This year’s launch, for the fourth volume of the Warriors of Vhast series, Scouring the Land, again took place at Amor Bar in North Hobart. Rather than doing a speech, the floor was thrown open to questions and a very productive Q&Q ensued.
Questions came in that covered a wide variety of areas. Some of these involved the origin of the books, the history of Vhast itself, and what will happen after the series finishes. Most of the people present asked at least one question, much to our surprise. The Q&A showed that attendees had read the books (and that most had also read at least some of the short fiction available through Patreon as well).
The way the Q&A was received showed us that next year we should look towards live streaming a session and allowing readers around the world to take part interactively.
After much chat, and quite a few drinks, we closed up again for another year when we will be back for more drinks and the launch of Book 5, Gathering the Strands.
Some photos taken at the event (courtesy of Cary Lenehan):
We are pleased to announce the signing of our last new author’s work for 2015: Intimations of Evil (Volume 1 of the Warriors of Vhast series), by Tasmanian author Cary Lenehan. “This is the perfect addition to 2015’s Australian catalog, as we wanted a strong, enduring epic fantasy series, which is conspicuously absent at the moment,” stated Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG Publishing/IFWG Publishing Australia.
We are expecting this title to be released in the second half of 2015. Stay tuned for more information about the forthcoming title early next year.
Cary Lenehan is a former trades assistant, soldier, public servant, cab driver, truck driver, game designer, and university tutor (among other things), who is currently a student horticulturalist volunteering at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. His hobbies include collecting and reading books (the non-fiction are Dewey decimalised), Tasmanian native plants (particularly the edible ones), the SCA, and gaming.
He has taught people how to use everything from shortswords to rocket launchers. He met his wife at a SF Convention and they have not looked back.
He was born in Sydney before marrying and moving to the Snowy Mountains where they started their family. They moved to Tasmania for the warmer winters, and are not likely to ever leave it. Looking out of the window beside the computer is a sweeping view of Mount Wellington.