The Forever Kid Review Book Giveaway

 The Forever Kid Review by Karen TyrrellThe Forever Kid by Elizabeth Mary Cummings … Illustrated by Cheri Hughes.

Published by Big Sky Publishing. Picture book for kids 4-8.

‘Uplifting, thought provoking, heart-warming.’

 The Forever Kid

 Author of The Forever Kid

Meet Elizabeth Mary Cummings author of The Forever Kid. Elizabeth was awarded a psychology degree and a Masters of Education. She writes children’s books about resilience, empowerment and anti-bullying. (Similar themes to myself, author Karen Tyrrell.)

 The Forever Kid

The Forever Kid – Review

Johnny is The Forever Kid and he’s celebrating his birthday. Only problem is, he’s passed away. His family still gather and lovingly celebrate his birthday. They continue Johnny’s favourite party traditions by sharing very special memories of him. They experience a sense of closeness and comfort on his special day of remembrance.

 The Forever Kid

Johnny will forever be The Forever Kid in their hearts and memories.

Elizabeth’s picture book gently tackles how children can deal with grief. I love the quote below on how she wrote this book.

I draw on messages of hope, of resilience and of the power within each of us to understand our emotions even with these strong emotions of grief and loss and to be able to keep living.’

Cheri Hughes illustrates the book beautifully, sensitively … and tenderly.

 The Forever Kid

Themes

Grief, memories, loss, family love, resilience, traditions, hope.

Target Audience

The Forever Kid is for children, especially those who are dealing with grief over the loss of a loved-one or sibling. Perfect for families, teachers, social workers and counselors to gently open up discussion and feelings on grief and loss.

 The Forever Kid

Books on Tour

The book is part of a Books on Tour. Check out reviews, blogs and interviews below on websites.

Monday Oct 1 – Sunday Oct 14 www.justkidslit.com/blog
Fri Oct 12 karentyrrell.com

 The Forever Kid

Enquiries  www.justkidslit.com/books-on-tour

Book Giveaway – The Forever Kid

I’m giving away a free copy!!  So, please leave a comment below for an opportunity to win. Competition is based on skill, not chance, so leave your best comment on why you want to win. Australia Only. The winner will be announced next Friday 19th October 5pm.

 The Forever Kid

 Why do you want to win a free copy?

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And the WINNER is … Zewlan Moor … Please message me with your address

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Song Bird Book Series How I Wrote it

Song Bird Book SeriesSong Bird Book Series How I Wrote it

Who would believe that bullying, child empowerment and self-belief would inspire me to write my Song Bird book series?

How? In grade six, a frenemy (half friend-half enemy) bullied me continuously, eroding away my self-confidence. I found solace by singing in the school choir and becoming a science nerd, empowering me to believe in myself and ignore the bullying.

These personal experiences inspired me to create Song Bird Superhero (Book 1) and my favourite character, Rosella Ava Bird aka Rosie.

Once Rosie found her empowerment, she formed a dynamic trio with friends Amy Hillcrest, a disabled girl in a wheelchair … and stuttering, geeky school captain Ben. All three kids love Maths, Science, Engineering and Technology – STEM.

Together, they support each other and fight bullies and save the bullied and the school.

Song Bird Superhero became a success with young readers, and they implored me to write the next adventure in the book series.

I made Rosie an environmental superhero, an eco-warrior. She found that if she can stop the bully, Frank her next-door neighbour, she can do anything.

She believes in herself and friends that they can save the environment and stop environmental villain, Destructo.

I wrote Song Bird: Battle of Bug World to show kids the effects of climate change and the simple things they can do themselves to save the bees and care for the planet.

In Rainforest Rescue, Destructo returns to wreak havoc on the rainforest and the trees. It’s up to Song Bird to solve the secrets about disappearing friends, strange mythical creatures and why the rainforest is dying.

How did I create the Song Bird Book Series?

