• 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!



Sneak Peek: Kylie Chan

For those of you at AussieCon4, Kylie Chan will be doing a signing at 6pm at Dymocks Collins Street. If you can’t make it to see her there … here’s something that ought to tide you over: a sneak peek at Heaven to Wudang, Book Three of the Journey to Wudang.

Leo and I sat on the mats across from each other in the Fragrant Lotus training room. His dark face was rigid with concentration as he held the chi on his outstretched hands.
I held one hand on his forearm, watching as the energy flowed through him. ‘Float it to the other hand.’
He lost it and it snapped back, hitting him in the middle of the chest. He bounced backwards but didn’t fall, then he sagged, leaning on the floor. ‘This is so damn hard.’
‘That was a pathetically small amount of chi for anybody to generate, especially an Immortal,’ I said. ‘You ate meat, didn’t you?’
He didn’t reply but his face said it all.
‘Alcohol too?’ I said.
‘Not alcohol,’ he said.

Read on.

Kylie Chan’s tour dates this July/August

Emma teeters on the edge of becoming fully demon ...

Kylie Chan is on tour in Brisbane … and if you’re quick you can catch her from tomorrow!

Emma teeters on the edge of becoming fully demon, and must make a journey to the Kunlun Mountains in the West, home of the reclusive ancient goddess Nu Wa, in an attempt to regain her humanity.Travelling with Emma is Xuan Wu’s daughter, Simone, who is struggling with her growing powers and trying to defend herself from the demons who want to destroy her.
And Michael is trying to come to terms with the shock of finding out he might be half demon … and a danger to them all.

Date: Fri 30/7
Time: 12-2
Store: A&R Post Office Square, Adelaide St City

Date: Fri 30/7
Time: 5-9
Store: Rosemarie’s Romance Bookshop, Blocksidge and Ferguson Arcade, Adelaide St City

Date: Saturday 31/7
Time: 12-2
Store: A&R Indooroopilly

Date:  Saturday 31/7
Time: 3-5
Store: A&R Carindale

Date: Sunday 1/8
Time: 11-2
Store: A&R Chermside

Date: Saturday 7/8
Time: 10-12
Store:  Toowoomba A&R

Date: 14/8
Time: 11-1
Store: A&R Sunnybank

2010: the year of amazing sequels

Here’s a list of some of the glorious sequels we’re expecting in 2010:

The Risen Queen by Duncan Lay – out now!
Sequel to: The Wounded Guardian (The Dragon Sword Histories)

Earth to Hell by Kylie Chan – out now!
First book in the Journey to Wudang trilogy, following the Dark Heavens trilogy

At the Gates of Darkness by Raymond E Feist – out now!
Sequel to: Rides a Dread Legion (Demonwar Saga)


Griffin’s Flight by K J Taylor
Sequel to: The Dark Griffin (The Fallen Moon trilogy)

Strange Attractors by Kim Falconer
Completing the Quantum Enchantment trilogy and following Arrows of Time 

Wizard Squared by K E Mills
Last book of the Rogue Agent trilogy, following Witches Incorporated


Stormlord Rising by Glenda Larke
Sequel to The Last Stormlord (Watergivers trilogy)

Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb
Sequel to The Dragon Keeper (The Rain Wild Chronicles)

The Desert Spear by Peter V Brett
Sequel to The Painted Man (The Demon Cycle)


Shalador’s Lady by Anne Bishop
The follow up to The Shadow Queen


The Infinity Gate by Sara Douglass
Completing the Darkglass Mountain trilogy and following Twisted Citadel


The Reluctant Mage by Karen Miller
Sequel to The Prodigal Mage (Fisherman’s Children series)

We’ll have a list of our upcoming debut novels this year coming soon, in the mean time, we hope you’ve got plenty to look forward to!

Kylie Chan A&R Chatswood signing

Earth to Hell signings 2009

Get your Christmas present signed before Christmas ...

Kylie Chan is on tour as of next week – Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and then back to Brissy and she’s even doing a Christmas Eve signing with Marianne de Pierres! Keep an eye on Kylie’s website for further updates and tweaks. All the bookshops she visits will have copies of Earth to Hell for you to purchase, as well as the other titles in the Dark Heavens series.

14th December: Dymocks Cnr Albert and Elizabeth Sts, 12-2pm.

16th December, Dymocks Canberra City Centre, 12noon-2pm

17th December, Infinitas Bookshop, Parramatta, 6:30 pm
18th December, Mt Druitt Angus and Robertson 11am-1pm
18th December, Chatswood Angus and Robertson  3:30-5:30 pm
19th December, Galaxy Bookshop Sydney City, 1pm-3pm

21 December, Dymocks 234 Collins St, 10am
21 December, Minotaur Bookshop, 10:45 am
21 December, Southland Shopping Centre in the afternoon – details to come.

23 December – Dymocks North Lakes, 11am -2pm
24 December – Angus and Robertson Carindale, 10am-12noon, with Marianne de Pierres, watch for the demented authors in the silly santa hats (says Kylie).

Keep an eye on Kylie’s website for updated details.

Kylie’s on tour!

Emma and Simone are on their own ... and descending into the very depths of Hell.

I am possibly the one who is most excited about the release of my next novel, Earth to Hell. I’ve received a constant stream of emails from fans since the release of Blue Dragon asking me ‘when the next one is coming out?’. The definite release date is January 1, 2010, but some book stores will have it as early as the 14th of December, and I’ll be touring the southern states to sign copies for anyone who wants to purchase them before Christmas. I’ll be signing in Brisbane city on the 14th, then I’ll be in Canberra on the 16th, Sydney on the 17th to 19th, Melbourne the 20th to 22nd, then back in Brisbane to sign again on the 23rd and 24th of December. Check my website at www.kyliechan.com for full details of where and when I’ll be, and bring as many copies as you like for me to sign. I look forward to seeing everybody there!


Meet Kylie Chan!

Meet Kylie Chan

Meet Kylie Chan

If you live north of Brisbane … or even if you don’t but might wander that way as a result of this post … you can see Kylie at:

  1. 1. Stafford Angus and Robertson: 24th October – 11am
  2. 2. Trinity Bay Writers Festival (at Trinity Bay High in Cairns, for students in the Cairns Region) 27-30 October
  3. 3. Kylie (with fellow Australian fantasy writer Marianne de Pierres) speaking on what it’s like to be a writer and signing books at Arana Hills Library on October 31st between 12:00 and 1:30.
  4. A&R North Lakes, 14/11, 10 am
  5. A&R Indooroopilly, 21/11, 11 am
  6. Post Office Square in the City, 11/12, 11:30 am

If you’d like to come along to the Arana Hills appearance, please book a place with Pam or Karen on (07) 33513401 at the Arana Hills Library, or with the staff of Brookside Angus and Robertson on (07) 38551612. It’s free but they need numbers.