Last night (15 February 2018) IFWG held a double book launch at Readings Hawthorn – a wonderful event. We launched our first two books for 2018 – Steven Paulsen’s anthology, Shadows on the Wall, and Jason Frank’s novel, Faerie Apocalypse. Jack Dann kindly (and entertainingly) MC’d the event, and the Readings’ crew did a wonderful job of looking after everyone. Book signings were had, speeches were made, and glasses were charged for the double launch. Thanks to all!
The following are some snaps of the event:
Launched Books – photo by Rebecca Fraser
Jason signing Rebecca’s purchase – photo approved by Rebecca Fraser
Steven Paulsen’s speech – photo by George Ivanoff
Gerry Huntman (Publisher) – photo by Rebecca Fraser
Jack Dann (MC) – photo by Rebecca Fraser
Book Stacks – photo by George Ivanoff
Jason Franks’ speech – photo by George Ivanoff
Jason and Steven at the signing desk – photo by George Ivanoff
We are very pleased to announce the acquisition of the YA novel series, The Equinora Chronicles, by Paula Boer. Paula is one of our first authors, having penned the highly successful Brumbies series, and she returns with her love of horse adventures, but now with a very strong speculative fiction streak. This ticks two major boxes of IFWG’s fields of interest, aside from Boer’s great storytelling ability.
In Book 1 of the series, The Bloodwolf War, Fleet, a young stallion, dreams of running with other horses and building his own herd. But when the guardian unicorns of Equinora abandon their goddess-given roles, bloodwolves rampage the land and Fleet is poisoned.
The Bloodwolf War will be released late in the second quarter of 2019.
Paula Boer has been a horse-lover since she learnt to ride at age nine. She has competed in many equestrian disciplines and successfully mustered and broken in brumbies. Paula combines her love of horses and writing by being a regular contributor to horse magazines and anthologies of animal stories. Her best-selling Brumbies series is just one set of her many exciting tales.
IFWG Publishing is delighted to announce the acquisition of Gillian Polack’s science fiction novel, The Year of the Fruitcake. The novel tells of the Earth-based life of a mostly-mindwiped alien anthropologist inhabiting a human perimenopausal body instead of her own more rational body with its capacity to change gender. Polack describes her novel as, “Bleak. It’s political. It’s angry. It’s also sarcastic, cynical and funny.”
And we agree. “We have never read anything like this novel, and we believe readers will be entranced by it,” commented Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG.
The Year of the Fruitcake will be released in the first quarter of 2019.
Gillian Polack is a writer, editor, scholar and teacher. Two of her novels and her 2016 research monograph have been shortlisted for awards. She has edited two anthologies (one of which was also shortlisted for an award) and has seventeen short stories published (one of which actually won an award and four others of which were listed as recommended reading on international years’ best lists). She has a PhD in Creative Writing and one in Medieval History. Her current research concerns how culture is embedded in narrative. Her hobbies include cooking and making bad jokes.
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.
We heartily recommend you read Drums and Power Lines, and guarantee that you will want to buy Switch in October.
Hot off the press, we are pleased to reveal the cover for Deb Sheldon’s next novel with IFWG, Contrition. Marvellous work by Stoker winning illustrator, Greg Chapman.
In her late teens, Meredith Berg-Olsen had had all the makings of a runway model. Now in her late forties, after everything she had been through – including horrors that John could only guess at – she looked bloodless instead of pale, skeletal instead of slender, more dead than alive…
John Penrose has two secrets. One is the flatmate he keeps hidden from the world: his high-school sweetheart, Meredith. His other secret is the reason he feels compelled to look after her.
Contrition is a horror story with noir undertones and an atmosphere of mounting dread.