New Release: Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse

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IFWG Publishing is delighted to announce the world-wide release of Lee Murray’s middle grade novel, Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse. “We pride ourselves in the success and range of our middle grade / young teen novels,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG, “and Murray’s novel enhances our  catalogue. We now have a New Zealand contribution, and one that adds a unique take on horror tropes – and yet original from many angles.”

Chaos’ latest game is positively epic. Just look at the trailer: the hero Bastion Axestone striding through the city streets, fireballs exploding around him and zombies staggering in his wake. Seb can’t wait to play it. He downloads the works. Explosive effects, 3D upgrade, heavy metal soundtrack and a subliminal quotient—whatever that is.

But the next day, Seb and his friends wake up to an apocalypse. Their teachers are missing in action, coach doesn’t come to practice, and Seb’s dad spends all day in his pyjamas. Even worse, not only has Mum not been in to work, she hasn’t bothered to brush her teeth. It’s beginning to look as if every grown-up in Bridgetown—possibly the entire world—has been zombified. They’re obsessed with their personal electronic devices and it’s all Seb’s fault because he’s the one who downloaded the game in the first place. Now, he has to fix it. But how? It’s not as if he can un-download the game. Along with his best mate, Darren, and Talia, The Prettiest Girl in School, Seb has to figure out how to reverse the effect of the computer virus. But in the meantime, the zombies need feeding, Seb’s little sister, Ava, needs minding, and someone has to walk the dog…

Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse is released world-wide and is available from all good bricks and mortar stores, and online (print and ebook).

New Release: The Cave at the End of the Universe by Ali Foster

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It is with great pleasure that we can announce the release of the third and final instalment of Ali Foster‘s children’s Ginomees Trilogy, The Cave at the End of the Universe. “It has been a pleasure to work with Ali on this series, and marrying her wonderful sketches with her fantastical writing,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG. “The concept of cast-away garden gnomes having lives and souls – and very different personalities – was enchanting for us at IFWG and we knew this was a worthwhile project. The three covers by the very talented New Zealand artist, Cheryl Smith (of Macarn Designs) was the icing on the cake.”

The Cave at the End of the Universe is, like its two predecessors, available in all good bricks and mortar and online stores, including in various ebook formats.

The first two books in the Ginomees Trilogy:

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Signing: Deborah Sheldon to Edit Exciting Australian Horror Anthology

IFWG is excited to announce the signing of Deborah Sheldon’s editing services for a premium horror anthology to be published in 2021.

It will consist of four commissioned short fiction pieces by A-grade Australian authors, and the remainder will be populated with stories from a callout to Australian horror fiction writers in 2020. The cover art, design, and illustrations that will be included in the anthology, will be commissioned from Australian artists.

We are still lining the ducks needed to get the project solidly set up, so the detail is, by necessity, scarce right now, but we will feed more information in coming months, including title, theme, call-out information, the names of the commissioned authors, and much, much more.

Deborah Sheldon

Deborah Sheldon is an award-winning author from Melbourne, Australia. She writes short stories, novellas and novels across the darker spectrum. Her titles include the noir-horror novel Contrition, the bio-horror novella Thylacines, the dark fantasy and horror collection Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories (Australian Shadows “Best Collected Work 2017”), the crime-noir novellas Dark Waters and Ronnie and Rita, and the creature-horror novel Devil Dragon. Her work has been shortlisted for numerous Aurealis Awards and Australian Shadows Awards, long-listed for a Bram Stoker, and included in “best of” anthologies. Other credits include TV scripts, feature articles, non-fiction books, and award-winning medical writing. Deborah is currently the guest editor for Midnight Echo magazine.

New Release: Metamorphosis by Claire Fitzpatrick

It is with great pleasure and pride that we can announce the world-wide release of Claire Fitzpatrick‘s collection of short body horror fiction, Metamorphosis.

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“Body horror is a specialised dimension of horror,” stated Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG Publishing, “and there are several authors in Australia who have mastered it, lifting it to an art-form that is more than just guts and gore. Claire Fitzpatrick is definitely one of them. We believe this collection fills this sub-genre niche in our catalogue perfectly, and the quality of Claire’s writing also meets the high standards of horror writing that we look for. This is a winner.”

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?

Australian Shadows Award-winning author, Brian Craddock, describes Claire’s work perfectly: “Visceral and demented, full of flesh that twists and deforms…Fitzpatrick’s stories will either sicken or delight.”

Metamorphosis is now available world-wide, in all good online and print stores, and in ebook formats.

Cover Reveal: Scouring the Land by Cary J Lenehan

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IFWG is pleased to reveal the cover for Cary J Lenehan‘s Scouring the Land, Book 4 of his epic fantasy Warriors of Vhast series. The lovely art and cover work is by Catherine Archer-Wills. It will be released on 1 December 2019.

Scouring The Land continues to follow the unfolding saga on the distant and artificial world of Vhast. The inhabitants of Mousehole begin to discover their strength, and that of their Adversaries, as the story ranges over The Land and beyond.

Following on from Intimations of Evil, Engaging Evil,and Clearing the Web, the Princess, and her wife the mage, the Cat, the priest, the ghazi, and the others that are gathering around them, begin to strike out and discover how widespread is the influence of their enemy.

Scouring the Land is the fourth book of a series that sees magic as a scientific experiment, as good struggles with evil in a world made by an alien race for their own ends.

New Release: The Year of the Fruit Cake by Gillian Polack

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It is with great pleasure that IFWG announces the release of The Year of the Fruit Cake by Gillian Polack in all regions except North America for the print version (16 September 2019 release).

“Polack’s novel is a unique work and attracted us from the get-go,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG. “The novel blends satire and science fiction, and makes strong comments about the human condition, particularly through a feminist lens.”

Humankind is in danger.
The Year of the Fruit Cake tells of the Earth-based life of a mostly-mindwiped alien anthropologist inhabiting a human perimenopausal body instead of her own more rational body with its capacity to change gender. This alien has definitely shaken a great intergalactic empire by sitting in cafés with her new best friends. Chocolate may or may not have played a part. Will humanity survive?
Polack describes her novel as, “Bleak. It’s political. It’s angry. It’s also sarcastic, cynical and funny.”
eBooks are available world-wide through all good online bookstores. Print books are available in all regions except North America, again through all good bricks and mortar and online stores. North America will have the release mid September 2019.