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

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      • Cool Karen! I think your writing is the most brilliantly ‘real’ I’ve come across in years. No need to answer this one – compliments can lead to lurking under beds sometimes – I mean it though. This tagging was great fun too.


  1. Thank you for adding me to your circles on Google+. I see we have Carol Wyer in common and she is a dear friend to me and her books are just awesome. That led me to your blog and it’s quite interesting from what I’ve seen so far. You are busy!! I’m a blogger and want to get started with my serious writing and just can’t seem to get started. So much going through my head at 500 mph. lol I’ll get there. Looking forward to getting to know you and your work better.


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