Karen L. Syed
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Originality and the fear of failure

Started Feb 10, 2012 0 Replies

I am not a new reader to the genre, but I am a new writer to it. I penned the roughest of drafts of my first Steampunk novel for Nanowrimo 2010. Since then I have been horribly afraid of going back…Continue


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Introduce yourself!
Karen L. Syed is the president and COO of Echelon Press, LLC. Every day is a new success story for her as she continues to grow herself and her business. She has seen seven of her own novels published (writing as Alexis Hart), along with numerous articles and short stories. As a former bookstore owner, she garnered a nomination from Publishers Weekly for their Bookseller of the Year award. She is committed to helping and encouraging everyone she comes in contact with to seek a healthier and more positive quality of life by reaching for their dreams.

Her newest fascination has taken root in the Steampunk industry. This tremendously interesting genre based in the Victorian era is helping to feed a minor obsession with the time period. She is currently embarking on her own Steampunk series called Petticoat Junction. With more than a quarter of a century experience in the book industry, she hopes this one will propel her into the bestseller category. Time will tell.
What do you hope to find at The Steampunk Writers & Artists Guild?
I've newly discovered genre. Love the reading, hope to hone my craft with writing aspect and interact with other experts and enthusiasts.
How did you hear about us?
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Comment Wall (7 comments)

At 5:55pm on December 6, 2010, Teagan Oliver said…
Hi Karen, glad to see you in Steampunk World! Hope you are well!
At 2:56pm on December 14, 2010, Ciar Cullen said…

Hi Karen, thanks for the hookup! I haven't really gotten going here yet, but I intend to after the holidays.

At 3:35pm on December 14, 2010, Ay-leen the Peacemaker said…

Greetings & thank you kindly for friending.

Cheers, Ay-leen

At 5:06pm on December 14, 2010, Lia Keyes said…

Welcome to the Guild, Karen! I'll be sending you in invitation to The Hellfire Club shortly. :)

At 11:44am on December 15, 2010, Sarah Ahiers said…

Thansk for the friend request! And also, Petticoat Junction is an awesome series title. Kudos!

At 11:45am on December 15, 2010, Sarah Ahiers said…

Sigh. I meant "thanks"

At 12:35am on July 26, 2011, Ray Dean said…
wonderful blog! :D Glad you're a member of SWAG :D

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