News: Refined Cover for Kaaron Warren’s The Grief Hole

With the advantage of time and the wonderful skills of artist and designer, Keely Van Order, we have refined the cover design for Kaaron Warren’s upcoming Dark Phases title, ‘The Grief Hole’. We have also received our first blurbs from a prominent writer, with praise that gobsmacked us all in IFWG Publishing Australia.


The Grief Hole is dark exploration of grief, manipulation, malevolent ghosts, a monstrous, charismatic man and the woman who needs to venture deep into a place called The Grief Hole in order to stop him.

Cover Reveal: Kaaron Warren’s The Grief Hole

We can now reveal the wonderful front cover artwork and design of Kaaron Warren’s The Grief Hole.


The artwork and design is by Keely Van Order, an artist based in Canberra. It beautifully captures the essence of the novel, and has the desired level of creepiness and tension we were looking for.

More news about release and launch dates, as well as the Dark Phases limited edition, will soon be made.

NB. The cover graphic above has been updated to the final, refined version prior to publication.

Sneak Preview: Olivia Stone and the Trouble With Trixies by Jeffery E. Doherty

Next month we will be releasing a new title, Olivia Stone and the Trouble With Trixies, by Jeffery E. Doherty, the first book in the young teen urban fantasy series, The Guardians of St. Giles. Jeffery is also a very talented artist, and we were happy indeed to leave the artwork and cover design to him. Here’s the latest version of the full cover wrap, and we suspect it won’t change much at release (it’s just too good!):

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Stay tuned for the announcement of its release date.

Sneak Preview: Intimations of Evil by Cary J. Lenehan

In less than a week we will be releasing a new title, Intimations of Evil, by Cary J. Lenehan, Book 1 of the Warriors of Vhast epic fantasy series. While we are not new to fantasy, with a number of titles under our belt, and many more in our US imprint, we are particularly pleased to publish IFWG Publishing Australia’s first adult epic fantasy novel.

This is Cary’s debut novel and we are excited for him. He is a resident of Tasmania – our second author from that lovely island.

The artwork is by the fine artist, Catherine Archer-Wills, and the cover design is by Elizabeth Lang. A quality match.

Stay tuned for the release announcement.


From every direction nine individuals of varied races and walks of life are drawn to the village of Evilhalt on the shores of Lake Erave. A foundling, a princess; a huntress and secret policeman; a shepherd and a huntress; a tribesman and a Battle Mage.; a Ghazi…

As they journey each faces trials beyond those of normal travellers. On arrival they meet a local leatherworker and militiaman, Stefan, who just wants more of life than what seems to be offered to him. They uncover deep, dark mysteries which hints of greater evil. Together, and for a mix of reasons, they set off to face their destiny.

Intimations of Evil is the first book of a series that sees worlds reshaped and myths confounded in a far-flung fantasy adventure.

News: Release of The Adventures of Teddy and Karl: Bedtime Stories

IFWG Publishing Australia is extremely pleased with the release of The Adventures of Teddy and Karl: Bedtime Stories, by Rolf Svensen and illustrated by Jeffery E. Doherty. This was a HUGE project, taking well over a year and scores of amazing illustrations by Jeffery. All of amazing quality. This book is specifically created to be read to the very young at bedtime:

When Karl and Teddy meet Flora the nature fairy she gives them the power to speak with the animals. What a surprise! Join Teddy and Karl in 10 stories of adventure and wonder, as they explore the bush around Karl’s farm.

Teddy and Karl’s adventures are designed to make bedtime something to look forward to and generate quality time for parents and carers with their small ones when they put them to bed.

These stories will put smiles on faces and happy dreams in hearts.

Teddy and Karl Front Cover

The title has now spidered to Amazon, and will be available in all good online bookstores in coming days and weeks. The ebooks will be released very soon. To support the author and illustrator, consider purchasing direct from our website.

Here are several of the 70+ illustrations of the 130 page, 10-story book.

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