• 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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ARIES: A challenge may cause excitement as it holds more than a hint of adventure. It also helps that people are saying it’s impossible! This is about the feeling, not the destination. I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.  -Rosalia de Castro

TAURUS: If you think you don’t have enough time, GREAT! This energy will bring the results you desire. Remember, pressure creates a diamond and sand goads the oyster to make a pearl. To achieve success, two things are needed; a well designed plan, and not quite enough time.-Leonard Bernstein

GEMINI: Extreme attention to ambition is making you lopsided. Take time out to accomplish something utterly pleasurable on any scale. I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade. It’s amazing how it cheers one up to shred oranges and scrub the floor.  -D. H. Lawrence

CANCER: Confused love? Pressing finances? Mislaid inspiration? Everything’s muddled? The question is can you thrive within these ‘limits’? I have sometimes been, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. -Agatha Christie

LEO: Someone is sending you a sublime message filled with sensual, luxuriant, erotic undercurrents. Can you hear the susurration?  Be mindful of the signals you send. These windows don’t stay open all night. The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way. -Keanu Reeves

VIRGO: Relationship dilemmas may seem overwhelming though this is a process, not a problem. You can internalize it and mope, or you can put your attention on something that makes you smile. The latter is recommended. Nobody wants you/ When you’re down and out/ Nobody, nobody, nobody -Otis Redding

LIBRA: Your love life accelerates, unless you run away, convinced ‘they’ are not ‘the one’. Such a waste! Joy and delight do not recognize selective mono-idealism and if you do, you’ll miss out. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love. -Mother Teresa

SCOPRIO: This is an extremely active time provided you have a prime directive. If not, you’ll flounder with spurts, spits and false starts. Focus! Opportunities abound though they are hidden inside the ‘trivial’. Life would be so wonderful if we only knew what to do with it. -Greta Garbo

SAGITTARIUS: A mysterious sexual attraction has you stuttering and stumbling. You need to find the right words to express your enthusiasm, curiosity and desire. Perhaps start with, “Hello”. The most important things are the hardest things to say because words diminish our feelings. -Stephen King

CAPRICORN: Disciplined work occupies your time until a playful messenger arrives. If you take time out to listen, creative inspiration may follow. We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery. -H. G. Wells

AQUARIUS: This week is best tackled with the soft touch. Take your time. Feel, smell, absorb and taste everything. Remember, it’s not a race or a competition! The message is ‘slow down and think about what you’re doing before you do it. Weigh the pros and cons, what’s best for you’. -River Phoenix

PISCES: Vitality and trepidation make it hard to sleep, turning you into a walking case of jumpy nerves. Stop resisting and open your eyes. What is it you are looking at? Let go of the past and go for the future. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined. -Henry David Thoreau

Kim Falconer is the author of the Quantum Enchantment and Quantum Encryption trilogies, set in the worlds of Gaela and Earth and exploring all manner of ideas, people and places. The latest in the series is Road to the Soul, which will be published 1 March. Visit Kim’s website and find out more about Kim and her books!


7 Responses

  1. Hm, my horoscope is very appropriate this month; I’m in the midst of some intensive studying for my master’s degree, and discipline is indeed my watchword at the moment!

    I wonder what the playful messenger will be?

    • Oh you got the HG Wells quote! He’s a favourtie of mine!

      I think you’ll recognise the messenger when they appear! The trick is to allow for a pinch of spontaneity when it happens.

      Where are you doing the MA? I’m doing one through Open University (Swinburne) but it’s been deferred several times while I write more books. (I realise you write AND work on the degree at the same time which totally impresses me!)


      • Information Studies. I want to be a librarian.
        It turned out to be a lot harder than I expected, though; I’ve only just finished the obligatory weeks-long nervous breakdown.


      • It’s very full on but information studies is so stimulating (over stimulating at times!) Librarian! That’s wonderful. I’m writing a character atm that’s a librarian. I should interview you for technical advice!

      • You’ve done this course too?

        Librarianship is pretty simple when all’s said and done; it’s all about information. Acquiring it, storing it, cataloguing it, analysing it and making it available to anyone who needs it.

        Hm, I guess I really have learned something these last few months. Woohoo!

      • I see librarians as being shepherds too – definitely one of the helping professions!

      • Definitely!

        …and I just got a Distinction for my library evaluation report. BOOYAH!

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