New Releases: Walking the Tree and its teen companion chapbook, Morace’s Story

IFWG is extremely pleased to announce the release in all geographies, except for now in North America, the reprint of Kaaron Warren’s acclaimed fantasy novel, Walking the Tree, and its original young teen companion chapbook, Morace’s Story. “This is an absolutely unique publishing event,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG, “as this double release enables the whole family to read Warren’s imaginative story. But I’ll let you in on a secret: adults will find much that is entertaining and thought-provoking in the chapbook.”

Both books will release in the USA and Canada on 16 June 2022.

While not all retailers have picked up the stock as yet, over coming weeks both titles will be available in print and ebook form through all good bookstores, online and in bricks and mortar. We expect all such stores will be stocked in North America in mid-June.

All geographies – including the USA and Canada – can acquire the books (as a companion set) direct from the publisher (via our UK warehouse) by clicking here.

Special mention should be given to Greg Chapman’s excellent cover art and design.

Walking the Tree

Botanica is an island, but almost all of the island is taken up by the Tree.

Little knowing how they came to be here, small communities live around the coast line. The Tree provides them shelter, kindling, medicine-and a place of legends, for there are ghosts within the trees who snatch children and the dying.

Lillah has come of age and is now ready to leave her community and walk the tree for five years, learning all Botanica has to teach her. Before setting off, Lillah is asked by the dying mother of a young boy to take him with her. In a country where a plague killed half the population, Morace will otherwise be killed in case he has the same disease. But can Lillah keep the boy’s secret, or will she have to resort to breaking the oldest taboo on Botanica?

Morace’s Story

Botanica is the island, but all of Botanica is taken up by the Tree. When Morace and other students set out to walk around the Tree, a five year journey, he has no idea what lies ahead. Little does he know the risks his teacher, Lillah, will have to take to keep him alive, and the dangers he will face himself to save her life.

New Release: Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 1

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It is with great pleasure that we announce the Australian release of Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 1, edited by Steve Proposch, Christopher Sequiera, and Bryce Stevens. It is the third title under our ‘Dark Phases’ title series, and the first of three volumes of Australian Lovecraftian short fiction.

The cover artwork and design is by Steve Santiago, no stranger to Mythos art, and who will also be doing the honours in Vols 2 and 3, which will be published in 2018 and 2019 respectively. We also have two fine internal pieces by Sarah Ellerton and the late, and great, Lindsay C. Walker (who we have dedicated this anthology to).

The Table of Contents is as follows:

Introduction by Ramsey Campbell
A Pearl Beyond Price by Janeen Webb
Haunting Matilda by Dmetri Kakmi
Wife to Mr Lovecraft by Lucy Sussex
Darkness Beyond by Jason Franks
The Diesel Pool by Kaaron Warren
Dreamgirl by Stephen Dedman
The Thing In the Bidet by William Tevelain
The Return Of… by Christopher Sequeira
The Elder Things by B. Michael Radburn
Vanguard by Aaron Sterns

We are just as excited to publish other great Australian writers in our later volumes.

Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 1 should be available from all fine bricks and mortar, and online, bookstores – ask for it if they haven’t got it on their shelves. The anthology will be released in North America on the 1st December this year.

Stay tuned for news about the formal book launch early next year, which will be in Melbourne, where many of its authors reside.

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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News: IFWG Publishing Australia at Melbourne Supanova

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We’re sure most of you know, but just in case…we are pleased to announce we will be having a prominent table at Supanova (right next to Cohesion Press), on 11th and 12th of April 2015. We have a great deal to offer:

  • Peripheral Visions by Robert Hood will be there for sale (the single volume hardcover edition – over 800 pages, and Volume 1 of the two volume version, Trade Paperback – over 400 pages). The hardcover edition will contain the wonderful artwork of Nick Stathopoulos both inside and out.
  • Peripheral Visions is officially published on the 10th April, and so this will be the Melbourne Launch of the title. Robert will be in attendance on the Saturday (11th), and will participate in two lots of book signings. Be there or be square!
  • There will still be an opportunity to sign up for the limited edition version of Peripheral Visions, clothbound. First round of shipment will be late April, early May.
  • A great discount will be available for those who purchase Volume 1 of Peripheral Visions (trade paperback) and sign up for Volume 2 (will be shipped about a month later).
  • There will be great discounts on other IFWG Publishing, and IFWG Publishing Australia titles:
    • Sealskin Coast by Snowy Mountains author Rowena Evans (young teen contemporary fantasy adventure)
    • Kings of Under Castle by Tasmanian Michael Fletcher (collection of fantasy stories, all containing the roguish adventures of Pickel and Weasle, who live in the drains of the king’s castle)
    • Loria by Canadian Jesse Mc Minn (alternate Earth fantasy adventure)
    • Buxacan Spicerunner by American Warren Goodwin (fantasy buccaneer adventure)
    • The Pouakai by American David Sperry (Science Fiction alien invasion novel set in the South Pacific islands)
    • Die Laughing by American Louis K Lowy (poignant Science Fiction set in the late 50s US)
    • The Infinity Trap by UK author Ian C Douglas (young teen science fiction adventure set on Mars)
    • Against The Elements by UK author Esme Carpenter (young teen fantasy adventure)
    • Star Quake 1 and Star Quake 2, the ‘Best of’ SQ Mag stories for 2012 and 2013, with original fiction by greats such as Jay Lake, Gary McMahon, Emma Newman, Cat Rambo, Daniel I Russell, Cat Sparks, and many more.

We look forward to seeing you there – Gerry Huntman (Managing Director) and Stephen McCracken (Marketing Director) will be stationed at the desk, and would love to have a chat.

Here’s a preview of the full jacket cover of Peripheral Visions hardcover (and limited edition), noting the Dark Phases series logo.

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Some of our other titles for sale:

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Sealskin Coast Front Cover  front cover