Fiona McIntosh



The Chocolate Tin Book Proof CVR Ribbon X

The lid has been taken off the cover wrap for the new book coming to you for October 31. I do hope you like it…and that you can smell the chocolate wafting up from the page. Meet Alexandra Frobisher on the front – hmm, plenty coming at her in this story!  More details on the books page.

If you want to put in a pre order, do feel free to do so now.  You can pre-order digitally – I know a lot of us are travelling in spring and it’s handy to have all the latest books we want to have on our travels with us. iBooks can download this automatically into your iPad or iPhone on the day of release wherever you are.

iBooks The Chocolate Tin

Alternatively, I’m also aware that plenty of my wonderful readers do not live within easy reach of a good bookstore.  If that’s you and you still want your physical copy to leave a warehouse bound for your home on the day of release, then maybe you’d like to pre-order through Booktopia that offers an Australia-wide, extremely reliable service.

Booktopia The Chocolate Tin – printed book



I shall be on the move around Australia for most of November and early December on a five state tour to meet readers, talk to audiences, thank booksellers and to promote The Chocolate Tin, which is released at the end of October.

And the tour looks like this (but is not yet complete):

Sunday 6 November, Adelaide

1.00pm                                    EVENT: ACE VIEW

At: Unley Park Bowling Club


Monday 7 November, Adelaide

 6.00pm                       EVENT: STEVEN TER HORST

At: 256 Rundle St, Adelaide SA 5000   (Ring to book please)


Tuesday 8 November, Adelaide


10.30am                      EVENT: TEAM TLC – fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Australia

At: Walkerville Bowling Club                         



Evening                       EVENT: BURNSIDE LIBRARY

At: Ballroom, Burnside Library

Contact: Sharon Downing


Wednesday 9 November, Adelaide

Evening                       EVENT: MOUNT BARKER LIBRARY

At: 5 Dumas Street, Mount Barker South Australia 5251

Contact: Terri Nitschke


Monday 14 November, Adelaide – Melbourne

 6.30pm                                    EVENT: HOBSONS BAY LIBRARIES

At: Newport Community Hub, 1 Mason Street, Newport

Contact: Johneen Keir


Tuesday 15 November, Melbourne


Morning event:TBC 

6.30pm                                    EVENT: CHELTENHAM LIBRARY

At: 12 Stanley Ave Cheltenham                                 

Contact: Carolyn Milton


Wednesday 16 November, Melbourne

 7.00pm                                    EVENT: FARRELL’S

At: Lilo Café (Esplanade, Mornington)

Contact: Kate Horton


Thursday 17 November, Melbourne – Launceston – Devonport

6.00pm                                    EVENT: DEVONPORT BOOKSHOP

Contact: Tim Gott


Friday 18 November, Devonport – Hobart

Afternoon                               BOOK SIGNING: PETRARCH’S


Evening                       EVENT: BIRCHALLS

Contact: Will


Sunday 20 November, Hobart


Afternoon Tea             EVENT: DYMOCKS HOBART

At: Hadley’s Hobart Hotel                               

Contact: Jacq



Monday 21 November, Hobart – Sydney

Lunch                          EVENT: WESTPAC BUSINESS LUNCH



6.30pm                       EVENT: SUTHERLAND LIBRARY

At: 30-36 Belmont St, Sutherland NSW 2232

Contact: Monique


Tuesday 22 November, Sydney – Wollongong

3.00pm                                    EVENT: CORRIMAL LIBRARY

Contact: Frances Channells

Ph: 02 4227 7841


6.00pm                                    EVENT: WOLLONGONG LIBRARY

Contact: Eileen Smith

Ph: 02 4227 7693

Wednesday 23 November, Wollongong – Bowral – Brisbane

 10.30am                      EVENT: THE BOOKSHOP BOWRAL

                                    At: Centennial Vineyards Restaurant



Thursday 24 November, Brisbane – Tweed Heads – Brisbane

 10.00am                      EVENT: TWEED HEADS LIBRARY

Contact: Amanda Wallace


Evening                       EVENT: DYMOCKS VICTORIA POINT

Contact: Jo-Anne Kidman

Friday 25 November, Brisbane – Noosa

12.30pm                      EVENT: NOOSA

Contact: Annie Grossman – “Annie’s Books On Peregian”



Monday 28 November, Perth – Mandurah – Busselton

11.00am                      EVENT: MANDURAH LIBRARY

Contact: Irena Sajdovic

6.30pm                       DYMOCKS BUSSELTON


Tuesday 29 November, Busselton – Armadale – Perth

 2.00pm                      EVENT: ARMADALE LIBRARY

Contact: Claire Tomlin



Wednesday 30 November, Perth – Adelaide

9.30am                        EVENT: DYMOCKS GARDEN CITY BOORAGOON

At: The Hilton

Contact: Ann Poublon






There is a website wholly focused on the commercial fiction masterclass and the various smaller workshops and professional days on offer via McIntosh Books Pty Ltd. I will keep some information current at this site but please click here if you would like more detail:

The masterclasses fill fast. April 2017 and September 2017 are already fully booked.  April 2018 is half full and September 2018 will open for bookings by the close of 2016.  Snapped here is the latest cohort from September 2016.