• 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 Dance With Dragons hits Number One!

A Dance with Dragons

The Number One Bestselling Fiction title!

In news that, I’m sure, will come as no surprise to all discerning Voyager readers, the long-awaited 5th book in George RR Martin’s epic Song of Ice & Fire has hit the number one spot in the fiction bestsellers this week! I personally witnessed at least 3 people reading A Game of Thrones on my train carriage alone this morning, so here’s hoping to a whole raft of new GRRM & Voyager fans. I’m sure some TV show may have had a little bit of an impact as well.
  So this got me thinking a bit- do you think that reading fantasy has gone mainstream? Speaking personally, it was always a niche for me growing up, a comfortable niche, but a niche nonetheless. With the mainstream popularity of Harry Potter, Paranormal Romance, Twilight, the LOTR and Hobbit movies..has this changed? How do you feel about this? Do the younger Voyagers out there feel there’s more mainstream acceptance for Fantasy, or genre fiction in general, amongst your friends?

One Response

  1. Hah, no surprises there. I saw at least three people reading it in California, too.

    Yeah, fantasy’s gotten very popular since I was a kid. I’d say the current “fantasy rennaissance”, as they’re calling it, started when I was in highschool and is still going strong. Good job for us, too.

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