Preorder: Towards White by Zena Shapter

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IFWG Publishing Australia is pleased to announce the release date for Zena Shapter’s Towards White: 29 September 2017, and preorders are now available. Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG Publishing said, “We are so pleased to add a science fiction novel – albeit outside of the stock-standard – to our catalogue. We were immediately attracted to Zena’s fast-paced narrative and tension built up over the course of the entire novel.”

They know what’s going to happen to you… after you die.

Scientists in Iceland think they’ve figured out one of our greatest mysteries – where the electrical energy in our brains goes after we die. According to the laws of physics, one form of energy must always become another form. So the electrical energy in our brains and nervous system can’t simply disappear…

When ex-lawyer Becky Dales travels to Iceland to track down her missing brother, she doesn’t care about the groundbreaking discoveries, or the positive-thinking practiced by the Icelanders – she just wants her brother back. Having stumbled on something she thinks the Icelandic government wants covered up, Becky must piece together the answers fast… before she becomes a victim herself.

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PREORDERS: Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories by Deborah Sheldon

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A while ago we posted this wonderful cover of Deborah Sheldon’s upcoming horror/dark fiction collection, Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories. We are now pleased to announce its release date: 1 September 2017, and preorders are now available.

This book is a collection of twenty-one dark fantasy and horror stories which are mysterious, creepy, and disturbing.

– A funeral director, who steals body parts for cash, takes delivery of an unusual corpse
– The crew of a nineteenth-century fishing boat encounters an unknown but irresistible danger.
– A dog-sledder on a secret mission in Antarctica fights for his life against the monsters that have fuelled his every nightmare since the Vietnam war.

…and much more.

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New Project: Evyntyde Roleplaying

IFWG Publishing is extremely pleased to announce an international collaboration to produce a line of tabletop roleplaying books, under the imprint Evyntyde Roleplaying. The first of the books, pencilled in for March-June 2018, is the core Evyntyde Roleplaying System.

Evyntyde Roleplaying has existed since the 1980s in Australia, in a period and region of great experimentation, supported by a proliferation of gaming conventions. The Evyntyde fantasy world, then produced by Lighthouse Games, had almost a cult following and the designers were keen on publishing the game universe in the form of gaming modules, as well as its unique system of play. This was not to be, and after a very long hiatus, IFWG Publishing will now resurrect this special system, and in future iterations, gaming scenarios and other reference guides. Additionally, the system is well suited to any genre and world setting, and other reference books are planned to cater for players that way inclined. The sky is the limit.

Acknowledgement should be given to the original contributing designers of the Evyntyde World, some of whom also contributed to the system: Craig Fellows, Dominic Huntman, Tony Lloyd, Stephen McCracken, Murray Norwood, Bruce Spencer and Gerry Huntman. Others who contributed in some lesser way include John Lang, Steve Lewis, Michael Mamontov, Craig McLeod, Brian Sylvester, Rowan Vickers, and Geoff Warren.

Key designers of the original system, Gerry Huntman and Stephen McCracken, are now part of the Evyntyde Roleplaying design team, along with three new excellent designers, Lewis Morgan, Darcy Perry, and Grant Stone – all from New Zealand.

The team will periodically post teasers and glimpses of reference material, leading to publication in the first half of 2018.

New Signing: Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean by Rebecca Fraser

IFWG Publishing Australia specialises in adult speculative fiction, as well as young teen/young adult fiction. To add to the latter category in our imprint, we are extremely pleased to announce the signing of Rebecca Fraser’s young teen novel, Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean.

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In the coastal Queensland town of Midnight Cove, thirteen year old Curtis Creed’s world is falling apart. Once a talented upcoming surfer, he cannot bring himself to return to the ocean. His inability to overcome his fear earns him the ridicule of his older brother, Dylan. Worse, his family is struggling to cope with the loss of their father in a rock fishing accident.

The summer holiday looks long and lonely for Curtis until he meets Navaya, a mysterious sea dweller he rescues from fishing line in a rock pool.

An ancient pearl harvester from the underwater kingdom of Araxie, Navaya must protect the Moami, key to an underwater cavern hiding the last of the Arax pearls. But the Moami is lost, and it looks like Glynts – dangerous, viper-like creatures from deep sea – might succeed in their mission to steal the pearls, giving them the ability breathe on land.

When Curtis agrees to help Navaya find the Moami he embarks on a dangerous adventure that will see him join forces with awkward but brilliant new girl in town, Morgan.

Will Curtis be able to overcome his fears to return the Moami to its rightful owners before the Glynts? Was his father’s death really an accident? And what exactly is the lore of the ocean?

We are looking forward to publishing Rebecca’s wonderful novel next year, probably in Q2 of 2018.

Rebecca Fraser is a Mornington Peninsula based author, with a solid career of writing with influence across a variety of mediums. To provide her muse with life’s essentials she content writes for the corporate world; however her true passion lies in storytelling.

Her short stories, poems, and flash fiction have appeared in numerous Australian and international anthologies, magazines, and journals since 2007. She actively engages in various writing communities and holds a Master of Arts in Creative Writing, and a Certificate of Publishing (Copy Editing & Proofreading).

Rebecca is passionate about sharing her skills and knowledge, and after several years of mentoring beginner writers and helping emerging writers achieve their creative dreams, she developed StoryCraft Creative Writing Workshops for aspiring writers of every age and ability.

For more information about Rebecca, you can visit her blog ‘Writing & Moonlighting’
www.rebeccafraser.wordpress.com

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Interview with Kaaron Warren

Join author, Kaaron Warren, in a wonderful interview where she lists her favourite books (revisited from our post on our IFWG Publishing International site).

Link to The Grief Hole page.

Enjoy a free reading of the first chapter of her newest book, ‘The Grief Hole.’ Thanks to Alex Weaver for the audio recording.

Reading of Chapter 1 of The Grief Hole

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Cover Reveal: Towards White by Zena Shapter

IFWG Australia is very pleased to reveal Zena Shapter’s upcoming science fiction/thriller, Towards White.

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They know what’s going to happen to you… after you die.

Scientists in Iceland think they’ve figured out one of our greatest mysteries – where the electrical energy in our brains goes after we die. According to the laws of physics, one form of energy must always become another form. So the electrical energy in our brains and nervous system can’t simply disappear…

When ex-lawyer Becky Dales travels to Iceland to track down her missing brother, she doesn’t care about the groundbreaking discoveries, or the positive-thinking practiced by the Icelanders – she just wants her brother back. Having stumbled on something she thinks the Icelandic government wants covered up, Becky must piece together the answers fast… before she becomes a victim herself.
This novel will be released in a few months, and officially launched at Conflux 13. Great cover design by Elizabeth Lang.