Author Archives: karen j carlisle

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Introducing Kraken Ink Tea!

And to celebrate, the first 20 people to order some Kraken Ink from Wyverstone Tea will receive a voucher for a free eBook of Doctor Jack with their order! It all started at the 2019 Adelaide Steampunk Festival. Wyverstone Tea was doing tastings at the event. And they had purple tea! (Well, blue tea that…

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An unforeseen change of plans…

This time last year I was preparing to release my latest steampunk novel, The Department of Curiosities. I was in New Zealand, with my Dearheart, doing Lord of the Rings tours on the North Island, and finishing up at the Oamaru Steampunk Festival, down South. We had a ball. Met Smaug, stayed in a Victorian…

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When one event cancels…

Another, online one, appears. I’ve been asked to be the guest author/speaker at Critical Mass SF discussion group, Adelaide. (online event). They usually meet in Adelaide CBD. From this month, they are meeting via Zoom to practice safe social/spatial distancing. This is my first official online event; I hope I can wrangle the technology! The meeting…

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April Adelaide Comic and Toy Fair Cancelled

19th April: Event Cancelled due to Covid-19 event restrictions now in Australia. (rescheduled to 5th Oct)  It’s official. The Adelaide Comic and Toy Fair has been cancelled. The second Fair is still scheduled for 5th October (long weekend).  I will have my books, tees, mugs and badges for you all then. (and should have a…

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Beat the ‘novel’ virus Panic Book Buying Frenzy!

Don’t get bored if you’re stuck at home for 2 weeks…. [#imagedescription Karen is wearing a black filter mask. The covers of her 5 books are lined across the bottom. Text at top says: Stuck at home? Panic buy your books now! Text at bottom says: www.karenjcarlisle.com/shop. Available at all good online bookstores.] . #buybooks #bookstagram #violastewartmysteries #departmentofcuriosities #auntenidmysteries #beatquarantineboredom

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This week Patrons got some sneak peeks!

Just finished transcribing the first draft of scene 12 – the penultimate scene in  my current work-in-progress short story, Blood Ties. Patreon supporters have received sneak peeks this week. I’ll be transcribing and rewriting Scene 13 of  a vampyre story, on Friday the 13th. Woah. Serendipity is so cool. At least thirteen is my lucky number. Want…

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Here Be Monsters: a short story update.

A couple of weeks ago I spent eight hours of burrowing down the research hole to find details of a specific steamship (London to Adelaide, 1888) for a short story I’m writing for a steampunk/gothic anthology submission. I finally found a Trove article with everything I need, including weather on the trip… Then realised the…

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