Great Barrier Reef Rescue Cover Reveal

Great Barrier Reef Rescue Cover Reveal

With great excitement, I announce the cover of my eco adventure, Great Barrier Reef Rescue – Song Bird 4.

HUGE thanks to those who supported Song Bird 4 on its literary journey.

Special thanks to Steve Tyrrell (co-author) Trevor Salter (illustrator) Yvonne Mes (Write Links co-ordinator), Jacqui Halpin and Danielle Freeland (beta readers) and all my Write Links buddies.

My action-packed novel empowers children to care for the Great Barrier Reef and endangered marine creatures.

TADAA!

Here’s the cover of Great Barrier Reef Rescue by Karen Tyrrell

Published by Digital Future Press

 SONG BIRD SUPERHERO … REEF DEFENDER

Rosie aka Song Bird, superhero must save the Great Barrier Reef.

Something weird is happening on Green Turtle Island.

Marine creatures have been dying, and now her friends are disappearing.

Rosie travels through a time portal to unlock a secret.

Can Song Bird rescue the Great Barrier Reef before it’s too late?

Who illustrated the Song Bird covers?

Trevor Salter illustrated Great Barrier Reef Rescue, encapsulating the colours and mystique of the reef perfectly.

He illustrated all four book covers in the Song Bird series.

Who supports Great Barrier Reef Rescue?

Thanks to Australian Marine Conservation Society for supplying me with educational materials to hand out on my Queensland school visits.

 BOOK Great Barrier Reef Rescue School Visits thru’ Speakers Ink

SAVE THE DATE  Book Launch 5th May

I’m honored Brisbane City Libraries supports Great Barrier Reef Rescue. They officially host my book launch on 5th May as part of their Sunday Conversation program.

Please add 5th May to your diary and calendar with a STAR.

Stay tuned for my book launch announcement of a very special MC and a SUPER exciting program at a location TBA.

PRE-ORDER

Great Barrier Reef Rescue is now available for a special package.

BUY Signed, stamped copy with FREE Great Barrier Reef goodie bag + numbered, laminated certificate.

POST to anywhere in Australia.


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CapriCon presents Song Bird Superhero Show

CapriConCapriCon presents Song Bird Superhero Show on 6th April.

Superheroes, super authors and super kids will descend on Rockhampton showground for the CapriCon festival.  Meet fantasy author Kate Forsyth and Playschool performer Jay Laga’aia. He’s also known for his role as Captain Typho in Star Wars Episode II.

CapriCon

 Rockhampton Regional Council  will host Karen Tyrrell’s Song Bird superhero shows.

Karen presents a superhero writing workshop for kids too. On 6th April, Karen and hubby Steve perform two *LIVE Song Bird Superhero shows with costumes, dramatic readings and props.

Song Bird superhero and characters from Karen’s Song Bird series will come to life on the stage.

★★★★★ Song Bird Superhero (Song Bird 1)  

Bullied girl, Rosella Ava Bird & disabled friend dream of flying. Can they STOP a bully and empower themselves through song, science and self-belief?  *Endorsed by schools, teachers, counsellors.  Reviews: Disney Princess, Kirkus Reviews. 

★★★★★ Battle of Bug World (Song Bird 2)

Will Song Bird STOP the bully, save her sister, bees and environment? Eco fantasy plus the power of friendship. *Aligned with Kids Matter & STEM Science. Interview: ABC radio, Reviews: Children’s Book Council of Australia, Buzz Words.

★★★★★ Rainforest Rescue (Song Bird 3)

Eco-fantasy inspires children to care for the environment, trees & National Parks. Can Song Bird save the rainforest and find all missing kids? *Supported by QLD National Parks. Awarded highly recommended by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.

CapriCon

Song Bird Superhero Show

WHERE: Library Pavilion Stage 

WHEN: Saturday, 6th April

Morning show: 11.15-11.45 am

Afternoon Show: 2-2.30pm

** Signed copies of all Karen’s books will be on sale afterwards.

Superhero Writing Workshop

Karen presents an interactive writing workshop for kids aged 7-13 years. Kids will learn how to write a superhero story using a starter sheet. The writing workshop is free.

Who will become the next JK Rowling?

WHEN: Saturday, 6th April 4-5pm

WHERE:  Robert Schwarten Pavilion Workshop Area, Rockhampton Showground 

BOOK HERE: https://bit.ly/2ENhytK

** Signed copies of all Karen’s books will be on sale afterwards.

CapriCon

Download the FREE Capricon APP

Download the Capricon APP now from the App Store or Google Play by searching ‘Rockhampton Events.’ Enter the event code: capricon2019

See the full program of events. Add them to your calendar and find everything on the map.

