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Karen Bayly

Author of fantasy, sci-fi, horror 

About Me

I was born in Sydney, Australia. I've been an actor, director, musician (new wave and classical) and scientist. Mostly though, I've been a writer. Although I've delved into non-fiction and written agricultural, medical and scientific articles and e-books, fiction is where my heart lies. I love to create worlds and tell stories, and resist the idea of restricting myself to just one genre.

I've published numerous short stories and am about to publish my first novel.  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.

Books

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My short story story anthology on Smashwords.

Also on Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and other online bookstores.