 I include eight key characters in every story- friends, family and enemies.

For my main character, Rosella Ava Bird (bullied), and her side-kicks Amy Hillcrest (disabled) and Ben (low self-esteem), I have detailed character notes and interviews, keeping tabs on their appearance, description, back story, flaws and favourite expressions. As the series progresses, I give them increasing self-confidence and problem-solving abilities. I do the same for Rosie’s family and class teacher, Miss Darling AKA Wonder Girl but to a lesser degree. I want her character to remain mysterious.

Why did you choose eco themes for the Song Bird book series?

As a teacher, environmental issues were part of my class teaching and my personal lifestyle and interest. For twenty years, I have hiked through Gondwana rainforests and national parks in Mt Tamborine, Springbrook and Lamington National Park behind the Gold Coast.

I want families to hike in our rainforests and find their own health benefits, It’s the perfect way to de-stress, get fit, and breathe in nature.

#5 Top Tips in Creating a Book Series

  1. Write your first book with a series in mind. As you write book 1, scribble down ideas for books 2 and 3.
  2. Create a series title or make the character’s name the series title e.g. Song Bird, Jo-Kin.
  3.  Craft your first book with an extremely likeable hero main character, a character who readers will strongly identify with. Create a sidekick and/or a team to fight the bad or evil characters or to fight challenges. Create a strong sense of place with each scene.
  4. In book 2, introduce new characters, new challenges and new scenes to keep the story fresh and exciting.
  5. Keep track of your characters, their dreams and fears, their description and their character tags. Keep these consistent over your series.

What’s the message of Song Bird book series?

Children can empower themselves to live stronger, to make a difference in their own lives and in the world around them. I continually preach, take risks, have a go, and never give up.

Rainforest Rescue Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwYIUpieXA8

Rainforest Rescue is available at Amazon, Booktopia, good bookshops OR with a FREE Rainforest showbag at www.songbirdseries.com

Karen Tyrrell writes empowering books to help kids live STRONG through humour and self-belief. She’s an experienced Brisbane school teacher, workshop presenter and motivational speaker. Karen won an Arts Queensland grant for book Ready Set Discover Logan. Karen’s acclaimed books include Song Bird series, STOP the Bully, Bailey Beats the Blah, Harry Helps Grandpa Remember and Super Space Kids series.  Karen won 3 awards, 4 literary grants, 3 sponsorships and a mentorship through the Society of Editors www.karentyrrell.com

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Rainforest Rescue #6 BEST New Adventure Book in the World

Rainforest Rescue #6 BEST New Adventure BookRainforest Rescue #6 BEST New Adventure Book in the World  

OMG! My heart pounded with both disbelief … and with pride!

It’s Official:  Rainforest Rescue was rated #6 BEST New Adventure Book in the World according to Bookauthority (4/9/2018). Scroll Down to #6 … HERE 

HOW did Rainforest Rescue #6 BEST New Adventure Book in the World?

As featured on CNN, Forbes and Inc – Bookauthority identifies and rates the best books in the world, based on public reviews, recommendations, ratings, mentions and sentiment.

Rainforest Rescue #6 BEST New Adventure Book

What’s Rainforest Rescue #6 BEST New Adventure Book in the World … about?

Rainforest Rescue empowers kids to become eco warriors, caring for trees, rainforests and national parks. My 9th children’s book, Rainforest Rescue educates kids on indigenous culture, Dreamtime mythical creatures, bush tucker and positive role models. Thanks to Uncle Barry Watson, aboriginal elder for being my cultural supervisor … and Queensland National Parks for being my role model.

HALF BIRD. HALF GIRL. ALL SUPERHERO.
Gondwana Rainforest is dying.
Mythical creatures materialize.
Kids disappear.
Song Bird travels to when time began, to battle her enemies.
Can Song Bird unlock the secret before the world ends?

