Sydney Tour Karen Tyrrell Author

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Karen Tyrrell Author tours Sydney with books to empower kids to live strong.

Pinch me! I can’t believe it. I’m speaking at a Teacher’s Conference. … I’m story telling at a library AND I’m book signing at a Dymocks book shop… all in Sydney.

WOW! How did this Sydney Tour happen?

A Teacher’s Conference invited me to be a key note speaker on coping skills for teachers. They wanted me to share my recovery story from parent-teacher bullying and mental illness to empower teachers to prevent burnout.

Principal Anthony Pitt (conference co-ordinator) requested I share wellness tools from my award winning resilience books Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness and Me and Her: A Guide to Recovery.

I can’t wait to “teach” the teachers practical life skills and self-care in workshop groups.

I’m traveling from Brisbane to Sydney with my husband Steve in a car loaded with banners, books … and HOPE.

Sydney

Steve & Karen: Me and Him: A Guide to Recovery and Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness

 Why does this Sydney Tour mean so much to me?

I was born in the City of Sydney. I moved from Ultimo to Mt Pritchard when I was five. I attended Mt Pritchard East Public School and Liverpool Girls High as Karen Cox, maths and science geek.  Steve Tyrrell and I married on a boat on Sydney Harbour. Later we bought a house in St Johns Park where we raised our young family. I taught at Fairfield West School full time and later at surrounding schools as a relief teacher.  My dad and sister live there still.

Love to connect with family and friends in Sydney :)

 Karen Tyrrell Author …Sydney Dates

14 July 10.30-11.30:  Story telling Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra Wetherill Park Library

Join the FUN at Stockland Wetherill Park.  I’m presenting an interactive story telling session with my FUN space adventure Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra (Super Space Kids 2).

WIN Prizes for best super hero, space hero, alien or robot.

Zoom over for FREE Crafty, science and writing activities.

Are you joining the FUN?

Jokin vs Lord Terra Story telling Wetherill Pk flyer Sydney

16 July 11.30-1.30 Book signing books Dymocks Penrith 

Meet Captain Astra aka Karen Tyrrell and THOR aka Steve Tyrrell.

Come take a selfie!

I’m signing copies of all seven of my resilience books. Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra , Jo-Kin Battles the It,

STOP the Bully, Harry Helps Grandpa Remember, Bailey Beats the Blah, Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness and Me and Her: A Guide to Recovery.

Terra Flyer Books at Penrith Sydney

18 July 9-3pm Sydney South West Teachers Conference (invitation only)

On Monday Pupil Free day I’m the Key Note speaker and later I’m presenting workshops on teacher coping skills.

Sydney

Teachers from Fairvale Public school with Captain Astra from Jo-Kin Battles the It

WHO’s joining the FUN?

I can’t wait for this exciting tour to begin.  I really want to catch up with family, friends, teachers, kids … and my Facebook friends.

Please let me know if you can come along to one of my FREE events.

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Writing Competition Winners for Logan City Council

Port_and_lighthouse_overnight_storm_with_lightning_in_Port-la-NouvelleAnnouncing the winners of Logan City Council Writing Competition.

My name’s Karen Tyrrell, Logan resilience author. I awarded prizes to children who participated in the  School Storm Preparation writing competition. The judging panel was composed of Logan Mayor, Luke Smith, SES Officer, Jim Ferguson and I.  We  shortlisted excellent entries from  schools, until making our final selections.  We decided on a class story which featured all of the Get Ready Logan tips.

get-readyA very timely event after the recent fierce storm battered Logan and East Coast Of Australia with torrential rain, flooding and strong winds.

How do we Prepare for a Storm?

  1. Prepare your home and family prior to an emergency.  Then you’ll recover and be less likely to suffer during a disaster event.
  2. Tie outdoor furniture down and check roof tiles.
  3. Trim trees and cut down overhanging branches.
  4. Drive cars into a garage or cover cars with blanket.
  5. Create an Emergency Kit for humans and pets.
  6. Listen to radio 101 FM for storm updates.
  7. Don’t drive cars onto flooded roads.

Writing Competition Winners

As author judge, I was looking for the best example of a collaborative story based on selection criteria set by the Logan City Council.

