about me

Red dirt in my veins
Ocean at my feet
Wind in my hair
Stars in my eyes
Stories on my tongue

Basket and fibre-sculpture by Karen Wyld

Who am I? Identity is so complex but if I was to put it into one sentence: I’m a middle-aged motorbike-riding marta-marta writer.

In between family responsibilities, my daily life fluctuates between: I write and I want to write. When fortune is smiling, I do a bit of freelance writing, blogging or working on future novels. My debut novel, When Rosa Came Home, was short-listed for a South Australian People’s Choice Award in 2015.

Anyway, welcome to my blog. Stay awhile, look around, make yourself comfortable.

If you would like to give a small contribution to this blog, please see the ‘pay now’ button in the right hand sidebar (note: not visible on all mobile devices).

You can also find me on twitter @1KarenWyld

Intagram @wanderingwyld

And on Patreon


37 thoughts on “about me

  1. What a beautiful way of describing the process of writing. A weaver of thoughts, images, words.. layering, entwining, until a piece of art — a story — is produced. Love the imagery. Thank you.


    • Hi Carole. Now that I have added yourself, and other co-bloggers, to my G+ circles its so much easier to catch up with everyone’s blogs. Keep up the great posts; as I near 50 myself I will need to seek occasional solace through your very funny words.


    • Love all those Indie Unlimited folks. Welcome Patrick and a happy Saturday to you. Although its 4.30 am Sunday in my part of the world, so I had better call it a night.


    • No need to be jealous, everyone has vision – sometimes you just need to take time out to find/recapture your own. One of the things I appreciate about fellow writers and bloggers is not only their courage to chase thin wisps of vision, but the breadth and individuality of the imagery they create with words.
      I’ve visited your blog, and you too are a word-magician; a spinner of tales.


    • Hi Lily, thanks and apologies for the delay in replying (I have been on the road a lot lately). I will have a read of your post re what action I am supposed to take now.
      All the best with your blog.


    • Hello Sandra, fellow weaver and writer. You have just reminded me: I really must get around to posting more photos of my textiles.
      Winter tends to be the time I weave, so I am sure I will have more to show later in the year; if I am not too obsessed with writing.


    • Thanks for the feedback; having had no prior experience with blogs or setting up web-pages, I am surprised how much I learnt in just over a week. WordPress needs to take some of the credit, as it makes the process relatively easy.
      Thanks for visiting.


    • Its not too late and thanks for coming on board. I am still setting up all my social media accounts and pages, so posting is still a bit irregular. Hope you will enjoy future postings.


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