There’s so much news to catch up on after the summer break that we’ve broken up the details into three posts. This first one covers the books coming out from (or already out) from our busy, busy members.


Donna Maree Hanson, in her alternate guise as Dani Kristoff, has a new novel coming out on 22 April 2015: Spiritbound is available for pre-order from Amazon now. Spiritbound is a paranormal romance featuring witches or a ro-magic novel: “The Sydney coven is suffering from a man drought – some witches complain, and some witches just get creative.”

The sequel to Donna’s YA science fiction novel Rayessa and the Space Pirates is called Rae and Essa Space Adventures and will be out soon!

Patty Jansen has continued her prolific output: the fourth installment of her For Queen And Country series is called Fire Wizard. Patty is planning at least two more books in this series (and for readers who would like a taster, the first volume of the series, Innocence Lost, is available for free download).


Dawn Meredith has announced that Satalyte will be publishing her YA fantasy novel Flight (publication day TBA). Keep watching here for the final details.


Gillian Polack’s probably-cursed novel The Art of Effective Dreaming is out soon from Satalyte Publishing. As Gillian notes, the novel has taken “18 years, three hurricanes, two cyclones and many other catastrophes for it to read its readers”.

Another of Gillian’s long-gestating projects The Middle Ages Unlocked: A Guide to Life in Medieval England, 1050-1300 (by Katrin Kania, Gillian Polack and Elizabeth Chadwick) is out in June and is also available for pre-order. Gillian describes it as an invaluable resource: “It’s actually a writers’ guide to medieval England – very handy for world building.”

Tehani Wessely’s Fablecroft Publishing has several projects coming to fruition all at once (isn’t that always the way!). Several CSFG members feature in the tables of contents of these two publications.

Karen Middleton of SBS News launched Fablecroft’s new anthology Cranky Ladies of History in Canberra on 8 March to great acclaim at a well-attended afternoon gathering at the Front Gallery. CSFG’ers turned out in force to celebrate the International Women’s Day event and snag a copy of the new release (or at least those of us who didn’t back the crowdfunding campaign last year!)

(Late update: read Tehani’s detailed launch report here!)

Fablecroft’s new anthology Insert Title Here is aiming for a Swancon/Natcon release (over Easter in Perth). Drop by the launch if you’re planning to be at the con!