Karen Bayly

Author and Copywriter

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About Me

Karen Bayly is a writer, software tester, and author of the steampunk novel Fortitude. She writes in several genres but is most at home writing science fiction, horror, and fantasy. This is where her Ph.D. in biology and her research background best inform her writing. Her short stories and poems have appeared in journals such as Black Hare Press, Toasted Cheese, Overland, Yellow Mama Webzine, Skive Magazine, Voluted Tales, and Every Day Fiction. When not writing, you can find Karen dancing like a madwoman, or lying on the grass in her backyard watching birds, or staring at the stars and wondering where the hell the years have gone. She lives in Sydney, Australia with two indoor cats, a guitar, and a ukulele.

Awards and Recognition



Fortitude by Karen Bayly

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

Also in the Apple Books store.