Booktrailer for A Fey Tale: Aunt Enid Mystery #2

Booktrailer release: A Fey Tale Booktrailer – out 2021! 

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A Fey Tale Book Trailer Reveal!

The new (Covid-safe)  book trailer dropped today – for A Fey Tale, book 2 in The Aunt Enid Mysteries.

 

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Halloween Book-Music Launch

Today was the official launch of my short story eBook collection, ‘Another Twist of the Nib’, and my second music collaboration project, ‘Spanish Flu’. I discussed inspirations and research I did for the stories, and chatted about ‘ghoulies’ and ‘ghosties’ and things that go bump in the night.

The event ended with a live chat/interview with Richard Ryall, who composed the music to accompany my lyrics for ‘Spanish Flu’. You can find it on my FB page and on my youTube channel.

Gievaways included an eBook copy of ‘Another Twist of the Nib’ and a digital download of ‘Spanish Flu’.

LINKS:

Spanish Flu ©2020 Lyrics Karen J Carlisle/ Music Richard Ryall

 

 

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eBook & Music Official Launch 30th/31st October, 2020

My new short story eBook collection, Another Twist of the Nib, and song, Spanish Flu, are being released this month.
I’ve already reached out to a few readers for reviews. I’ve announced them both and revealed the covers. Now to announce their official launch on Halloween Eve (well, it’s on 31st October for Australia, but is the 30th for the UK and US).
Feel free to join me for a chat, info about my stories, and a live interview with Richard Ryall – co-writer of Spanish Flu. (at approx 10.30am ACDT) There will also be an eBook of Another Twist of the Nib AND digital download of Spanish Flu  to win.
Just follow THIS LINK and feel free to share.

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First Amazon Review: Another Twist of the Nib – 5 Stars

 

 

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Welcome to Geek Markets Online 2.0 this weekend!

Only 3 days to go until my next online event appearance – this time the (Canberra) Geek Markets, which are going virtual this weekend. Forget Covid spatial distancing – just join us from the comfort of your own space.

Geek Markets Live will be streaming geeky artists, traders and creators – including yours truely! There will be two livestream sessions. You can watch them live on their website HERE – or via their FB event page – Geek Markets Virtual Market, youTube channel or Twitch.

I’ll be presenting on Session Two – at 2.00-2.15 pm (ACST)/ 2.30-2.45pm (AEST) this Saturday, 26th September.

Buy Direct from the Author at Event Prices!

Follow this link to my shop to buy paperback copies of my books,
direct from me, at event prices!

  • Single books will have $1 off RRP (+postage costs).
  • Buy more than one book and get between $1 and $5 off per book (depending on which books/how many books you purchase) + postage.
  • You also get a signed and numbered bookplate, exclusively designed for books purchased during the weekend of Geek Markets Live 2.0
  • You can also pre-order your paperback copy of ‘A Fey Tale’, book two in The Aunt Enid Mysteries. (Due out late 2020, early 2021).
    All pre-orders also receive a signed and numbered bookplate, exclusively designed for pre-order books.

If you prefer eBooks, follow this link to buy my books from your favourite format.

Looking for a Christmas read? Check out Viola Stewart’s adventure,
Tomorrow, When I Die, set at Christmas, 1889.

(This story is available in the paperback compilation, The Illusioneer & Other Tales.)

Or visit my shop to choose from my
original artwork mugs, tshirts and steampunk music.

 

 

 

 

 

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Looking for something to read this Halloween?

The Adventures of Viola Stewart  series has it all:
murder
mummies
mystery
madness
magic and illusion
and Jack the Ripper…

Find out where to buy your own copies HERE

You can also get a full set of ebooks via the Author!

(postage in Australia only)

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Doctor Jack & Other Tales: Beware Scammer Sellers on Amazon

It’s come to my attention that book scammers may be selling heavily discounted copies of my first book, Doctor Jack & Other Tales, on Amazon.

The ONLY current edition of Doctor Jack is edition 2.
Look for the title: Doctor Jack & Other Tales, with the SUBTITLE: The Adventures of Viola Stewart Journal #1 – and was published by Kraken Publishing in 2016 – available via Ingram Spark.

You can find it HERE on Amazon. This is MY BOOK
BUY THIS COPY! 

This original edition was originally titled: The Adventures of Viola Stewart Journal #1: Doctor Jack and Other Tales. This was my first foray into indie publishing and was published in 2015, via Createspace – which is NO MORE. This was removed when Createspace closed down.

The reviews are genuine – left over from the first edition. Amazon won’t transfer them to the second edition. I’m also having issues removing this copy from my Amazon Author Page.

I’ve found it still selling on Amazon under the original title, supposedly available from CREATESPACE, with 1 left in stock.
This was removed from sale. I get NO ROYALTY PAYMENTS from this copy. I don’t know how they can supply the book when it’s been pulled from Createspace – and Creatspace DOESN’T NOT EXIST any more. Don’t get caught out.

