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?

I’m a broke-as middle-aged motorbike-riding uppity marta-marta writer.

My self-published novel, When Rosa Came Home, was short-listed for a South Australian People’s Choice Award in 2015.

The draft manuscript for my next book, Where The Fruit Falls, was short-listed in the 2017 Richell Prize.

I am currently working on a couple of manuscripts, that I hope to either find a traditional publisher/s for, or the financial means to self-publish.

Earlier in 2017, I had to make the tough decision to close my independent bookshop. I’m still in debt, and still surrounded by boxes of books. My temporary online clearance ‘store’ has some great bargains.

I am currently working as a freelance writer and consultant (aka broke and job-hunting).


Stay awhile, look around, make yourself comfortable.

If you liked what you read, or want to support me to write more content, please do so via the ‘pay now’ button in the right hand sidebar on any page of this blog. On mobile devices – see drop down menu at the top.

Due to recent changes to the way that Patreon charges patrons, people asked for alternative ways to support my writing. So I have added monthly subscriber buttons (see right hand sidebar – note these do not appear on mobile devices). Eventually I will set up a Members Only page, for people who are subscribers. And offer reward schemes, similar or better than what I’ve done on Patreon.

Thanks for the support!

You can also find me on

twitter @1KarenWyld

Instagram @meanderingwyld

And Patreon

Print copies of When Rosa Came Home available direct from my online store
Postage free (currently waiting on stock)

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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