CapriCon

Save the Date: Capricon

CapriCon | 6 April 2019 | 10am – 8pm | Rockhampton Showgrounds | FREE
#CapriConRockhampton #CapriCon2019

CapriCon

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Premier’s Reading Challenge feature Karen Tyrrell Books

Premier's Reading ChallengePremier’s Reading Challenge feature my Books!!!

I’m honoured three of my children’s books are listed on 2019 Premier’s Reading Challenge for kids to read. I can’t believe it! … Thousands of children will be reading my books in schools and at home.

Premier's Reading ChallengeSo far, this is my 4th piece of thrilling news  for this month!

This news comes on the back of Australian Publishers Association accepting my publishing imprint, Digital Future Press into their ranks last week.

Which books are listed on 2019 Premier’s Reading Challenge?

Bailey Beats the Blah

Premier's Reading Challenge

Proudly supported by Kids Helpline.

Bailey hates his new school. His tummy aches. He has no friends. His dog Fuzzy slobbers all over him. BLAH! How can Bailey change his BLAH to HA-HA-HA?

Bailey spring-boards discussion on emotional intelligence and action plans on how to lift a child’s mood.

Available at:
Amazon · Booktopia · Book Depository · Angus & Robertson · Publisher website  Digital Future Press

Harry Helps Grandpa Remember

Proudly supported by Alzheimer’s Australia.

 ‘Harry and Grandpa love playing hide -and-seek together. Over time Grandpa becomes grumpy and forgetful, refusing to play games with Harry anymore. On Grandparent’s Day, Grandpa becomes confused and lost. He couldn’t even remember Harry’s name. Then Harry discovers clever ways to boost Grandpa’s memory.

How does Harry help Grandpa remember?’

Available at:
Amazon · Booktopia · Book Depository · Angus & Robertson · Publisher website  Digital Future Press

Ready Set Discover Logan

Proudly endorsed and supported by Arts Queensland and Logan City Council.

       Premier's Reading Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yana arrives in the City of Logan with her family, feeling alone. She’s not sure what children can do in Logan.

Yana meets Bunji, an Aboriginal boy at a Logan City library. Bunji shows Yana the best places for kids to explore and play. Join Yana as she discovers Logan’s beauty for the first time.

Publishers Note: Themes of diversity, inclusion, indigenous, migrants.

Available at:
Amazon · Booktopia · Book Depository · Angus & Robertson · Publisher website  Digital Future Press

What is the 2019 Premier’s Reading Challenge?

The Challenge encourages a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature.

It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read MORE and to read MORE widely.

The 2019 challenge will open on March 4, 2019. PRC student reading records will need to be finalised by August 30, 2019 with coordinators having until September 13 to finalise all validations.

Who can participate in NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge? (PRC)

It’s available for all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 9, in government, independent, Catholic and home schools.

Posters and support material for the 2019 Challenge are being mailed to schools and libraries, and should arrive by late February. You can also download and print the 2019 poster here.

How does the Premier’s Reading Challenge improve reading?

Dedicated teacher-librarians and teachers provide practical suggestions for coordinating the Challenge that may assist children in your school.

Getting reluctant readers started:

  • Classroom teachers/ teacher-librarians can introduce some of the PRC books in class lessons and units of work to give students a taste of success.
  • In pairs students can explore aspects of visual literacy in picture books and both students can include the book on their Student Reading Record.

What’s next?  

MORE of Karen Tyrrell’s books could be added in the future.

Please stay tuned!

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Childrens Book Council of Australia Highly Recommends Rainforest Rescue

Childrens Book Council of Australia highly recommends my book, Song Bird Rainforest Rescue.

Childrens Book Council of Australia reviewed Rainforest Rescue in their Reading Time magazine. They gave Rainforest Rescue a highly recommended rating.

★★★★★ Childrens Book Council of Australia reviews  Rainforest Rescue…

 Gondwana Rainforest is dying. Rosella Ava Bird aka Song Bird Superhero and her mates, Amy and Ben aim to find out why.

Whilst on a grade 6 camp at the rainforest site strange things begin to happen. People are disappearing whilst Destructo, the villain of the piece, lurks menacingly in the background.

It’s time for Song Bird to gather her strength and find those missing and save the environment.

Action packed, full of unexpected twists and strong courageous role models.’

