Karen J Carlisle is creating steampunk, Victorian mysteries and fantasy
3

patrons

$11
per month
Hello, and thank you for stopping by. Whether you’ve already read my books and have come to support me, or if this is the first time you’ve found me - thank you for allowing me to share a little of your time as I tell you a bit about myself…

WHO AM I?
I’m a writer and illustrator of speculative fiction (steampunk, Victorian mysteries and fantasy), and have recently tried my hand at writing music lyrics. My favourite genre is alternative history with a steampunk twist - and usually a mystery… I love a good mystery. My first series, 'The Adventures of Viola Stewart', is a Victorian steampunk mystery trilogy. I’ll pop the link below, if you’re interested in taking a peek.

My fourth book, 'Aunt Enid: Protector Extraordinaire', a modern cosy paranormal/fantasy mystery set in Adelaide, was published in June, 2018.
Daemons, fairies, magic: it’s all real.
The Otherworld is bleeding through the cracks in its shell.
And Adelaide is ground zero.

My current manuscript in progress is a new steampunk adventure series, ‘The Department of Curiosities’:
A steampunk tale of adventure, a heroine, mad scientists, traitors and secrets.
All for the good of the Empire.
  
HOW YOU CAN HELP?
As an independent author, I don’t only create words. I do my own artwork, photography, cover design and book trailers… <takes a deep breath> I have to organise editing, formatting, marketing, travel expenses to - and fees for - events. Basically, the buck stops here. Other expenses include art supplies, electronic equipment upkeep and replacement, stationery, cards, bookmarks, publishing and design software and publishing costs.

One of my long term goals is to afford professional, original cover artwork (I've had quotes up to AU$1000 for my dream covers). My aim is to be able to afford these covers for my fantasy duology, part of The Otherworld series (expected publication dates of 2020+).
Another goal is to upgrade my available video editing equipment, pay for video overlays, props (perhaps even professional models and actors?) to improve the quality of my book trailers, event and book videos. (I’ll post a link to some of my existing videos below as well).

Your support will also help me to afford to travel to interstate (and, perhaps one day, to international events) to talk about books and steampunk, meet wonderful people and do more research for future books.

Your continuing support allows me to pay basic bills because, contrary to the belief of some, no creator relishes the idea of being a starving writer or artist, living in a dank, dark attic.
The (biggest thing) you can give me, as a patron, is the gift of time. Time to write. Time to create more characters and worlds for you to enjoy.
And, for this, I am immensely grateful.

WHAT YOU GET?
As a thank you, all patrons get a free pdf copy of my first short story collection, With a Twist of the Nib - a collection of ten speculative fiction short stories - dwarves, vampires, time travel, detectives, steampunk adventures or supernatural events; take your pick - when you sign up to support me.
From there, rewards start with exclusive patron blog posts including sneak peeks of works in progress, with varying levels including question and answer, digital downloads of songs I have co-written, ebok or paperback copies of this year’s publication (the first in the 'Aunt Enid' mysteries duology), to patron-only events. All is explained in the details for each level of support.


LINKS
The Adventures of Viola Stewart: www.karenjcarlisle.com/books/the-adventures-of-vi...
Aunt Enid: Protector Extraordinaire: www.karenjcarlisle.com/books/aunt-enid-mysteries/
The Department of Curiosities: www.karenjcarlisle.com/books/the-department-of-cu...
Book Trailers: www.karenjcarlisle.com/books/book-trailers-viola-...
Event Videos and Book videos: www.karenjcarlisle.com/events/watch-past-events/
Tiers
Aether Tech
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
  

Be a part of my writing journey with an exclusive monthly blog post. This could have information on research, works-in-progress, cover reveals, trials and tribulations (not too many of those I hope).


  • Posts are scheduled for last week of the month and you will receive posts a week before any related posts on my regular webpage blog posts.
    You will receive any 'shared' post one week before posting to my webpage, social media or newsletter.
  • As a bonus reward, you get a free eBook of my short stories: With a Twist of the Nib (in pdf format), when you sign up as a Patreon.
    (The free eBook will change in 2019)
No Reward Anachronaut
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You are a wonderful and generous human being. I will think of you fondly every time I pick up my pen.
Cog in the Machine
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
  

All of the $1 rewards PLUS


  • You will receive photos and videos of work in progress, behind the scenes info and sneak peeks of artwork, covers etc
  • Again, You will receive any 'shared' post one week before posting to my webpage, social media or newsletter.


