New Signing: Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean by Rebecca Fraser

IFWG Publishing Australia specialises in adult speculative fiction, as well as young teen/young adult fiction. To add to the latter category in our imprint, we are extremely pleased to announce the signing of Rebecca Fraser’s young teen novel, Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean.

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Rebecca Fraser

In the coastal Queensland town of Midnight Cove, thirteen year old Curtis Creed’s world is falling apart. Once a talented upcoming surfer, he cannot bring himself to return to the ocean. His inability to overcome his fear earns him the ridicule of his older brother, Dylan. Worse, his family is struggling to cope with the loss of their father in a rock fishing accident.

The summer holiday looks long and lonely for Curtis until he meets Navaya, a mysterious sea dweller he rescues from fishing line in a rock pool.

An ancient pearl harvester from the underwater kingdom of Araxie, Navaya must protect the Moami, key to an underwater cavern hiding the last of the Arax pearls. But the Moami is lost, and it looks like Glynts – dangerous, viper-like creatures from deep sea – might succeed in their mission to steal the pearls, giving them the ability breathe on land.

When Curtis agrees to help Navaya find the Moami he embarks on a dangerous adventure that will see him join forces with awkward but brilliant new girl in town, Morgan.

Will Curtis be able to overcome his fears to return the Moami to its rightful owners before the Glynts? Was his father’s death really an accident? And what exactly is the lore of the ocean?

We are looking forward to publishing Rebecca’s wonderful novel next year, probably in Q2 of 2018.

Rebecca Fraser is a Mornington Peninsula based author, with a solid career of writing with influence across a variety of mediums. To provide her muse with life’s essentials she content writes for the corporate world; however her true passion lies in storytelling.

Her short stories, poems, and flash fiction have appeared in numerous Australian and international anthologies, magazines, and journals since 2007. She actively engages in various writing communities and holds a Master of Arts in Creative Writing, and a Certificate of Publishing (Copy Editing & Proofreading).

Rebecca is passionate about sharing her skills and knowledge, and after several years of mentoring beginner writers and helping emerging writers achieve their creative dreams, she developed StoryCraft Creative Writing Workshops for aspiring writers of every age and ability.

For more information about Rebecca, you can visit her blog ‘Writing & Moonlighting’
www.rebeccafraser.wordpress.com

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New Release: The Particle Beast by Ian C Douglas

It is with great pleasure that we can announce the release of Ian C Douglas‘ third book in his young teen science fiction Zeke Hailey series, The Particle Beast. The Kindle edition is out now, and the print edition will be released in all good online bookstores on 1 June 2017. In the meantime, you can order print copies now direct from us.

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They say the truth can set you free. Yet on Mars the truth can kill.

Zeke Hailey is happy enough at the Chasm, the 23rd century school for psychics. But an answer to a secret throws his life into chaos. Now Zeke must choose between his friends and his missing father. Mars, however, isn’t ready to let him go.

World famous translator Dr. Enki arrives with a sinister plan and he needs Zeke’s ability to speak Martian to help him uncover an ancient Martian city.

A hideous monster lurks in this alien ghost town, with the terrifying power to erase atoms. A creature so deadly, it must never get free.

But more dangers are waiting for him inside than just the monster. Zeke must find a way to defeat his greatest enemy before the fabric of time and space unravels forever.

 

Preview: The Particle Beast by Ian C. Douglas

In coming days IFWG Publishing Australia will be releasing the third instalment of the Zeke Hailey young teen science fiction series, The Particle Beast, by Nottingham-based author Ian C. Douglas.

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The cover beautifully reflects a critical scene in the novel, artwork rendered by Catherine Archer-Wills, and designed by Elizabeth Lang.

Here are the three covers side-by-side:

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Keep a close eye on our site – it should be released in several days.

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.