Camper Info


Title: The Illusioneer & Other Tales

Type: Victorian Steampunk mystery Novel





writer/ was optometrist


too many to count

Favorite Books/Authors:

Gail Carriger, Jim Butcher, JRR Tolkein, Terry Pratchett, Simon R Green, HG Wells and many more

Favorite Noveling Music:

depends on my mood

Brief Bio:

Karen Carlisle graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Optometry. She lives in Adelaide with her family and the ghost of her ancient Devon Rex cat.
Karen is currently writing full time. She mainly dabbles in speculative fiction - centering on steampunk, Victorian steampunk mysteries and fantasy - and can often be found plotting fantastical, piratical or airship adventures.
She is not keen on the South Australian summers and rarely refuses dark chocolate and a good cup of tea.

NaNoWriMo/CampNaNoWriMo History:

April 2014 Camp - Doctor Jack - Alternate history/steampunk (WINNER) Final completed first draft at 35,000 words.

July 2014 Camp - The Department of Curiosities (WIP). Short Story: Day of the Dirigible rewrites. (WINNER)

April 2015 Camp - Doctor Jack rewrites and revision - (WINNER). 33792 words.

July 2015 Camp - Department of Curiosities (WIP). (WINNER) 23171 words.

April 2016 Camp - Eye of the Beholder & Other Tales (WINNER) 20,618 words.