• 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!

     

     

The Courier’s New Bicycle Honoured in the Tiptree Awards!

The Courier’s New Bicycle  by Kim Westwood has made the Honours List of the Tiptree Awards! Congratulations Kim! Apart from the overall winner, there were just four other novels shortlisted (the other four appear to be short stories).
The James Tiptree, Jr. Award is an annual literary prize for science fiction or fantasy that expands or explores our understanding of gender.
The Courier's New Bicycle

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5 Responses

  1. A wonderful accolade for a great book. Congrats, Kim.

  2. This is fabulous! Like Nicole said, a wonderful accolade for Kim’s book. It also is an acknowledgement of Harper Voyager and our publisher Stephanie Smith, not to mention how it reflects on Australian Speculative Fiction in the international scene. The James Tiptree Award is worldwide.

    What a wonderful tie in with the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2012. If you haven’t read The Courier’s New Bicycle, what are you waiting for?

    So thrilled!

  3. All right! That’s awesome!
    Oh, and Kim, if you’re reading this – you might remember that when we met I got you to sign a copy for my mum. I gave it to her as a birthday present. She really liked it, and she’s not even a spec fic fan, so that’s doubly special!

  4. Yay Kim! Awesome news! xx

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