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.

Jan cycling through her hood

 

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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