Karen Bayly

Copywriter, Author of Fantasy, Sci-fi, Horror 

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About Me

I was born in Sydney, Australia. I've been an actor, director, musician (new wave and classical), IT bod, and scientist. However, no matter what else I've done, I've also written - stories, songs, screenplays, agricultural, medical and scientific articles, and e-books.

My first novel, "Fortitude", has just been published by Mary Celeste Press, and I've had numerous short stories published in print and online journals. I am currently writing my second novel, a YA fantasy.  I've also written three screenplays - one long, two short. One of these, "The Reconciled", made the quarter finals of Screencraft's Short Screenplay Competition 2016 and a short story titled "Daphne's Dance" made the quarter finals of Screencraft's Short Story Competition 2016.

I love science and have qualifications in biology and ethology. When I'm not writing, I unwind with photography. I adore animals and have a huge gooey spot for cats, horses and birds. Although an avid fan of science fiction and fantasy TV and film, I also appreciate serious drama - just not in my own life.

See a list of my publications here.


"Fortitude" is available in paperback from Lulu and in digital format from:
Barnes and Noble
Angus & Robertson

Also in the Apple Books store.