Post Schedule: Last week of the month


Conspirator
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
  

All of the $1 and $3 rewards PLUS


  • You are also invited to participate in a patron-only monthly question time on Discord. I'll do my best to answer questions on my books, characters, writing process, research, my garden, tea, favourite chocolate...  
  • You receive a digital copy of the steampunk song, The Gadgeteer (lyrics: Karen J Carlisle/ Music: Richard Ryall)


GOAL 1: When I reach my monthly goal of $100, this will become a video chat/livestream event.

Question Time Schedule - usually during second week of the month. Our live chat is usually scheduled for second Saturday morning (Australian Central Time) of each month.

Check patron posts for date confirmation each month.

Includes Discord rewards
Adventurer Extraordinaire
$10 or more per month 1 patron
  

All of the $1, $3 and $5 rewards PLUS


  • You will also receive an ebook copy of book/s published in the year of your patronage/support (must be patron at time/after month of publication for that year)


Schedule will depend on publication dates. 

Expected publications for 2018:


Available: Aunt Enid:Protector Extraordinaire. (a cosy paranormal mystery)


Update: The first book of 'The Department of Curiosities' is tentatively scheduled for early 2019 release.

Includes Discord rewards
Engineer
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
All the $1, $3, $5 and $10 rewards PLUS


  • As an added bonus for this tier, you get a shout out on social media (on FB, Twitter, Instagram and personal blog) as as a supporter, and
  • You will also be listed as supporter at the end of the related book trailer (must be patron at month of book trailer release).
  • for every 6 months you remain a supporter, you will be listed at the end of the next book published in that year as listed below.


Aunt Enid:Protector Extraordinaire was released July 2018 


Schedule will depend on publication dates:
Book trailer: November, 2018:  Aunt Enid:Protector Extraordinaire. 

Early 2019 release. : The Department of Curiosities (a steampunk adventure)

Book trailer: November, 2018:  The Department of Curiosities. 

Includes Discord rewards
Captain of Aus (Australia Only)
$20 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
  

All the $1, $3, $5, $10 and $15 rewards PLUS


  • A paperback copy (posted to Australian address) of one book published in that year,
    (must be patron at time/after month of publication for that year and minimum of  2 months as supporter per book) 

 

Aunt Enid:Protector Extraordinaire was released July 2018 


Schedule will depend on publication dates: Book trailer: November, 2018:  Aunt Enid:Protector Extraordinaire. 

Early 2019 release. : The Department of Curiosities (a steampunk adventure)

Book trailer: November, 2018:  The Department of Curiosities. 

Includes Discord rewards
International Time Traveller
$30 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
This is available to those living outside Australia.


You receive all the $1, $3, $5, $10 and $15 rewards PLUS


  • A paperback copy (posted to address outside Australia) of one book published in that year.
    (must be patron at time/after month of publication for that year and minimum of  2 months as supporter per book) 

 

Aunt Enid:Protector Extraordinaire was released July 2018  


Schedule will depend on publication dates: Book trailer: November, 2018:  Aunt Enid:Protector Extraordinaire. 

Early 2019 release. : The Department of Curiosities (a steampunk adventure)

Book trailer: November, 2018:  The Department of Curiosities. 

Includes Discord rewards
Agent of the Crown
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Oh, my! 

Not only do you have all the $1, $3, $5, $10, $15 and $20/$30 rewards PLUS:


I will post my event schedule, as I register for events. You are invited have lunch/brunch/dinner/afternoon tea with me and other Agents of the Crown.

(Note: This reward is available after a minimum of 2 months continued support on Patreon. The invitation is extended for the current year of your support and each will be held at a time and place arranged beforehand).

Unfortunately, I can't pay for your transport or event registration at this time.

Schedule will depend on events attended in that year.


Events scheduled for 2018, so far:
Nov: Adelaide Supanova. 


