New Release: The Locksmith by Barbara Howe

As foreshadowed in recent posts, IFWG Publishing is pleased to announce the release tomorrow of our third New Zealand title, the young adult fantasy novel, The Locksmith, by Barbara Howe. This is the first in a  five part series, ‘Reforging’, and for those of you who will read Book 1, you will definitely be impatient for future instalments.

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The Locksmith will be officially launched at Lexicon, Lake Taupo NZ on 4 June – not only will Barbara and Ali (The Rejects) will be there for their launches, but Gerry Huntman (Managing Director IFWG Publishing Australia) will be MC at the event, and Kaaron Warren will also be there.

In a world where membership in one of the four magic guilds guarantees respect and wealth, it is strange that Lucinda Guillierre is terrified of being exposed as a witch. The Fire Warlock finds her attitude puzzling, but does not give her his full attention until a long-buried secret comes to light.

She has good reasons to be afraid.

As war looms and dangerous romance beckons, who will have the best chance to kill her? Her enemies, her friends, or Lucinda herself?

From tomorrow The Locksmith will be available in all good print and ebook online bookstore, and will soon be available at all quality bricks and mortar bookstores. You can also opt to purchase direct from the publisher right now: Print and ebook.

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.

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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.

Sneak Preview: Brave’s Journey by Jan Goldie

In the next few weeks we will be releasing our latest title: Brave’s Journey, by our first New Zealand author, Jan Goldie. This is a young adult fantasy novel, rich with world building.

We are particularly pleased to publish a New Zealander, as we have had strong connections with the Land of the Long White Cloud as our ezine, SQ Mag, has had some wonderful authors contribute to its fiction. This is a sweet fulfilment of our commitment to representing New Zealand.

The fine cover design and artwork is by Elizabeth Lang, of EL Designs.

Stay tuned for the release announcement.

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A boy. A weird tattoo. A silver necklace showing four elements: ‘Earth. Air. Fire. Water.’

When Brave woke up that first, life-changing day, he had no idea that pretty soon he’d be controlling the weather, talking to royalty and journeying to another world. Let alone riding a camel. Life in the mysterious world of Arvalonia, where magic springs from the nature around you, couldn’t be more different to his ordinary existence back home. Especially when he meets True…bossy, rich, driven teenager True who’s out to make his life a misery.

Brave and True venture deep into enemy territory; facing a month without a bath, nipping stinkbuggies, evil ruler Mallevia’s ruthless green guards and eventually a battle with the vile queen herself.

Discover a place where the nature of power is within the power of nature.

Escape the ordinary.

News: New Contract for ‘Brave’s Journey’ Signed

We are pleased to announce the signing of Brave’s Journey, by Jan M. Goldie. “This is a fantastic addition to 2015’s catalog, both in terms of providing another great young teen/YA fantasy title to our Australian imprint, but also welcoming our first New Zealand author,” stated Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG Publishing/IFWG Publishing Australia.

We are expecting this title to be released in the second or third quarter of 2015. Stay tuned for more information about the forthcoming title in coming months.

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Jan is a keen traveller. She loves to take journeys. While many of her travels have been in the real world, others have stayed between the covers of a book. “From Narnia to Middle Earth to Earthsea, I’ve always loved reading about adventures in far off, fantasy lands,” she says. “I guess that’s why my first novel is about an exciting journey through a weird and wonderful world.”

Jan’s first book for YA readers, Brave’s Journey, while a new title, is already making waves. It’s won a shortlisting for New Zealand’s Tom Fitzgibbon Award 2014.

Several of her short stories have been accepted into anthologies, with the science fiction story ‘Love Hurts’ (featured in the Shadows award winning Baby Teeth: bite-sized tales of terror), shortlisted for New Zealand’s Sir Julius Vogel awards.

Jan also has the novella ‘A Mer-tale’ published in Conclave, a collection of science fiction and fantasy for teens.

Jan lives in Tauranga, NZ, with two children, a small dog and two budgies. When she’s not building alternate worlds, she’s a freelance writer creating content for websites, print media, social media or copywriting and editing. She has a degree in English literature and a Graduate Diploma in Journalism. Interests include travel, yoga, drawing and reading copious amounts of YA books.

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