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Patreons Just Received a Music Download Reward

My latest song, Spanish Flu, is available free to my Patreon Conspirator + tier supporters. Because they deserve it!   Download your copy HERE from my shop. Enjoy!

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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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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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Steampunk Makers of the Antipodes

THE UNORTHODOX SOCIETY FOR THE ELUCIDATION OF RETRO-FUTURISM is a website dedicated to elucidating us on all things steampunk in the Antipodes… They have started up a list of steampunk makers in Australia. My guest post/interview is now live: http://theunorthodoxsociety.stigandr.com/2018/09/meet-your-maker-karen-j-carlisle.html If you’re in Adelaide this month, come say hello at the Adelaide Steampunk Festival and…

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Words, Video and Music

Good morning, Dear Reader. I’ve been busy doing interviews, making music videos and, of course, writing. There’s always writing… ‘She Writes Books’ – Music & Lyrics: Here are Richard’s complete lyrics: I was excited to be asked to create the video. This song really speaks to me. There are so many parallels to my writing…

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Listen to The Steampunk Hour Interview

Hello, everyone! Last week I posted a video teaser about my first international radio interview. Thanks again to Hal Crompton of The Steampunk Hour for asking me to chat to him. Hal’s podcast is now live on his The Steampunk Hour webpage. You can hear the interview (and The Gadgeteer) on ‘ Episode: #28. We chat about music, the…

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The Steampunk Hour Lincoln Radio Interview Teaser

The interview by Hal Crompton should air on his show, Sunday 15th July (epsiode #28), and later be available on his webpage podcast 

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More on Music: The Gadgeteer Interview

A big thank you to Hal Crompton, of The Steampunk Hour, who introduced The Littmus Steampunk Band’s new CD, Left Foot Forward, on his show/podcast last week (Podcast #26 – 1st July). Hal will be interviewed me by phone this week. If you are in Lincoln, UK, listen out for the interview (hopefully on his show this…

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