Rainforest Rescue #6 BEST New Adventure Book

Rainforest Rescue #6 BEST New Adventure Book … Amazon Reviews HERE

HUGE thanks to reviewers: Alison Stegert,  Georgina Ballantine, Christine Titheridge and Lana James.

Rainforest Rescue #6 BEST New Adventure Book in the World … Goodreads Reviews

Special thanks to reviewers: Jacqui Halpin, Kathryn Morgan, Ruth Garlick and Jimboomba.

Rainforest Rescue #6 BEST New Adventure Book

Rainforest Rescue #6 BEST New Adventure Book in the World … Media Stories

Special thanks to those who reviewed Rainforest Rescue, published my blogs, interviewed me. Thanks to those who wrote their own story based on an interview. Thanks for getting Rainforest Rescue into the Blogosphere!!

Kids Book Review published my Guest Post on Inspiring Eco Awareness in children HERE

Weekend Notes by Belladonna wrote a story about my personal motivation and my empowering books. Plus she shared my Rainforest Rescue events HERE

Magazine, She Society published a story about me.

“Meet The Author Empowering Children Australia Wide”   HERE

 

 ECO teacher, Vanessa’s reviewed Rainforest Rescue on Educate. Empower. HERE

Norah Colvin, educator shared her review of Rainforest Review at Readilearn HERE

Write Links, Brisbane interviewed me on how I published Rainforest Rescue  HERE

Print Media published stories in their newspapers and magazines …

Special thanks to Haven magazine, Tamborine Times, Scenic News, Albert & Logan News and MORE.

 Sign Rainforest Rescue #6 BEST New Adventure Book in the World

Meet Karen Tyrrell author AKA Song Bird Superhero and Steve Tyrrell AKA Tree Man this week. FREE Rainforest show bag, compliments of Queensland National Parks with every purchase.

7 SEP 10-1 Big B Bookshop, Big B Arcade, 16/50 James St, Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast.

8 SEP 1-4 Under the Greenwood Tree Bookshop, 92 Main Western Rd, Mt Tamborine

ORDER Rainforest Rescue with FREE rainforest show bag

 Go to songbirdsuperhero.com

I’ll post you a signed copy of Rainforest Rescue anywhere in Australia.

What do you think … Rainforest Rescue #6 BEST New Adventure Book in the World?

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Amazon Launches Rainforest Rescue Worldwide

Rainforest Rescue on Amazon ReleaseAmazon Launches Rainforest Rescue Worldwide

Last Saturday, I launched Rainforest Rescue to a crowd of fans, supporters, friends, family … and little superheroes.

Amazon Launches Rainforest Rescue

★★★★★ Rainforest Rescue is now available on Amazon as a print and eBook.

Amazon Launches Rainforest Rescue (Song Bird 3)

Half-Bird … Half-Girl … ALL SUPERHERO

Gondwana Rainforest is dying.

Kids disappear.

Mythical creatures materialize.

Song Bird travels to when time began, to battle her enemies

Can Song Bird unlock the secret before the world ends?

 

PRAISES – Amazon launches Rainforest Rescue

★★★★★ Friendship, Resilience, Ecology – Songbird Does It All  With a song in her heart and a friend at her side, a girl can do anything—just like Song Bird Superhero! Karen Tyrrell’s engaging stories tackle tough issues with imagination, humour and hope.–Ali Stegert, children’s writer & former school counsellor

★★★★★ The latest and best in the Song Bird series by Karen Tyrrell – Rainforest Rescue ‘Every nail-biting moment in this story you can’t put down, will have you either fearing or cheering for Song Bird and her friends.’ Norah Colvin: Educator at readilearn

PRAISES  –  Amazon Launches Rainforest Rescue   – Song Bird Series

★★★★★ ‘Fast-paced adventure taking ecological issues, turning them into an engaging story.’ – CBCA Reading Time

★★★★★ ‘Friends who stand together ALWAYS have Super powers.’ – Jackie French

FREE Teacher Resources and kids activities for Rainforest Rescue HERE

ORDER Rainforest Rescue (Song Bird) with FREE Rainforest Bag HERE

Order a signed copy. Comes with Rainforest bag courtesy of my sponsor Queensland National Parks.  Special deal available anywhere in Australia.

