Double Book Launch

Last night (15 February 2018) IFWG held a double book launch at Readings Hawthorn – a wonderful event. We launched our first two books for 2018 – Steven Paulsen’s anthology, Shadows on the Wall, and Jason Frank’s novel, Faerie Apocalypse. Jack Dann kindly (and entertainingly) MC’d the event, and the Readings’ crew did a wonderful job of looking after everyone. Book signings were had, speeches were made, and glasses were charged for the double launch. Thanks to all!

The following are some snaps of the event:

Cthulhu Deep Down Under Vol 1 Launch

On the evening of the 1st February 2018 IFWG had a great launch of Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 1, with a strong attendance, many of whom are notable in the spec-fic community in Melbourne and surrounds. It was held in the spacious and atmospheric Readings St Kilda, where the staff were very helpful.

Gerry Huntman (Managing Director IFWG) kicked off the event and spent a short time outlining the history of the book and the plans for the future in the series. Gerry announced that not only was there going to be three volumes of Cthulhu Deep Down Under, IFWG will be publishing this year a stand-alone New Zealand equivalent.

Christopher Sequeira introduced the authors (the majority were attending – Janeen Webb, Jason Franks, Aaron Sterns, Lucy Sussex, Dmetri Kakmi, and acknowledging those who were absent: B. Michael Radburn, William Tevelein), and also introduced Kim Walker (and her children), whose partner (Lindsay C Walker) crafted the frontispiece of the book (note: the book is dedicated to Lindsay’s memory).

Steve Proposch arranged a Skype session with Ramsey Campbell, as the great UK writer had contributed the introduction to the book. While technology let us down a little, causing the session to take place with a raised smartphone, it was nevertheless one of the highlights of the evening.

A big thank you to all who attended, Ramsey for taking time out for us, and Readings St Kilda for their kind assistance.

New Book Signing: The Equinora Chronicles by Paula Boer

We are very pleased to announce the acquisition of the YA novel series, The Equinora Chronicles, by Paula Boer. Paula is one of our first authors, having penned the highly successful Brumbies series, and she returns with her love of horse adventures, but now with a very strong speculative fiction streak. This ticks two major boxes of IFWG’s fields of interest, aside from Boer’s great storytelling ability.

In Book 1 of the series, The Bloodwolf War, Fleet, a young stallion, dreams of running with other horses and building his own herd. But when the guardian unicorns of Equinora abandon their goddess-given roles, bloodwolves rampage the land and Fleet is poisoned.

The Bloodwolf War will be released late in the second quarter of 2019.

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Paula Boer

Paula Boer has been a horse-lover since she learnt to ride at age nine. She has competed in many equestrian disciplines and successfully mustered and broken in brumbies. Paula combines her love of horses and writing by being a regular contributor to horse magazines and anthologies of animal stories. Her best-selling Brumbies series is just one set of her many exciting tales.

Titles published by IFWG Publishing Australia:

Read more about Paula on her website at www.paulaboer.com.

The Brumbies Novels website at www.brumbiesnovels.com.

New Book Signing: The Year of the Fruitcake by Gillian Polack

IFWG Publishing is delighted to announce the acquisition of Gillian Polack’s science fiction novel, The Year of the Fruitcake. The novel 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. Polack describes her novel as, “Bleak. It’s political. It’s angry. It’s also sarcastic, cynical and funny.”

And we agree. “We have never read anything like this novel, and we believe readers will be entranced by it,” commented Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG.

The Year of the Fruitcake will be released in the first quarter of 2019.

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Gillian Polack

Gillian Polack is a writer, editor, scholar and teacher. Two of her novels and her 2016 research monograph have been shortlisted for awards. She has edited two anthologies (one of which was also shortlisted for an award) and has seventeen short stories published (one of which actually won an award and four others of which were listed as recommended reading on international years’ best lists). She has a PhD in Creative Writing and one in Medieval History. Her current research concerns how culture is embedded in narrative. Her hobbies include cooking and making bad jokes.

URL: www.gillianpolack.com
Facebook: Gillian Polack
Twitter: gillianpolack

Double Release

We are very proud to have released over recent months some quality speculative fiction, starting with Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 1. Today we are releasing (world wide) Steven Paulsen‘s collection of weird fiction, Shadows on the Wall, as well as Jason Franks‘  dark fantasy novel, Faerie Apocalypse. Both books are wonderful additions to our catalogue, and we encourage you all to ‘buy and try’ them.

Both books (as well as Cthulhu Deep Down Under) are simultaneously released in Australia and North America via their respective distributors.