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:
Book Stacks – photo by George Ivanoff
Jason and Steven at the signing desk – photo by George Ivanoff
Jason Franks’ speech – photo by George Ivanoff
Jason signing Rebecca’s purchase – photo approved by Rebecca Fraser
Steven Paulsen’s speech – photo by George Ivanoff
Launched Books – photo by Rebecca Fraser
Jack Dann (MC) – photo by Rebecca Fraser
Gerry Huntman (Publisher) – photo by Rebecca Fraser
IFWG Australia is pleased to announce the acquisition of a collection of 33 short stories by Deborah Sheldon, to be published in Q3 2018. The collection has no title at this stage.
“I’m excited by this project,” stated Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of the publishing house, “because we have Deborah’s latest fiction collected in ‘Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories’, and this acquisition distills the very best of her earlier dark fiction. We also decided to add a bonus two original pieces. We have an amazing relationship with Deborah and it makes perfect sense to publish the complete continuum of her dark fiction for reader enjoyment.”
More details of this collection will be forthcoming in early 2018.
Deborah Sheldon’s long-anticipated short fiction collection, Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories, will be published early in Q3 2017, but we couldn’t resist giving her fans a quick peek at the current version of her front cover design.
The atmospheric, creepy art is by the wonderful artist, Luke Spooner, from Carrion House – we have had the pleasure of working with him before with SQ Mag and another book cover, A Reason To Kill by Geraldine Fitzsimmons, for our International imprint.
Keep visiting our site and you will get regular updates on this very dark collection.
IFWG Australia is very pleased to announce the acquisition of Andrew J McKiernan’s collection of dark short stories, Last Year, When We Were Young. This work was first published in 2014, and with this signing, we will be supplementing what is already very good with additional stories and rich illustrations by the author.
The collection will be published in late 2017 or early 2018 – over coming months we will narrow down the release period.
Andrew J. McKiernan is a writer and illustrator from the Central Coast of New South Wales. First published in 2007, his stories have since been short-listed for multiple Aurealis, Ditmar, and Australian Shadows awards, as well as being reprinted internationally and in a number of Year’s Best anthologies. His short story collection, ‘Last Year, When We Were Young’, was awarded the 2014 AHWA Australian Shadows Award for Best Collected Work. “The Message” was recently optioned to be produced as a short film by award-winning Australian director Tom Spark. www.andrewmckiernan.com
We are very pleased to announce a major release for early next year. Robert Hood, a respected and award-winning Australian horror writer will have his complete ghost story back catalogue, plus new stories, including a novella, published in a single volume collection.