Amazon Launches Rainforest Rescue SHOP

Order Rainforest Rescue from Australia, USA, UK, Europe, Canada, Japan, India, Brazil  HERE

READ  10 pages of  Rainforest Rescue (Song Bird) on Amazon HERE

BUY Rainforest Rescue (Song Bird) as a print book HERE

BUY Rainforest Rescue (Song Bird)  as an eBook HERE

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Rainforest Rescue School Visits Tips

School Visits Karen TyrrellRainforest Rescue School Visits … by Karen Tyrrell

I’m presenting my eco warrior junior novel, Rainforest Rescue (Song Bird 3) on school visits.

What’s Rainforest Rescue about?

Half-Bird … Half-Girl … ALL SUPERHERO

Gondwana Rainforest is dying.

Kids disappear.

Mythical creatures materialize.

Song Bird travels to when time began,

 To battle her enemies

What’s really happening?

Can Song Bird unlock the secret before the world ends?

What does Rainforest Rescue teach children?

  1. Inspires kids to care for trees, rainforests, National Parks and the environment.
  2. Educates kids on aboriginal mythical creatures, bush tucker and World Heritage Gondwana Rainforests both ancient and present.
  3. Empowers kids to connect with their inner superhero to work as a team to care for the environment.

Book Week

August is Book Week month! Thanks to schools for booking me for a school visit. I’m presenting author talks to primary schools, colleges and special schools for my 9 children’s books. My formats include pantomime with costumes, power point talks, writing workshops and interactive dramatic readings from the Song Bird Series.

School Visits Karen Tyrrell

 How do I Present Rainforest Rescue School Visits?

I will present the following …

  1. Tips on how children can care for trees, rainforests and National Parks.
  2. Multi-media presentation on Aboriginal mythical creatures and rainforests … plus my animated book trailer HERE
  3. Show & Tell my rainforest  treasure including fossils, aboriginal clap sticks, crystals, lichen, pods, seeds, ferns and bush tucker from the rainforest.
  4. Author talk with costumes, props, interactive dramatic readings from Rainforest Rescue presented by myself and Steve Tyrrell (guest author).
  5. Power point on how my eco warrior novel, Rainforest Rescue was created.
  6. Writing workshops on Write a Rainforest Rescue story.
  7. I offer Free resources to schools from Queensland National Parks (my sponsor).
School Visits Karen Tyrrell

Part of my Rainforest treasures

Kid’s activities for Rainforest Rescue School Visits

I created detailed teacher notes and kid’s activities for FREE download. Available 18 August HERE

 Where do I present Rainforest Rescue School Visits?

I’m available for school visits in Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich and Gold Coast.

How do you book Rainforest Rescue School Visits?

Please leave a comment on my CONTACT page with your name, school and your request. HERE

Any questions? 

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Book Signing Rainforest Rescue Events Pre-Orders

Book Signing Rainforest Rescue events

Eco warriors, I’m signing copies of Rainforest Rescue (Song Bird 3) across Brisbane, Gold Coast, Logan and New South Wales  … I’m taking PRE-ORDERS  HERE

Rainforest Rescue empowers kids to be eco warriors, caring for trees, rainforests and national parks.

My 9th children’s book, Rainforest Rescue educates kids on indigenous culture, mythical creatures, bush tucker and positive role models.

HALF BIRD. HALF GIRL. ALL SUPERHERO.
Gondwana Rainforest is dying.
Mythical creatures materialize.
Kids disappear.
Song Bird travels to when time began, to battle her enemies.
Can Song Bird unlock the secret before the world ends?

