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An unforeseen change of plans…

This time last year I was preparing to release my latest steampunk novel, The Department of Curiosities. I was in New Zealand, with my Dearheart, doing Lord of the Rings tours on the North Island, and finishing up at the Oamaru Steampunk Festival, down South. We had a ball. Met Smaug, stayed in a Victorian…

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When one event cancels…

Another, online one, appears. I’ve been asked to be the guest author/speaker at Critical Mass SF discussion group, Adelaide. (online event). They usually meet in Adelaide CBD. From this month, they are meeting via Zoom to practice safe social/spatial distancing. This is my first official online event; I hope I can wrangle the technology! The meeting…

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Beat the ‘novel’ virus Panic Book Buying Frenzy!

Don’t get bored if you’re stuck at home for 2 weeks…. [#imagedescription Karen is wearing a black filter mask. The covers of her 5 books are lined across the bottom. Text at top says: Stuck at home? Panic buy your books now! Text at bottom says: www.karenjcarlisle.com/shop. Available at all good online bookstores.] . #buybooks #bookstagram #violastewartmysteries #departmentofcuriosities #auntenidmysteries #beatquarantineboredom

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Inside The World of The Department of Curiosities; An Interview/Guest Blog

You can find my latest interview on Phoebe Darqueling’s blog, as part of her world-building showcase. I reveal some information about my third steampunk series, The Wizard of St Giles, which I will be working on after The Department of Curiosities is finished. I also give a few hints on background story shenanigans, and where…

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Obligatory Year in Review, 2019.

Three things have dominated my world this year: writing, steampunk and health. Writing-wise: May saw the publication of my fifth book, The Department of Curiosities. I started this book back in 2012. The manuscript lay unfinished. (How can one write adventure when mentally drowning?) After finding a glimmer of light, with Aunt Enid in 2018,…

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Miss my talk on Steampunk?

The video of my steampunk talk at Adelaide Steampunk Festival is now live on my youtube channel (with subtitles). And I’ve finally finished the subtitles for my talk at last year’s Steampunk Festival…  

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PBA FM Recovery and Well Being Show Interview Live Tomorrow

I’m back at PBA FM tomorrow – live from 1.30pm, talking with Phil on the Recovery and Wellbeing Show,. We’ll be talking about books, steampunk and mental health. You can listen live online at http://www.pbafm.org.au #mentalhealth #radiointerview #steampunk #talkingbooks

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