Forthcoming Release & Preorder Offer: Children’s Fiction

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It is with great pleasure that we announce the October release of Ali Foster‘s last book in her Ginomees Trilogy, The Cave at the End of the Universe. Ali is based in New Zealand and her Ginomees Trilogy has been received very well. How can you not love an adventure where the protagonists are rejected garden gnomes? This last adventure is cosmic indeed and children of all ages will adore it, including Ali’s sketches of the main characters.

“What happens when you roll a six? You have to roll again!”

After discovering his true identity and unlocking the secret of the Clonestone, Eamonn sets off with his clones to find the legendary Ginomehenge, a magical portal that takes them far across the universe to Planet Magnetica.

There Eamonn meets his grandfather, the mighty Ginomus Giganticus, creator of them all. Can Eamonn and his clones destroy the Magnetaur, their grandfather’s most terrifying creation, before it destroys them and everything else on the planet?

To commemorate the completion of the series, we have a combined full trilogy and preorder offer. By clicking the purchase/preorder link below you will receive all three books of the trilogy just before release date (late September 2019). This offer is for any reader in US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand. In Australia the combines retail cost (not counting shipment) would be just under AU$60.00. For this special occasion, and ending COB 1 September 2019, we will offer AU$40.00 including shipping to the above geographies. Special indeed!

Click here to order/preorder the Ginomees Trilogy. 

Preorder: Metamorphosis by Claire Fitzpatrick

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IFWG are pleased to offer preorders for Claire Fitzpatrick’s debut collection, Metamorphosis, with free shipping to US, UK, Australia and New Zealand.

The collection will be released worldwide on 2 September 2019, and those who preorder will get free shipping and it will be shipped prior the release date.

This offer ceases 31 July 2019.

Madeline will never become a woman. William will never become a man. Does June deserve to be human? Does Lilith deserve a heart? 

Seventeen stories. Seventeen tales of terror. 

If imperfection is crucial to a society’s survival, what makes a monster?

CLICK HERE FOR PREORDER (COST AU$24.95)

Week of Awards

IFWG aims to publish, above all other traits, quality books. While we don’t obsessively seek awards and shortlisting in awards, garnering them is a type of validation that we are heading in the right direction.

We attended GeyserCon (Rotorua NZ) last week (31 May to 2 June 2019) and just flitted through Continuum 15 (Melbourne, Australia) (7 – 10 June 2019 – which this year was also the National Awards convention for the Ditmars and several other important industry prizes). The Sir Julius Vogel Awards were announced on the 2nd of June and the Shadows and Ditmar Awards were announced on the 8th – a concentration of accolades over a week.

We were ecstatic to be shortlisted for many categories in all three pertinent Awards (SJVs, Ditmars and Shadows), which in itself is no mean feat and a strong validation of where we are headed in terms of quality of publishing, and we also had two authors who actually won in their categories. The following IFWG titles achieved shortlisting and/or awards (and due to the size of lists, we will leave out non-IFWG short listed titles and winners but convey our heart-felt congratulations to them all!).

Sir Julius Vogel Awards

Best Novel category: The Kingfisher’s Debt by Kura Carpenter (finalist)
Best Short Story category: ‘Dead End Town’ by Lee Murray (Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 2, eds Proposch, Sequeira, Stevens) (finalist)
Best Collected Work category: Cthulhu: Land of the Long White Cloud (eds Proposch, Sequeira, Stevens) (finalist)
Best New Talent category: Kura Carpenter (winner)

Australian Shadows Awards

Best Novel category: Contrition by Deborah Sheldon (finalist)
Best Short Fiction category: ‘The Ward of Tindalos’ by Debbie Cowens & Matt Cowens (Cthulhu: Land of the Long White Cloud, eds Proposch, Sequeira, Stevens) (finalist)
and ‘Slither’ by Jason Nahrung ((Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 2, eds Proposch, Sequeira, Stevens) (finalist)
Best Collected Work category: Shadows on the Wall by Steven Paulsen (winner)
Best Edited Work category: Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 2 and Cthulhu: Land of the Long White Cloud (eds Proposch, Sequeira, Stevens) (both finalists)

Ditmar Awards

Best Novel category: Faerie Apocalypse by Jason Franks (finalist)

That’s 12 finalists, of which 2 were winners. We consider this a special week.

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Silvia Brown, Shadows coordinator, and Steven Paulsen, winner of the Best Collected Work category, 2019

 

New Acquisition: ‘The Crying Forest’ by Venero (Veny) Armanno

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IFWG Publishing is exceedingly pleased with the contract signing of Veny Armanno’s latest novel, currently titled ‘The Crying Forest’.

He has a great pedigree:  Veny is the author of ten critically acclaimed novels, including his recent book Burning Down (2017). His other well-known books include Black Mountain (2012), The Dirty Beat (2007) and Candle Life (2006). Further back, Veny’s novel Firehead was shortlisted in the 1999 Queensland Premier’s Literary Award; in 2002 The Volcano won the award with Best Fiction Book of the Year. His work has gone on to be published in the United States, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Israel and South Korea.

“Veny is a highly respected author in the Australian literary scene,” stated Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG, “and at the same time he is a master of speculative fiction. This acquisition is a synthesis of both, a work that is an intelligent, deeply mysterious and creepy story.”

Agata Rosso, a once-mighty yet now prematurely aged European witch, believes that the special gifts in a young girl named Lía Munro can restore youth and vitality both to herself and her bedridden husband. She sets a deadly plan in motion to capture and use Lía—but will the girl have enough power to protect herself, plus the father she loves so much?

IFWG will release the title in the third quarter of 2020.

Forthcoming Release: Remains by Andrew Cull

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It is with pleasure that we announce the release dates for Andrew Cull‘s chilling horror novel, Remains. It will be released in North America on 16th September 2019, and Australia/UK/New Zealand 1st August 2019.

The absolutely wonderful artwork and design is by our welcome regular, Luke Spooner (a very different style to his usual, beautifully echoing classic horror movie poster designs, but at the same time capturing the essence of Andrew’s work).

Preorders will be available soon.

Grief is a black house.

How far would you go?  What horrors would you endure if it meant you might see the son you thought you’d lost forever?

Driven to a breakdown by the brutal murder of her young son, Lucy Campbell had locked herself away, fallen deep inside herself, become a ghost haunting room 23b of the William Tuke Psychiatric Hospital.

There she’d remained, until the whispering pulled her back, until she found herself once more sitting in her car, calling to the son she had lost, staring into the black panes of the now abandoned house where Alex had died.

Tonight, someone is watching her back.

 

Forthcoming Release: The Blacksmith by Barbara Howe

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IFWG is pleased to reveal the cover of Barbara Howe‘s third book in her Young Adult Reforging series, The Blacksmith. It will be released on 1 August in Australia/UK/New Zealand, and 23 September in North America. The ebook in Australia and New Zealand is out now. The wonderful cover art is by Catherine Archer-Wills.

How is the king like a blacksmith? He has a hammer as well as a sword.

Duncan Archer has heard that riddle many times, but he doesn’t know what it means. No one does, not even the members of the Royal Guild of Swordsmiths. It isn’t Duncan’s business anyway. Good sense tells him to stick to beating iron into shape for the residents of his backwater town, and not worry about the king and his nobles pounding Frankland into the ground.

But good sense never stopped Duncan from poking his nose into everyone else’s business. If it had, he might not be a fugitive, the subject of the biggest manhunt in the country’s history.

With a charge of murder hanging over his head like a sword, understanding that riddle becomes much more urgent…