my Xmas shopping already.

    Next year I’ll make it an all-NZ effort, just for you!!

    And of course, Tymon and the gang are lined up for 2011 presents 😉

    • Hey Janette,

      That’s what we like to hear! Don’t stop at NZ – but keep buying books! 😉

      Have a wonderful holiday and may the coming year bring you all you ever dreamed of… and more… as well as heaps of books!

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