Photo Friday on Sunday: This Week’s Wins.

Wow, what a difference a week makes; this one ends on a more positive note. After a health scare (second ECG and blood tests were normal - phew!), it seems anxiety was one of the major causes. So I went on a tea cup shopping spree (well, T2 had a sale). Of course, I had to buy some replacement tea balls. More sales provided an opportunity to get this cool mug. Each time I drink from it, I am reminded though things are still hiding under the surface, I can work on some new methods to cope to drown out escalating stress. [video width="854" height="480" mp4="http://karenjcarlisle.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/HPMugKarenCarlisle2017.mp4"][/video]

Photos and video  ©2017 Karen J Carlisle All rights reserved.

February is here and so is Steampunk Hands Around the World. You can read blog posts from steampunks from many countries on how steampunk makes life better for them. (Read my first post, A Whimsical Notion: Steampunk Hands Around the World #1) or check out Airship Ambassador's listing of daily posts HERE. Also in February (confirmed this week) are two events on the same day! 14th February. At 10.30 am (Australian Central Daylight Savings Time) Jo Baker (Adelaide poet and champion of indie writers) will be interviewing me about my books and writing.  You can tune in on your radio at FM 89.7, or listen online at www.pbafm.org.au

And at 10.30 pm  (Australian Central Daylight Savings Time) I'll be hosting a spot on the Facebook virtual author event: Our Books Are not Free. It's been a busy week. I think I need a cup of tea (in one of my new cups!).
Regular readers are probably wondering: Huh? What is Photo Friday doing on Sunday? February is Steampunk Hands Across the World - a month of posts from steampunks from around the world. My first Steampunk Hands post was on Friday (instead of Sunday) to kick off the month.  Next week will return to normal programming.

Doctor Jack – latest review

So, this happened today. Got a review for Doctor Jack...

I just couldn't wait til Sunday to post. I recently got an email asking if I would do a writer interview, as the blog writer was doing a recommendation for my book. Well, this was the review:

'Karen J Carlisle has created a captivating steampunk series with her heroine, Viola Stewart – a widowed optician with a talent for detecting.

This book has the same comforting familiarity of picking up a Conan Doyle or an Agatha Christie but enough uniqueness in terms of plot and character to keep us on the edge of our leather armchairs throughout – you know by the end of the second page that you are both ‘in safe hands’ and ‘in for a thrilling ride’ – Most of us have heard the tales of Jack The Ripper but this new version goes beyond the common knowledge to reveal a chilling world of Grey-clad conspirators in which Viola must keep her wits about her if she is going to uncover the truth and survive."

You can read the full blog post at The Curious Adventures of Messrs Smith and Scarry: Morning Cuppa - In Need of a Doctor.

Needless to say, I'm still on cloud nine! The interview is on the same blog this Wednesday. Thank you to Lou for the review and taking the time to contact me.