Please watch Rainforest Rescue You Tube Book trailer HERE

Book Signing Rainforest Rescue

So excited! I present interactive book reading and author events for children and grown-ups in libraries, bookshops, schools and at a writer’s festival. Children will receive a free rainforest eco warrior goody bag courtesy of Queensland National Parks (while stocks last).

Book Signing Rainforest Rescue Launch

Come to the launch of Rainforest Rescue with interactive multi-media storytelling, a dramatic experience in Superhero costumes and surprises.

Meet Karen Tyrrell AKA Song Bird Superhero (author) Trevor Salter (illustrator) Aboriginal elder Uncle Barry Watson (cultural advisor) and Steve Tyrrell AKA mythical creature from Rainforest Rescue (guest author).
Come dressed as Song Bird, a superhero or something Rainforesty or mythical.
Autographed book Sales. Refreshments.

18 AUG 10 am Logan West Library RSVP HERE

School Visit with Song Bird- The Battle of Bug World

Book Signing Rainforest Rescue at Book Week

During book week, I’ll be visiting schools in Logan, Brisbane Ipswich and the Gold Coast. Steve and I perform interactive pantomimes and  author talks plus we present writing workshops.

Plus, I personally autograph every book ordered at schools.

If you’d like to book a school visit. Please leave a comment on my contact page HERE

Book Signing Rainforest Rescue at Book Shops

Meet Karen Tyrrell author AKA Song Bird Superhero and Steve Tyrrell AKA mythical creature from Rainforest Rescue. FREE Rainforest eco warrior bag with every purchase.

19 AUG 12-3 Canungra Books & Art, 6 Kidson St, Canungra HERE

25 AUG 9.30-12.30 Dymocks, 322 Moggill Rd, Indooroopilly HERE

8 SEP 1-4 Under the Greenwood Tree Bookshop, 92 Main Western Rd, Mt Tamborine HERE

Dymocks Indooroopilly with Renee for Song Bird Superhero

Book Signing Rainforest Rescue at a Writers Festival

15 SEP 10-5 I’m the key note speaker on Book Marketing at West Words Fest, Outback Cultural Centre, Dubbo. Steve and I are presenting detailed book marketing strategies.

Tickets HERE

Book Signing Rainforest Rescue Library Event

Come to Rainforest Rescue interactive multi-media storytelling, dramatic readings in Superhero costumes … and surprises. Meet Karen Tyrrell AKA Song Bird Superhero (author) and Steve Tyrrell AKA mythical creature from Rainforest Rescue (guest author).

TUES 25 SEP 10 am Hyperdome Library … RSVP Event page coming soon

PRE-ORDER Rainforest Rescue with FREE eco warrior bag  HERE 

I will post you a signed copy of Rainforest Rescue anywhere in Australia.

Which Book Signing Rainforest Rescue event will you attend?

Love to meet you. Please RSVP to links above.

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Self-Care for Authors Increases Productivity

Self-Care for Authors & Writers

OMG! I’m launching my empowering eco fantasy book, Rainforest Rescue (Song Bird 3) in just three weeks-time!

The pressure is mounting!

How to Remain Stress-Free and Increase Productivity?

I have SO much to do … I need to organize media interviews, book reviews and book signing events at bookshops, schools, libraries and festivals. I await delivery of books, costumes, bookmarks and banners.

Launching a book is the most exhilarating, exhausting and emotionally draining time in my life. I’m spending long hours behind the computer, on the phone and at meetings.

So, I must ensure I don’t experience a meltdown if things don’t go according to plan.

Self-care might be my saviour!

What’s Self-Care?

Self-care is the mindful practice to nurture your mind, body and spirit each day. It’s about taking daily time out to relax, unwind and recharge.

What’s my Credentials to share Self-Care tips?

I’m a survivor of parent-teacher bullying and mental illness. I know how easy a teacher can suffer anxiety, stress and sleeplessness when things go wrong. That’s why I wrote Me and Him: A Guide to Recovery, 30 Steps to Wellness.

