News: Acquisition of ‘Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories’ by Deborah Sheldon

IFWG Publishing Australis is very pleased to sign on Deborah Sheldon’s collection of dark fiction, ‘Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories’. A good number of these stories have already graced the pages of quality publications, including Midnight Echo, Aurealis Magazine, SQ Mag, and Allegory Magazine. Quite a few of the stories will be original to this collection.

Deborah Sheldon

Deborah Sheldon is a professional writer from Melbourne, Australia. Her short fiction has appeared in many well-regarded journals such as SQ Mag, Midnight Echo, Aurealis, Quadrant, and Island. Her work can also be found in various anthologies, the most recent being ‘Lighthouses’ (Black Beacon Books, 2015) and ‘100 Lightnings’ (Paroxysm Press, 2016). The titular story of her upcoming collection with IFWG Publishing Australia, ‘Perfect Little Stitches’, is nominated for an Australian Shadows Award. Deb’s latest releases include the crime-noir novella, ‘Dark Waters’, and her collection, ‘Mayhem: selected stories’. Later in 2016, Cohesion Press will publish her bio-horror novel, ‘Devil Dragon’, while Satalyte Publishing will release her contemporary crime novel, ‘Garland Cove Heist’. Other credits include television scripts such as ‘Neighbours’, magazine feature articles, stage plays, non-fiction books (Reed Books, Random House), and award-winning medical writing. Visit Deb at http://deborahsheldon.wordpress.com

We welcome Deborah to this collaboration and are excited to publish the collection late in 2016 or early 2017.

News: Release of Brave’s Journey by Jan Goldie

It is with very great pleasure that we announce the release of Brave’s Journey by Jan Goldie, our first New Zealand author. This book is targeted to young to middling teenagers and is packed with epic fantasy adventure.

We are already hearing good things about the novel, including the respected New Zealand author and reviewer, Lee Murray, stating, “A richly-crafted fantasy adventure, Brave’s Journey is populated with tantrum-prone pre-teens, strange and mysterious creatures and malevolent baddies, but readers shouldn’t be fooled into thinking this is just another epic tale of good and evil. It’s also a gentle coming of age story, proving that awkwardness and humour is part of the process, no matter what world you hail from. A terrific read, not to be missed.”

The cover was designed by the talented Elizabeth Lang of EL Designs.

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A boy. A weird tattoo. A silver necklace showing four elements: ‘Earth. Air. Fire. Water.’

When Brave woke up that first, life-changing day, he had no idea that pretty soon he’d be controlling the weather, talking to royalty and journeying to another world. Let alone riding a camel. Life in the mysterious world of Arvalonia, where magic springs from the nature around you, couldn’t be more different to his ordinary existence back home. Especially when he meets True…bossy, rich, driven teenager True who’s out to make his life a misery.

Brave and True venture deep into enemy territory; facing a month without a bath, nipping stinkbuggies, evil ruler Mallevia’s ruthless green guards and eventually a battle with the vile queen herself.

Discover a place where the nature of power is within the power of nature.

Escape the ordinary.

Brave’s Journey can be purchased in ebook and print formats directly from IFWG Publishing Australia, or through all quality online stores, such as Amazon.

News: Release of chap-ebook, Haunted Flesh by Robert Hood

IFWG is excited to announce its 9th Chap-ebook, Haunted Flesh: Stories of the Living Dead, by Robert Hood. Over recent months we supplied the chap-ebook with our Peripheral Visions limited edition give-away, but now we believe it is the right time to also release this 32k collection of zombie tales for sale.

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When are dead people not ghosts? That’s easy. When they try to eat you!

Haunted Flesh: Stories of the Living Dead collects six of Australian horror maestro Robert Hood’s creepiest, most outlandish tales of flesh-bound cadaver mayhem. Some tear bloodily into the tradition established by director George A. Romero with his Living Dead series of films, while others paddle in a murky pool of science-based resurrection, alien possession, undead whimsy and voodoo politics. Important questions are addressed: Does the essence of life lie in the mind or in the heart? Do the dead make good workers? When a creepy evangelist knocks on your door, what does he mean when he offers you the secret of eternal life? Should you invite zombies to a BBQ? Is the Prime Minister really dead? The answers may shock you, they may make you laugh uneasily, but either way you’ll never look at life and death the same way again.

As a special bonus, this volume includes an important article that exposes the truth behind the zombie movie tradition!

“… laugh-out-loud funny, and boasts levels of gore that would make George Romero blanch. This may well be the very best zombie tale I’ve ever read.” (Horrorscope review of “In the Service of the Flesh”).

Haunted Flesh is now available in Kindle format, and will shortly be available as ebooks-only through all good online stores, and direct from IFWG Publishing Australia.

News: Release of Gravity’s Eye by Ian C. Douglas

It is with great pleasure that we announce the release of Gravity’s Eye by Ian C. Douglas, the second book in the Zeke Hailey young teen science fiction series. The first book, The Infinity Trap, had been received very well, particularly in the UK, and we look forward to similar reactions with this exciting sequel. Special mention should also be given to EL Designs for cover design and much of the artwork, and Catherine Archer-Wills for action art.

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On Mars, your best friend sometimes turns out to be your worst enemy.

Zeke Hailey is struggling with life at the Chasm, the 23rd century school for psychics. His extrasensory skills have dried up and there’s a prehistoric robot out to kill him. At least he has a new mate, in the shape of late comer Fitch Crawley.

Only there’s more to Fitch than Zeke realises. The boy has a genius for hypnosis, making fools of the teachers. Fitch has an invisible pet too, a creature armed with deadly venom. Zeke and Fitch team up with an old foe, setting off on a Martian road trip. But this search for answers will bring them face to face with monsters and, most dangerous of all, a demon from beyond time. Zeke will have to do more than survive his mind-bending friend and the ancient killer robot.

As the universe starts to collapse, Zeke must choose between saving his friends or the human race. For nobody but Zeke can stop the apocalypse of Gravity’s Eye.

Gravity’s Eye is now available in Kindle format, and will shortly be available in trade paperback in all good online stores, and direct from IFWG Publishing Australia.

News: Gravity’s Eye Cover Reveal

In only a week or so, IFWG Publishing Australia will be releasing the UK Edition of Ian C. Douglas’ juvenile science fiction, Gravity’s Eye, volume 2 in the Zeke Hailey Series. To give you a taste of what’s coming, here is the final cover, a wonderful work by Elizabeth Lang of EL Design.

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News: Brumbies in the Mountains is published

Happy to announce that the final book in the five-part Brumbies series, Brumbies in the Mountains, by Paula Boer (and illustrated by Rowena Evans) has been published. It will, over the next coming days, be available in print form in all good online retailers. The ebook formats are available now from our website, and will spider to all good online retailers over coming weeks. We are also offering a special discount for the purchase of the entire series.

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Ben’s family farm, including Ben’s horses, must be sold. Louise’s family is moving overseas for her father’s work. Meanwhile brumbies are being shot and the friends discover an orphan foal. While training Brandy for the mountain country race, Ben discovers illegal logging in the park. Once again Ben and Louise must fight to save the wild brumbies, their horses, and their dreams.