About the author

Karen J. Carlisle

​​​​​​​Karen J Carlisle is a writer and illustrator of steampunk, Victorian mysteries and fantasy. She was short-listed in Australian Literature Review’s 2013 Murder/Mystery Short Story Competition. She is currently writing a cosy fantasy mystery set in Adelaide. Her short stories have featured in the 2016 Adelaide Fringe exhibition, ‘A Trail of Tales’, and the ‘Where’s Holmes’ and ‘Deadsteam’ anthologies. <br>​​​​​​​Karen lives in Adelaide with her family and the ghost of her ancient Devon Rex cat. <br>She’s always loved dark chocolate and rarely refuses a cup of tea.