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Fiona McIntosh is an Australian author that writes fantasy, YA, and mysteries. Though, she is best known in some circles for her historical fiction. Born in 1960 in Brighton, England, Fiona took several trips to Africa during her childhood because of her father’s work.
Order of Trinity Series
|1||Betrayal||2001||Description / Buy|
|2||Revenge||2002||Description / Buy|
|3||Destiny||2010||Description / Buy|
Order of The Quickening Series
|1||Myrren's Gift||2003||Description / Buy|
|2||Blood and Memory||2004||Description / Buy|
|3||Bridge of Souls||2004||Description / Buy|
Order of Percheron Series
|1||Odalisque / The Orphans||2005||Description / Buy|
|2||Emissary||2006||Description / Buy|
|3||Goddess||2007||Description / Buy|
Order of DCI Jack Hawksworth Series
|1||Bye Bye Baby||2007||Description / Buy|
|2||Beautiful Death||2009||Description / Buy|
|3||Mirror Man||2021||Description / Buy|
|4||Dead Tide||2023||Description / Buy|
Order of Valisar Trilogy Series
|1||Royal Exile||2008||Description / Buy|
|2||Tyrant's Blood||2009||Description / Buy|
|3||King's Wrath||2010||Description / Buy|
Order of Whisperer Series
|1||The Whisperer||2009||Description / Buy|
|2||The Rumpelgeist||2012||Description / Buy|
Order of Luc & Lisette Series
|1||The Lavender Keeper||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||The French Promise||2013||Description / Buy|
Order of Fiona McIntosh Standalone Novels
|1||Fields of Gold||2010||Description / Buy|
|2||The Scrivener's Tale||2012||Description / Buy|
|3||The Tailor's Girl||2013||Description / Buy|
|4||Tapestry||2014||Description / Buy|
|5||Nightingale||2014||Description / Buy|
|6||The Last Dance||2015||Description / Buy|
|7||The Perfumer's Secret||2015||Description / Buy|
|8||The Chocolate Tin||2016||Description / Buy|
|9||The Tea Gardens||2017||Description / Buy|
|10||The Pearl Thief||2018||Description / Buy|
|11||The Diamond Hunter||2019||Description / Buy|
|12||The Champagne War||2020||Description / Buy|
|13||The Spy’s Wife||2021||Description / Buy|
|14||The Sugar Palace||2023||Description / Buy|
Order of Fiona McIntosh Non-Fiction
|1||How to Write Your Blockbuster||2015||Description / Buy|
Order of Fiona McIntosh Collections
|1||On the Scent of Perfume (Short Story)||2015||Description / Buy|
During the final year of her teens, she spent some time in Paris before moving to Australia, where she planted her roots. Fiona worked in PR, sales, and marketing for several years before she got her big publishing break, writing a story that piqued the interest of a global publisher.
Her books require extensive research, especially the historical novels. While she has several eras that interest her, the period between 1910 and 1945 is her favorite because of the era’s scope and dramatic potential.
It takes Fiona roughly two years to write each book. She reads as much as possible, filling her head with every tiny detail she can find until her mind builds a clear picture of the type of story she wants to tell.
However, Fiona is not content with simply reading about the settings in her novels. She has to visit them. The fact that she has visited some of those countries in the past won’t stop her from visiting them again
Her readers are trusting Fiona to construct an authentic picture of places they may never visit. Therefore, she wants to do her best to satisfy their curiosity. This means walking the land her characters inhabit and absorbing as much information as possible.
In most cases, the author’s research consists of two trips. The first trip gives Fiona the big picture, a general understanding of everything she needs to know. The second visit, which typically occurs after six months, allows her to peel back the layers, taking note of details she previously missed and recording her emotional response to locations, seasons, and landscapes.
Fiona enjoys her trips because they teach her volumes about foreign cultures and traditions. The author writes organically. She doesn’t plan her novels.
Each book begins with a place. Her research gives the author a vague idea of the plot. However, Fiona expects the story to take shape organically once she sits down to write.
Her characters are the same. They arrive at their own pace, slowly revealing bits and pieces of themselves until they become real people.
Fiona is quite disciplined about her writing routine. She tries to write from the same place every day. The exact location has changed over the years. However, once the author identifies a suitable writing spot, she sticks with it.
Her goal is to write for three hours every day, starting at 9:30 in the morning, after answering emails. She usually reaches her word count by 1 PM. Then she turns her attention to administrative tasks. In an ideal week, she will work from Monday to Thursday. She spends Friday doing errands and the weekend with her family.
Best Fiona McIntosh Books
The author has a busy schedule. She doesn’t have time for hobbies. The best she can do is exercise and stream movies and TV shows. Fiona’s best novels include:
Myrren’s Gift: Wyl was barely a teenager when he took up his position as commander of the Morgravian army. Prince Celimus was a cruel despot who took great pleasure in watching others suffer.
Wyl slighted Celimus when he showed kindness to a condemned witch. His actions earned the young soldier a miracle. But now, Celimus has sent Wyl on a suicidal mission. His only hope is Myrren’s gift.
The Pearl Thief: Severine’s life was a lie. Tasked with curating antique jewelry at the British Museum, Severine was a common topic among her colleagues because of her cool beauty and mysterious aura.
Severine was determined to hide her trauma. But then the Museum received Byzantine Pearls that changed everything. They shattered Severine’s façade, forcing the woman to make a shocking revelation.
And now, her life is unraveling. The hunt for Ruda Mayek is underway. Mossad has entered the picture, having deployed their most skilled agent.
Severine wants the solicitor handling the Pearls to help her. But his vow prevents him from giving Severine the answers she needs. The woman has no intention of giving up. Before her journey ends, she will make an unexpected discovery.
When Does The Next Fiona McIntosh book come out?
Fiona McIntosh doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Sugar Palace and was released on October, 10th 2023.