I created well-being and self-care blogs and articles for health magazines.

Me and Him: A Guide to Recovery by Karen Tyrrell

How can Self-Care help me as an Author?

How can self-care turn my health and productivity around?

 Self-care empowers me, Karen Tyrrell, to care for my well-being while writing, organizing and presenting a rigorous schedule of events.

As the launch of my 11th book, Rainforest Rescue draws closer, I focus on stressing-less, sleeping better and staying well.

For me, my physical, mental and emotional health becomes my top priority.

Why do Authors and Writers need self-care?

self-care

#10 Self-Care tips for Writers

  1. Care for your back by investing in a sturdy office chair that supports your back and neck. Adjust your chair and desk to the right height for you. Maintain correct posture when typing. Make sure your arms are extended out and aren’t bent at the elbow. This is to relax the ulna nerve which stretches from your neck to your fingers. Stand up frequently, stretch your legs and exercise. Alternatively, invest in a standing desk.
  2. Care for your hands, your most important tool as a writer. Learn finger and hand stretches to relieve repetitive strains. See a hand physio for any concerns.
  3. Take care of your voice. Writers supplement their income by presenting author talks and writing workshops. So, be careful not to shout or strain your voice. Drink lots of water and see a specialist if you experience voice loss.
  4. Engage in relaxing activities you really enjoy, such as going for a walk, taking a bath, having a cuppa, gardening, listening to music or reading. Schedule it into your daily routine so that it becomes a natural part of your life. Try to squeeze in yoga or meditation before starting your day. Visualise a safe, peaceful space e.g. a comforting room, a beautiful beach or lovely bush setting, and spend 5-10 minutes imagining this in your mind.

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5. Maintain your friendships. Connect regularly with friends and family.Plan something to look forward to, a holiday, day trip or an outing with friends.

6. Ask for help. If you are experiencing stress or worry, talk to someone about it. Speak to a friend, family member, you GP or a counsellor. Ask for help when you need it and accept help when it’s offered – realise you can’t do everything.

7.Get regular exercise. This will reduce stress levels and improve your health. Find an activity you enjoy. Exercising with others can help you to stay motivated. Aim for at least 20 minutes a day; even a 10-minute walk will benefit you.

8.Eat a nutritious, balanced diet. This helps with energy levels and stress management. Avoid consuming too much caffeine or sugar. It may help you to feel more energised in the short term but can have negative effects in the long term.

9. Be kind to yourself. A positive and compassionate attitude can help you manage difficult times. Encouraging and rewarding yourself for getting through a difficult period or achieving a goal will reinforce your self-confidence.

10.Get good quality sleep. Minimize screen time to sleep well at night. Go to bed and get up at the same time each day. Switch off all electronics at least an hour before going to bed so you can wind down. If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, try a relaxation technique or quiet activity until you feel sleepy again.

For me, I plan to take time out to relax each day.

What about YOU?

What’s your ACTION plan for self-care?

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West Words Fest Book Marketing Masterclass

West Word FestWest Words Fest Book Marketing Masterclass

Want to maximize your income and optimize book sales and distribution?

Come to West Words Fest

Karen Tyrrell (that’s me) and Steve Tyrrell will present a FULL day Book Marketing Masterclass.

As award winning author, I share my marketing secrets as I teach you to how to promote, sell and distribute your book to the world as you develop your own pro-active marketing plan.

I’ll cover topics like book marketing, author platform, website SEO, social media influence, book launches, book reviews, blog tours, media releases, book sales and distribution.

My marketing class applies to every genre, indie published or mainstream.

West Word Fest

West Words Fest Key Note speaker

I’m thrilled to announce I’m key note speaker at the festival. I’m a Brisbane triple award winning author and publisher of eleven books, motivational speaker and workshop presenter.

My award-winning memoirs and children’s books are available in bookstores, online and via distributors.

