New Release: Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean

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It is with great pleasure we announce the release of Rebecca Fraser‘s debut novel, Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean, a young teen story. We had a wonderful book launch in Mornington, VIC today, with all the books sold out.

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.

When Curtis agrees to help Navaya find the Moami, the key to an undersea cavern hiding her people’s most precious secrets, he embarks on a dangerous quest that sees 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 Navaya’s enemies succeed in their deadly mission? Was his father’s death really an accident? And what exactly is the lore of the ocean?

Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean can be purchased from all good bricks and mortar stores, and online.

Preorder Offer: Olivia Stone and the Dread of the Dreamers

IFWG is offering preorders of Jeffery E Doherty‘s middle grade novel, Olivia Stone and the Dread of the Dreamers, Book 2 of The Guardians of St Giles series. The title will be on sale in Australia, UK and New Zealand on 1 August 2018, and is available for preorder until the 11th July 2018. Those who preorder will receive their copy on or just before the release date.

As an added bonus, the first 50 people preordering the title will also get separately mailed to them a signed book plate. No extra cost.

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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.

Preorder Details (including shipping – offer ends 11 July 2018 – prices are below retail when factoring in shipping)

Australia AU$24.95
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United States US$12.99
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United Kingdom UK£10.99
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Book 1, Olivia Stone and the Trouble with Trixies, is available worldwide through good bricks and mortar and online retailers.

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Cover Reveal: Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean by Rebecca Fraser

It is with great pleasure that IFWG reveals Rebecca Fraser’s young teen novel’s cover art and design. Here we reveal the front cover as well as the full spread, as the full scope of the art is a must-see. Art and design by the very talented Catherine Archer-Wills.

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Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean will be released in Australia on 7th June 2018.

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.

 When Curtis agrees to help Navaya find the Moami, the key to an undersea cavern hiding her people’s most precious secrets, he embarks on a dangerous quest that sees 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 Navaya’s enemies succeed in their deadly mission? Was his father’s death really an accident? And what exactly is the lore of the ocean?

Book Signing: Switch by Rowena Evans

IFWG is delighted to announce the book signing of the MG/YA novel, Switch, by Rowena Evans, which is a sequel to her wonderful Drums and Power Lines. We have had a long association with Rowena, beginning with her work as a fine artist (best represented by her other novel with our press, Sealskin Coast), but she certainly has a love – and talent – for writing great speculative fiction for the young set. We are honoured to publish this third book – which will be released in October 2018.

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We heartily recommend you read Drums and Power Lines, and guarantee that you will want to buy Switch in October.

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Preview: The Particle Beast by Ian C. Douglas

In coming days IFWG Publishing Australia will be releasing the third instalment of the Zeke Hailey young teen science fiction series, The Particle Beast, by Nottingham-based author Ian C. Douglas.

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The cover beautifully reflects a critical scene in the novel, artwork rendered by Catherine Archer-Wills, and designed by Elizabeth Lang.

Here are the three covers side-by-side:

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Keep a close eye on our site – it should be released in several days.

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.