Karen Wyld is creating stories of fact and fiction
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patrons
About me:
I am an Australian freelance writer and emerging author; Martu descendent living on Kaurna country.

In December 2013, I self-published my debut novel When Rosa Came Home, which was short-listed for the 2015 South Australian Readers and Writers People's Choice Award. 

My just-completed manuscript, 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 was also accepted into the 2018 Hardcopy professional development program for Australian writers. I was awarded the inaugural Indigenous scholarship to participate in this program. And was later accepted in to Hardcopy part two, where I met with various agents and publishers to get industry feedback on this manuscript. 

I was able to finish this manuscript after a Writers SA writer retreat. As part of their writers in remote communities, I spent a month in Ceduna meeting writers and readers, as well as working on my writing.

In addition to writing fiction, I sometimes add to my blog and write non-fiction pieces. I have had work published in Al Jazeera, IndigenousX, NITV, Meanjin and Guardian Australia. See links on my blog and muck rack page.

My current writing goals are:
  • Find an agent and/or publisher for my draft novel - Where the Fruit Falls.
  • Finish writing the dark comedy novella - Dingo Creek Literary Festival.
  • Develop a series of novelettes - The Cosmographer's Brother, The Last Dodo's Cousin and The Siren's Sister - to be collectively be called Bestiarium Terra Nullius: peculiar beings of uninhabited southern lands. 
  • More opinion pieces and educative works, to post here and on my blog.
If you choose to 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
Copy of my debut novel When Rosa Came Home
(sent within 6 months. Australians will receive a print copy and overseas supporters an e-book) 

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
70% complete
This will take some of the stress out of being a freelancer, giving 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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About me:
I am an Australian freelance writer and emerging author; Martu descendent living on Kaurna country.

In December 2013, I self-published my debut novel When Rosa Came Home, which was short-listed for the 2015 South Australian Readers and Writers People's Choice Award. 

My just-completed manuscript, 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 was also accepted into the 2018 Hardcopy professional development program for Australian writers. I was awarded the inaugural Indigenous scholarship to participate in this program. And was later accepted in to Hardcopy part two, where I met with various agents and publishers to get industry feedback on this manuscript. 

I was able to finish this manuscript after a Writers SA writer retreat. As part of their writers in remote communities, I spent a month in Ceduna meeting writers and readers, as well as working on my writing.

In addition to writing fiction, I sometimes add to my blog and write non-fiction pieces. I have had work published in Al Jazeera, IndigenousX, NITV, Meanjin and Guardian Australia. See links on my blog and muck rack page.

My current writing goals are:
  • Find an agent and/or publisher for my draft novel - Where the Fruit Falls.
  • Finish writing the dark comedy novella - Dingo Creek Literary Festival.
  • Develop a series of novelettes - The Cosmographer's Brother, The Last Dodo's Cousin and The Siren's Sister - to be collectively be called Bestiarium Terra Nullius: peculiar beings of uninhabited southern lands. 
  • More opinion pieces and educative works, to post here and on my blog.
If you choose to 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
Copy of my debut novel When Rosa Came Home
(sent within 6 months. Australians will receive a print copy and overseas supporters an e-book) 

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)