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The Word Tailor
Creative Generalist, SpecFic Writer, Cat’s slave.
B.A. English, Visual Arts & Archaeology.

In these pages you will find scribblings on my writing, editing and my passion for history. I’m a bit shy, so you’ll only find me on a few social media sites, but get me talking writing, archaeology (or my cat) and it’s hard to shut me up.

Short Bio (80 words)

SM Kemmett scribbled her first story at the age of seven. She flirted with various careers, but kept returning to her true passion – wordsmithing.

Sharon graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English and Archaeology.

She writes speculative fiction, preferring science fiction, fantasy and steampunk, and dabbles in historical fiction.

You can find Sharon lurking around the SA Museum, in her current guise as tour guide.

Sharon lives in sunny Adelaide with her ‘feline domestic symbiote’

Long Bio (200 words)

SM Kemmett scribbled her first story at the age of seven. She flirted with various careers, but kept returning to her true passion – wordsmithing.

Sharon graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English and Archaeology, combining her passions for history, science and the written word.

She writes speculative fiction, preferring science fiction and fantasy, and is currently experimenting with forms of steampunk. She dabbles in historical fiction, possibly enjoying the research a little too much.

She’s written for newsletters, co-written scripts for community television and edited work for SA Museum Invertebrates Department and, more recently, the Victorian steampunk mystery series, The Adventures of Viola Stewart. Her non-fiction article, With Love, Elizabeth, was published in Majellan Magazine.

Sharon’s involvement in historical re-enactment provided practical research into Medieval life. She has lectured on Medieval and Romano-Celtic British lifestyles and historical makeup at the Adelaide WEA.

More recently she’s been dragged into the digital age and is working on a set of fantasy steampunk adventures, engaging her love of all things mythical.

You can find Sharon lurking around the SA Museum, in her current guise as volunteer tour guide.

Sharon lives in sunny Adelaide with her ‘feline domestic symbiote’.

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Where to find Sharon on social media:

twitter: @SharonKemmett
Facebook: S.M. Kemmett – The Word Tailor
Pinterest: SM Kemmett The Word Tailor

Published Works

  • With Love, Elizabeth. (article for Majellan Magazine. Vol 65.1 (Jan-March, 2013)
  • Start of the Great War (short article for This Week in Australian Military History for the Department of Veterans Affairs newsletter, 2013)
  • On This Day, 1918, South Australian Earns VC (short articles for This Week in Australian Military History for the Department of Veterans Affairs newsletter, 2013)
  • Hill 60, Gallipoli, 21-27TH 1915 (short article for This Week in Australian Military History for the Department of Veterans Affairs newsletter, 2013)
  • This week in Australia’s Military History 1st July, 1916.(short article for This Week in Australian Military History for the Department of Veterans Affairs newsletter, 2013)

Edited Works

  • currently working on The Illusioneer & Other Tales by Karen J Carlisle.
  • Doctor Jack & Other Tales (2015), Eye of the Beholder & Other Tales (2016)- from The Adventures of Viola Stewart by Karen J Carlisle
  • Scientific papers for SA Museum, Invertebrates Section of the Science Centre (2004)

Lectures and Research

  • Everyday Life in the Middle Ages (WEA, 2001-2)
  • Everyday Life in Romano-Celtic Britain (WEA, 2001,2)
  • All Woads Lead to Rome (Celtic make-up, Italian Renaissance makeup) (Society for Creative Anachronism Collegium, 1999-2004)
  • First Boyle One Puppy Dog (Elizabethan cosmetic applications and products, Society for Creative Anachronism Collegium, 1999-2004)
  • Concerning Lewd Follies, Counterfeiting, Pricking Out and Painting (Elizabethan and Byzantine make-up, Society for Creative Anachronism Collegium, 1999-2004)