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.
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 news.com.au, 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
THE BLACK RIDER PRESS INTERVIEW
-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
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.
posted June 2010
FILTHY RAT'S SIMON ILLINGWORTH - DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
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 >
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
NEWCASTLE YOUNG WRITERS FESTIVAL + JJ DECGLIE
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
'WONDER, THUNDER & BLUNDER DOWN UNDER'
VIVID author author Spencer Ratcliff interviewed by Radio 2GB's Chris Smith Listen to full interview here >
posted 14th september 2009
LOVE IN ACTION FEATURES ON SMH.COM.AU
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