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The bad… the good… and the soon to be revealed

Okay… the bad news first: I doubt I will have A Fey Tale polished enough for publication before the end of the year.  Then there’s the beta reader round and final editing… Yes, blame Covid, if you like. It sucks. Depression and anxiety suck (the words right out of my head). I’m now aiming for…

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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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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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Not long now!

3 sleeps til Supanova! I’m in Artist Alley (at table #39) with all 5 books, tshirts, mugs, badges and some teacup hats!

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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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Patreon Live Chat Sneak Peek & Spoilers!

Today I chatted with my supporters about new steampunk hats, a recent steampunk photoshoot and book cover designs. We discussed upcoming books in my ‘to write list’, talked about a new  steampunk fantasy book series and I showed them sneak peek snippets of some upcoming bookcovers. shhh…. SPOILERS! If you want to join in next…

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Meet Aunt Enid at Supanova Adelaide

It’s almost here! Adelaide Supanova  is early this year – weekend of 3rd-4th November. And Aunt Enid wants to meet you. Over the next two weeks I’ll be launching new social media teasers and the first booktrailer teaser for my latest book, ‘Aunt Enid: Protector Extraordinaire’. Come find me in Artist Alley. I’ll have Aunt…

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Cover Reveal: The Department of Curiosities

Yes, it’s finally official.   Only a small tweak and it’s done. This is the cover of book one in The Department of Curiosities series. Thanks to my supporters for your feedback. ‘The Department of Curiosities’, is the first book in my new steampunk series. New characters. New villians (and some old ones). New adventures.  It…

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The Year That Was

It’s inevitable. With the end of each year, comes the long lists of achievements, the dissertations of regret,  the (sometimes even longer) and lists of resolutions for the upcoming year. I promise I’ll stop this. I promise to do that. I promise… I promise I won’t go on forever. Regrets? I have a few – mostly…

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Illusioneer Update and a Bonus Short Story

Good morning Dear Reader, There’s been a lot happening over the past few weeks. First, an update on ‘The Illusioneer & Other Tales’, then a link to a bonus (so far unpublished) short story of mine. The manuscript for Viola’s last set of adventures, The Illusioneer & Other Tales, is completed and edited. The galley…

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