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

I’m an author, freelance writer and consultant of Aboriginal descent (Martu).

My self-published novel, When Rosa Came Home, was short-listed for a South Australian People’s Choice Award in 2015.  Print copies of When Rosa Came Home are available direct from me online

The draft manuscript for my next book, Where The Fruit Falls, was short-listed in the 2017 Richell Prize. And was selected into the 2018 Hardcopy professional development program for writers, which I was awarded a scholarship to attend.

I will be editing this manuscript during a Writers In Residence in Ceduna (remote town, far west coast South Australia) during late September to October 2018.

I’m currently working on a few projects that I hope to see published one day.

In 2017, I closed my independent bookshop. My online clearance ‘store’ has some great bargains (postage free, Australian customers only)

If you like what you read, or want to support me to write more content, please do so via the ‘pay now’ buttons in the right hand sidebar on any page of this blog. On mobile devices – see drop down menu at the top. I also have monthly subscriber buttons (see right hand sidebar – note these do not appear on mobile devices).

Thanks for the support!

where else to find me

twitter @1KarenWyld

instagram @meanderingwyld


and Patreon

37 thoughts on “about

  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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