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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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The Serendipity of Procrasti-research Comes Full Circle

This article was first published in March 2016… and finally the research has found its home. I first used aspects of the Lady Alice Mine in ‘All the Glitters’, a short story in the steampunk anthology, Den of Antiquity, 2016. ISBN: 978-0995276727 And now, after almost four years of bubbling in my brain,  A Fey Tale instroduces…

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Time Travel in the 18th and 19th Centuries – repost

When you think of early time travel stories, you’ll most likely think of H. G. Wells’ 1895 novel, The Time Machine. But did you know that there were many novels and short stories, written before 1895, with time travel as a central theme. Here’s a list of stories you may be interested in checking out. I’ve added links…

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Writing Sneak Peeks… Story Research

Unboxing some books for research for ‘A Fey Tale’ and an anthology short story …

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Another Patron Reward Delivered!

The September Behind the Scenes Video for my Patreon supporters is now live. Thank you, all! Become a Patron!

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Adventures in Tintype

Three years ago I wrote a short story called ‘The Magic Lantern‘.  I revelled in the research as I’ve been a photography buff since highschool. (About every five years I contemplate setting up a darkroom…) I fell in love with tintype photography and now keep an eye out for them on my travels. I had…

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Down the Research Rabbit Hole…

I got excited on the weekend. I was catching up on some live chats by favourite authors and was reminded of some research books I had planned to get. I bought a copy of Timetables of History. I finally found a cheap copy so I can write my series’ alternate timelines in it. I know,…

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Aunt Enid in New Zealand…

I shared this video with my Patreon supporters when I was in New Zealand … learn more about the next Aunt Enid book. (warning: contains minor spoilers). If you would like to access more Behind the Scenes videos, then click to support me on Patreon. Become a Patron!

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The Little Things: Looking for one word.

A riveting plot is great, but it’s the characters that really make (or break) a story – their loves, their troubles, their journey make them complicated, interesting or (hopefully) lovable. There are many wasy to create characters. Some writers compile a list of traits, likes, dislikes, quirks, even eye colour.  Others consult the I-Ching or…

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Patreon Update

I’ve just shared a blog post preview with my patrons. https://www.patreon.com/KarenJCarlisle

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