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1st place was awarded to Calvary Christian College, Springwood, Class 6C

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Class 6C with Jim Ferguson and Karen Tyrrell

2nd place was awarded to St Paul’s School, Class 5F

3rd Place was awarded to St Paul’s School, Class 6A

Mayor’s encouragement award has been allocated to Beenleigh State School, Class 5B.

Class 6C’s story ‘Ben & Felicia Prepare for a Storm’ shared practical ‘Get Ready Logan’ tips. This story read as a cohesive story, with a high level standard of presentation with pictures illustrated by the students. Class 6C worked as a team producing their story collaboratively.

6C Class Captains with "Ben & Felicia prepare for a storm"

6C Class Captains with “Ben & Felicia prepare for a storm”

How do you Create a Collaborative story?

  1. Ensure everyone knows what the selection criteria are or what the story goal is.
  2. Brainstorm ideas for a story line, characters, plot and scenes.
  3. Write a sequential story collaboratively ensuring the story is cohesive.
  4. Allocate group member tasks to complete i.e. writing, typing, illustrating, collating.
  5. Assess story using selection criteria.  Look for originality, realism (if needed), visual appeal, Is it interesting? easy to follow, unique style, well-written, does it achieve its message goal etc.

The winners were announced on 6th of June at the Logan Uniting Church building on Dennis Road. I delivered a 5 minute interactive talk immersing the children with FUN emotive actions and reactions.

Karen Tyrrell talks to Calvary Christian College

Karen Tyrrell talks to Calvary Christian College

Jim Ferguson and I gave each student a copy of their book and a small pack of “Get Ready Logan” goodies.

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6C students holding their book and their Get Ready pack.

I presented Class 6C a signed copy of Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra, my Fun space adventure with positive resilience and problem solving skills.

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6C Student receives prize: Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra

 Writing Competition MEDIA

Please stay tuned for stories in The Reporter newspaper and in Logan City Council bulletins.

PLEASE Watch out for announcements of the official book launch in October.

Did you prepare for the storms… and keep safe?

Were the collaborative writing tips helpful? … Did they resonate with you?

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Winners Blog Tour Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra

WinnersAnnouncing Winners Blog Tour Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra (Super Space Kids 2), Fun space adventure.

Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra is the sequel to Jo-Kin Battles the It.

ktyrrell-jokin-cover-lsi.inddBlast off with gadgets, robots and funky food in a hilarious outer space adventure that enlightens you with STEM science, the power of teamwork, problem solving, and resilience.

Reluctant hero, Jo-Kin never wanted to be a Super Space Kid. Not until Lord Terra kidnaps his Commander’s little sister and starts destroying the galaxy. Jo-Kin reunites the mighty Super Space Kids for an inter-planetary hunt for Lord Terra, finally meeting in a legendary winner takes all battle on Planet Deelish-us.

Can Jo-Kin defeat the all-powerful Lord Terra face to face?”

★★★★★ Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra is now available with REVIEWS

  1.  ★★★★★ Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra is available on Amazon in print and ebook HERE
  2. Get your signed copy posted from me. Please leave me a message.
  3. Grab your copy from selected book store. Stores include:  Dymocks stores, Mary Ryan Milton, Angus & Robertson Capalaba, Riverbend, BookFace Pacific Fair and MORE

Thanks to hosts of Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra Blog Tour

 Special thanks to all authors who hosted Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra Blog Tour & Book Giveaway, my out-of-this-world book reviews, interviews and blog posts.

Special Thanks to Alison Stegert, June Perkins, Kate Foster, Robyn Opie Parnell, Melissa Wray, Jill Smith, and Romi Sharp.

Winners Blog Tour Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra

 Winners Blog Tour Jo-Kin vs Lord TerraDrumroll…

The winners are …

2 signed Copies: Megan Higginson and Lynda Lees

3 ebooks: Sofia Goodsoul, Merran Jones,  Meryl Harris,

Signed Artwork from the illustrator: Norah Colvin

Congratulations to all. I’ll  zoom away your prize ASAP.

WINNERS Please Send me  your address or email so I can send your prize ASAP.

