New Release: Star Quake 4, SQ Mag’s Best of 2015

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IFWG Publishing Australia is pleased to announce the release of Star Quake 4: SQ Mag’s Best of 2015, edited by award winning editor, Sophie Yorkston. It is regretful that we had to publish this anthology so late, but we believe it is worth the wait. Like previous volumes, we have distilled the very best of SQ Mag for 2015, including authors such as Laird Barron, Gary McMahon, and Angela Slatter – to mention just a few of the 20 story line up.

The cover design is a wonderful collaboration between designer Elizabeth Lang and artist Christian Scott Chatman (which graced the cover of SQ Mag Edition 18).

Here’s the TOC:

A Song for First Hours by Kirstyn McDermott
The Carbonite’s Daughter by Deryn Pittar
Florist by M. B. Vujačić
Three Trophies by S.G. Larner
Car Trip Bingo by Eric J. Guinard
Girls Gun by Clint Spivey
Night Blooming by Jason Nahrung
Husk and Sheaf by Suzanne J. Willis
The Smell of Wet Grass by Lee Battersby
Trial By Fire by Richard Zwicker
Ears Prick Up by Laird Barron
Unicorn Meat by Gary McMahon
Bluebeard’s Daughter by Angela Slatter
Stairwell by Ron Riekki
Home Delivery by Michelle Jager
Rainbows and Death Machines by JB Rockwell
The Drummers of Po Chu by Michael Anthony
All the Answers by Peter Medeiros
The Guardian of the Mountain by Erin Gitchell
Eve of the White Moon by Deborah Walker

The eBook versions will be released within a week, and the print edition will appear in all good online bookstores worldwide, in coming days. In the meantime, you can purchase the print edition directly from the publisher.

New Release: In the Heat of the Day by Peter Rondel

IFWG Publishing is very pleased to announce the release of Peter Rondel‘s climate change science fiction novel, In the Heat of the Day. “We are particularly proud of this title,” Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG Publishing Australia said, “as it is our first adult science fiction novel for our Australian imprint, as well as covering an underrepresented subgenre – climate change. Two firsts.”

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Peter Rondel is not new to IFWG Publishing, as he has a wonderful children’s illustrated novel published with us, A Magpie Called Will, in collaboration with New Zealand artist, Frances Hutt.

For decades, the subject of climate change and global warming were regarded as nonsense by many. When the threat becomes a reality, one young technician seeks solutions to the world’s biggest problems when oil becomes unavailable.

The need for electric power and new means of transport become his dedication. Unable to afford patents, his inventions become the target for a criminal group. His girlfriend is kidnapped to force him to cooperate.

Technically, he deceives the group with false information and is forced to relocate to a cave in Australia’s far north. He is faced with the consequences of his deceptions when global tragedies become the result.

In the Heat of the Day is currently available in Kindle and Kobo format, and will be soon available in print and other ebook formats. EPUB and Kindle compatible formats can now be purchased direct from the publisher.

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.

New Release: Olivia Stone and the Trouble with Trixies

IFWG Publishing Australia is extremely pleased to announce the release of Olivia Stone and the Trouble with Trixies (Book 1 of The Guardians of St. Giles series). Jeffery E Doherty has penned an enchanting, unique story for the 9 to 13 age group, action packed in a world where dark creatures can cross over.

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Can a broken young girl help a guilt-ridden grotesque stop the monsters?

An unprotected city.

The Grotesques have been taken down from the roof of St. Giles Old Priory School. With the Guardians statue-trapped, there is no one left to protect Haven from the monsters.

Unexpected Heroes

Despite crippling injuries from a falling grotesque statue, twelve-year-old Olivia Stone finds herself on the front lines in the battle between Good and Evil. Olivia needs to rescue Yip, the smallest living grotesque and the cause of her accident, discover the hidden power locked within her, and find a way to outwit the trixies. But trixies know every trick in the book, and while they may look sweet and childlike, something nasty is drawing these solitary pests together and their pranks are turning deadly.

This title will be available in all good print bookstores very soon, but right now it can be purchased by direct order through IFWG Publishing Australia. The ebook will be out soon.

News: New Contract for ‘Warriors of Vhast: Intimations of Evil’ Signed

We are pleased to announce the signing of our last new author’s work for 2015: Intimations of Evil (Volume 1 of the Warriors of Vhast series), by Tasmanian author Cary Lenehan. “This is the perfect addition to 2015’s Australian catalog, as we wanted a strong, enduring epic fantasy series, which is conspicuously absent at the moment,” stated Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG Publishing/IFWG Publishing Australia.

We are expecting this title to be released in the second half of 2015. Stay tuned for more information about the forthcoming title early next year.

Cary Lenehan

Cary Lenehan is a former trades assistant, soldier, public servant, cab driver, truck driver, game designer, and university tutor (among other things), who is currently a student horticulturalist volunteering at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. His hobbies include collecting and reading books (the non-fiction are Dewey decimalised), Tasmanian native plants (particularly the edible ones), the SCA, and gaming.

He has taught people how to use everything from shortswords to rocket launchers. He met his wife at a SF Convention and they have not looked back.

He was born in Sydney before marrying and moving to the Snowy Mountains where they started their family. They moved to Tasmania for the warmer winters, and are not likely to ever leave it. Looking out of the window beside the computer is a sweeping view of Mount Wellington.

 

News: Release of A Magpie Called Will

IFWG Publishing is happy to announce the release of the Australian version of A Magpie Called Will, a children’s fantasy by Western Australian author, Peter Rondel, and New Zealand illustrator, Frances Hutt.

IFWG released the US version a few years ago, when the Australian Imprint did not exist, and this new release is the final step in transitioning a few Australian-oriented titles to where they better sit. IFWG is particularly pleased that an Australian story, largely set in Australia, is finally published in the appropriate vernacular. The cover design is by the talented Elizabeth Lang of EL Design (Canada), and internal block design was handled by the very capable Geoff Brown (Cohesion Editing and Proofing).

The print and ebook versions of A Magpie Called Will will be out soon through all good online stores, but the print version can be bought now through the publisher’s website.

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Michael befriends a magpie that is smarter than he is. The magic of Merlin The Magician reaches across the years to the present day, and suddenly, the two worlds are joined by the magpie’s secret.

What will the boy discover behind the ancient stone archway?