Photo Friday: Steampunk Festival and Book Launches

Pre-book Launch and Talk:

On 11th September I did a talk on Steampunk and Self-publishing in Australia for Adelaide’s  Aus Sci Fi & Fantasy group. As a bonus, they got a preview of my new book, Eye of the Beholder & Other Tales, and the book trailer (you can view it on my post, Making a Book Trailer, or now on my YouTube channel). Thanks to Aus Sci Fi for asking me to attend.

talk-writers-2There was a steampunk costume competition. Veronica Gaunt won with her steampunk seamstress, complete with a sewing machine gun.

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Official Book Launch at Steampunk Festival:

I spent my birthday immersed in steampunk – art, costumes, music and splendorous company. Saturday was the official book launch of Eye of the Beholder & Other Tales. Thank you to the National Railways Museum for hosting the event.

Fortunately, my laryngitis and bronchitis cleared up enough for me to read an excerpt for those who attended. Thanks to my Dearheart for filming the event and helping me over the weekend, and to Helena Young who attended the book launch in her Cleopatra costume in which she cameo-ed in the book trailer.

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Our view of Steampunk Alley:


Everyone who bought a book went into a raffle for a Men in Grey mug. Congrats to the winner, Ben.

imageEye of the Beholder & Other Tales is the second book in the Viola Stewart adventures.
Paperback available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Book Depository.
The ebooks – Three More Shorts and Eye of the Beholder – are available via Amazon and Smashwords
For those who live in Adelaide, I will be selling copies at the Halloween Con (October) and at Adelaide Supanova (November). You can find more information on both events HERE.
Copies are also available from my eBay store or you can contact me if you live in Australia.

There were some fantastic costumes and photographic opportunities at the Steampunk Festival. Here are just a few:


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Thanks to everyone who stopped by for a chat. 

Video wrap up of the weekend:

Photo:©2016 Karen J Carlisle/ ©2016 D Carlisle/ © Robert Ralston (book launch reading).
All Rights Reserved.
If you wish to use any of my images, please contact me.

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