• 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!



News and Events



Fiona McIntosh will be at the Adelaide Supanova!

A quick look at past events:


Jo Spurrier & K.J Taylor launched their new books in June

Kylie Chan & Bevan McGuiness appeared at the Gold Coast Supanova in April

Beven also went along to the Perth Supanova in June


WORLDCON WORLDCON WORLDCON. September 2-6 we went to WorldCon. As did tons of sf/f authors, reviewers, booksellers and fans. Partying was done. Panels were presented, discussed and watched. People were met.
Tracey O’Hara and Nicole Murphy were on an Artist’s table at Supanova in Sydney June

Nicole Murphy launched Rogue Gadda at PJ O’Reilly’s Irish Pub, Civic (Canberra) on July 2

Kylie Chan toured in Brisbane in August

Kim Falconer appeared at the Byron Bay Writers Festival and led a talk at Fang Books online .

K J Taylor   hosted a fanfic competition at LiveJournal, with some excellent entries

Tracey O Hara did a signing at Galaxy Bookshop in Sydney, along with Keri Arthur

Helen Lowe is podcast an interview with Mary Victoria in August: http://helenlowe.info/blog/2010/07/23/more-fun-stuff/ Mary Victoria’s first novel Tymon’s Flight was launched at the WETA CAVE, see the flyer below for all details!  Tansy Rayner Roberts’ Power and Majesty was launched at The Hobart bookshop in June.

Will Elliott made store appearances in Queensland promoting Pilgrims:

  <– Will


In April, Kim Falconer ran a workshop ‘Opportunities for Emerging Writers’ at the Northern Rivers Writers Centre

Duncan Lay visited bookshops across Greater Sydney, promoting the release of The Risen Queen. He’s planning an even bigger tour for the release of Radiant Child in July!

Kim Falconer was interviewed on ABC North Coast radi0 at 10am on Monday 8 February – talking about fantasy, the Quantum Enchantment and ebooks.

Pulp Fiction Booksellers held a signing just before the Aurealis Awards, with lots of your favourite authors in attendance – including Voyager and Angry Robot authors.

The Risen Queen by Duncan Lay was launched at Infinitas Bookshop in Parramatta on Thursday 28 January. Duncan was also all over the place, signing copies of The Wounded Guardian and The Risen Queen for fans across NSW!

Kylie Chan signed away December touring for Earth to Hell.

Tracey O’Hara, author of Night’s Cold Kiss, was at Conflux in Canberra over the October long weekend, along with KJ Taylor and Duncan Lay.

Kim Falconer, author of The Spell of Rosette and Arrows in Time, was featured in OutThere, the national in-flight magazine for Australia’s largest regional airlines, Regional Express (REX), as well as New South Wales’ AeroPelican Air Services, as part of an Open Universities Australia campaign. She also features in the OUA handbook and on their website. KJ Taylor, author of The Dark Griffin was interviewed for ABC’s Stateline! See the episode video here. She was also interviewed by the Specusphere.

Maria Quinn talked about a future Sydney as part of the City of Sydney Events on Thursday 3 September.

Duncan Lay signed copies of The Wounded Guardian at Angus and Robertson Erina on Saturday September 5.

KJ Taylor’s book The Dark Griffin was launched in Canberra. Listen to the speeches here. Also listen out for an interview with Katie on ABC Radio.

Dreaming Again editor Jack Dann appeared at the Melbourne Writers Festival on 22 August for the ‘Visions of the City’ segment. Voyager authors past and present Karen Miller, Sean Williams, Tony Shillitoe and Trudi Canavan attended Conjecture over the June long weekend. Rhonda Roberts did a live radio interview at 12:30pm Queensland time on Wednesday 6 May. The interview waswith Jacq Ellem on 4RO Radio Prime Queensland. Maria Quinn‘s piece on surrogacy went up at ABC Unleashed Russell Kirkpatrick was Guest of Honour at ConScription 2009, at Auckland Airport from 29 May to 1 June.

Fiona McIntosh attended the Paris book fair between March 11 -18.

FLYCON took place on March 14-15. Kim Westwood, author of The Daughters of Moab, presented an award at the Awards Presentation night for the Mardi Gras Festival’s annual short story competition on the 17th of Feb 2009 at the Polo Lounge on Oxford Street, Sydney.

