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5 sleeps until Supanova Adelaide!

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If you’re heading to Supanova Adelaide this weekend, make sure to visit Artists Alley. I’ll be at there (at booth #39) with all five of my books, including my latest, The Department of Curiosities.

I’ll also have mugs, badges, tshirts and a couple of teacup hats for sale!


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Miss my talk on Steampunk?

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The video of my steampunk talk at Adelaide Steampunk Festival is now live on my youtube channel (with subtitles).

And I’ve finally finished the subtitles for my talk at last year’s Steampunk Festival…

 

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Adelaide Steampunk Festival 2019

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September is my favourite time of the year (but I’m possibly biased: it’s my birthday month AND I get steampunky festival goodness to celebrate!

There were even more artists and authors in the market this year.And creative interpretations of steampunk fashion.

     And my outfits

   

Photos: Karen Carlisle, David Carlisle. ©2019

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Official Book Launch Video Live!

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I officially launched The Department of Curiosities during the Adelaide Steampunk Festival. The video has now been uploaded to my youtube channel and will go public in about a week or so.

The full back cover blurb:

A steampunk tale of adventure, a heroine, mad scientists, traitors and secrets. All for the good of the Empire. 

Miss Matilda  Meriwether has a secret.
Actually, she has several.
One of them has shaped her adult life. Another now controls it. Her Majesty Queen Victoria has control of the Empire. She is the Empire, and creator of its secrets.
Sir Avery works for The Department of Curiosities – the keepers of secrets – especially if they are useful to the Empire.
When Tillie finds herself in the employment of The Department of Curiosities, she realises this is the perfect opportunity to uncover the truth she has been searching for. But the Queen has other plans for her. 

Watch the Official Book Launch Video, now live!

If you’re in Australia, you can buy a copy of ‘The Department of Curiosities’ at Adelaide Supanova and Brisbane Supanova in November. I’ll be in the Artist Alley.

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Guest Blog Post at The Passing Place

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Mark Hayes  (who wrote a lovely review of ‘The Department of Curiosities’) is opening his metaphorical arms and welcoming me in – this time for a guest blog post.

The brief? Anything on writing, steampunk, my own books… I thought I’d touch on it all, and revisit a ‘Steampunk Hands Around the World’ post from 2017, which is still very relevent for me today.

You can read it on his blog, The Passing Place, tommorrow (UK time) around noon – about 9.30 pm Adelaide time, I think.


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Event Video: Comic and Toy Fair

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It’s live!

Visit the Artists’ Alley, collectors, fan and sports clubs… at the fifth Adelaide Comic and Toy Fair. Thanks to everyone to stopped by for a chat. It was great to meet new people (and readers!) A big hello to my #1 fan, Tilly. Great to see you again.