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.

Kraken and Steam Mugs Galore!

I have received most of my mugs to sell Adelaide Mini Comic Convention, over Halloween.

The Adventures of Viola Stewart Series: Men in Grey and Viola mugs.

   MIG badgefinalMUGredone150913  ViolaStewartICONGoldMUG Mugs from my Octo/Kraken original artwork series are on order and due to arrive this week: DeepSeaBallooning_REDtshirt2  krakenchestbusterRBTSHIRT octoumbrella_ringRB steamtrekRBBlueBG  

DOCTORSCARFQUESTIONMARKcupI will also have a limited number of The Question mugs - exclusive for direct event sales only.

There will be only a limited number of mugs available on the weekend - so get in quick. If you don't live in Australia, you buy the Viola Stewart Series and Octo/Kraken series mugs via Zazzle. The Octo/Kraken series is also available as tshirts via Redbubble.

Mini Comic Con prices: All mugs - $20 each. Badges also available - $3 each. If you are in Adelaide,  visit the Flinders Street Markets on Sunday 1st November for the Adelaide Mini Comic Convention and say hello. Artwork (c)Karen Carlisle.

Book Launch Video

Hi everyone,

The video of the book launch for The Adventures of Viola Stewart Journal #1: Doctor Jack and Other Tales is now up on YouTube.

I was so nervous speaking, and reading, in front of so many people but made it. Phew!