Karen J Carlisle is creating steampunk, Victorian mysteries and fantasy
3
patrons
$6
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.

'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 fifth book, ‘The Department of Curiosities’ is a steampunk tale of adventure, a heroine, mad scientists, traitors and secrets.
All for the good of the Empire.
Release date 22nd May, 2019. https://karenjcarlisle.com/books/the-department-of-curiosities/
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

  

Welcome to my writing journey.

As a thank you you get a FREE eBook of my short stories: With a Twist of the Nib (pdf format), when you sign up as a Patron. 

You also get:


  • Early access to shared monthly blog posts (scheduled for last week of the month.
  • Exclusive posts and early access posts with info and updates on research, behind the scenes, works-in-progress, cover reveals, and/or trials and tribulations (not too many of those I hope).


NEW: Early access AND exclusive posts will also contain behind the scene photos and/or artwork.


Early access posts: You will receive posts a week before any related posts on my regular webpage blog posts (usually scheduled for last week of the month). 


BONUS GOAL: $100/m:  Monthly calender page with upcoming events, steampunk, book-related and fannish dates. Each month will have an original art or photographic image.

Cog in the Machine
$3 or more per month

  

You receive all of the $1 rewards + TWO new rewards!


  • NEW: Early access and exclusive video updates of of works-in-progress, behind the scenes info, writing research, photoshoots and sneak peeks of artwork, covers etc.
    (minimum of one per month).



BONUS GOAL: $100/m:  You will receive bonus original digital artwork/photographic wallpapers related to my books/ writing. 

Conspirator
$5 or more per month

  

All of the $1 and $3 rewards PLUS

As a bonus reward you receive FREE MUSIC:
a digital copy of the steampunk song, The Gadgeteer (lyrics: Karen J Carlisle/ Music: Richard Ryall) 


  • Exclusive: Live Chat: You are also invited to participate in a patron-only monthly Live Chat on Discord. I'll do my best to answer questions on my books, characters, writing process, research, my garden, tea, favourite chocolate... 
    (There may be spoilers.)
  • NEW: Exclusive You will be listed as a Patreon supporter at the end of book trailers made during your pledge.

 

The Live Chat is usually scheduled for second Saturday morning (Australian Central Time) of each month.

Check patron posts for date confirmation each month.


BONUS GOAL 1: $50/m: When pledges reach $50/month, the Live Chat will become a video chat/livestream event.

Includes Discord rewards
Adventurer Extraordinaire
$10 or more per month

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


  • Free eBook copy of latest book published when you sign-up as a Patron.
  • Early Access:  a free eBook copy of books published during your pledge.
  • NEW: Exclusive: monthly original short story. (300-1000 words on average.)


Schedule will depend on publication dates. 

Expected publications for 2018:


Available early 2019: Aunt Enid:Protector Extraordinaire. (a cosy paranormal mystery)

Scheduled for mid-2019 release: The first book of 'The Department of Curiosities' (a steampunk adventure)


BONUS GOAL: $200/m: Exclusive: You will be listed as Patreon supporter at the end of eBooks published during your pledge.

Includes Discord rewards
Time Traveller (Australia, NZ, UK only)
$35 or more per month only 20 left

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


  • Free Paperback copy of latest book published when you sign-up as a Patron. 
  • Early Access:  a paperback copy of book/s published during your pledge.
  • Exclusive: You will be listed individually as a higher-tier supporter on book trailers made during your pledge.

Current paperback (Nov, 2018):  Aunt Enid:Protector Extraordinaire. 

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


Postage Information:   Posted to Australian, New Zealand*, UK. Residential addresses only. Allow minimum 6-14 days.
Postage not available to PO Boxes.
*limited tracking available only with these postal services. 


BONUS GOAL: $100/m: eBook copy of Doctor Jack (eBook #2: The Adventures of Viola Stewart)

Includes Discord rewards
International Time Traveller
$40 or more per month only 20 left

Postage to US, Canada and Europe.


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


  • Free Paperback copy of latest book published when you sign-up as a Patron. 
  • Early Access:  a paperback copy of book/s published during your pledge.
  • Exclusive: You will be listed individually as a higher-tier supporter on book trailers made during your pledge.


Current paperback (Nov, 2018):  Aunt Enid:Protector Extraordinaire. 

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


Postage Information:  Posted to US*, Canada*, Europe*. Residential addresses only. Allow minimum 6-14 days. 

Postage not available to PO Boxes.
*no tracking available with these postal services.  


BONUS GOAL: $100/m: eBook copy of Doctor Jack (eBook #2: The Adventures of Viola Stewart)

Includes Discord rewards
Agent of the Crown
$150 or more per month only 10 left

Oh, my!  You are splendiferous and you deserve to be rewarded!

Not only do you have all the $1, $3, $5, $10 and $35/$40 rewards 


You also get: 

  • Exclusive: Personal monthly video (minimum 5 minutes)
  • Exclusive: You get naming rights to an occasional character/characters when I'm stumped (PG please) - character dossier will be supplied.
  • NEW: Exclusive: I will do a FREE talk/workshop/cafe chat for your book group/fan group/steampunk group/community group when I'm in your area. (please check my schedule below)
    You provide the public venue.
    Talks can include steampunk, costume-related talks, writing, creating worlds. I will even join in on a D&D game!
    For more information: http://www.karenjcarlisle.com/speaking
    Warning: Can contain spoilers! 


Current event schedule is below:   


Available Dates/Events scheduled for 2019:

Australia: 

1-3rd November: I'll be in Adelaide and 

7-11th November: I'll be in Brisbane for Supanova.

Outside Australia:
I'll be in New Zealand in mid May (North Island) /early June (South Island).

