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2023 Greek Book Fair Exhibitor: Kazjoypress - Karen Martin

Karen with book Copy

2023 Greek Book Fair Exhibitor: Kazjoypress - Karen Martin

Karen is an acclaimed independent author living in regional Victoria. She once ran away with the circus, created plays in prisons, and strived for transformational theatre experiences. She received awards for her work, and funding to travel to write in situ. She learned to listen when the muses whisper in her ear.

She has contributed to several non-fiction books: The Women’s Circus: Leaping the Wire, and Women in Theatre: Ewa Czajor Memorial Award Recipients, and received a Local History Award for the writing and publication of two booklets on her award-winning production of The Women’s Jail Project.

Her debut novel Dancing the Labyrinth was written while living in Crete. The Greek translation is traditionally published by Radamanthys Publications. The English version is published through KazJoyPress. The Bringer of Happiness is her second novel inspired from the Languedoc folklore of Mary Magdalene. Her third novel, Delphi is the sequel to Dancing the Labyrinth and due for early release in 2024.


Dancing the Labyrinth
ISBN 978-0-6451922-0-9
“Martin's dreamy, esoteric book of female empowerment, maternal love, and overcoming childhood wounds, is dark, breathtaking, painful, and lovely, all at

The Bringer of Happiness
ISBN 978-0-6451922-2-3
“Perhaps what’s most remarkable about this layered, ambitious poetic novel is its clarity and coherence, as Martin finds dramatic means to explore religious and historical complexities and spiritual connections between women through the ages.”

Dancing the Labyrinth cover KDP NEW Front C