Book Blog Tour Stop#1: Suz’s Space

We're starting our tour in Melbourne, Australia, and visiting Suz's Space. Suzie Eisfelder is an Aussie book blogger and fellow Pratchett fan. One of my earliest guest blogs was for Suz's Space - a vignette from the point of view of a beat-up VW. Thanks for letting me do a return visit, Suzie. This time my post is about writing research.

Follow the link to read my guest post on her blog: Down the Rabbit Hole: A Cautionary Tale.

Please feel free to comment at Suz's Space, here or at the FB event page.

Competition #1:

Once you've read today's guest blog at Suz's Space (the answer's there), don't forget to come back and answer the quiz question in the comments below (the competition is running on my webpage and FB event page only). One winner will be randomly selected from entries with the correct answers and announced in tomorrow morning's intro post.

Today's question: What book enticed Viola into the world of detectiving?

Today's prize: an eBook copy of From the Depths.

Competition terms and conditions:

You can enter once.  No purchase is required.

To enter, answer the day's question in the comments below on the corresponding post at www.karenjcarlisle.com Begin your entry comment with ANSWER: (to make it clear you wish to enter). One winner is chosen randomly from those with the correct answer posted in comments below before 8.00 am Tuesday 26th September, 2017. (Australian Central Standard Time. ie. Adelaide time) and will be announced on the morning blog post at www.karenjcarlisle.com at or about 11 am on Tuesday 26th September, 2017. (Australian Central Standard Time. ie. Adelaide time).

Prize is one eBook of From the Depths and cannot be redeemed for cash. Prize is redeemed via Smashwords. The winner will be advised to email me to receive Voucher code and instructions on how to redeem your prize and must redeem prize by 15th October, 2017.

Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions. This Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Karen J Carlisle and not to Facebook. The information you provide will be used for this competition and will not be shared with any other party.

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.