Adelaide Supanova Round Up

It’s done.  And I’m still exhausted and regathering spoons for this month’s challenge: NaNoWriMo.  Wish me luck. You can follow my progress on my NaNo page.

I tweaked my new table presentation, based on Steampunk Festival. My new posters were perfect in the larger space.

For those who couldn’t attend Adelaide Supanova, here’s the event video (yep, costume, artist alley and indie author centric).


The ‘Create your own steampunk world or persona’ talk was well attended and I answered more steampunk and writing questions afterwards. Thanks to everyone who took time out from the guest program to hear about steampunk, world building and creating your own steampunk persona.

On Sunday I joined fellow Adelaide indie authors, Katie Fraser, Matt Pike and Kylie Leane to chat about how we write and the sliding scale of plotting versus pantsing…


I actually had time to work on some quick costumes this year. Saturday I wore my Missy (Doctor Who). I made the hat, the skirt and detachable collar. The shirt was re-jigged from an opshop find.

Sunday was a quick version of the 13th Doctor. I made the skirt and the bum bag (fanny pack for those who don’t know what a bum bag is) added a transfer to the t-shirt. My darling hubby bought me the sonic for my birthday.

I’ll be creating maker videos/costume diaries of both outfits, and posting them after NaNo. So, stay tuned.

There were some fantastic costume creations over the weekend… Here are just a few:


This year was a little slow compared to previous years (though better on Sunday when the con organisers finally opened the adjoining doors between the two sections of the event), even though I was right next to the Comic Book Guests. Not sure what it was, but other Artist Alley participants mooted the same comments.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to say hello, and to those who purchased a book (or two). And a big shout out to Tilly and Tara, my number one crazy (their words, not mine) fans. You make my day every time you pop by! (We were so busy chatting I forgot to get a photo of you both on the weekend.)

Most importantly: thank God the aircon was working this year!

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Patreon Update

This week my Patreon supporters received

  • a behind the scenes photos from my recent Aunt Enid #booktrailer shoot,
  • #Supanovaconvention video,
  • two writing talk videos and
  • a preview of next weekends blog post.

Why not join them?

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The Department of Curiosities Trailer

Hello from Adelaide Supanova. Visitors to the Artist Alley would have seen the new book trailer for ‘The Department of Curiosities’.  Now it’s your turn!

The Department of Curiosities is the second series set in Karen J Carlisle’s alternate steampunk world.  DOC is a steampunk tale of adventure, a heroine, mad scientists, traitors and secrets.
All for the good of the Empire.

This series is a lighter set adventures, set in the early 1880s.

Pre-order your copy this weekend.
Just find me in the Artist Alley.


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Aunt Enid is Coming…

Something is coming…
Something Dark…

(Book trailer trigger warning: flashing lights.)

Get your copy of Aunt Enid at Adelaide Supanova
Click here: 
For information on where to buy ‘Aunt Enid’

Thanks to my Patreon supporters. 

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October on the Road

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This has proven to be a busy travel month for me. Given that I live in Las Cruces, New Mexico but work at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, this says a lot. Fortunately, I don’t have to make that commute daily. I have a residence at the observatory and I typically work for six nights, then have nine nights off. My work nights at Kitt Peak average right around 13-14 hours, which is how this works as a full-time job. To make this month’s travel work, I took four nights of vacation time.

My month started on October 1 with a drive from Las Cruces to Tucson for a writing session with a friend. From his house, I drove up to Kitt Peak and worked two nights at the WIYN telescope helping an observer from Indiana University view old galaxies before lots of metals formed to see how they…

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Making Booktrailer Props: Walking Stick

Here’s some more behind the scenes for the making of the Aunt Enid booktrailer…

“There was a knock on the door. Enid’s silver walking stick glinted in the umbrella stand. She quietly placed the rolling pin on the hall table and snatched up her trusty stick. No one gets past Enid Turner!”

And the new quote card for social media: Feel free to share!

and another one for FB banners.

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Aunt Enid: Protector Extraordinaire

Daemons, fairies, magic: it’s all real!

The Otherworld is bleeding through cracks into our world. And Adelaide is ground zero.

Aunt Enid is just your average seventy-something year old. She loves to cook, is a regular at bingo and spends hours in her garden, talking to her army of garden gnomes and fussing over the colour of her hydrangeas…
and a Protector Extraordinaire.

Buy Your Copy Now!

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