New Acquisition: Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse by Lee Murray

We in IFWG are excited to announce the signing of Lee Murray’s juvenile fiction piece, Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse – the subject matter being self-evident!

Lee has been associated with IFWG for a long time and we have published her short fiction through a number of publications – we are thrilled to step it up to a novel.

We are expecting to publish the novel around mid 2019.

Lee Murray travelled by overnight train on Christmas Eve when she was three. Although she was worried, Father Christmas still found her, and left her a shiny new ukulele which Lee plans to learn to play as soon as she runs out of stories to write.

A multi award-winning author and editor (Australian Shadows, Sir Julius Vogel), Lee’s stories for young people include Misplaced, Conclave 7, Mika (with Piper Mejia), and best-loved middle grade adventure Battle of the Birds, which was listed in the Best Books of the Year 2011 by New Zealand’s Dominion Post. Her books for adults include the military thrillers Into the Mist and Into the Sounds (Severed Press) and supernatural crime-noir series Path of Ra co-authored with Dan Rabarts (Raw Dog Screaming Press). She lives in the sunny Bay of Plenty with her three favourite humans and a cute but very disobedient dog.

Cover Reveal: The Years of the Wolf by Craig Cormick

The Years of the Wolf front cover

IFWG Publishing is delighted to reveal the cover of Craig Cormick’s historical mystery/speculative fiction novel, The Years of the Wolf. The novel is based on a true story and the photograph (photographer unknown) is taken from the same time and place as the title’s source material. Catherine Archer-Wills has done a spectacular job of converting the photograph into a cover. Here is the full spread:

the years of the wolf spread

This story begins with a murder. A German internee is found dead inside a civilian internment camp during World War One, and one young internee, Arno Friedrich, determines to find the killer. But the more he probes into the lives of his fellow internees the more he discovers that little within the old stone prison is as he had imagined. He finds that the Germanic facades and fantasies the men construct hide secrets within secrets. And a killer.

The Years of the Wolf will be released and launched at Conflux on 29 September 2018. Preorder details will be released soon.

Preorder Offer: Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean by Rebecca Fraser

For a short time IFWG is offering preorders of Rebecca Fraser‘s delightful middle grade novel, Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean. The title will be on sale in Australia, UK and New Zealand on 7th June 2018, and is available for preorder until the 25th May 2018. Those who preorder will receive their copy on or just before the release date.

penultimate curtis creed front cover

In the coastal Queensland town of Midnight Cove, thirteen-year-old Curtis Creed’s world is falling apart.

Once a talented upcoming surfer, he cannot bring himself to return to the ocean.  His inability to overcome his fear earns him the ridicule of his older brother, Dylan. Worse, his family is struggling to cope with the loss of their father in a rock fishing accident.

The summer holiday looks long and lonely for Curtis until he meets Navaya, a mysterious sea dweller he rescues from fishing line in a rock pool.

When Curtis agrees to help Navaya find the Moami, the key to an undersea cavern hiding her people’s most precious secrets, he embarks on a dangerous quest that sees him join forces with awkward but brilliant new girl in town, Morgan.

Will Curtis be able to overcome his fears to return the Moami to its rightful owners before Navaya’s enemies succeed in their deadly mission? Was his father’s death really an accident? And what exactly is the lore of the ocean?

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Preorder Offer: Engine of Lies by Barbara Howe

Engine of Lies, Book 2 of Barbara Howe’s Reforging fantasy series, will be on sale on 16 July 2018, and is now available for preorder. Those who preorder will receive their copy on or just before the release date.

Engine of Lies front cover

NEVER, EVER, LIE TO A WARLOCK

He never promised happily ever after, but Lucinda is still dismayed by how quickly reality intrudes on her fairy tale. Assassination attempts and lightning strikes disturb her honeymoon, but the return home brings no peace of mind. When the discovery of a magical conspiracy shakes her faith in everything she trusts, she vows to expose the Fire Warlock’s most shameful secret and see justice done.

As a hot summer draws towards a violent end, Lucinda teeters between terror and rage. She’d be less angry about risking her life if she didn’t suspect her husband – her hero! – intends to step aside and let her die.

Preorder Offer Has Expired.

 


Book 1, The Locksmith, is available worldwide through good bricks and mortar and online retailers.

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Upcoming Children’s Book: The Clonestone by Ali Foster

Ali Foster‘s delightful children’s Ginomees Trilogy continues with Book 2, The Clonestone, on sale 15 May 2018. “Ali’s wonderful stories about the adventures of a group of discarded garden gnomes captured IFWG’s imagination from the beginning,” says Gerry Huntman, Managing Director IFWG Publishing Australia. “We look forward to its release in May, and its conclusion in 2019, ‘The Cave at the End of the Universe’.”

The Clonestone Front Cover

The one who turns from wood to bone,
and then in turn from bone to stone,
must face the giants all alone.

With Olive the Oracle’s words ringing in his ears, Noname sets out to battle the fearsome Ginogle—half eagle, half ginomee, and sworn enemy of all wild ginomees. After scaling the lofty Mountain of Mirrors, Noname realises he is the only one who can retrieve the legendary Clonestone. Can he find it before the Cheating Giants use it to create a monster even more terrifying than the Ginogle?

If you haven’t bought your child Book 1, enjoy The Rejects:

The rejects front cover

“We’re ginomees, it says so right here. Look! G-N-O-M-E-S spells ginomees!”

A group of discarded garden ginomees turn their backs on the boredom of a lifetime in the garden and set out in search of adventure. When a good deed goes wrong, Noname and his friend Flutey are forced to fly over the Tripletoe Mountains to win back the hats stolen by a band of wild ginomees.

 

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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.