I launch my children’s eco fantasy novel, Rainforest Rescue (Song Bird 3) at the festival.

Please watch Rainforest Rescue book trailer HERE

West Word Fest

Who is Karen Tyrrell?

I, Karen Tyrrell, am a survivor of parent-teacher bullying and mental illness. I write books to empower children to live strong. I’ve won 3 awards, 4 grants, 2 sponsorships, and a mentorship from the Society of Editors. My #11 empowering books will be available for sale at the festival.

I presented #5 Book Marketing Masterclasses .. This will be my 6th one.

West Word Fest

What is West Words Fest?

Each year, West Words Fest celebrates writing and publishing at Dubbo NSW over three days. This year, the workshop theme will be Romance Reboot.

My Saturday masterclass will help all genres.

West Word Fest

West Words Fest Program

Agent Consultation – One on One Pitch with Alex Adsett (agent)

Saturday 15 Sep – 10- 5pm – Book Marketing Masterclass – Karen Tyrrell

Saturday 5- 8pm – Free Your Inner Character Workshop – David Reiter

Sunday 2- 5pm – Writing Swoon-worthy Heroes’ Workshop – Wanda Wiltshire (YA Fantasy)

West Words Fest SAVE THE DATE

WHEN: September 15th 10am- 5pm
TICKET: includes Lunch
PLACE: Western Plains Cultural Centre, Community Arts Centre, Dubbo NSW.

Tickets HERE … https://www.123tix.com.au/events/1577/west-words-festival

Who  wants to Market their Books to the world?

Please grab your tickets ^^^ and spread the word.

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Rainforest Rescue Song Bird 3 Book Launch

Rainforest Rescue Song Bird 3 Book Launch

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of my eco-fantasy novel, Rainforest Rescue – Song Bird 3 at Logan West Library on August 18. OMG! I don’t believe it! Queensland National Parks gifted  me “goodie bags”  for kids to hand out at my book launch and author events.

WHY??

Rainforest Rescue inspires children to care for trees, rainforests and national parks.

Rosella Ava Bird AKA Song Bird Superhero (main character) takes children on a fantasy adventure to ancient Gondwana where Australian mythical beasts rule the Earth!

Rainforest Rescue (Song Bird 3)

Rainforest Rescue Blurb

Half-Bird … Half-Girl … ALL SUPERHERO

Gondwana Rainforest is dying.

Kids disappear.

Mythical creatures materialize.

Song Bird travels to when time began,

 To battle her enemies

What’s really happening?

Can Song Bird unlock the secret before the world ends?

Rainforest Rescue Book Launch and Program

You’re invited to an interactive multi-media launch of Rainforest Rescue at Logan West Library on August 18.

Experience mythology and the magic of Ancient Gondwana rainforest.

Discover how my children’s novel, Song Bird 3 was created.

Dressed as Song Bird Superhero with blue feathered wings, I (Karen Tyrrell) will present dramatic readings.

Destructo, Song Bird’s evil arch enemy, will read out villainous parts too.

Kids …  please come dressed as Song Bird, a superhero, something Rainforesty or come as an Australian mythical beast.

Later, kids can complete FUN crafty activities too.

Rainforest Rescue Special Guests

Meet illustrator Trevor Salter who designed the brilliant cover AND a surprise BONUS illustration inside.

SUPER Tree-man AKA Steve Tyrrell guest author will MC the FUN filled program.

Aboriginal elder, uncle Barry Watson will present Acknowledgment to Country. He’s the cultural advisor to  Song Bird 3 and Ready Set Discover Logan.

Uncle Barry Watson aboriginal cultural advisor to Rainforest Rescue

Queensland National Parks … Rainforest Rescue Bag

All children will receive a bag of eco treasures about caring and visting our rainforests, compliments of Queensland National Parks.

Queensland National Parts supplied tips on caring for rainforests within the pages.

