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Karen J. Carlisle

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Karen J Carlisle is a writer and illustrator of speculative fiction - steampunk, Victorian mystery and fantasy.
She graduated in 1986, from Queensland Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Optometry and lives in Adelaide with her family and the ghost of her ancient Devon Rex cat.
Karen first fell in love with science fiction when she saw Doctor Who as a four-year old (she can’t remember if she hid behind the couch). This was reinforced when, at the age of twelve, she saw her first Star Destroyer. She started various other long-term affairs with fantasy fiction, (tabletop) role-playing, gardening, historical re-creation and steampunk – in that order.

Her first book, Doctor Jack and Other Tales, was published in 2015. She
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(Should be live 22nd April,  9.30 pm (Australian time) or 12 noon (ish) (GMT).

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"This story is such fun! It's easy to read, with vivid descriptions. It kept me guessing right up to the end: who can be trusted, who will save the day, and what are those sneaky garden gnomes up to? I wish I had a Great Aunt Enid, and I'm looking..." Read more of this review »
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"What a reading delight!! This dreadpunk (steampunk horror) anthology is a perfect way to get in the Halloween mood. These story’s are reminiscent of classic penny dreadfuls and gothic horror.

I especially loved the tales where vampires were the fo..." Read more of this review »
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