• 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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Fallon Friday: The life fantastic of Jennifer Fallon

12 things I have done that you (probably) haven’t:

Been paid $150 an hour to be the gymnastics coach for the male strip revue Manpower
Been chauffeured to work every day for six months in a US Embassy limo when I lived in Canberra
Gotten totally wasted drinking bourbon at a police station with a couple of detectives
Hugged Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester from Supernatural)
Been through an earthquake, a cyclone and a flood
Took 137 kids to the cinema at the same time
Been a jury foreman on a rape trial
Had a book launched in a wrestling ring by John Rhys Davies
Prepared a business plan for an escort business for a “lady” who was on the game
Had 50 + foster kids
Sailed around Singapore Harbour with Robert J Sawyer and Norman Spinrad
Owned a gold mine in partnership with an ex-con who turned out to be on parole for armed robbery

Ok… so my life hasn’t been a complete bore… 🙂

Understatement alert! If you *have* somehow managed to do one of these things, by all means post a comment and tell us about it!

The Chaos Crystal, Jennifer Fallon’s latest book, will start hitting shelves next week – yes! So don’t delay in getting a copy so you can find out what happens to all the characters in the Tide Lords quartet.

You can also visit Jennifer Fallon’s site, where she regularly updates her blog.

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Fallon Friday: Supanova hits Sydney

Well, it’s Supanova time again, and today I’m off on a plane (and yes, that’s right, they’re talking airline strikes…) to Sydney and then to Perth  the following week to do it all again on the west coast.

 

Thanks in no small part to my incessant nagging suggestion, the headline guest in Sydney this year is the gorgeous Jared Padalecki from Supernatural. Not only that, Jewel Staite (Atlantis , Firefly and Serenity)  is back (she was here for the Melbourne and Brisbane Supanovas, where she discovered shopping at Sportsgirl, which is the reason she’s back, I suspect…LOL), and the legendary Nichelle Nicholls, Lt Uhura, herself. Talk about Trekkie heaven…

 

So, if you’re in Sydney this weekend, dress up in your best costume and come say hello. Bring any books you have and I’ll sign them for you. Better yet, bring no books, buy more at Supanova , and I’ll sign them for you…hahahaha.

 

The full details for the program are at www.supanova.com.au

 

I’ll try to give you a heads up next week about how it went, what everyone was like, and whether or not I was able to get away with kidnapping Jared Padalecki and bringing him home for my girls as a souvenir. I’m a nice mother like thatJ

 

And don’t forget, it’s not too late to sign up for the World Building Master Class on Sunday.

 

Jennifer Fallon