Artist. Gardener. Chocoholic and tea lover
Karen – the Writer
Short Bio: (80 words)
Karen writes speculative fiction including steampunk, Victorian mystery and fantasy. She was short-listed in Australian Literature Review’s 2013 Murder/Mystery Short Story Competition and published her first novella, Doctor Jack & Other Tales, in 2015. Her short story, Hunted, featured in the Adelaide Fringe exhibition, ‘A Trail of Tales’.
Karen lives in Adelaide with her family and the ghost of her ancient Devon Rex cat.
She has always loved dark chocolate and rarely refuses a cup of tea.
Long Bio (200 word):
Karen J Carlisle graduated in 1986, from Queensland Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Optometry. She lives in Adelaide with her family and the ghost of her ancient Devon Rex cat.
Karen first fell in love with science fiction when she saw Doctor Who as a four-year old (she can’t remember if she hid behind the couch). This was reinforced when, at the age of twelve, she saw her first Star Destroyer. She started various other long-term affairs with fantasy fiction, (tabletop) role-playing, gardening, historical re-creation and steampunk – in that order.
Karen writes speculative fiction including steampunk, Victorian mystery and fantasy.
She has has had articles published in Australian Realms Roleplaying Magazine and Cockatrice (Arts and Sciences magazine). Her short story, An Eye for Detail, was short-listed by the Australian Literature Review in their 2013 Murder/Mystery Short Story Competition. Karen’s short story, Hunted, featured in the ‘A Trail of Tales’ exhibition in the 2016 Adelaide Fringe.
She currently writes full-time and can often be found plotting fantastical, piratical or airship adventures.
Karen has always loved chocolate – dark preferred – and rarely refuses a cup of tea.
She is not keen on the South Australian summers.
Places to find Karen’s Writing:
- Pinterest– where you can find visual hints and inspirations, research for my stories, costuming and photography.
- Tumblr (Karen J Carlisle/Off the Artboard)
- twitter (Karen J Carlisle) @kjcarlisle
- Facebook: Karen J Carlisle (was Karen Carlisle Creations/Off the Artboard/Katdb)
- Google +