Patreon Exclusive Sneak Peek!

My supporters on #Patreon just got a sneak peek at a new book cover.

Why not join them at:

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Frost Fair : With Karen.J.Carlisle

Blake And Wight . com

snowflakes-1171054Roll up, roll up to the Great Frost Fair,

Mind your step, come see my wares.

Don’t be shy, browse my books.

Go on, pick one up. Take a look.

Welcome to the annual Lancastrian Frost Fair on the frozen river Lune! What a relief. It’s hot back home in South Oz.

My name is Karen J Carlisle. I write steampunk, Victorian mysteries and fantasy. What’s your poison… I mean, preference? (Don’t worry I’ve got an antidote.)

Do you like something with a darker edge? Murder, mummies and mysteries, perhaps? Why not try The Adventures of Viola Stewart – steampunk Victorian mysteries, with a Gaslamp flavour?

The Adventures of Viola Stewart

Introducing Viola Stewart, a widowed optician with a penchant for detectiving, who stumbles upon a secret Society of Men in Grey. Viola finds herself entangled in murders and mysteries, helped by her friend, Doctor Henry Collins.


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Patreon Rewards Updated!

Check out my updated (and some new) rewards for my Patreon supporters. Come and join me on my journey!

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Welcome to the Frost Fair!

Roll up, Roll up!

To my first guest blog post for 2019 – scheduled for Monday 18th February (US timezone)  as part of the Blake and Wight’s  Frost Fair.

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Steampunk Hands Around the World 2019 – This is Me

Airship Ambassador

It’s hard to believe a year has passed by so quickly. It doesn’t seem that long ago when we were taking a Steampunk Road Trip around the world. Together, we visited many wonderful countries, heard about some great events and groups, and got to meet some amazing people.

This year, we’ll be traveling a bit, but in a way, also staying close to home, because this year is all about You.

This year’s theme is “This is Me”, inspired by the song from The Greatest Showman.

Paraphrasing the key ideas from the song:

I am who I am meant to be

I’m marching on to the beat I drum

I make no apologies

This is me!

This year, I want to hear from you about how steampunk helped you more fully express yourself, guided you to what brought you joy and happiness, and how maybe it gave…

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February: Steampunk Hands Around the World.

February is ‘Steampunk Hands Around the World’. This year’s theme is ‘This is me’. I’ll be posting on my blog during the month.
For more info and updates, check out Airship Ambassdor’s page.

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More Challenges and Goals for 2019

Goal #2: Achieve Pre-release marketing and pre-order Schedule

This is the current schedule for ‘The Department of Curiosities’ and release:

  • February: get complete rewrites to my editor.
  • March: send the completed manuscript to beta readers
  • April: ARCs out, with pre-orders taken in early April for late April delivery.
  • May: official public release.

I’ve been locked up inside during the recent barrage of heatwaves and north winds. Only one bout of bronchitis so far this summer. Wish me luck!

Want to be part of my Book Launch Blog Tour Posse for ‘The Department of Curioisties’? 

Here’s how you can participate in the blog tour:

  • host a guest blog post
  • interview me for your blog post
  • share Book trailers on your blog
  • interview me on your podcast/radio show

You will recieve all guest blog posts, Q&A/interview answers at least four days before your scheduled blog post dates.

Don’t have a blog? You can still join my posse by participating in the book launch media blitz on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

The purpose of a Media ‘Blitz’ is to spread the word about my new book. It involves:

  • sharing/posting supplied quotes on your social media platform,
  • sharing /posting   social media cards (with photos),
  • displaying /posting  social media banners
  • sharing /posting  infomation on how to pre-order
  • sharing /posting  where to buy ‘The Department of Curiosities’
  • sharing book trailers.
  • reposting and sharing blog tour posts on participating blogs.

I’ll be supplying access to a Media Blitz Kit in April, with more info and everything you need to spread the word.

If you want to join in the fun, just fill in THIS FORM (Google doc), and let me know how you’d like to join my launch posse, and your preferred dates.

Not keen on social media? Why not write an honest book review on Goodreads, Amazon or Smashwords and send me the link so I can share it.

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