On Wednesday 18th February at Nunawading Library, (379 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading, Victoria, Australia), Jack Dann, Trudi Canavan, Cecilia Dart-Thornton and Adam Browne took part in a ‘Dreaming Again‘ panel.

On Wednesday 18 February, two of the authors published in Dreaming Again (edited by Jack Dann) were shortlisted for the AHWA Shadows Award: Sara Douglass “This Way to the Exit” and Christopher Green “Lakeside.” The winner will be announced on March 13. On the same day we also heard the good news that Kim Wilkins‘s short story ‘The Forest’ and Richard Harland‘s short story ‘A Journey to the Kingdom of the Dead’ have both been sold to David Hartwell to be published in YEARS BEST FANTASY #9 this winter (so summer 09 for US readers). Both stories are from the Dreaming Again anthology. The Aurealis Awards were announced! Go to the Aurealis Website for the full details.Congratulations to Jack Dann, Alison Goodman and Simon Brown! The Immortal Prince, book one of the Tide Lords quartet, was shortlisted in the US by the Romantic Times in the Epic Fantasy category of the Reviewer’s Choice Awards. Congratulations to Jennifer Fallon! On Thursday 18 December Jennifer Fallon did a signing at Book City, Yeperenye and took part in the Voyager Book Club on 16 December. The transcript will be posted up soon. The December Spec Fic Blog Carnival was put up.

Karen Miller, author of the Riven Kingdom series and the Kingmaker/Kingbreaker duology, attended Utopiales in France! She updated her blog during the trip.


On Thursday 6 November, Traci Harding gave a talk and did a signing for Black Madonna and the Mystique trilogy at Adyar bookshop, Sydney.

Peter V. Brett, author of The Painted Man, attended this year’s World Fantasy Convention in Calgary, Canada and blogged about it. And he attended ComicCon in New York, from 6-8 February.

Trazfest, the annual celebration of all things Traci Harding, took place at the start of October. Here are some links to the photos of the weekend:

General pictures

Knight pictures Talent Quest and Awards

During the first weekend in October, Team Voyager (Natalie in publishing, Sarah in Marketing, Tim in Sales and Stephanie Smith, great Publisher of all Voyager-related items) went to Conflux in Canberra. And we had an amazing time – just see our blog entries!

Loads and loads of other people were there – and here’s some links to what they did:

Farwyn on Fantastic Poetry and Horror of the Apocalypse and on Conflux generally AND last day retrospective Karen Miller on Supernatural and Conflux and Milk. Russell Blackford on checking in and more … Natalie/Taelian aka me going on about Floriade and whinging about lack of phototaking skill Elehzya/Nyssa Pascoe from A Boy Goes On a Journey Nicole Murphy (Conflux programmer) wrapping it all up AshR/Andrew Mckiernan of Kephra Design on that’s Conflux, that was Amanda Pillar of Morrigan Books Jason Nahrung of Undead Camel fame Peter M Ball, author of (among many other things) a fabulous story in Dreaming Again (that feels to me like it ought to be part of a longer story *hint hint*) Liz Argall, co-MC with Richard Harland LJ user Edsed, LJ user Ben Payne, LJ user Girlie Jones, LJ user Flinthart Cat Sparks – gorgeous 20s flapper Gillian Pollack, amazing banquetarian and Food Historian For all new book releases, visit the book websiteu

5 Responses

  1. I absoulutley
    LOVED the painted man-it has changed my life and touched my heart, but I KNOW that Peter should write a second book that includes a war featuring Arlen, Leesha and Rojer againt the demons and “Shar’Dama Ka, the deliverer” so as to rid the demons of The Painted Man’s world and to deny the Kraisians that their leader, Jadir, is the true deliverer and to prove whether there actuall is or is not a deliverer. Keep it up Peter and please do it, not for yourself, but for your fans. Thank you.

  2. Hi Donna,
    Very glad to hear you enjoyed ‘The Painted Man’ – it’s really going great guns out there! Peter’s next book ‘The Desert Spear’ is scheduled for September 2009, I know it sounds far away, but it’s worth waiting for!
    Peter has a glimpse of the cover art up on his website: http://www.petervbrett.com

  3. Just dropping in to say the seminar on SF/F Opportunities for Emerging Writers went so well I’m planning to offer it either online as a special real time event and/or take it on tour! Stay tuned for updates on this!

    Seriously, it was such a blast and participants were astounded at the depth of resources and support available to them.

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