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posted December 2015

TV/Movie Option Rights Sale

True-crime title “Horrible Man - Sinister Secrets and Truths Untold: The Portland Hair Salon Murders” by Leonie Wallace has been optioned for TV and film.

Fontaine Press Managing Director Jason Swiney said an Australian-based film and television production company with an impressive track record in the development of content for mainstream audiences in the form of feature film and television programs has purchased the rights.

‘We were particularly impressed by their track record, and desire to delve into the many interesting threads from Leonie's work, to bring the story to mainstream Australian, and beyond,’ said Swiney.

Leonie’s doggedly determined cold-case investigation exposing new theories and evidence that formed the basis of ‘Horrible Man’ have been widely reported on in mainstream media including an important episode of 60 Minutes. With the subsequent media and public interest following the publishing of the book, after 25 years a prime suspect was revealed and arrested.

posted April 2015


Man charged with cold case murders of Margaret Penny and Claire Acocks in Portland hairdressers: click here for The Age report
Read more.

posted March 2013

"So Nigel Gray, this is me: I am a writer."

Shankar Kasynathan discovery of Nigel Gray's work changed his life.
Read more.

posted March 2013

The case of Daniel Feenan triggered the Royal Commission into child sex abuse

Author Patricia Feenan, Daniel's mother and the subject of her latest book published by Fontaine Press, pens an article for, read here.

posted March 2013

'Holy Hell' licensed to Readers Digest

'Holy Hell' by Patricia Feenan will appear as an abridged edition in Readers Digest Australian October edition. Look out for it in a waiting room near you!

posted January 2013

'Horrible Man' selected as a '2013 Summer Read'

Horrible Man by Leonie Wallace has been selected by the State Library of Victoria for their "2013 Summer Reads" program. Read more here. The Age book extract published here.

posted January 2013

The Lentil messiah or just a very naughty boy? (The Age, January 6th 2013)

Shanaka Fernando, author of 'Lentil as Anything' speaks to The Age. Read more

posted December 2012

"Holy Hell" Book Launch - Parliament House

Patricia Feenan, author of 'Holy Hell', is invited by Green's Senator to launch Fontaine's latest title at Parliament House, Sydney, December. Read more about Holy Hell

posted May 4 2012

Author interview - ABC TV

Author Leonie Wallace appears on national ABC TV, Thursday, May 3rd at 8.30am, to talk about her investigation to uncover the Portland Hair Salon murderer.

posted March 2012

"Horrible Man" Book Signing

Author Leonie Wallace will be attending a book signing for 'Horrible Man' this Saturday 31st March at Warrnambool Books, Fairy Street, Warrnambool, from 10.30am until noon. If you already own a copy, Leonie would love to also meet you and sign your copy. Read more >

posted March 2012

New 2012 Release: "Horrible Man - Sinister Secrets and Truths Untold: The Portland Hair Salon Murders" by Leonie Wallace

It is one of Australia’s worst unsolved crimes. The seaside regional centre of Portland in Victoria’s South West unwittingly played host to a disturbing double homicide. Read more

posted March 2011

-Kickin’ it with JJ Deceglie (author of 'Damned Good

"It took me about a year to track down JJ Deceglie. I’d originally found him through following (and later publishing) Nathan Hobby’s work. For ages I’d been wanting JJ to climb up onto Cottonmouth’s stage. I couldn’t get a hold of him. I couldn’t find him – too elusive, too non-descript..." Read more

posted May 2011

New York Times Bestseller
Internet trouble-maker's first book debuts on NYT Bestseller List (at #4, licensed to Penguin/Tarcher U.S.A.)


posted May 2011


As seven murders opened a fresh chapter in Melbourne's underworld wars, former detective and 'Filthy Rat' author Simon Illingworth did the numbers on the city's gangland executions. Read more

posted December 2010

Jeff Lisandro, world champion poker player talks about JJ Deceglie's 'Damned Good' - Australia's first poker novel, at the 2010 World Series of Poker Championships in Vegas.
Read more

posted June 2010


Ex copper and best selling author Simon Illingworth will be the subject of a 3 part series 'Law & Disorder' due to be screened on SBS LATE NOVEMBER 2009. Produced by Screenworld Australia, Law & Disorder is:
"... a 3 part documentary series delving deep into the murky world of government misconduct, crime, corruption and the ordinary citizens who try to expose it all. Through extraordinary first person narratives, Law & Disorder is a blow by blow account of what happens when man takes on the machine; David challenges Goliath… when whistleblowers take on the authorities..." Subscribe to our e-newsletter to receive updates. Read more >

posted October 2009


The much anticipated Spirit Children by Charmaine Wilson, the follow up to her highly successful first book Spirit Whispers, is now being offered for advance purchase here, before it's launch early November.

posted 25th september 2009


Psychic Book Launch Brings Shopping Centre to a Halt
In what is thought to be the first book launch of its kind in Australia, Fontaine Press brought a Queensland shopping centre to a standstill recently by inviting anyone who purchased the book prior to or on the day, to be 'eligible for the chance to be chosen from the crowd for a free psychic speed-reading'. No, it wasn't a cheap publicity stunt. It was the launch of 'Australia's Most Gifted Psychic' (Channel 7s 'The One') Charmaine WIlson's book Spirit Whispers.

Fontaine Press subsequently went on to secure features on Today Tonight, and in WA's premier glossy magazine STM.

posted 25th september 2009


Upcoming Fontaine Press author JJ DeCeglie will be at the Newcastle Young Writers Festival from 1st - 4th October. Seek him out to get your hands on one of the very first advance copies of 'Damned Good', due for release early 2010.

posted 24th september 2009


VIVID author author Spencer Ratcliff interviewed by Radio 2GB's Chris Smith
Listen to full interview here >

posted 14th september 2009

The Sydney Morning Herald Website front page features a 2min national video news item on Manly-Manado and the new photo documentary book 'Love in Action', produced by Stu Harris and published by Fontaine's custom publishing imprint VIVID Publishing.
Check out the video here

posted 14th september 2009



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