the Bringer of Happiness – a gentle introduction

The child of Jesus and Mary Magdalene is different from other people. She time travels forward into other people’s bodies. Sara, whose Aramaic name means ‘the bringer of happiness’, needs to learn how to control her time travel to save a young Cathar girl, Sarah-Marie, from the 13th Century siege at Montsegur. By saving Sarah-Marie, Sara… Continue reading the Bringer of Happiness – a gentle introduction

Podcast with Maggie Smith

American author Maggie Smith hosts a fabulous podcast Hear Us Roar , interviewing debut novelists from the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. She explores the inspiration behind writing books, seeking insight into individual writing processes, as well as exploring many aspects experienced in the writing journey encountered on the road to publication. It was a delight to… Continue reading Podcast with Maggie Smith


In a couple of months my website will undergo a facelift and celebrate a re-launch – just in time for the release of my 2nd novel the Bringer of Happiness. Sign up for e-news to get up to date progress reports.

Book bubble

Try before you buy! First chapter to peruse and enjoy. Click here


My FaceBook site was hacked, my password changed, monies stolen from my cc and additional billing amounts increased. The worst was a video uploaded that was deeply disturbing and distressing. FaceBook – rightly so – disabled my account and I am unsure whether I can retrieve anything. My KazJoyPress page is still up but I… Continue reading Hacked

AllAuthor interview

Karen Martin was born in Melbourne, Australia. She went to Latrobe University and majored in History and Women’s Studies. She has worked as an independent writer and director in theatre performance for over thirty years. She was awarded the Ewa Czajor Memorial Award for The Women’s Jail Project. She loves writing, gardening, and hiking. Read… Continue reading AllAuthor interview

5 books of inspiration

Interested in knowing 5 books that were inspirational in my development as an author? Check this out: Q&A

Media interest

The launch in Sydney sparked a lot of interest and the media has been very supportive of this event. I spoke on the Greek Radio with Christine Stavropoulos, was interviewed for the Greek Herald by John Voulos, and participated in great interview with Dina Gerolymou for SBS Radio. This PR all helped to get the… Continue reading Media interest

Book signing in Sydney on Sat 27 Nov

BOOK LAUNCH AND PRESENTATION Dancing the Labyrinth / Στο Χορό του Λαβύρινθου Officially launched in Sydney by Dr Vasilis AdrahtasCome along and say hello. I will be presenting both my books: Dancing the Labyrinth & Στο Χορό του Λαβύρινθου at the Bilingual Bookshop, 180 Unwins Bridge Rd, St Peters on Saturday November 27th at 3.30pm-5pm.… Continue reading Book signing in Sydney on Sat 27 Nov

BookLife review

This novel is sure to open minds to past, present, and future understanding of acceptance and healing, while imploring exploration into ancient and current meanings of femininity and belonging. BookLife (Publisher Weekly) Whoo hoo. There is something special about receiving a review where a reader ‘gets’ your book. This is what BookLife wrote: Plot: Hopping between… Continue reading BookLife review

Author’s Interview

Had a great conversation with Literary Titan who reviewed Dancing the Labyrinth and interviewed me. You can read the interview here


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About Me

Hi, I’m Karen. I have worked as an Independent theatre writer and director and have written and produced many notable theatre scripts as well as physical narratives for circus performance. My plays have successfully toured nationally and internationally. Writing novels is an extension of this work

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