• 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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Sara Douglass

As I’m sure many of you now know, Sara Douglass, the bestselling Australian fantasy writer, died this week after a battle with cancer. Sara was the first Australian signed to HarperCollins’ Voyager list in 1995 . Everyone at  HarperCollins Publishers send their deepest condolences to Sara’s family, friends and legions of fans. Sara’s publisher and long-time colleague Stephanie Smith will be posting a more in depth message later on, but we wanted to assure all our readers how much her passing means to us.


3 Responses

  1. So sad. She was such an inspiration and will be deeply missed. Blessings to all who loved her and her work.

  2. What? No way!
    Did she leave a series unfinished like Robert Jordan did?

  3. I am so sad to hear of Sara’s passing. Her books have meant so much to me. Many years ago I was in a bookshop, desperately looking for something different to read when I happened upon Battleaxe. I hadn’t read fantasy since I was a child but I stood in the bookshop & read the first 3 pages & I was hooked. I bought Battleaxe that day & I have loved every one of Sara’s books since. They take pride of place in my bookcase. She opened up a whole new world to me and it’s something I am so very grateful to her for.
    We have lost an amazing talent which is so terribly sad, but the loss to her family must be devastating. I am going to bed tonight with my well-read copy of Battleaxe to once again lose myself in Sara’s world.

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