News: Two-Book Contract Signing for the Zeke Hailey Middle Grade Series

IFWG Publishing is pleased to announce the signing of a two-book agreement with Ian C Douglas, to complete the 5-part middle grade science fiction Zeke Hailey series. “This has been a successful partnership for the first three books and this final contract is the natural conclusion to see us through 2019 and 2020, ” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG Publishing. “We love Ian’s books and we know young teenagers do too. The refocus over recent years on Mars exploration and the possibility of life and terraforming on the planet, further makes this series relevant to our young audience.”

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Book 4, Electron’s Blade, will be released worldwide in early June, and the final book, untitled as yet, will follow a year or so later.

For those who want to catch up on this amazing adventure, click on the images below to find out more about the Zeke Hailey series:

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Cover Reveal: Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse by Lee Murray

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Earlier we announced the purchase of Lee Murray’s middle grade novel, Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse, and we can confirm it will be published 22 July 2019.

In the meantime, we are pleased to reveal the cover artwork and design, by Greg Chapman, that carries very well the tone and style of the novel, as well as the target audience.

New Release: Switch by Rowena Evans

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Rowena Evans‘ mid-teen science fiction thriller, Switch, has been released in Australia, New Zealand and the UK on 15th February 2019. This is the long-awaited sequel to Drums and Power Lines, and continues almost immediately following the prior events. It will be released at a later date in North America.

“Evans captures the Australian country landscape beautifully,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG Publishing Australia, “and yet the parallel worlds depicted are also universal in character, and at the same time, slightly askew from what we perceive as normal. Drums and Power Lines was a delightful, thrilling read, and I am sure middle grade and young adult readers – as well as adults as often is the case – will love this next chapter in the continuing story.”

Spectacular artwork for the cover is by Rowena Evans.

Ivan hurried away from the ridge. His heart beat fast and his hands were shaking. The shock of seeing Cal appear was considerable. Yes, he and Reenie had persuaded Hugo to play his drums at sunset, but Ivan realized now that the last thing he expected was to succeed.

Ivan, Cassie and Wilfred, Reenie and Cal desperately miss each other; the friendships they made in their similar but different parallel worlds six months ago.

When Cal reappears in Ivan and Reenie’s world, the turmoil and restlessness that has lurked in each of them explodes into real life, throwing all, and the unsuspecting Jess, into a whirlwind of adventure, uncertainty and discovery.

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Switch is available in all good bookstores, online and bricks and mortar. In Australia/NZ it is distributed by Novella Distributors, and in UK/Europe by Gazelle Book Services. Switch in Kindle format is currently available through Amazon.

New Release: Olivia Stone and the Dread of the Dreamers, by Jeffery E Doherty

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IFWG is excited to announce the Australian/UK/NZ release of Olivia Stone and the Dread of the Dreamers,  by Jeffery E Doherty. It is Book 2 in his young teen Guardians of St. Giles series, a wonderful, dark adventure series centred on Olivia Stone, a teenager who is blessed – and cursed – with her blood being mixed with that of a Grotesque.

“I don’t like spiders…they give me the shivers.” Olivia shudders to prove her point.

Dreamweavers feed on the dread and despair of their victims. To help Yip stop their nightmarish infestation of the city, Olivia has to prowl dark streets, brave the boy’s toilet, and break into the old Haven Asylum.

She must face her greatest fear, the mother of all spiders, if she has any hope of saving her friend, Emmett.

Olivia Stone and the Dread of the Dreamers is now available for sale in all good print and online stores.

For those of you who haven’t read the Guardian of St. Giles series, a good place is to start with Olivia Stone and the Trouble With Trixies.

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Cover Reveal: Olivia Stone and the Dread of the Dreamers

IFWG is very pleased to reveal the cover for Jeffery E Doherty‘s second book in his middle grade The Guardians of St. Giles series, Olivia Stone and the Dread of the Dreamers. We were entranced with the mischievous antagonists in Olivia Stone and the Trouble With Trixies, and were riveted to the young teen horror and adventure of this latest book. Olivia, the main protagonist of the series, is a school girl who has secret abilities resulting from a crippling injury when a grotesque statue fell on her.

Art and design is by the author.

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“I don’t like spiders…they give me the shivers.” Olivia shudders to prove her point.

Dreamweavers feed on the dread and despair of their victims. To help Yip stop their nightmarish infestation of the city, Olivia has to prowl dark streets, brave the boy’s toilet, and break into the old Haven Asylum.

She must face her greatest fear, the mother of all spiders, if she has any hope of saving her friend, Emmett.

Olivia Stone and the Dread of the Dreamers will be on sale in Australia, UK and New Zealand on 1 August 2018, and soon afterwards in North America. In Australia the title will be distributed through Dennis Jones and Associates.

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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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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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