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$6 of $50 per month
Conspirator ($5 tier) and above:
When pledges reach $50/month, the Live Chat 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.

'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 fifth book, ‘The Department of Curiosities’ is a steampunk tale of adventure, a heroine, mad scientists, traitors and secrets.
All for the good of the Empire.
Release date 22nd May, 2019. https://karenjcarlisle.com/books/the-department-of-curiosities/
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

  

Welcome to my writing journey.

As a thank you you get a FREE eBook of my short stories: With a Twist of the Nib (pdf format), when you sign up as a Patron. 

You also get:


  • Early access to shared monthly blog posts (scheduled for last week of the month.
  • Exclusive posts and early access posts with info and updates on research, behind the scenes, works-in-progress, cover reveals, and/or trials and tribulations (not too many of those I hope).


NEW: Early access AND exclusive posts will also contain behind the scene photos and/or artwork.


Early access posts: You will receive posts a week before any related posts on my regular webpage blog posts (usually scheduled for last week of the month). 


BONUS GOAL: $100/m:  Monthly calender page with upcoming events, steampunk, book-related and fannish dates. Each month will have an original art or photographic image.

Cog in the Machine
$3 or more per month

  

You receive all of the $1 rewards + TWO new rewards!


  • NEW: Early access and exclusive video updates of of works-in-progress, behind the scenes info, writing research, photoshoots and sneak peeks of artwork, covers etc.
    (minimum of one per month).



BONUS GOAL: $100/m:  You will receive bonus original digital artwork/photographic wallpapers related to my books/ writing. 

Conspirator
$5 or more per month

  

All of the $1 and $3 rewards PLUS

As a bonus reward you receive FREE MUSIC:
a digital copy of the steampunk song, The Gadgeteer (lyrics: Karen J Carlisle/ Music: Richard Ryall) 


  • Exclusive: Live Chat: You are also invited to participate in a patron-only monthly Live Chat on Discord. I'll do my best to answer questions on my books, characters, writing process, research, my garden, tea, favourite chocolate... 
    (There may be spoilers.)
  • NEW: Exclusive You will be listed as a Patreon supporter at the end of book trailers made during your pledge.

 

The Live Chat is usually scheduled for second Saturday morning (Australian Central Time) of each month.

Check patron posts for date confirmation each month.


BONUS GOAL 1: $50/m: When pledges reach $50/month, the Live Chat will become a video chat/livestream event.

Includes Discord rewards
Adventurer Extraordinaire
$10 or more per month

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


  • Free eBook copy of latest book published when you sign-up as a Patron.
  • Early Access:  a free eBook copy of books published during your pledge.
  • NEW: Exclusive: monthly original short story. (300-1000 words on average.)


Schedule will depend on publication dates. 

Expected publications for 2018:


Available early 2019: Aunt Enid:Protector Extraordinaire. (a cosy paranormal mystery)

Scheduled for mid-2019 release: The first book of 'The Department of Curiosities' (a steampunk adventure)


BONUS GOAL: $200/m: Exclusive: You will be listed as Patreon supporter at the end of eBooks published during your pledge.

Includes Discord rewards
Time Traveller (Australia, NZ, UK only)
$35 or more per month only 20 left

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


  • Free Paperback copy of latest book published when you sign-up as a Patron. 
  • Early Access:  a paperback copy of book/s published during your pledge.
  • Exclusive: You will be listed individually as a higher-tier supporter on book trailers made during your pledge.

Current paperback (Nov, 2018):  Aunt Enid:Protector Extraordinaire. 

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


Postage Information:   Posted to Australian, New Zealand*, UK. Residential addresses only. Allow minimum 6-14 days.
Postage not available to PO Boxes.
*limited tracking available only with these postal services. 


BONUS GOAL: $100/m: eBook copy of Doctor Jack (eBook #2: The Adventures of Viola Stewart)

Includes Discord rewards
International Time Traveller
$40 or more per month only 20 left

Postage to US, Canada and Europe.


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


  • Free Paperback copy of latest book published when you sign-up as a Patron. 
  • Early Access:  a paperback copy of book/s published during your pledge.
  • Exclusive: You will be listed individually as a higher-tier supporter on book trailers made during your pledge.


Current paperback (Nov, 2018):  Aunt Enid:Protector Extraordinaire. 

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


Postage Information:  Posted to US*, Canada*, Europe*. Residential addresses only. Allow minimum 6-14 days. 

Postage not available to PO Boxes.
*no tracking available with these postal services.  


BONUS GOAL: $100/m: eBook copy of Doctor Jack (eBook #2: The Adventures of Viola Stewart)

Includes Discord rewards
Agent of the Crown
$150 or more per month only 10 left

Oh, my!  You are splendiferous and you deserve to be rewarded!

Not only do you have all the $1, $3, $5, $10 and $35/$40 rewards 


You also get: 

  • Exclusive: Personal monthly video (minimum 5 minutes)
  • Exclusive: You get naming rights to an occasional character/characters when I'm stumped (PG please) - character dossier will be supplied.
  • NEW: Exclusive: I will do a FREE talk/workshop/cafe chat for your book group/fan group/steampunk group/community group when I'm in your area. (please check my schedule below)
    You provide the public venue.
    Talks can include steampunk, costume-related talks, writing, creating worlds. I will even join in on a D&D game!
    For more information: http://www.karenjcarlisle.com/speaking
    Warning: Can contain spoilers! 


Current event schedule is below:   


Available Dates/Events scheduled for 2019:

Australia: 

1-3rd November: I'll be in Adelaide and 

7-11th November: I'll be in Brisbane for Supanova.

Outside Australia:
I'll be in New Zealand in mid May (North Island) /early June (South Island).

Includes Discord rewards