★★★★★ Highly recommended. —Children’s Book Council of Australia

Speakers Ink Agency features Rainforest Rescue

This week, Speakers Ink Agency features Rainforest Rescue in their Word of Mouth Newsletter.

Karen Tyrrell’s Rainforest Rescue was Highly Recommended by Reading Time – Children’s Book Council of Australia on 14 December, 2018.

‘Action packed, unexpected twists, strong courageous role models.’

Please stay tuned for a thrilling NEW book and exciting NEW events with Karen Tyrrell at schools, libraries and festivals in 2019.

“Karen is a dynamic visiting author. Children were inspired and engaged throughout her sessions which focused on developing their own creative writing.” Meanjin Writing Camps, USQ – 2018

BOOK Karen Tyrrell Author via Speakers Ink Agency

Check out my author talks, writing workshops and pantomimes HERE

Sponsor Rainforest Rescue

Queensland National Parks supports Rainforest Rescue by providing educational material for Karen’s school and bookshops events.

BUY Rainforest Rescue & the Song Bird series

Get signed books from the author … HERE

★★★★★ Amazon World-Wide … HERE 

 ★★★★★ Booktopia Song Bird series … HERE 

 

Free STUFF Teacher notes & kid’s activities

FREE downloads HERE

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Ready Set Discover Logan Pantomime Chung Tian Temple

Ready Set Discover Logan Pantomime Chung Tian Temple

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Ready Set Discover Logan Pantomime, starring Chung Tian Temple.

Logan award-winning author Karen Tyrrell & hubby Steve perform a FUN children’s book, storytelling about the BEST places to visit in Logan.

Karen & Steve will present Ready Set Discover Logan at Chung Tian Temple, Priestdale part of a FREE Cultural Open Day.

Children watch an interactive storytelling show with costumes and puppets highlighting Logan’s best places. Later, children complete FUN activities.

Afterwards, Author Karen Tyrrell will sign books for sale.

Who is Karen Tyrrell Author?

Meet Karen Tyrrell, Logan author and school teacher. She writes books to empower kids to live strong.  Her books are about bully prevention, resilience, self-care and taking care of the environment and more. She’s won 3 awards and 4 grants including an Arts Queensland grant for, Ready Set Discover Logan. Its sponsored by Logan City Council.

What is Ready Set Discover Logan Pantomime?

Ready Set Discover Logan is an award-winning children’s picture book.

Bunji, an aboriginal boy and Yana, a migrant girl, seek friendship and acceptance in Logan City, while searching for #14 BEST places for children.

★★★★★ Children’s Book Council of Australia REVIEW

‘Valuable resource for primary school students. Explores environment, culture and immigration, all through an engaging story of friendship and belonging.’

★★★★★ Buzz Words REVIEW

‘Essence of this book is about community, friendship, acceptance, and merging of culture. It recognizes the First People of Australia. Invites readers, particularly newcomers, to discover a new land, a new home, to enable them the feeling of belonging. Read MORE

★★★★★ Just Write for Kids REVIEW

Karen very cleverly turned, a travel guide of Logan City, into an interesting and fun story of friendship and togetherness. A lovely clever book!’

ORDER signed Copy Ready Set Discover Logan

When does Ready Set Discover Logan pantomime begin?

Ready Set Discover Logan Pantomime starts at 2:45 pm in the conference room. After the Baby Blessing Ceremony and Lion Dance finishes in the Temple nearby.

Kids, come watch the pantomime! Find out the BEST places to visit in Logan including the Chung Tian Temple.

10th February is a Cultural Open Day for the whole family

Experience and enjoy a variety of art, cultural activities and children programs such as:

– Lion Dance

– Vegetarian Food Fair

– Children Cooking Lessons

– Puppet Shows

–  Pantomime Show

– Multi-Faith Music Concert

– Baby Blessing Ceremony

– Chinese Tea Ceremony

– Buddhist Sutra Calligraphy

– Art Exhibition & Lantern Display

– Cultural Activities

– Family Photo Booth

Chung Tian Temple is one of Brisbane’s premier tourist destinations.

Ready Set Discover Logan Pantomime

WHAT: Ready Set Discover Logan Pantomime

WHERE: 佛光山中天寺 Chung Tian Temple, Conference Room

1034 Underwood Rd, Priestdale, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4127

WHEN: Sunday 10th February 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/963773483818687

PHONE: 07) 3841 3511

Teacher resources and activities can be downloaded at the author’s website.