I will also give out Rainforest bags at my events at schools, libraries, book shops, conventions and festivals … while stocks last.

Announcing these NEW events on my website soon.

Rainforest Rescue

 Rainforest Rescue Date Claimer

WHEN: Saturday 18 August 10.00 am

WHERE: Logan West Library, 69 Grand Plaza Drive, Browns Plains 4118
BOOK: 3412 4160

Refreshments provided.

Books for Sale … I will personally sign your very own copy.

RSVP to the Event HERE

BUY Rainforest Rescue (Song Bird 3) HERE

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Song Bird 3 Cover Reveal

Song Bird 3 Cover Reveal

Today I reveal the cover of Song Bird 3 to the world!

My heart races as I share my eco fantasy novel for the very first time.

Will you love Song Bird 3 as much as I do? (Karen Tyrrell Author)

TA-DAA …  Here’s Song Bird 3

Rainforest Rescue Song Bird 3

Half Bird. Half Girl. All Superhero

Gondwana Rainforest is dying.

Mythical creatures materialize.

Kids disappear.

Song Bird travels to when time began,

 to battle her enemies.

Can Song Bird unlock the secret before the world ends?

Karen Tyrrell Author of Song Bird 3

I’m an award-winning Brisbane author and school teacher. I reveal my 9th children’s book from Digital Future Press, about Song Bird’s eco adventure in Gondwana ancient rainforest.

I won 3 awards, 4 literary grants and a mentorship with the Society of Editors for books to empower kids to live STRONG.

Please Subscribe to Karen Tyrrell Author Youtube Channel  HERE

Song Bird 3

Karen Tyrrell author of Song Bird Series … NOW on YouTube.

Who else created Song Bird 3?

Steve Tyrrell crafted two action-packed guest chapters. Can’t wait to give you a peek!

Trevor Salter created a brilliant cover illustration of Rosella Ava Bird AKA Rosie zooming over Gondwana rainforest in search of her missing friends.

Did you spot two evil eyes spying on her?

Anthony Puttee of Book Cover Café designed the cover and the interactive book, showcasing FUN special effects

What’s the Song Bird  series about?

Superhero Rosella Ava Bird …  disabled girl Amy Hillcrest … and Ben, the stuttering school captain battle bullies and villains. Three eco warriors risk everything to save the planet.

In Song Bird Superhero (Song Bird 1) Rosie discovers she’s half girl half bird. Using her super powers of singing and flight she battles to save her little brother and her school.

Winners Song Bird

In Battle of Bug World (Song Bird 2) Rosie battles bugs and cyclones to save the bees and the planet.

Jackie French, Order of Australia, Children’s Laureate 2014-2015 supports empowering messages in the Song Bird series, said …

‘Friends who stand together ALWAYS have Super powers.’

Song Bird 2

Praises for Song Bird Series

‘Empowering story about believing in yourself. Inspiring read.’

Disney Princess magazine on Song Bird Superhero

‘Fast-paced adventure taking ecological issues, turning them into an engaging story.’            Children’s Book Council of Australia on The Battle of Bug World

If you want a signed copy of Song Bird 1 & 2, they’re available from me HERE .

Song Bird 3 coming soon.

Karen Tyrrell & Steve Tyrrell from Digital Future Press

Who Critiqued Song Bird 3?

My writing buddies in the Junior Novel group at Write Links critiqued Song Bird 3. Special thanks to Jacqui, Lucy, Danielle, Charmaine, Jenny, Jocelyn, Justine, Liane, Charlotte, Melinda, Rachelle, Lyn and Rebecca… Hope I didn’t forget anyone!

I’m a very proud member of Write Links and SCBWI, Brisbane’s premier writers groups for children’s authors.

Rainforest Rescue Song Bird 3 Launch Dates

Check out the launch date for Rainforest Rescue Song Bird 3.

RSVP to the  Book launch Event HERE

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Rainforest Rescue Song Bird 3

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