New Signing: The Ginomees Trilogy by Ali Foster

IFWG Publishing Australia is pleased on a number of levels with the signing of the three-book young teen fantasy series of novels, collectively called The Ginomees Trilogy.

Aside from excitement of having an enchanting set of stories under our wing, we also achieved our goal to have a solid footprint in New Zealand – Ali lives in Matahiwi, near Masterton (North Island). This makes three authors now in our New Zealand stable, and with our recent hook up with a local printer, we are set for great things there. We have always wanted our Australian imprint to reach out to the UK (already achieved), Australia and, now, New Zealand.

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More on Ali’s book soon, but here is her bio:

Ali Foster lives on a small piece of paradise at Matahiwi, near Masterton, New Zealand, with her husband Garry. She has worked in a wide variety of jobs including, equine groom, café proprietor, veterinary sales rep and livestock technician and currently assists secondary school students with learning disabilities.

Her first book, Elwyn’s Dream, (illus. Viv Walker) won the 2008, Random House/ Mitre 10/ NZ Conservation Foundation picturebook competition. She has two other picturebooks: The Eels of ANZAC Bridge (illus. Viv Walker) Fraser Books/ Wairarapa Archive, 2012. A Beam of Bright Light (Illus. Viv Walker) Wai Art Press, 2013

Ali loves fantasy/sci- fi and also enjoys a good dollop of mystery. She hopes to inspire young readers to find, ‘the hero within,’ In her new Ginomees trilogy.

When she is not writing, she enjoys painting murals, getting lost in her rambling garden and spending time with her human and animal family.

News: Sneak Peek at Rowena Evans’ Forthcoming Release

IFWG Publishing Australia’s last release for this quarter will be Rowena Evans‘ young teen/young adult novel, Drums and Power Lines. It was a pleasure to work with Rowena on this project, one where an absolutely unique contemporary fantasy story blossomed, and where Rowena’s artistic skills were set in motion to create, again, a unique product.

We look forward to seeing her work officially launched at Harry Hartog Bookshop in the ACT on 13th February, alongside Jeffery Doherty’s Olivia Stone and the Trouble with Trixies, and Rolf Svensen’s The Adventures of Teddy and Karl. We will also have the pleasure of Paula Boer attending with her successful Brumbies series.

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It must have been the drumming that woke him. Why did he feel so uneasy? Phil was gone.

“I thought you’d never see me.”

Ivan took a step back, tripped, and sprawled on the ground. A girl was perched on a small platform near the top of the pole.

“We have to go. Now.”

Ivan wants to get away from his life and the small town where he lives, and finds himself in a place where everything is disturbingly the same, and yet unnervingly different. Cassie thinks Ivan is clueless, while he thinks she’s the prettiest – and most annoying – girl he’s ever met.

Meanwhile the sensitive Reenie and the enigmatic Phil have other complications to untangle. Ivan, Cassie, Reenie and Phil will have to do a lot of thinking, motorbike riding and taking the unexpected in their stride, and will need to draw on courage they didn’t know they had, before they can find what is lost and get to where they want to be.

An adventure/fantasy story for high school aged readers to adults.

 

Drums and Power Lines will be released over the next week.

News: sneak peek of Jeffery E Doherty’s latest novel

In coming days we will be releasing the first book in a new young teen fantasy adventure series, The Guardians of St Giles – Olivia Stone and the Trouble with Trixies. A unique, action-packed novel, ideally suited for 9 to 12 year olds, but enchanting to all ages. Here’s a look at the cover:

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Sneak Preview: Olivia Stone and the Trouble With Trixies by Jeffery E. Doherty

Next month we will be releasing a new title, Olivia Stone and the Trouble With Trixies, by Jeffery E. Doherty, the first book in the young teen urban fantasy series, The Guardians of St. Giles. Jeffery is also a very talented artist, and we were happy indeed to leave the artwork and cover design to him. Here’s the latest version of the full cover wrap, and we suspect it won’t change much at release (it’s just too good!):

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Stay tuned for the announcement of its release date.

News: Release of Brave’s Journey by Jan Goldie

It is with very great pleasure that we announce the release of Brave’s Journey by Jan Goldie, our first New Zealand author. This book is targeted to young to middling teenagers and is packed with epic fantasy adventure.

We are already hearing good things about the novel, including the respected New Zealand author and reviewer, Lee Murray, stating, “A richly-crafted fantasy adventure, Brave’s Journey is populated with tantrum-prone pre-teens, strange and mysterious creatures and malevolent baddies, but readers shouldn’t be fooled into thinking this is just another epic tale of good and evil. It’s also a gentle coming of age story, proving that awkwardness and humour is part of the process, no matter what world you hail from. A terrific read, not to be missed.”

The cover was designed by the talented Elizabeth Lang of EL Designs.

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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.

Brave’s Journey can be purchased in ebook and print formats directly from IFWG Publishing Australia, or through all quality online stores, such as Amazon.

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.