 Winners Blog Tour

Download FREE teacher notes and kids activities HERE

Get your Free STEM science activities, teacher notes , Creative writing activities PLUS activities on humor, family and MORE … download HERE

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Writer Burnout How I Stopped It

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Writer Burnout !!! Today I planned to announce a HUGE Writing project … which would have instigated Writer Burnout. Luckily, my writing buddies and family saved me, begging me to take time-out.

WHY? … For a month, I’ve thrown myself into a relentless schedule of events surrounding the launch of my children’s FUN space adventure Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra.

Terra PROMO 1 174 KBLaunching my new release, Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra was thrilling but exhausting.  A whirlwind launch at Logan North library, an Amazon release, and six book signings at Riverbend and Dymocks stores.  My next one at Dymocks Chermside June 11.This grueling schedule was followed with an online Blog Tour. Phew! …  I’m exhausted thinking about it.

I always keep a smile on my face regardless of the techno gremlins tormenting me in the background.

My resilience and patience has been tested of late with technological difficulties:-

  • An alleged computer virus
  • Facebook glitches resulted in my inability to post photos and “share”
  • Amazon didn’t release my book on the agreed date
  • Issues with my new book being “temporarily out of stock” … What the!!

My stress levels back-flipped and spiraled.

The beginning of stress was tightening and weighing down my shoulders. I could see the black chasm of Writer Burnout.

 Writer Burnout

Thankfully, with the help of family and friends everything is now sorted out and working PURR-fectly. Jo-Kin is available online and in book shops. Thank you Universe :) :)

 Writer Burnout

As a writer, I’m extremely driven and motivated.  I could happily work 10 hours a day writing and speaking at events … But should I?

For my mental health, I’m taking time out to write, to spend more time with my family and exercise every day. I can’t wait to return to Mount Tambourine Rainforest for my Sunday hike, my Mental Health rejuvenation day.

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Me rejuvenating at Mount Tamborine

    How to STOP Writer Burnout

  1. Listen closely to your writer friends and family. Ask for their advice and take it.
  2. Pace yourself with events and deadlines. Give yourself downtime between events.
  3. Look at the BIG picture of your writing and the project you working on. Remind yourself that your health comes first- remember Balance and Mind Body Spirit.
  4. Plan your launch and events well in advance. Plan downtime too. Not back to back events.
  5. Accept that life: you, people, computers, and online networks aren’t perfect. Cut yourself and others a bit of slack.
  6. Pay attention to detail when filling in online forms, especially anything to do with release dates. Your release date should be at least two weeks before the actual launch date, allowing time to fix any techno glitches. This small error had triggered some unforeseen techno problems listed above.
  7. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Use humor to empower yourself to lower your stress levels.
  8. Ground yourself in nature. Everyday take time out to commune with nature. Take a brisk walk in the sunshine. Feed the birds. Play with your pet. Take slow deep breaths in the fresh air.
  9. Live totally in the moment. Enjoy your writer’s journey. Savour every new experience. Greet new people. Warm yourself with their smiles and laughter.
  10. Celebrate every success, no matter how small it is. Congratulate yourself on every milestone.  :)

Celebrate every success!!

Celebrate every success!!

NEWSFLASH

I’ve completed my empowering NEW novel for girls, based on my personal story … I’ll announce it properly at a later date after I regain my energy.

Today I sent it to my Editor. Please stay tuned. :)

Have you ever experienced Writer Burnout?

How did you restore yourself?

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Book Giveaway Jo-Kin vs Lord Tera Blog Tour

Terra OUT NOWBook Giveaway! I’m celebrating the release of Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra (Super Space Kids 2) out NOW on Amazon and in book shops across the galaxy with a FREE Book Giveaway.

I, Karen Tyrrell, award winning  resilience author of seven books launch Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra, an illustrated action-packed comedy space adventure for kids 7-12. Illustrated by Trevor Salter. Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra is the sequel to  Jo-Kin Battles the It.

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Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra on Amazon HERE

Blast off with gadgets, robots and funky food in a hilarious outer space adventure that enlightens you with STEM science, the power of teamwork, problem solving, and resilience.