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Self-Care for Writers Increases Productivity & Creativity

Self-Care for Writers

YIPEE! Last week I, Karen Tyrrell zoomed superhero adventure, Song Bird #4 to a professional editor. Exhilarated, I rode a wave of excitement.

On Sunday, I hiked Palm Grove at Mt Tamborine National Park to boost my self-care, breathing in fresh ionized air. To prepare for an enormous writing week ahead!

WHY?

  1. This week, I begin an intensive structural edit for Song Bird #4, collaborating with my editor. She’ll send over 100 requests for clarification.
  2. Next Saturday, I present my first writing Masterclass for 2019. My goal for 2019 is to present empowering Writing Masterclasses for writers. I present workshops for Queensland Writers Centre and Brisbane libraries. HERE
  3. This week, I’m ramping up support for my Facebook group We Are Writers HERE
  4. AND I’m organizing a book launch with extensive Book Tours for Song Bird #4

The pressure is mounting!

How to Remain Stress-Free … productive and creative?

I have SO much to do … arranging media interviews, book reviews and events at bookshops, schools, libraries and festivals.

Launching a book is the most exhilarating, exhausting and emotionally draining time in my life.

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 for Writers?

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. Keep calm and love yourself.

What’s my Credentials to share Self-Care for Writers?

I’m a survivor of parent-teacher bullying and PTSD. 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 articles for health magazines around the world.

I write empowering books for children. STOP the Bully teaches kids bully prevention strategies. Bailey Beats the Blah helps kids to overcome sad days and worry thoughts.

Kids Helpline endorsed them both.

How can Self-Care for Writers help me as an Author?

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

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

As the launch of my 12th book, Song Bird #4 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?

#10 tips Self-Care 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. Visualize 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.

  1. Maintain your friendships. Connect regularly with friends and family. Plan something to look forward to, a holiday, a day trip or an outing with friends.
  2. Ask for help. If you are experiencing stress or worry, talk to someone about it. Speak to a friend, family member, your GP or a counsellor. Ask for help when you need it and accept help when it’s offered – realise you can’t do everything.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!

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Write & Publish a Children’s Book Brisbane

Write & Publish a Children’s BookWrite & Publish a Children’s Book Masterclass

Kick Start 2019 with Write & Publish a Children’s Book. 2019 is YOUR year to dream BIG and make your children’s book happen.

I, Karen Tyrrell Author, will guide you on how to Write, Plan, Pitch & PUBLISH a children’s book.

PLUS I’ll show you how to successfully publish your book via #7 Pathways.

Write & Publish a Children’s Book

Program for Write & Publish a Children’s Book  

I will guide you step by step through interactive hands-on activities.

WRITE – Unforgettable Characters and a page-turning Story.

PLAN – How to plan your Story step by step.

PITCH – How to write a POWERFUL Pitch.

PUBLISH – How to Publish via #7 pathways including how to WIN a Grant.

Write & Publish a Children’s Book

Karen Tyrrell Author

Karen Tyrrell’s Credentials for Write & Publish a Children’s Book

She is the award-winning author of 11 empowering books.

She won 3 awards, 4 literary grants, 3 sponsorships and a mentorship through the Society of Editors (QLD). She won an Arts Queensland Grant.

Karen presented Writing Workshops for ALEA Meanjin Writing Camps, Brisbane City Libraries, Queensland Writing Centre, Moreton Libraries, Writers Festivals, bookshops, schools and libraries

Check out her published 6 children’s novels,  3 in the Song Bird Superhero series,  plus STOP the Bully,   Super Space Kids series  winning endorsements and *5 STAR reviews.

Check out Karen’s picture books, Bailey Beats the Blah, Harry Helps Grandpa Remember, Ready Set Discover Logan two of which won government grants.

Karen’s an experienced Brisbane school teacher, gifted & talented teacher and motivational speaker. Karen spoke as a key note speaker at Brisbane Convention Centre, teacher’s conferences and in corporate workplaces. She’s listed with 3 speaker agencies.

Write & Publish a Children’s Book

What’s Included … Write & Publish a Children’s Book

HALF DAY Masterclass includes morning tea & lunch.

Topics include: HOW to write unforgettable characters, a page-turning story to hook in the reader, win grants, plan your story, write a powerful pitch and MORE.

Maximize your chances to Write & Publish a Children’s book!

That’s right, you’ll learn writing and publishing strategies in a step by step guide. I’ll teach you how to write, plan, pitch and publish your children’s book to the WORLD.

EARLY BIRD Ticket includes FREE Children’s book

SEATS ARE LIMITED!

