New Signing: Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean by Rebecca Fraser

IFWG Publishing Australia specialises in adult speculative fiction, as well as young teen/young adult fiction. To add to the latter category in our imprint, we are extremely pleased to announce the signing of Rebecca Fraser’s young teen novel, Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean.

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Rebecca Fraser

In the coastal Queensland town of Midnight Cove, thirteen year old Curtis Creed’s world is falling apart. Once a talented upcoming surfer, he cannot bring himself to return to the ocean. His inability to overcome his fear earns him the ridicule of his older brother, Dylan. Worse, his family is struggling to cope with the loss of their father in a rock fishing accident.

The summer holiday looks long and lonely for Curtis until he meets Navaya, a mysterious sea dweller he rescues from fishing line in a rock pool.

An ancient pearl harvester from the underwater kingdom of Araxie, Navaya must protect the Moami, key to an underwater cavern hiding the last of the Arax pearls. But the Moami is lost, and it looks like Glynts – dangerous, viper-like creatures from deep sea – might succeed in their mission to steal the pearls, giving them the ability breathe on land.

When Curtis agrees to help Navaya find the Moami he embarks on a dangerous adventure that will see him join forces with awkward but brilliant new girl in town, Morgan.

Will Curtis be able to overcome his fears to return the Moami to its rightful owners before the Glynts? Was his father’s death really an accident? And what exactly is the lore of the ocean?

We are looking forward to publishing Rebecca’s wonderful novel next year, probably in Q2 of 2018.

Rebecca Fraser is a Mornington Peninsula based author, with a solid career of writing with influence across a variety of mediums. To provide her muse with life’s essentials she content writes for the corporate world; however her true passion lies in storytelling.

Her short stories, poems, and flash fiction have appeared in numerous Australian and international anthologies, magazines, and journals since 2007. She actively engages in various writing communities and holds a Master of Arts in Creative Writing, and a Certificate of Publishing (Copy Editing & Proofreading).

Rebecca is passionate about sharing her skills and knowledge, and after several years of mentoring beginner writers and helping emerging writers achieve their creative dreams, she developed StoryCraft Creative Writing Workshops for aspiring writers of every age and ability.

For more information about Rebecca, you can visit her blog ‘Writing & Moonlighting’
www.rebeccafraser.wordpress.com

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New Release: The Particle Beast by Ian C Douglas

It is with great pleasure that we can announce the release of Ian C Douglas‘ third book in his young teen science fiction Zeke Hailey series, The Particle Beast. The Kindle edition is out now, and the print edition will be released in all good online bookstores on 1 June 2017. In the meantime, you can order print copies now direct from us.

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They say the truth can set you free. Yet on Mars the truth can kill.

Zeke Hailey is happy enough at the Chasm, the 23rd century school for psychics. But an answer to a secret throws his life into chaos. Now Zeke must choose between his friends and his missing father. Mars, however, isn’t ready to let him go.

World famous translator Dr. Enki arrives with a sinister plan and he needs Zeke’s ability to speak Martian to help him uncover an ancient Martian city.

A hideous monster lurks in this alien ghost town, with the terrifying power to erase atoms. A creature so deadly, it must never get free.

But more dangers are waiting for him inside than just the monster. Zeke must find a way to defeat his greatest enemy before the fabric of time and space unravels forever.

 

News: New Contract for ‘Brave’s Journey’ Signed

We are pleased to announce the signing of Brave’s Journey, by Jan M. Goldie. “This is a fantastic addition to 2015’s catalog, both in terms of providing another great young teen/YA fantasy title to our Australian imprint, but also welcoming our first New Zealand author,” stated Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG Publishing/IFWG Publishing Australia.

We are expecting this title to be released in the second or third quarter of 2015. Stay tuned for more information about the forthcoming title in coming months.

Jan cycling through her hood

 

Jan is a keen traveller. She loves to take journeys. While many of her travels have been in the real world, others have stayed between the covers of a book. “From Narnia to Middle Earth to Earthsea, I’ve always loved reading about adventures in far off, fantasy lands,” she says. “I guess that’s why my first novel is about an exciting journey through a weird and wonderful world.”

Jan’s first book for YA readers, Brave’s Journey, while a new title, is already making waves. It’s won a shortlisting for New Zealand’s Tom Fitzgibbon Award 2014.

Several of her short stories have been accepted into anthologies, with the science fiction story ‘Love Hurts’ (featured in the Shadows award winning Baby Teeth: bite-sized tales of terror), shortlisted for New Zealand’s Sir Julius Vogel awards.

Jan also has the novella ‘A Mer-tale’ published in Conclave, a collection of science fiction and fantasy for teens.

Jan lives in Tauranga, NZ, with two children, a small dog and two budgies. When she’s not building alternate worlds, she’s a freelance writer creating content for websites, print media, social media or copywriting and editing. She has a degree in English literature and a Graduate Diploma in Journalism. Interests include travel, yoga, drawing and reading copious amounts of YA books.

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