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 First, an update on 'The Illusioneer & Other Tales', then a link to a bonus (so far unpublished) short story of mine.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 was proofread by my busy elves. Now the final page count was finalised, I could format the cover spread. Both were sent to the printer and I'm waiting for a proof copy before I can order the first box. The Illusioneer's ISBN has been allocated and it's now listed on the National Library database (Trove/CiP). This is what it will look like on your shelf with the others <shameless plug>.

But there's more:

a bonus excerpt - the first chapter of my next steampunk adventure series, 'The Department of Curiosities' - with new characters and a new look. (The story starts in 1883 and is set in the same alternative world as 'The Adventures of Viola Stewart'.) I bought a new ring to mark the end of my first steampunk mystery series - one stone for each book.

This month's Bonus:

Penny, from The Adventures of Messrs Smith and Skarry, asked me for a short story. It will feature on her blog this week.

You can read Waking  HERE.

Photos and short story ©2017 Karen J Carlisle. All rights reserved.

Christmas Gift Market – Join Viola for Christmas

Support local emerging artists and authors at the Christmas Gift Market at the Tea Tree Gully Library Community Learning Centre, Tea Tree Gully.

Tea Tree Gully Library is hosting a market with local artists, designers, crafters and writers. I'll be there, selling my books.

Read Viola's Christmas adventure,  Tomorrow, When I Die: the second story in the paperback 'The Illusioneer & Other Tales: The Adventures of Viola Stewart Journal #3'.