News: Cary Lenehan at AICon in Hobart, Tasmania

5-6 March saw the annual Tasmanian event of AICon in Hobart. It was a fun, largely anime-oriented event with lots of cosplay. Cary Lenehan went along to promote the second book of the Warriors of Vhast series, ‘Engaging Evil’. Within a few minutes of the doors opening 3 books had been sold to people who…

The Grief Hole Illustrated: News and Pre-Orders

The Grief Hole Illustrated: An Artist’s Sketchbook Companion to Kaaron Warren’s Supernatural Thriller, by Keely Van Order will be released next month. Those who ordered it as part of the Limited Edition offer for The Grief Hole are locked in for shipment as soon as the book is printed, but we are offering an excellent preorder…

New Signing: Faerie Apocalypse by Jason Franks

It is with immense pleasure that we announce the book signing for Faerie Apocalypse by Jason Franks – a literary fantasy novel. Jason describes the book as “Blood Meridian meets Stardust” – tantalising indeed! Certainly our submissions editors thought so. The novel will be published in 2017 – over coming months we will narrow down the release…

New Signing: The Ginomees Trilogy by Ali Foster

IFWG Publishing Australia is pleased on a number of levels with the signing of the three-book young teen fantasy series of novels, collectively called The Ginomees Trilogy. Aside from excitement of having an enchanting set of stories under our wing, we also achieved our goal to have a solid footprint in New Zealand – Ali…

New Signing: Towards White by Zena Shapter

Hot off the heels of the signing of The Locksmith by Barbara Howe, we are extremely pleased to announce the signing of Zena Shapter’s new novel, Towards White. When Becky’s brother goes missing in Iceland, she doesn’t care that scientists have discovered what happens to us after we die – she just wants her brother back….

New Signing: Barbara Howe’s The Locksmith

It is with great pleasure that we announce the signing of a five-book series, commencing with The Locksmith, a young teen/adult fantasy series by New Zealand author, Barbara Howe. Barbara lives on the third rock from the sun, but her imagination travels the universe and beyond. Born in the US (North Carolina), she spent most…

News: ARCs Produced for The Grief Hole

We are very happy with the print proofs of our hardcover and trade paperback versions of Kaaron Warren’s The Grief Hole. Here they are in all their glory (can’t convey the wonderful feel of them with their matte finishes).

News: Kaaron Warren Signs Contract With IFWG

It is with much excitement that we can now announce our acquisition of Kaaren Warren’s novel, The Grief Hole, as part of our ongoing Dark Phases series – reserved for only the best of dark fiction. This means that we will be offering cloth bound editions, as well as a limited, signed edition. The Grief Hole is dark…

Event: Triple Header Children’s Book Launch

We are very happy to announce that three of our most recent titles, all children/young teen books, will have their formal book launch together at the marvellous Harry Hartog Bookstore in Westfield Woden, ACT, on 13 February 2016. It will be held from 1.30pm to 3.00pm and we hope that plenty of book-reading families take…

Rolf Svensen: Interview with Kinderling

Rolf Svensen, author of the children’s story book, The Adventures of Teddy and Karl: Bedtime Stories, has been interviewed by Kinderling (Kinderling Conversation, interviewer Shevonne Hunt). This is a great, insightful conversation, including Rolf’s motivation for writing his book, and we have a treat: Rolf sings his Alphabet Song! You can listen to the interview…

News: Successful Official Hobart Launch of Intimations of Evil

The official Hobart launch of Cary J. Lenehan’s epic fantasy novel, Intimations of Evil, was held on Thursday evening 2 December 2015 with a great turnout at  Amor Bar on Elizabeth Street. It would be easier for Cary to recount the event: During the afternoon our house began to resemble a CWA kitchen as four trays of quartered sandwiches…

Update: Jan Goldie Meets IFWG Publishing

Despite the technological wonders of the modern world, enabling one to carry out business remotely, there is always the negative dimension where projects are carried out without ever having met some of the key participants. It was with pleasure that New Zealand author Jan Goldie was in Melbourne, Australia for a narrow window and was able to…

News: Successful Official Sydney Launch of Peripheral Visions

Sydney’s official launch of Robert Hood’s definitive ghost collection, Peripheral Visions, was held on Thursday evening 16 July 2015 with a great turnout at Kinokuniya Bookshop on George Street. It was slickly supported by the excellent staff and owner of the bookshop, nibbles and drinks abounded, and Garth Nix did a fantastic job introducing Robert…

Robert Hood To Sign Peripheral Visions In Sydney

Multi-award winning writer Robert Hood will sign his definitive collection at leading Sydney bookstore, Kinokuniya. PERIPHERAL VISIONS is a unique reference collection that includes all of Robert Hood’s 44 ghost stories to date, three of them especially written for this volume. Kinokuniya (Level 2, The Galeries, 500 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000) will host the…

News: Brumbies Series at Tom Quilty 50th Anniversary National Endurance Championships

Paula Boer, author of the Brumbies series, attended the Tom Quilty 50th Anniversary National Endurance Championships, held at Del Rio Resort at Wiseman’s Ferry on the Hawkesbury River (New South Wales, Australia). Given the auspicious anniversary, it was a huge event and Paula, who was once an endurance rider herself, enjoyed the proceedings and had the opportunity to…

News: New Contract for ‘Warriors of Vhast: Intimations of Evil’ Signed

We are pleased to announce the signing of our last new author’s work for 2015: Intimations of Evil (Volume 1 of the Warriors of Vhast series), by Tasmanian author Cary Lenehan. “This is the perfect addition to 2015’s Australian catalog, as we wanted a strong, enduring epic fantasy series, which is conspicuously absent at the moment,” stated…

News: New Contract for ‘Brave’s Journey’ Signed

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…