• 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!



One choice decides … everything

Pass initiation. Do not fail…



In sixteen-year-old Beatrice’s world, society is divided into five factions – Abnegation (the selfless), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent) – each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue, in the attempt to form a “perfect society.” At the age of sixteen, teens must choose the faction to which they will devote their lives.

Everyone’s talking about this book and it hasn’t even hit the shelves yet! This is the opportunity for you to win one of the advance reading copies which are in hot demand – we only have one left!  To win, tell us which faction you think you would choose, and why.

Remember that for all a faction’s good points, there are bad. Being selfless is one thing, always having to say yes is another. Honesty seems like the right thing, until you insult someone with your true thoughts. Bravery is to be commended, unless it is misinterpreted and becomes foolhardy posturing. Peace only goes so far … standing back to do nothing will not keep the peace. And intelligence and knowledge can be used for evil as well as good.

Competition now closed. Congratulations to Zena Shapter, who won the copy of Divergent. If you didn’t win, don’t worry, finished copies of Divergent will be out on 1 May 2011.