KAREN BAYLY’s passion for writing began as a child when she wrote soap operas for her dolls to perform under her creative direction. These days it’s her biology PhD and research background that informs her writing, a fusion of science fiction, horror, and fantasy.
However, she dabbles in literary fiction and screenplays as well. She received an Honourable Mention for The Waiting in the Mainstream/ Literary Short Story Category, 73rd Writer’s Digest Competition. In 2016, she reached the quarterfinals of Screencraft’s Cinematic Short Story Competition with Daphne’s Dance. In the same year, her short science fiction screenplay, The Reconciled, reached the quarterfinals of Screencraft’s Short Screenplay Competition.
She has authored novels and novelettes where she explores themes of science misused, survival and love. Her shorter pieces, ranging from fiendish to contemplative, appear in anthologies from Black Hare Press, Black Beacon Books, and Crystal Lake Publishing, through Mary Celeste Press, and online at Black Petals Magazine, Yellow Mama Webzine, and Spillwords.
She lives in the outer suburbs of Sydney, Australia, with two cats, a guitar, and a ukulele.
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