St John Karp

Ramblings of an Ornamental Hermit

Radium Baby Unleashed!

Radium Baby Cover

It is my enormous pleasure to announce my novel Radium Baby has been published! I’ve wanted to write fiction for as long as I can remember, and young adult fiction in particular has a special lick of excitement to it. You can think bigger, you can be scarier, and you can never let the reader get bored. It’s the perfect medium to tell stories.

Radium Baby is a weird and exciting comedy/adventure novel for young adults. It takes place in 1927, the decade of radioactive bathwater, art deco, Tutankhamun’s tomb, prohibition, and silent films. WHAT’S NOT TO LIKE? I know that if I could travel back in time to any point in the past, I’d visit the 1920s. That isn’t just time travel, that’s style.

Radium Baby is currently available as an ebook and paperback on, with other e-reader formats soon to follow. If you have enjoyed this blog or if you’re a sucker for a good story, please consider buying a copy.

You should also consider visiting the website of Laura Ramie, the amazingly talented artist who did the cover artwork. She’s done a bang-up job on Radium Baby and her other artwork is equally beautiful.

If you still need a bit of convincing, you can read a blurb and sample chapters right here on my website.