News: The Rejects by Ali Foster

Ali Foster’s The Rejects (Book 1 of the Ginomees Trilogy) has been published and will be released for sale on 1 May 2017 through all good online print and ebook stores, worldwide. Additionally, IFWG Publishing is finalising a printing deal in New Zealand so that print copies can be distributed locally without prohibitive overseas printing/shipping/import taxes overheads. The Rejects will be officially launched at LexiCon (the 38th New Zealand National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention) at Lake Taupō (2nd to 4th June 2017). Plenty of copies will be available for sale and signing.

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“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.

The Rejects is a juvenile fantasy novel, perfect for 8 to 10 year olds, but nevertheless delightful for all ages beyond.

New Release: Star Quake 4, SQ Mag’s Best of 2015

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IFWG Publishing Australia is pleased to announce the release of Star Quake 4: SQ Mag’s Best of 2015, edited by award winning editor, Sophie Yorkston. It is regretful that we had to publish this anthology so late, but we believe it is worth the wait. Like previous volumes, we have distilled the very best of SQ Mag for 2015, including authors such as Laird Barron, Gary McMahon, and Angela Slatter – to mention just a few of the 20 story line up.

The cover design is a wonderful collaboration between designer Elizabeth Lang and artist Christian Scott Chatman (which graced the cover of SQ Mag Edition 18).

Here’s the TOC:

A Song for First Hours by Kirstyn McDermott
The Carbonite’s Daughter by Deryn Pittar
Florist by M. B. Vujačić
Three Trophies by S.G. Larner
Car Trip Bingo by Eric J. Guinard
Girls Gun by Clint Spivey
Night Blooming by Jason Nahrung
Husk and Sheaf by Suzanne J. Willis
The Smell of Wet Grass by Lee Battersby
Trial By Fire by Richard Zwicker
Ears Prick Up by Laird Barron
Unicorn Meat by Gary McMahon
Bluebeard’s Daughter by Angela Slatter
Stairwell by Ron Riekki
Home Delivery by Michelle Jager
Rainbows and Death Machines by JB Rockwell
The Drummers of Po Chu by Michael Anthony
All the Answers by Peter Medeiros
The Guardian of the Mountain by Erin Gitchell
Eve of the White Moon by Deborah Walker

The eBook versions will be released within a week, and the print edition will appear in all good online bookstores worldwide, in coming days. In the meantime, you can purchase the print edition directly from the publisher.

Sneak Preview: The Rejects by Ali Foster

IFWG Publishing (Australia and International) prides itself for its juvenile and young teen titles, and recently we have won some significant adulation in this field – The Smoking Mirror‘s ALA Belpre Award honor title comes to mind, as well as the Brumbies series.

Keeping this in mind, and also adding our significant effort to have a strong presence in the New Zealand market, we want to share with you the beautiful cover for The Rejects by Ali Foster (Book 1 of the Ginomees Trilogy). New Zealand artist and designer Cheryl Smith created a wonderful cover capturing the characters in Ali’s book, and it also has vibrant colours – well suited to the 8-10 year old reader market (and all the way to adult, mind you).

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.

The Rejects will be released on 1 May 2017 and will be available from all good bookstores, electronic and print.

New Signing: The Ginomees Trilogy by Ali Foster

IFWG Publishing Australia is pleased on a number of levels with the signing of the three-book young teen fantasy series of novels, collectively called The Ginomees Trilogy.

Aside from excitement of having an enchanting set of stories under our wing, we also achieved our goal to have a solid footprint in New Zealand – Ali lives in Matahiwi, near Masterton (North Island). This makes three authors now in our New Zealand stable, and with our recent hook up with a local printer, we are set for great things there. We have always wanted our Australian imprint to reach out to the UK (already achieved), Australia and, now, New Zealand.

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More on Ali’s book soon, but here is her bio:

Ali Foster lives on a small piece of paradise at Matahiwi, near Masterton, New Zealand, with her husband Garry. She has worked in a wide variety of jobs including, equine groom, café proprietor, veterinary sales rep and livestock technician and currently assists secondary school students with learning disabilities.

Her first book, Elwyn’s Dream, (illus. Viv Walker) won the 2008, Random House/ Mitre 10/ NZ Conservation Foundation picturebook competition. She has two other picturebooks: The Eels of ANZAC Bridge (illus. Viv Walker) Fraser Books/ Wairarapa Archive, 2012. A Beam of Bright Light (Illus. Viv Walker) Wai Art Press, 2013

Ali loves fantasy/sci- fi and also enjoys a good dollop of mystery. She hopes to inspire young readers to find, ‘the hero within,’ In her new Ginomees trilogy.

When she is not writing, she enjoys painting murals, getting lost in her rambling garden and spending time with her human and animal family.

News: New Cover for Paper Magic

With the increased interest in our children’s titles, and the huge triple-launch event in Canberra this Saturday, we decided it was time for a freshen-up of one of our first kid’s books: Paper Magic, by Jeffery E. Doherty.

New Cover for e-book

Paper Magic is a story about finding courage, facing challenges and overcoming self-doubt. It is about the power of friendship and discovering you don’t need magic to be worthwhile. The park calls to Marina. It tugs at a place deep in her chest but the thought of meeting the children who play there sends her into a breathless panic.

This beautiful story deals with issues of bullying, anxiety and being different, issues increasingly relevant to children of all ages. The story will delight any reader who has ever felt awkward, lonely or anxious.

You can purchase the print title through any good online or bricks and mortar retailer, but also through our print store.

If you want an ebook, visit Amazon.

 

News: Sneak Peek at Rowena Evans’ Forthcoming Release

IFWG Publishing Australia’s last release for this quarter will be Rowena Evans‘ young teen/young adult novel, Drums and Power Lines. It was a pleasure to work with Rowena on this project, one where an absolutely unique contemporary fantasy story blossomed, and where Rowena’s artistic skills were set in motion to create, again, a unique product.

We look forward to seeing her work officially launched at Harry Hartog Bookshop in the ACT on 13th February, alongside Jeffery Doherty’s Olivia Stone and the Trouble with Trixies, and Rolf Svensen’s The Adventures of Teddy and Karl. We will also have the pleasure of Paula Boer attending with her successful Brumbies series.

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It must have been the drumming that woke him. Why did he feel so uneasy? Phil was gone.

“I thought you’d never see me.”

Ivan took a step back, tripped, and sprawled on the ground. A girl was perched on a small platform near the top of the pole.

“We have to go. Now.”

Ivan wants to get away from his life and the small town where he lives, and finds himself in a place where everything is disturbingly the same, and yet unnervingly different. Cassie thinks Ivan is clueless, while he thinks she’s the prettiest – and most annoying – girl he’s ever met.

Meanwhile the sensitive Reenie and the enigmatic Phil have other complications to untangle. Ivan, Cassie, Reenie and Phil will have to do a lot of thinking, motorbike riding and taking the unexpected in their stride, and will need to draw on courage they didn’t know they had, before they can find what is lost and get to where they want to be.

An adventure/fantasy story for high school aged readers to adults.

 

Drums and Power Lines will be released over the next week.