Reluctant hero, Jo-Kin never wanted to be a Super Space Kid. Not until Lord Terra kidnaps his Commander’s little sister and starts destroying the galaxy. Jo-Kin reunites the mighty Super Space Kids for an inter-planetary hunt for Lord Terra, finally meeting in a legendary winner takes all battle on Planet Deelish-us.

Can Jo-Kin defeat the all-powerful Lord Terra face to face?’

★★★★★  Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra REVIEWS

★★★★★ Zany, action-packed space adventure about grit, mateship, courage … and intergalactic nachos. Who knew outer space was so delicious?

–Alison Stegert Author & School counsellor

★★★★★ ”Action-packed space adventure will make your tummy rumble and your heart race.

–Jacqui Halpin: Author & Writing Leader @ Write Links

★★★★★ “Adventurous book I recommend for children ages 7 to 12. It encompasses everything children value – super space heroes, flying machines, action between the “good guys and bad guys” and an exciting plot that includes a mission to an edible planet. Read Full Review HERE

★★★★★ Reviews on Amazon  HERE & Goodreads HERE

FREE Teacher Resources and Kids Activities HERE

Download FREE teacher Resources and kids activities including STEM science, creative writing, teacher notes; thinking skills for humor & family themes; comprehension, brainstorm, quizzes, and colour sheets.

Captain Astra

Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra Blog Tour & Book Giveaway

To celebrate Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra  launch I’m hosting Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra Blog Tour and Book Giveaway. Co-hosts will share out-of-this-world book reviews, interviews and blog posts.

I will zoom out signed copies of my book Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra and galactic prizes via the websites below. Please leave a comment on any of the websites BELOW to WIN.

23 May Amazon & Blog Tour Launch www.karentyrrell.com

24 May Writing Kids Comedy, Melissa Wray http://melissawray.blogspot.com.au

25 May Create a Powerful Hero Character, Alison Stegert https://ali-stegert.com

26 May Creating Teacher Resources, Romi Sharp http://www.justkidslit.com

27 May Book Review, Robyn Opie Parnell http://robynopie.blogspot.com.au

30 May Book Review, Jill Smith https://authorjillsmith.wordpress.com

31 May Creating Themes in Kids Books, Kate Foster http://www.katejfoster.com/blog

1 June Illustrate a Children’s Novel, June Perkins https://gumbootspearlz.org

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Connect with the author Karen Tyrrell

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Book Giveaway

WIN two signed copies of Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra OR 3 eBooks OR signed artwork from the illustrator, Trevor Salter.

For a chance to WIN prizes … Just leave a comment BELOW or on any of the ABOVE websites.

REMEMBER: Leaving comments on more than one site, radically increases your chances to WIN a prize.

Winners announces on 6 June.  Good luck :)

The Blog Tour starts today … Please comment BELOW to win prizes.

Why do you want to read Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra ?

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New Release Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra on Amazon

 New Release Jo-kin vs Lord TerraNew Release Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra (Super Space Kids 2) launches on Amazon with ★★★★★ Reviews.

I launched New Release Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra (Super Space Kids 2) at Logan North Library on Saturday 14th May. The room was jam–packed with little and BIG Space Cadets. HERE

 New Release Jo-kin vs Lord Terra

New Release Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra is a FUN thrilling space adventure for kids with out-of-this-world FUN!

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Reluctant hero, Jo-Kin never wanted to be a Super Space Kid. Not until Lord Terra kidnaps his Commander’s little sister and starts destroying the galaxy. Jo-Kin reunites the mighty Super Space Kids for an inter-planetary hunt for Lord Terra, finally meeting in a legendary winner takes all battle on Planet Deelish-us.”

 Can JO-KIN defeat the all-powerful Lord Terra face to face?

Blast off with gadgets, robots and funky food in a hilarious outer space adventure that enlightens you with the power of teamwork, problem solving, and resilience.

 New Release Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra in Bookshops

Jo-Kin is now available in bookshops including Dymocks, Angus & Robertson, Mary Ryans, The Book Garden, Riverbend (from Friday) and many MORE  …. Here

 New Release Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra REVIEWS

★★★★★ Zany, action-packed space adventure about grit, mateship, courage … and intergalactic nachos. Who knew outer space was so delicious?

