Category Archives: Art

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! Become a Patron! And Twitter has had a facelift as well.

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New Music: Spanish Flu – ‘Digital Single’ Cover Reveal

Serendipity is a strange thing.   I was researching for the second book in The Aunt Enid Mysteries – set in 1920. A throw-away comment about the ‘Great Picnic’ – an affectionate name for the quarantine tent city at the Jubilee Oval, Adelaide, South Australia in 1919. After reading accounts of mental health issues related…

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New Design Delivered

I don’t only write books. I also do artwork, format text/internal of books , create videos, and design book covers and CD covers. My most recent cover commission was for the Littmus Steampunk band. They have just released a new album, with some favourite songs (Check out the didgeridoo on Across the Nullabor. ) You…

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Livestream chat for Patreons

My Patreon supporters got their second video livestream today! Thanks again to you all. (sorry about the technical difficulties at the beginning… new equipment… argh… Sound/live starts about 11 minutes in. Bear with me…) I chat about A Fey Tale, short stories, tea cups, Steampunk Festivals past and future, making videos, masks and there’s a…

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A Fey Tale: Book Cover Reveal!

I’ve been teasing social media for the past month… with hints of the book cover for A Fey Tale. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3Week 4: had two posts: and the finale. Here it is. The final cover reveal for A Fey Tale, book two in The Aunt Enid Mysteries. Art and design ©2020 Karen…

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5 sleeps until Supanova Adelaide!

If you’re heading to Supanova Adelaide this weekend, make sure to visit Artists Alley. I’ll be at there (at booth #39) with all five of my books, including my latest, The Department of Curiosities. I’ll also have mugs, badges, tshirts and a couple of teacup hats for sale!

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New CD cover for The Gadgeteer

When I’m not writing, I’m designing. Last month I was working on covers – book covers, CD covers.  It’s time to reveal the first of the new artwork. This is the cover for the CD single/digital download for The Gadgeteer,  the song I co-wrote last year with Richard Ryall of Littmus Steampunk Band. You will…

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Today’s Live Chat

Today I chatted to my Patreon supporters about book covers, future video live streams,  music, art, books on my ‘to write’ list, and ‘A Fey Tale’ (the next Aunt Enid Mystery book)… Yes, there were some spoilers and cover sneak peeks.  Become a Patron!

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Guest Blog: Steampunk Maker Shane Bevin’s ‘The Final Flight of the Feisty Barnacle’.

Today I’m chatting with Shane Bevin, who will be sharing his works with us at the upcoming Adelaide Steampunk Festival, 2018. Karen: Hello, Shane. Firstly, please tell us a bit about yourself. Shane: I was born in the year that men first walked on the moon, I spent most of my school lunch money on…

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Social media card #1

I’m a little arse-about with this book. Due to the health set-backs, I decided to concentrate on finishing the book first, then the marketing/social media and book trailers next. Here’s the first social media card.

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