We are pleased to announce the signing of Brave’s Journey, by Jan M. Goldie. “This is a fantastic addition to 2015’s catalog, both in terms of providing another great young teen/YA fantasy title to our Australian imprint, but also welcoming our first New Zealand author,” stated Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG Publishing/IFWG Publishing Australia.
We are expecting this title to be released in the second or third quarter of 2015. Stay tuned for more information about the forthcoming title in coming months.
Jan is a keen traveller. She loves to take journeys. While many of her travels have been in the real world, others have stayed between the covers of a book. “From Narnia to Middle Earth to Earthsea, I’ve always loved reading about adventures in far off, fantasy lands,” she says. “I guess that’s why my first novel is about an exciting journey through a weird and wonderful world.”
Jan’s first book for YA readers, Brave’s Journey, while a new title, is already making waves. It’s won a shortlisting for New Zealand’s Tom Fitzgibbon Award 2014.
Several of her short stories have been accepted into anthologies, with the science fiction story ‘Love Hurts’ (featured in the Shadows award winning Baby Teeth: bite-sized tales of terror), shortlisted for New Zealand’s Sir Julius Vogel awards.
Jan also has the novella ‘A Mer-tale’ published in Conclave, a collection of science fiction and fantasy for teens.
Jan lives in Tauranga, NZ, with two children, a small dog and two budgies. When she’s not building alternate worlds, she’s a freelance writer creating content for websites, print media, social media or copywriting and editing. She has a degree in English literature and a Graduate Diploma in Journalism. Interests include travel, yoga, drawing and reading copious amounts of YA books.
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