Events scheudled for 2019:

tbc

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$11 of $100 per month
For Tiers Conspirator +
When I reach $100 per month, the monthly question time will become a video chat/livestream event.
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Hello, and thank you for stopping by. Whether you’ve already read my books and have come to support me, or if this is the first time you’ve found me - thank you for allowing me to share a little of your time as I tell you a bit about myself…

WHO AM I?
I’m a writer and illustrator of speculative fiction (steampunk, Victorian mysteries and fantasy), and have recently tried my hand at writing music lyrics. My favourite genre is alternative history with a steampunk twist - and usually a mystery… I love a good mystery. My first series, 'The Adventures of Viola Stewart', is a Victorian steampunk mystery trilogy. I’ll pop the link below, if you’re interested in taking a peek.

My fourth book, 'Aunt Enid: Protector Extraordinaire', a modern cosy paranormal/fantasy mystery set in Adelaide, was published in June, 2018.
Daemons, fairies, magic: it’s all real.
The Otherworld is bleeding through the cracks in its shell.
And Adelaide is ground zero.

My current manuscript in progress is a new steampunk adventure series, ‘The Department of Curiosities’:
A steampunk tale of adventure, a heroine, mad scientists, traitors and secrets.
All for the good of the Empire.
  
HOW YOU CAN HELP?
As an independent author, I don’t only create words. I do my own artwork, photography, cover design and book trailers… <takes a deep breath> I have to organise editing, formatting, marketing, travel expenses to - and fees for - events. Basically, the buck stops here. Other expenses include art supplies, electronic equipment upkeep and replacement, stationery, cards, bookmarks, publishing and design software and publishing costs.

One of my long term goals is to afford professional, original cover artwork (I've had quotes up to AU$1000 for my dream covers). My aim is to be able to afford these covers for my fantasy duology, part of The Otherworld series (expected publication dates of 2020+).
Another goal is to upgrade my available video editing equipment, pay for video overlays, props (perhaps even professional models and actors?) to improve the quality of my book trailers, event and book videos. (I’ll post a link to some of my existing videos below as well).

Your support will also help me to afford to travel to interstate (and, perhaps one day, to international events) to talk about books and steampunk, meet wonderful people and do more research for future books.

Your continuing support allows me to pay basic bills because, contrary to the belief of some, no creator relishes the idea of being a starving writer or artist, living in a dank, dark attic.
The (biggest thing) you can give me, as a patron, is the gift of time. Time to write. Time to create more characters and worlds for you to enjoy.
And, for this, I am immensely grateful.

WHAT YOU GET?
As a thank you, all patrons get a free pdf copy of my first short story collection, With a Twist of the Nib - a collection of ten speculative fiction short stories - dwarves, vampires, time travel, detectives, steampunk adventures or supernatural events; take your pick - when you sign up to support me.
From there, rewards start with exclusive patron blog posts including sneak peeks of works in progress, with varying levels including question and answer, digital downloads of songs I have co-written, ebok or paperback copies of this year’s publication (the first in the 'Aunt Enid' mysteries duology), to patron-only events. All is explained in the details for each level of support.


LINKS
The Adventures of Viola Stewart: www.karenjcarlisle.com/books/the-adventures-of-vi...
Aunt Enid: Protector Extraordinaire: www.karenjcarlisle.com/books/aunt-enid-mysteries/
The Department of Curiosities: www.karenjcarlisle.com/books/the-department-of-cu...
Book Trailers: www.karenjcarlisle.com/books/book-trailers-viola-...
Event Videos and Book videos: www.karenjcarlisle.com/events/watch-past-events/

Recent posts by Karen J Carlisle

Tiers
Aether Tech
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
  

Be a part of my writing journey with an exclusive monthly blog post. This could have information on research, works-in-progress, cover reveals, trials and tribulations (not too many of those I hope).


  • Posts are scheduled for last week of the month and you will receive posts a week before any related posts on my regular webpage blog posts.
    You will receive any 'shared' post one week before posting to my webpage, social media or newsletter.
  • As a bonus reward, you get a free eBook of my short stories: With a Twist of the Nib (in pdf format), when you sign up as a Patreon.
    (The free eBook will change in 2019)
No Reward Anachronaut
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You are a wonderful and generous human being. I will think of you fondly every time I pick up my pen.
Cog in the Machine
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
  

All of the $1 rewards PLUS


  • You will receive photos and videos of work in progress, behind the scenes info and sneak peeks of artwork, covers etc
  • Again, You will receive any 'shared' post one week before posting to my webpage, social media or newsletter.


