Karen Wyld is creating tantalising tales and truth-stories
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patrons

Red dirt in my veins
Ocean at my feet
Wind in my hair
Stars in my eyes
Stories on my tongue
About me:
Decades ago, I walked out of school on a whim. I told the principal that I wanted to experience life so that I could become a writer. I found those experiences - good moments and difficult times. And now, finally, I write.

In December 2013, I self-published my debut novel When Rosa Came Home. A month before turning 50. This book was short-list for the 2015 South Australian Readers and Writers People's Choice Award. See Amazon for e-books. Print copies are available direct from my online store (postage free in Australia) and via Createspace/Amazon and Lulu for overseas readers.

My draft next book, Where the Fruit Falls, was short-listed for the 2017 Richell Prize. This novel explores themes such as identity, colonisation and racism in 1950-70s Australia.

This manuscript will be completed this year, thanks to being accepted into the ACT Writer's Centre Hardcopy program. I was awarded a scholarship to participate in this professional development program for writers. 

Since closing my bookshop in early 2017, I have been working as a freelance writer, facilitator and consultant.

In addition to working on manuscripts, I sometimes add to my blog and write non-fiction pieces. I have had work published in Al Jazeera, IndigenousX, NITV/SBS Online and The Guardian. See links to articles and opinion pieces here.

My current writing goals are:
  • Finish editing my next novel, Where the Fruit Falls.
  • Further develop a new manuscript - Bestiarium Terra Nullius: peculiar beings of uninhabited southern lands.
  • Write a novella called Dingo Creek Literary Festival.
  • More opinion pieces and educative works, to post here and on my blog.
Become a patron:
  • There are 7 levels of Patronage but you can also nominate a different amount
  • Levels have slightly different 'rewards' but every patron is valued
  • You can choose to receive no rewards
  • Supplying a postal address is optional but preferable, as I send occasional gifts.
  • And most importantly - thank you!
When considering a pledge, please note that Patreon uses USD (currently $1 AUS = .77 USD) and PayPal or banks might charge a conversion fee.
Tiers
Rose-crowned Pigeon
$1 or more per month
Access to all my posts on Patreon
Orange-dashed Goby
$2 or more per month
Access to all my posts on Patreon

Occasional good things

Yellow Admiral Butterfly
$4 or more per month
Access to all my posts on Patreon

Occasional really good things

Green Ringtail Possum
$10 or more per month
Access to all my posts on Patreon

Occasional really good things

Copy of my debut novel When Rosa Came Home
(sent within 3 months. Australians will receive a print copy and overseas supporters an e-book)

Blue-lipped Sea Krait
$15 or more per month
Access to all my posts on Patreon

Occasional really good things

Copy of my debut novel When Rosa Came Home 

(sent within 2 months. Australians will receive a print copy and overseas supporters an e-book)

Indigo Inland Carpet Python
$25 or more per month
Access to all my posts on Patreon

Occasional really good things

A minor character named in you honour  

Copy of my debut novel When Rosa Came Home 

(sent within 1 month. Australians will receive a print copy and overseas supporters an e-book)

Violet Velvet Gecko
$50 or more per month
Access to all my posts on Patreon

Occasional really good things

Copy of my debut novel When Rosa Came Home sent immediately

A minor character named in you honour 

First release copy of next book
(Overseas patrons might receive an e-book version)

Goals
54% complete
This will take some of the stress out of freelancing and gives me more time to write.
To say thanks I will give patrons more snippets of what I am working on. And I will Pay if Forward by mentoring new writers (online or in-person).
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Red dirt in my veins
Ocean at my feet
Wind in my hair
Stars in my eyes
Stories on my tongue
About me:
Decades ago, I walked out of school on a whim. I told the principal that I wanted to experience life so that I could become a writer. I found those experiences - good moments and difficult times. And now, finally, I write.

In December 2013, I self-published my debut novel When Rosa Came Home. A month before turning 50. This book was short-list for the 2015 South Australian Readers and Writers People's Choice Award. See Amazon for e-books. Print copies are available direct from my online store (postage free in Australia) and via Createspace/Amazon and Lulu for overseas readers.

My draft next book, Where the Fruit Falls, was short-listed for the 2017 Richell Prize. This novel explores themes such as identity, colonisation and racism in 1950-70s Australia.

This manuscript will be completed this year, thanks to being accepted into the ACT Writer's Centre Hardcopy program. I was awarded a scholarship to participate in this professional development program for writers. 

Since closing my bookshop in early 2017, I have been working as a freelance writer, facilitator and consultant.

In addition to working on manuscripts, I sometimes add to my blog and write non-fiction pieces. I have had work published in Al Jazeera, IndigenousX, NITV/SBS Online and The Guardian. See links to articles and opinion pieces here.

My current writing goals are:
  • Finish editing my next novel, Where the Fruit Falls.
  • Further develop a new manuscript - Bestiarium Terra Nullius: peculiar beings of uninhabited southern lands.
  • Write a novella called Dingo Creek Literary Festival.
  • More opinion pieces and educative works, to post here and on my blog.
Become a patron:
  • There are 7 levels of Patronage but you can also nominate a different amount
  • Levels have slightly different 'rewards' but every patron is valued
  • You can choose to receive no rewards
  • Supplying a postal address is optional but preferable, as I send occasional gifts.
  • And most importantly - thank you!
When considering a pledge, please note that Patreon uses USD (currently $1 AUS = .77 USD) and PayPal or banks might charge a conversion fee.

Recent posts by Karen Wyld

Tiers
Rose-crowned Pigeon
$1 or more per month
Access to all my posts on Patreon
Orange-dashed Goby
$2 or more per month
Access to all my posts on Patreon

Occasional good things

Yellow Admiral Butterfly
$4 or more per month
Access to all my posts on Patreon

Occasional really good things

Green Ringtail Possum
$10 or more per month
Access to all my posts on Patreon

Occasional really good things

Copy of my debut novel When Rosa Came Home
(sent within 3 months. Australians will receive a print copy and overseas supporters an e-book)

Blue-lipped Sea Krait
$15 or more per month
Access to all my posts on Patreon

Occasional really good things

Copy of my debut novel When Rosa Came Home 

(sent within 2 months. Australians will receive a print copy and overseas supporters an e-book)

Indigo Inland Carpet Python
$25 or more per month
Access to all my posts on Patreon

Occasional really good things

A minor character named in you honour  

Copy of my debut novel When Rosa Came Home 

(sent within 1 month. Australians will receive a print copy and overseas supporters an e-book)

Violet Velvet Gecko
$50 or more per month
Access to all my posts on Patreon

Occasional really good things

Copy of my debut novel When Rosa Came Home sent immediately

A minor character named in you honour 

First release copy of next book
(Overseas patrons might receive an e-book version)