Photo Friday (and Video): Supanova Adelaide

Hi everyone, Another convention has come and gone. My new book was available. There were lots of amazing costumes, I science-squee'd over Dr Karl, met some Aussie authors and caught up with friends. There's even a video.

 

   

Katie, Kylie and I all had our third book just published. 

And the promised con video: [embed]https://youtu.be/bJ_OVD2meWc[/embed]

photography and film/video ©2017 Karen Carlisle

Come along for the ride on my first Book Blog Tour

I'm inviting you to join my first book blog tour to celebrate the eBook release of the first two stories in Viola Stewart's final set of adventures - From the Depths and Tomorrow, When I Die - and get ready for Viola's final adventure,  The Illusioneer, soon to be released as eBook. The paperback compilation is scheduled for publication at end of October.

  

You can find details on where to buy Viola's adventures HERE

Things kick off on tomorrow (Monday Aussie time) morning.

It's a week long, whirlwind world tour, taking in the UK, US and Australia. I'll be blogging about writing research for book blogger, Suzie Eisfelder, and about my characters for author, editor and sky watcher, David Lee Summers.

You can also learn a bit more about me in interviews by poet and writer of Mystery, Alternative History, Post-Apocalyptic, Macabre, Christopher Hawes, and Stephanie Kato - writer of steampunk and post-apocalyptic stories and sci-fi blogger. We talk books, writing and (of course) steampunk. Steampunk author and blogger, Lynne Lumsden Green will he reviewing one of Violas first adventures and sharing an except from the upcoming 'The Illusioneer'. Blogger, Penny Blake (in her Morning Cuppa), will be reviewing my latest novellas - From the Depths and Tomorrow, When I Die.

Links to each stop on the tour will be posted here and the FB event page -The Illusioneer & Other Tales: Book Blog Tour. If you have any questions, I'll be sightseeing on each blog and lurking on here and on the FB event page.  Look out HERE and on the FB event page for more information, quizzes and ebook giveaways.

So fire up your device, click on those links and join me for my first book blog tour.

See you tommorrow!

Something Personal.

This week has had its ups and downs. Anxiety has a way of skewing one's view of the world. Sometimes I just need reminding of the wonderful friends and family I have. Thank you all.

Something Personal.

Sometimes the black dog howls. Its lies overwhelm me,
doubt and anxiety take hold.
Self confidence leaks away.
Does anyone know I exist?
I am alone.

I sit in chaos, claustrophobic clutter.
The world constricts me,
consumes me.
Does anyone care?

A blank page stares back, mocking me,
accusing me of failure,
pathetic, useless, unwanted.
Am I fooling myself?

A tinkle of the door bell, a knock rouses me.
An unexpected, smiling face,
Words of friendship, a gift.
A stranger asks how I'm faring,
Am I still writing?
They want to know more.

A house full of well-wishers, of friends and family
Of smiles and hugs, unconditional.
Conversation, music
and most of all,
Love.

  • Art/Photography:  I've designed the final poster for the Viola Stewart series... It arrived this week. Look for this at events.
  • Costume:  I've been helping our daughter make patterns for her current costume project.
  • Writing/Reading: Another scene rewritten, another edited. Then a hiccup - pinched nerve in my arm(but kept going. Taking a break today, to celebrate the anniversary of my arrival into this world. PS. I suck at poetry. Apologies.

Other little Green Men:  I have such cool friends. I'm working my way through a mountain of goat's cheese, dark chocolate and board games. I have  a new tea to taste and the most gorgeous purple orchid brightening up the kitchen. Huzzah Words and photography ©2017 Karen Carlisle. All rights reserved.