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Thursday, 6 December 2012

New Release: Kings Of Under-Castle by Michael B. Fletcher

We are excited to announce the release of our first anthology of short stories in nearly three years - Kings Of Under-Castle by Michael B. Fletcher. Michael has been long associated with IFWG Publishing, often participating in our beta reading groups, and is a friend of several other writers based in Australia. I certainly noticed the odd Pickel and Weasle stories popping up in writing challenges, and it was inevitable that these rogues who live in the sewers under a royal castle, would make it to the title list. And so we have it, a collection of fifteen short stories starring the two hilarious protagonists, as well as a cast of other characters that can only rival a Shakespearean comedy.

Thanks to John Hughes for his magnificent 3D rendering art and cover design - he is a legend!

Here is the blurb:

Kings of Under-Castle is an anthology of short stories featuring two rogues, Pickel and Weasle, who live in the drains beneath the King's castle.
Pickel and Weasle encounter the officious Courtier Bland, the macabre Surgeon Strichnin, the Keeper of the Royal Bloodhounds, and the deadly Hanging Judge. They meet up with the King and Queen, the lovely Helena von Gosporin, the cheery jailer, Drossum, all the while being supported/hindered by two cheeky urchins, Joe and Ferd.
Pickel and Weasle are quick to purloin valuables to make their life in the dark tunnels more comfortable, nor are they fussy about what they eat, as long as it's meat.
Their hilarious adventures get them into many sticky situations which test their ingenuity and they usually, but not always, end up on top.

At this point, the title is available in Kindle, but it will soon be released in NOOK Book, Kobo, as well as print (in the New Year).

Amazon US
Amazon UK

Well done, Michael, and good luck in the Aurealis Awards, where this collection has been submitted.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

New Release: Brumbies In The Snow

One of the great pleasures we have in IFWG Publishing, is our sideline of children's titles - normally aiming for the 8+ range, often in the 10 to 14. It was with great pleasure last year that we released Brumbies, by Paula Boer and Rowena Evans (Illustrator), which was the first of a five part series. It was aimed at the young horse-loving market, and it told a great story set in the Australian outback. It was written and published in Australian English (mainly because we correctly assumed that the bulk of sales would be in Australia), and it was choc-a-block full of illustrations, maps, and even an Australian horsemanship glossary. Great value.

We have just released book two, titled Brumbies In The Snow, noticeable with a yellow cover, instead of the green of the first volume. It continues the adventures of the protagonists of the first book, and takes place in Australian winter, where in the highlands there is (yes actually) snow. Another wonderful tale.

We look forward to the remaining three books, each with a unique color, coming out over the next few years. We hope that you consider purchasing this book (or both!) for your older children for Christmas. It would be a treat!

Here is the blurb:

Taming a wild horse is no easy task, as Ben and Louise soon discover. Their progress is slowed by a runaway horse and a desperate search through the park for two lost hikers. Concern for an injured brumby adds to the complications.

Follow the wild twists and turns of the Best Selling sequel Brumbies adventure, as Ben and Louise explore the High Country of Australia in winter and learn what it means to break in a brumby.

Brumbies In The Snow will shortly be available from our site, but it is already available from all good online stores, in both print and ebook formats.

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