–Alison Stegert Author & School counsellor

★★★★★ ”Action-packed space adventure will make your tummy rumble and your heart race.

–Jacqui Halpin: Author & Writing Leader @ Write Links

★★★★★ “Adventurous book I recommend for children ages 7 to 12. It encompasses everything children value – super space heroes, flying machines, action between the “good guys and bad guys” and an exciting plot that includes a mission to an edible planet. Read Full Review HERE

Reviews on Amazon  HERE and Goodreads HERE

 FREE Teacher Resources and Kids Activities HERE

Download FREE teacher notes and kids activities. With STEM science, astronomy, creative writing activities, humour & family themed comprehension , quizzes, brainstorms and colour sheets.

ktyrrell-jokin-lord-cover-web-3debookBuy  Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra  on Amazon HERE

Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra (Super Space Kids 2) is now available as an ebook and in paperback across the world. In Australia, USA, UK, New Zealand, France, Germany, India, Japan and MORE  HERE

Can you please launch Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra into the cosmos?

Can you please share to every earthling? Comment … LIKE, Facebook, tweet, google +

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Book Signing at Dymocks Angus & Robertson Mary Ryans

OUT MAY 14 Terra BookYAY! I’m book signing Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra at Dymocks, Angus & Robertson, Riverbend and Mary Ryans book stores.

I can’t wait to meet you and personally sign your copy.

What is  Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra (Super Space Kids 2) about?

Reluctant hero, Jo-Kin never wanted to be a Super Space Kid. Not until Lord Terra kidnaps his Commander’s little sister and starts destroying the galaxy. Jo-Kin reunites the mighty Super Space Kids for an inter-planetary hunt for Lord Terra, finally meeting in a legendary winner takes all battle on Planet Deelish-us.

Can Jo-Kin defeat the all-powerful Lord Terra face to face?

Blast off with gadgets, robots and funky food in a hilarious outer space adventure that enlightens readers with the power of teamwork, problem solving, and resilience.

 Book signing 14 May

Book signing 14 May

I’m book signing my five resilience books for children…

Jo-Kin Battles the It, STOP the Bully, Bailey Beats the Blah, Harry Helps Grandpa Remember

Jo-Kin Battles the It, STOP the Bully, Bailey Beats the Blah, Harry Helps Grandpa Remember

Bailey Beats the BLAH

This picture book empowers kids to beat depression (sad days) and anxiety (worry thoughts) and lift their mood with pro-active coping skills.

‘How can Bailey change his BLAH to HA-HA-HA?’ Endorsed by Kids Helpline

STOP the Bully      

 STOP the Bully shares bully prevention skills in an action-packed humorous adventure.                      

Can Brian STOP the Bully without revealing his secret? Endorsed by Kids Helpline

Harry Helps Grandpa Remember     

Harry will do ANYTHING to help his grandpa, who has Alzheimer’s. Guaranteed to make you giggle, touch your heart … and raise HOPE.  Winner of a RADF grant.

 Jo-Kin Battles the It (Super Space Kids 2)

Jo-Kin (aka Josh Atkins) and the Super Space Kids battle the It to save captain Astra and the galaxy. ‘Action-packed, creative, brilliant’ — Buzz Words.

I’m book signing my Mental Health memoirs

When I was a teacher, I was bullied and stalked by parents at my school to breaking point. I became mentally ill. I wrote two empowering memoirs on my recovery, ME & HER: A Memoir of Madness and Me & HIM: A Guide to Recovery.

My mission is to raise awareness on the effects of bullying and to give hope via my recovery.

karen-tyrrell-bannerMe & Her: A Memoir of Madness.   

“In 2005, my mad half was born.’

ME ─ wife, mother, writer and teacher.
HER ─ manic, psychic, healer to the living, telepathic to the dead … and I was very psychotic

What Book Signing events will I present?

Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra, my FUN space adventure will launch at Logan North Library on Saturday May 14 10.30 am HERE

On May 19 I share Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra  at the Riverbend Teachers Book Club, Bulimba.

 Book signing Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra

Book signing Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra 14 May

May 20 … I’m Book Signing at Mary Ryans, Park Road Milton 11-1.