How to tell the difference: The official copy has:

  • The main title is ‘Doctor Jack & Other Tales’ – with an ampersand
  • It is published by Kraken Publishing
    (Old (not printed) edition one WAS published by Createspace.)
  • CURRENT ISBN is: 978-0994485007
  • it is the 2nd edition
  • and was published on 20 August, 2016
  • RRP is US$11.99/ AUS$16.99
  • I get paid when you buy a book!

This is the cover:

Also beware the BUY BUTTON. This article explains how scammers are using it to claim cheaper available book versions. Authors don’t get royalties, and many could be scammers. It’s the old – ‘if it’s too good to be true‘ adage.

If in doubt buy from other book stores. You can find a list of bookstores here.

 

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Adelaide Steampunk Festival Day 1

It’s finally here!

All the steampunky goodness… and I can’t be there.
Not physically, at least.

I did my first ‘official’ live via my FB page (with Dearheart as my conspirator)

I Skyped in all day to chat to readers and attendees…

 

Don’t forget you get an exclusive signed and numbered bookplate with each book.

Disappointed I can’t be there in person…  Let me out!

I’m back today for day 2.

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Adelaide Steampunk Festival – Virtually There

It’s almost time for the 2020 Adelaide Steampunk Festival. This is the 7th year for the event…

Plot #1: Virtually there.

… and the first I won’t be able to attend in person, as an author. Argghhh.

Covid sucks. I’m still stuck at home. Being in (a couple of) risk groups is frustrating. I made some masks, but really should do what I’m told. So I’ll be at home… but my Dearheart will be manning the table. I’ll be Skyping in all day (tech allowing) to chat to you.

Plus there’s more!

 

Plot #2: Pre-order ‘click & collect’ for books

– to minimise contact during Covid times, and to make sure you get your copy (stocks getting low – my books are printed in Victoria and there are print and post issues).

I’ve been working on my webpage book shop to create book bundles to make it easier to pre-order your books – click, and collect at the Adelaide Steampunk Festival in two weeks.

Just CLICK HERE to order your books to collect at Adelaide Steampunk Festival 2020.

Plot #3: Exclusive Bookplates

– I won’t be there personally to sign your books but, never fear! I have a plan. I’ve designed exclusive bookplates – only available for this event. If you pre-order your books to ‘click & collect’, then you get a personalised, signed, and numbered bookplate. If you buy at the event (book stocks permitting), you get a signed and numbered bookplate.

Plot #4: Video/Live talks

-depending on technology, I’m hoping to pre-record or Zoom in live to do a talk for the 100th anniversary of  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s visit to Adelaide (and possibly one on fairies)… just trying to sort out the tech for the weekend.

 

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Behind the Scenes Video Patreon Reward is Coming…

Adding a last minute note (in one of my fave tshirts) to my Patreon supporters’ Behind the Scenes’ video rewards.
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January Newsletter has flown!

January Tea & Tidings newsletter has been sent to subscribers.
You can subscribe HERE.


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January Patreon livechat – set your calendar

Mark your calendars for Saturday 16th January, 11.30am-12.30pm (Adelaide daylight savings time – ACDT).

The link will be posted on Patreon for Conspirator tiers (and above) a few hours before go time!

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Shout out to New Patreon/Reward Round 1 has been delivered

A big shout out and welcome to my new supporter, Charity Myhre.
Thank you for supporting an indie author!

Please check your messages, Charity, for information on how to get your sign-up and first round of rewards!
And there’s still more to come. 🙂

You can share in rewards, such as short stories, sneak peeks, music, and books/eBooks by supporting me on Patreon. (pledge payments are usually 1-2nd of the month)

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A steampunk short story reward for Patrons

I’m leaving my Adventurer Extraordinaire Patreon supporters (and above) with a longer short story to farewell 2020. This steampunk tale reveals a glimpse at the background for one of my steampunk characters.

Hope you  had a good Christmas/holiday, and wish you a happy new year – and an even better 2021.

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Merry Christmas/ Happy Holidays

Thank you for your support this year. Enjoy the holidays. Contact a friend or family member. Share memories. Read a book. Eat chocolate. Be kind to yourself. You deserve it.
Virtual hugs to you all, no matter how you’re spending this week.
Not long now. 2020 is almost over…
Hugs to you all.

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New Patreon Page/Twitter Look for 2021

Out with the old – and memories of the dreaded 2020 – and in with the new. Here’s the new Patreon banner you’ll see on your latest visit!

And Twitter has had a facelift as well.

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December video Livechat Rewards Tomorrow!

Argh. After a program update last month (at least that’s what we think was the issue), the sound  was out of sync. I’ve spent all evening trying to sort it out. I had to call in the cavalry – my IT Dearheart. We updated OBS and fiddled with some settings – and looks like we may have cracked it!

Patreon supporters of $5 tier (Conspirator) and above can join me for their video livechat reward tomorrow (Sat 11.30am – Adelaide time ACDT)

See you then!

If you would like to join me next month – you can pledge your support here:
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December Shout Out to Patreon Supporters

A big December shout out to everyone especially my top Patreon supporters, Kel Kininmont, William J. Jackson,Joanne Van Raaphorst , and Marion Anderson.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Holidays. Enjoy the holidays and stay safe.

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