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Don’t hit yourself on the way out, 2018!

It’s been a… complicated 2018.  There was  the good: Aunt Enid was fun to write. It reminded me of many, many wonderful childhood memories and I finally got hold of my great aunt’s lemon butter recipe! I attended Melbourne Supanova for the first time…  Road trip! with three fellow authors, Matt, Kylie and Katie. Just…

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Red’s Road Trip

Meet Red, from ‘Aunt Enid: Protector Extraordinaire’. He’s going on a road trip this weekend. Follow his travels on Twitter or on Facebook (from Thursday) Read the full travel diary on my Patreon page. (Cogs in the Machine tier and above) photo: ©2018 Karen Carlisle.

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Road Trip #4: Steampunk Road Trip: Grand Tour ‘Wish List’

Welcome to my final Steampunk Hands Around the World post for this year. I’ve already posted about my writing research road trips, local events such at the Time Travelers’ Picnic and the annual Steampunk Festival. Now I will indulge myself and present to you with my Steampunk Grand Tour Wish List. If I could afford…

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Photo Friday: Food, Fun and My Own Book Shop

Food: Christmas dinner, leftovers and homemade shortbread (thanks, Cheryl).   Fun: The whole family is on holidays, with chances to play board games, a bonus D&D night and movie marathons. The new Labyrinth game I got for Christmas…   Not so fun: Recent storms brought downed trees and temporary power cuts through Adelaide. Luckily we…

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Surviving the Crash and Burn: NaNoWriMo Wrapup.

And that’s it. The end of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) for 2016. The aim: to write fifty thousand words in 31 days – a short novel from start to finish. For more information on NaNoWriMo click HERE.  Those who ‘win’ gain glory and prizes – including discounts for writing software and editing, free eBook…

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Photo Friday: In the Garden

Last week I partook of ‘feel good’ Tryptophan and Phenylethylalanine via (way too much – is there such a thing?) dark chocolate. This week I’ve added Endorphins* to my arsenal to dispel the gloomy funk set in after weeks of anxiety. And what better way to get exercise than pottering in my garden in an…

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Photo Friday: Hidden Local History

I’m on a local history research kick at the moment. It started with my tour along Pine Park and Linear Park for A Trail of Tales – which inspired my short story, Hunted.  A few weeks back another opportunity popped up – the Tea Tree Gully Historical Society and Tea Tree Gully Library organised a…

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This Steampunk Did Go to the Ball

Avast, ye hearties! There be pirates ahead. Yesterday our local costume/cosplay group, Cosplay for a Cause Adelaide, held a Steampunk Pirate Ball (we couldn’t make up our mind, so we went with both!) to raise money for Variety Club SA. Money was raised from ball tickets and items donated for the silent auction. I donated a…

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It’s National Bookshop Day!

It’s National Bookshop Day. Despite the choruses of doom last decade, the  book is not dead. And neither are the purveyors of reading pleasure. According to this ABC story “Australian bookstores are still going strong” – and I am glad. Give me a paperback to shove my dog-eared bookmark into any day. I love bookshops. That won’t an…

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Touristy Pics: 19th Century Adelaide Architecture.

It has been too long since I picked up my camera and marveled at the world around me.  This weekend is my last rest before starting back on my next writing project. After weeks of ranting on about blogging about my writing, I am now plastering my page with photographs. Yesterday I dropped off one of my…

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