May 21 … I’m Book Signing at Dymocks Garden City Westfields 11-1.

May 22 … I’m Book Signing at Dymocks Carindale Westfields 10.30-12.30

May 28 … I’m Book Signing at Dymocks Indooroopilly Westfields 10-12

June 11 … I’m Book Signing at Dymocks Chermside Westfields 10-12.30

June 25 … I’m Book Signing at Angus &Robertson Ipswich Riverlink 10.30-1 pm

How to recognize me at my Book Signing events?

Karen Tyrrell with Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra

Karen Tyrrell with Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra

 Are you coming to my Book Signing events?

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Win Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra Book Giveaway

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Win Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra via a Goodreads book giveaway.

Win Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra,  a FUN illustrated space adventure jam-packed with Super Space Kids, robots, aliens, thrills, STEM science, resilience, team power, brain power … and FOOD!

Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra by Karen Tyrrell, illustrated by Trevor Salter, launches on May 14 at Logan North Library OR at a galaxy near you.

Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra by Karen Tyrrell

Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra by Karen Tyrrell

“Reluctant hero, Jo-Kin never wanted to be a Super Space Kid. Not until Lord Terra kidnaps his Commander’s little sister and starts destroying the galaxy. Jo-Kin reunites the mighty Super Space Kids for an inter-planetary hunt for Lord Terra, finally meeting in a legendary winner takes all battle on Planet Deelish-us.

Can Jo-Kin defeat the all-powerful Lord Terra face to face?”

 How do you WIN Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra?

Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra by Karen Tyrrell

Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra by Karen Tyrrell

It’s easy! Just follow these steps.

  1. Join Goodreads- only takes a minute HERE
  1. Invite me Karen Tyrrell to be your Goodreads friend  HERE
  1. List Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra as a book you’d like to-read HERE

Check out all the book reviews and 5 STAR ratings while you’re there!

  1. Enter the Win Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra Giveaway HERE

Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra front & back covers

Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra front & back covers

Winner will be announced on the 12th May. Good luck.

WOOHOO! Can’t wait to see your name pop up on my Goodreads page!!

Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra is the sequel to Jo-Kin Battles the It (Super Space Kids 1)

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Fun Book Launch Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra

Fun book launch Jo-Kin vs Lord TerraBLAST off to the FUN book launch: Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra (Super Space Kids 2). Children’s author Karen Tyrrell pilots her second FUN and thrilling space adventure with STEM science. Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra is the exciting sequel to Jo-Kin  Battles the It (Super Space Kids 1).

Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra

Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra by Karen Tyrrell

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Reluctant hero, Jo-Kin never wanted to be a Super Space Kid. Not until Lord Terra kidnaps his Commander’s little sister and starts destroying the galaxy. Jo-Kin reunites the mighty Super Space Kids for an inter-planetary hunt for Lord Terra, finally meeting in a legendary winner takes all battle on Planet Deelish-us.

Can Jo-Kin defeat the all-powerful Lord Terra face to face?

Blast off with gadgets, robots and funky food in a hilarious outer space adventure that enlightens readers with the power of teamwork, problem solving, and resilience.

Illustrated by Trevor Salter.

Jo-Kin is aligned with Kids Matter and STEM science in the Australian curriculum.

FUN Book launch

Karen will present an interactive story telling session with SURPRISES, interviews, hilarious skits and book readings plus FREE prizes, surprises and out-of-this-world FUN.

Who is Karen Tyrrell?

Karen Tyrrell is an award winning author and teacher of five children’s resilience books. Jo-Kin Battles the It, STOP the Bully, Bailey Beats the Blah, Harry Helps Grandpa Remember.

Karen’s books empower kids to live strong. Karen presents pantomimes, story-telling, writing workshops, author talks in schools, libraries and festivals.

Jo-Kin Battles the It, STOP the Bully, Bailey Beats the Blah, Harry Helps Grandpa Remember

Jo-Kin Battles the It, STOP the Bully, Bailey Beats the Blah, Harry Helps Grandpa Remember

What’s on the FUN Book Launch program?

Trevor Salter, illustrator makes a guest appearance sharing his secrets on illustrating the cover. He’ll show super hero Jo-Kin, his girl side-kick Captain Astra and the evil alien Lord Terra.

