Monthly Archives: April 2018

Engine of Lies preorder offer

Engine of Lies, the second book in my Reforging series, can be preordered now through the publisher: https://ifwgaustralia.com/2018/04/21/preorder-offer-engine-of-lies-by-barbara-howe/ The offer ends 30 June 2018. He never promised happily ever after, but Lucinda is still dismayed by how quickly reality intrudes on … Continue reading

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The Traitor and the Thief

Category: Fantasy / steampunk Audience: Pre-teens and teens primarily, but a fun, light read for adults, too. Minimal violence and no sex or foul language. In The Traitor and the Thief, Gareth Ward’s debut novel, a fourteen-year-old boy named Sin … Continue reading

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Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body

Category: Hard Science Fiction/ Mystery Audience: Suitable for teens and up. No sex and minimal implied violence. In Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body by New Zealand-born author Simon Petrie, hard science fiction intersects with another of my … Continue reading

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ConClave3

ConClave3, New Zealand’s 39th National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, was held this past weekend in Auckland. I did not, as I had hoped, win a Sir Julius Vogel award for either Best New Talent or Best Youth Novel (for … Continue reading

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