Karen Andrews

Karen Andrews

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patron

$4

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Hi, I'm Karen Andrews. I find writing biographies really difficult because I do a LOT (hence this Patreon - but more on that in a moment). I think the best description would be something like:

I am a multi-genre award-winning writer and author living in Melbourne. Many people first came to know me as a blogger at www.karenandrews.com.au. I've been doing that for a long time now - over a decade. Phew, I know! I've done lots more behind-the-scenes over the years. I've worked in the arts, at many festivals and organisations. There are too many to list here.

I love helping people. I work as a mentor. I teach blogging, and sometimes creativity and poetry. I'm an editor and have been published in publications throughout the country. I have a podcast called 'The Creative Life'.

I'll stop now.

Here's the thing about my blogging story over the past three years (2015 - 2018) - I've pivoted to pretty much a purely personal/creative focus, leaving behind the 'mummy blogging' days of old. Not that I ever regret them, but I had to make a change. It's been a period of big transition.

If you're here, then chances are you know me, and what I do. I would appreciate any kind of support you can give. You'll potentially be getting rewards, too. Double win! 

How YOU will be helping

Seriously, there is so much I still want to explore and achieve. There is - and always will be - the digital space: my blog, my home. But I am extremely keen to relaunch my podcast and do more video work. This all takes time, and the demands on my time are increasing. This Patreon support will give me a breathing space to think and not feel as pressured. Honestly, this is partly why the podcast went on hiatus in 2017. Not only will your support be monetary - it'll be moral support too!

Prizes

Winner - Alan Marshall Short Story Award (local division), 2017
Highly Commended - Nillumbik Ekphrasis Poetry Award (local division), 2017
Highly Commended - Write Now! Short Story Competition, 2015
Highly Commended - Nillumbik Ekphrasis Poetry Award, 2013
Winner - Poetry division, Ellen Gudrun Kastan Literary Awards, 2009
Winner - Alan Marshall Short Story Award (local division), 2008.

Quotes and Photos

“Writes evocatively.” The Age

“Andrews’ passion for her craft is evident, as is her intuition as a writer and observation of sentiment and detail.” Books+Publishing 

“[Karen] writes with honesty and insight.” Mother & Baby

" Karen Andrews’ reputation as a writer, editor and publisher precedes her." Books+Publishing



In summary: thank you. You're helping me extend my skills set and allowing me to share these back with you. Reciprocity matters.
Tiers
Sweet Coin
$1 or more per month
I know it all counts - thank you
Coffee Coin
$4 or more per month
Before coffee becomes so expensive no-one can drink it, this is the cost of what my fav bevo is at my local cafe where I write a lot.
Paper Money
$20 or more per month
I will write a supporter-only update with my latest news, goings on and creative musings I will share NOWHERE else.
Chat Money
$100 or more per month only 10 left
You get supporter-only updates and chats - got a writing question? Or know someone who does? I'd be happy to conduct a consultation via Skype. (4 per calendar year = 1 per quarter)
Big Money
$250 or more per month only 5 left
Wow. WOW. To quote Sally Field, you like me! Okay, big money needs big rewards. You will have access to all of the rewards of the other tiers, PLUS get a copy of all my existing books and ANY published while you are my Patreon. 
Goals
$4 of $100 per month
You will help me cover basic administrative and incidental costs which are related to producing regular blog and podcast content. These include web hosting, domain and subscription renewals, etc.
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Hi, I'm Karen Andrews. I find writing biographies really difficult because I do a LOT (hence this Patreon - but more on that in a moment). I think the best description would be something like:

I am a multi-genre award-winning writer and author living in Melbourne. Many people first came to know me as a blogger at www.karenandrews.com.au. I've been doing that for a long time now - over a decade. Phew, I know! I've done lots more behind-the-scenes over the years. I've worked in the arts, at many festivals and organisations. There are too many to list here.

I love helping people. I work as a mentor. I teach blogging, and sometimes creativity and poetry. I'm an editor and have been published in publications throughout the country. I have a podcast called 'The Creative Life'.

I'll stop now.

Here's the thing about my blogging story over the past three years (2015 - 2018) - I've pivoted to pretty much a purely personal/creative focus, leaving behind the 'mummy blogging' days of old. Not that I ever regret them, but I had to make a change. It's been a period of big transition.

If you're here, then chances are you know me, and what I do. I would appreciate any kind of support you can give. You'll potentially be getting rewards, too. Double win! 

How YOU will be helping

Seriously, there is so much I still want to explore and achieve. There is - and always will be - the digital space: my blog, my home. But I am extremely keen to relaunch my podcast and do more video work. This all takes time, and the demands on my time are increasing. This Patreon support will give me a breathing space to think and not feel as pressured. Honestly, this is partly why the podcast went on hiatus in 2017. Not only will your support be monetary - it'll be moral support too!

Prizes

Winner - Alan Marshall Short Story Award (local division), 2017
Highly Commended - Nillumbik Ekphrasis Poetry Award (local division), 2017
Highly Commended - Write Now! Short Story Competition, 2015
Highly Commended - Nillumbik Ekphrasis Poetry Award, 2013
Winner - Poetry division, Ellen Gudrun Kastan Literary Awards, 2009
Winner - Alan Marshall Short Story Award (local division), 2008.

Quotes and Photos

“Writes evocatively.” The Age

“Andrews’ passion for her craft is evident, as is her intuition as a writer and observation of sentiment and detail.” Books+Publishing 

“[Karen] writes with honesty and insight.” Mother & Baby

" Karen Andrews’ reputation as a writer, editor and publisher precedes her." Books+Publishing



In summary: thank you. You're helping me extend my skills set and allowing me to share these back with you. Reciprocity matters.

Recent posts by Karen Andrews

Tiers
Sweet Coin
$1 or more per month
I know it all counts - thank you
Coffee Coin
$4 or more per month
Before coffee becomes so expensive no-one can drink it, this is the cost of what my fav bevo is at my local cafe where I write a lot.
Paper Money
$20 or more per month
I will write a supporter-only update with my latest news, goings on and creative musings I will share NOWHERE else.
Chat Money
$100 or more per month only 10 left
You get supporter-only updates and chats - got a writing question? Or know someone who does? I'd be happy to conduct a consultation via Skype. (4 per calendar year = 1 per quarter)
Big Money
$250 or more per month only 5 left
Wow. WOW. To quote Sally Field, you like me! Okay, big money needs big rewards. You will have access to all of the rewards of the other tiers, PLUS get a copy of all my existing books and ANY published while you are my Patreon.