Plus he’ll reveal sneak peeks of exciting illustrations INSIDE the pages of Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra.

Will there be robots, aliens, gadgets  and incredible machines?

 FUN Book launch Prizes Galore!

Come dressed as your favourite spaceman,  super hero, robot or alien. Start digging through your dress-up box for a cape & mask, a helmet & boots OR a pair of antennas.

PRIZES:  for the best super hero, robot or alien for adults AND children

Over ten prizes to be WON!

 FUN Book launch Crafty Activities

Zoom over for FREE Crafty, science and writing activities for kids to enjoy.

Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra

Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra by Karen Tyrrell

Book Signing

Karen will personally sign your own copy of Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra.

FUN Book launch: Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra

 Where:  Sky-rocket to Logan North Library

2-6 Sports Drive, Underwood … it’s in a galaxy near you!
When:  Saturday 14 May 10.30 am … countdown begins

Coffee, tea and refreshments provided FREE

 How do you RVSP?

1. Call: 3412 4140 to reserve your seat

2. RSVP to the Facebook event HERE

Help launch Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra into the cosmos!

Are you joining me for intergalactic FUN?

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Digital Future Press signed a Contract

contract I, Karen Tyrrell signed my FIRST contract on behalf of Digital Future Press. Digital Future Press, my indie publishing imprint now has a book distributer.

I’m so excited I can barely breathe.  Hubby Steve and I had discussions with a distributer for over 3 months!

Yes, it took that long for me to be 100% sure.

Fingers crossed: this contract will be the right one.

For me, this contract was BETTER than one with a mainstream book publisher or an agent.

WHY? I have total control over my books, my writing and my publishing business.

What Books will be distributed for Digital Future Press?

Jo-Kin Battles the It, STOP the Bully, Bailey Beats the Blah, Harry Helps Grandpa Remember

Jo-Kin Battles the It, STOP the Bully, Bailey Beats the Blah, Harry Helps Grandpa Remember

STOP the Bully

Bully Prevention with humor. How Brian STOPS the Bully. Endorsed by Kids Helpline

Bailey Beats the Blah

How Bailey turns his BLAH to Ha-Ha-Ha. Coping skills. Endorsed by Kids Helpline

 Harry Helps Grandpa Remember

Harry helps his Grandpa remember. Memory and coping skills. Winner RADF grant.

Jo-Kin Battles the It

Jo-Kin & the Super Space Kids save the Galaxy from the It. Teamwork. Brainpower.

Jo-Kin vs Lord TerraCOMING SOON

How can Jo-Kin escape Lord Terra?

‘Zany space adventure makes your tummy rumble and your heart race.’ –  Jacqui Halpin Author & Write Links group leader

Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra

Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra by Karen Tyrrell

 Why does Digital Future Press want a Distributer?

In 2015, my husband Steve Tyrrell joined Digital Future Press as a director and my business adviser. My books are currently stocked in most stores in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Dymocks Penrith. Steve as my roadie, actively participates in my pantomime, storytelling and signing events.

Steve couldn’t keep up with the demand of physically distributing books to stores. Plus keeping track of all the consignment orders and invoices. A distributer will streamline our outreach.

Steve Tyrrell

Steve Tyrrell

Where will my Books be distributed?

My children’s books will go into book shops, libraries, schools and festivals throughout Australia and New Zealand.

What will the Contract do?

 My distributer will actively promote and supply my books at these outlets.

Today, I shipped books to my distributer to start the process rolling.

Contract Tips for Writers

Remember there’s more than one pathway to publishing other than the traditional publishing model. Consider becoming an indie publisher.

  1. Research the company who’s serving the contract. Thoroughly.
  2. Talk to authors who signed with the company and request information on their experiences.
  3. Make sure you understand what every clause in the contract means and how it will impact on you.
  4. Ask a lot of questions until you are 100% sure this contract will help you and your business.
  5. Seek legal advice if unsure of the contract agreement. I recommend Alex Adsett.
  6. Signing a contract with a book publisher or an agent can be wonderful  too. Its all about the contract. But remember there’s more than one pathway to publishing! Good luck :)

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