Forthcoming Collection/Cover Reveal: Figments and Fragments by Deborah Sheldon

Figments and Fragments Book Cover

It is IFWG’s pleasure to announce the forthcoming horror fiction collection by Deborah Sheldon, Figments and Fragments: Dark Stories. It collects Deborah’s published short fiction but it also contains three new stories. The artwork and design is by the amazing Keely Van Order, magnificently depicting the overarching theme of the collection.

Brutal. Compelling. Sinister.

From wheat farms, roadhouses, caravan parks and beaches to quiet suburban streets and inner-city apartments, award-winning author Deborah Sheldon tells distinctly Australian stories about violence, loss, betrayal and revenge.

Figments and Fragments includes three new stories written especially for the collection.

Figments and Fragments will be released world-wide on 18 November 2019.

Book Deal: Dispossessed, YA novel by Piper Mejia

IFWG is pleased to announce a book deal with New Zealand author, Piper Mejia, for her young adult novel, Dispossessed. “I am continually astounded by the speculative fiction talent that can be found in New Zealand,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director IFWG, “and Piper’s novel is no exception. It is original and steeped in its New Zealand setting. A wonderful acquisition.”

Dispossessed will be released in the first or second quarter of 2021.

2019 Me

Piper Mejia is an advocate for New Zealand writers and literature. Her short fiction has appeared in a range of publications including; Room enough for Twoin Te Korero Ahi Ka (2018) and a collection of her short stories will be published by Breach in 2019. In addition to writing, Piper is a founding member of Young NZ Writers – a non-profit dedicated to providing opportunities for young NZ writers. As a child, Piper stayed up late laughing at horror films. As an adult, she spends a lot of time being disappointed by plot holes and yet somehow she has never lost her love for Science Fiction and Horror; two genres that continues to ask the question “What if…”

Dispossessed:

Nobody likes you when you’re the ugly new kid. A hoodie and a new foster home won’t hide the creeping dread that you are dangerous. So, when you’re offered the chance to meet a grandfather you never knew, you jump on a plane to the bush-covered mountains of New Zealand.

Slate longs for a home when he finds himself living among an ancient race masquerading as travelling performers. Dispossessed and disillusioned, Slate fears being trapped in a life hiding from the world; one his own father had to run from.

However, the decision to stay or leave is taken from him when he is held captive by hunters on the trail of the ultimate game trophy. Tortured and alone Slate fears that the only way to escape is to become the monster he never wanted to be.

Preorder: Metamorphosis by Claire Fitzpatrick

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IFWG are pleased to offer preorders for Claire Fitzpatrick’s debut collection, Metamorphosis, with free shipping to US, UK, Australia and New Zealand.

The collection will be released worldwide on 2 September 2019, and those who preorder will get free shipping and it will be shipped prior the release date.

This offer ceases 31 July 2019.

Madeline will never become a woman. William will never become a man. Does June deserve to be human? Does Lilith deserve a heart? 

Seventeen stories. Seventeen tales of terror. 

If imperfection is crucial to a society’s survival, what makes a monster?

NOW CLOSED

New Acquisition: ‘The Crying Forest’ by Venero (Veny) Armanno

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IFWG Publishing is exceedingly pleased with the contract signing of Veny Armanno’s latest novel, currently titled ‘The Crying Forest’.

He has a great pedigree:  Veny is the author of ten critically acclaimed novels, including his recent book Burning Down (2017). His other well-known books include Black Mountain (2012), The Dirty Beat (2007) and Candle Life (2006). Further back, Veny’s novel Firehead was shortlisted in the 1999 Queensland Premier’s Literary Award; in 2002 The Volcano won the award with Best Fiction Book of the Year. His work has gone on to be published in the United States, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Israel and South Korea.

“Veny is a highly respected author in the Australian literary scene,” stated Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG, “and at the same time he is a master of speculative fiction. This acquisition is a synthesis of both, a work that is an intelligent, deeply mysterious and creepy story.”

Agata Rosso, a once-mighty yet now prematurely aged European witch, believes that the special gifts in a young girl named Lía Munro can restore youth and vitality both to herself and her bedridden husband. She sets a deadly plan in motion to capture and use Lía—but will the girl have enough power to protect herself, plus the father she loves so much?

IFWG will release the title in the third quarter of 2020.

Preorder: Remains by Andrew Cull

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ALL PREORDER OPPORTUNITIES ARE NOW CLOSED

We are pleased to announce Kindle preorder availability of Remains (Andrew Cull) for all countries except North America – US and Canada will have access to kindle preorders soon. The ebook version of Remains will be released 1 August 2019 (16 September for North America).

Ebook preorders:
Kindle (US/Canada)
Nook Book
Kobo
iBook

We are also pleased to announce print preorder availability of Remains for all English speaking countries – orders can be made until midnight 15 July 2019 (Australian Eastern Standard Time). The print version of Remains will be released 1 August 2019 (16 September for North America), but this preorder offer is available to all English Speaking geographies, and books will be received on or just before 1 August 2019.

Print Preorder offer is now expired.

Print and Kindle (non-North America regions) is now released.

 

Forthcoming Release: Remains by Andrew Cull

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It is with pleasure that we announce the release dates for Andrew Cull‘s chilling horror novel, Remains. It will be released in North America on 16th September 2019, and Australia/UK/New Zealand 1st August 2019.

The absolutely wonderful artwork and design is by our welcome regular, Luke Spooner (a very different style to his usual, beautifully echoing classic horror movie poster designs, but at the same time capturing the essence of Andrew’s work).

Preorders will be available soon.

Grief is a black house.

How far would you go?  What horrors would you endure if it meant you might see the son you thought you’d lost forever?

Driven to a breakdown by the brutal murder of her young son, Lucy Campbell had locked herself away, fallen deep inside herself, become a ghost haunting room 23b of the William Tuke Psychiatric Hospital.

There she’d remained, until the whispering pulled her back, until she found herself once more sitting in her car, calling to the son she had lost, staring into the black panes of the now abandoned house where Alex had died.

Tonight, someone is watching her back.