Post Schedule: Last week of the month


Conspirator
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
  

All of the $1 and $3 rewards PLUS


  • You are also invited to participate in a patron-only monthly question time on Discord. I'll do my best to answer questions on my books, characters, writing process, research, my garden, tea, favourite chocolate...  
  • You receive a digital copy of the steampunk song, The Gadgeteer (lyrics: Karen J Carlisle/ Music: Richard Ryall)


GOAL 1: When I reach my monthly goal of $100, this will become a video chat/livestream event.

Question Time Schedule - usually during second week of the month. Our live chat is usually scheduled for second Saturday morning (Australian Central Time) of each month.

Check patron posts for date confirmation each month.

Includes Discord rewards
Adventurer Extraordinaire
$10 or more per month 1 patron
  

All of the $1, $3 and $5 rewards PLUS


  • You will also receive an ebook copy of book/s published in the year of your patronage/support (must be patron at time/after month of publication for that year)


Schedule will depend on publication dates. 

Expected publications for 2018:


Available: Aunt Enid:Protector Extraordinaire. (a cosy paranormal mystery)


Update: The first book of 'The Department of Curiosities' is tentatively scheduled for early 2019 release.

Includes Discord rewards
Engineer
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
All the $1, $3, $5 and $10 rewards PLUS


  • As an added bonus for this tier, you get a shout out on social media (on FB, Twitter, Instagram and personal blog) as as a supporter, and
  • You will also be listed as supporter at the end of the related book trailer (must be patron at month of book trailer release).
  • for every 6 months you remain a supporter, you will be listed at the end of the next book published in that year as listed below.


Aunt Enid:Protector Extraordinaire was released July 2018 


Schedule will depend on publication dates:
Book trailer: November, 2018:  Aunt Enid:Protector Extraordinaire. 

Early 2019 release. : The Department of Curiosities (a steampunk adventure)

Book trailer: November, 2018:  The Department of Curiosities. 

Includes Discord rewards
Captain of Aus (Australia Only)
$20 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
  

All the $1, $3, $5, $10 and $15 rewards PLUS


  • A paperback copy (posted to Australian address) of one book published in that year,
    (must be patron at time/after month of publication for that year and minimum of  2 months as supporter per book) 

 

Aunt Enid:Protector Extraordinaire was released July 2018 


Schedule will depend on publication dates: Book trailer: November, 2018:  Aunt Enid:Protector Extraordinaire. 

Early 2019 release. : The Department of Curiosities (a steampunk adventure)

Book trailer: November, 2018:  The Department of Curiosities. 

Includes Discord rewards
International Time Traveller
$30 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
This is available to those living outside Australia.


You receive all the $1, $3, $5, $10 and $15 rewards PLUS


  • A paperback copy (posted to address outside Australia) of one book published in that year.
    (must be patron at time/after month of publication for that year and minimum of  2 months as supporter per book) 

 

Aunt Enid:Protector Extraordinaire was released July 2018  


Schedule will depend on publication dates: Book trailer: November, 2018:  Aunt Enid:Protector Extraordinaire. 

Early 2019 release. : The Department of Curiosities (a steampunk adventure)

Book trailer: November, 2018:  The Department of Curiosities. 

Includes Discord rewards
Agent of the Crown
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Oh, my! 

Not only do you have all the $1, $3, $5, $10, $15 and $20/$30 rewards PLUS:


I will post my event schedule, as I register for events. You are invited have lunch/brunch/dinner/afternoon tea with me and other Agents of the Crown.

(Note: This reward is available after a minimum of 2 months continued support on Patreon. The invitation is extended for the current year of your support and each will be held at a time and place arranged beforehand).

Unfortunately, I can't pay for your transport or event registration at this time.

Schedule will depend on events attended in that year.


Events scheduled for 2018, so far:
Nov: Adelaide Supanova. 


Events scheudled for 2019:

tbc

Includes Discord rewards