Write & Publish a Children’s Book

SAVE THE DATE

WHAT: Write & Publish a Children’s Book Masterclass

WHERE: Garden City Library, Level 4 Westfield Shopping Centre, Kessels Road, Upper Mt Gravatt, Brisbane, Queensland 4122

WHEN: 9.30 am -1pm

INCLUDES: Half Day Masterclass includes morning tea and lunch.

GET TICKETS

Testimonials for Karen Tyrrell Author

‘Karen’s workshop is informative & comprehensive … everything you need to know.’

Jacqui Halpin Author

‘Karen generously shares her insight and experience …Jam-packed full of useful information … she’s eager to answer any questions as they arise.’ – Chrissy Buyers Author

‘Karen shared her knowledge & helpful tips.’- Norah Colvin Readilearn Resources

Book Marketing Masterclass attendees

Included:

    • Yummy morning tea and lunch.
    • Half- Day Masterclass
    • TOP book writing, planning, pitching and publishing strategies.
    • Interactive networking and brainstorming in-roads.

EARLY BIRD Ticket includes FREE Children’s book

SEATS ARE LIMITED!

GET TICKETS

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2019 Make it Your Year Writing Goals

2019 Make it Your Year2019 Make it Your Year … 2019 is going to be MY year too!

I’m setting Achievable Goals for 2019, Guaranteed for success!

As an award-winning empowerment author, writing workshop presenter and speaker (Karen Tyrrell) I’m aiming HIGH determined to attain my goals and dreams! My passions for writing, speaking and empowerment will drive me in 2019.

2019 Make it Your Year

Karen Tyrrell Author

I’m creating my own luck and capitalizing on every opportunity.
With determination, I’m planning ahead every step of the way, setting realistic, achievable goals.

No Pie in the Sky dreams for me

I’m focusing on my achievable goals.  I’m planning the practical steps to reach there. It’s time to reset my targets, as the New Year comes hurtling towards me.
My wish is to make 2019 my MOST memorable year yet, one to be proud of.

2019 Make it Your Year

ASK Yourself: What’s your Main Goal in 2019 Make it Your Year?

Squeeze your eyes shut and visualize your Big Picture for 2019.
Which goal drives you the most?

What do you want to achieve ABOVE everything else?

Concentrate on your main goal FIRST…

Now set practical mini-goals you can complete in three months or less.
Your brain will react to genuine personal goals that are S.M.A.R.T.

Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-Specific.

Display your goals at eye level as a constant reminder and incentive.  Show on a whiteboard or vision board above your computer … and/or on your fridge.

2019 Make it Your Year

Aim High in 2019 Make it Your Year

2019 Make it Your Year

3 MONTH GOALS for Writing Success

  1. Write every single day with passion and conviction and everything else will follow.
  2. Tick off daily attainable goals in your diary and congratulate myself on every SUCCESS along the way.
  3. Rewrite & Redraft every writing project you’ve created to the HIGHEST publishing standard possible.
  4. Send away completed projects to writing buddies for feedback, writing competitions, Beta readers or editors.
  5. Follow up on VIP emails … Take advantage of every constructive opportunity presented to you.
  6. Extend your writers platform, reaching out to your community: face-to-face and via social media.
  7. RESEARCH … RESEARCH … RESEARCH every writing project, every opportunity that ignites your interest. Understand how the publishing industry works from the inside out.
  8. Join a pro-active writing group or sign up to a writing course that will assist you to achieve your goals.
  9. Network and Critique with writers who have a similar passion to you. Create pro-active partnerships.
  10. Be creative … envisage a brand-new project that excites you.

2019 Make it Your Year

So, I’m setting those positive goals in motion RIGHT now.

And remembering how far I’ve come …

Once I was a bullied school teacher… Parents at my school harassed me to breaking point, triggering PTSD within me. Now I’m an award-winning author of #11 books.

I won 3 awards, 4 grants, 3 sponsorships and a mentorship from the Society of Editors.

I published 2 award-winning memoirs …

ME & HER: A Memoir of Madness and  Me & HIM: A Guide to Recovery

And 9 books for children

Including 3 picture books:  Bailey Beats the Blah, Harry Helps Grandpa Remember, Ready Set Discover Logan

And children’s novels STOP the Bully, Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra, Jo-Kin Battles the It

Song Bird Superhero, The Battle of Bug World (Song Bird 2), Rainforest Rescue.

OMG! 3 Speakers Agencies have signed me up to present author talks, writing workshops and pantomimes in schools and festivals in 2019. HERE

Steve & Karen Tyrrell from Digital Future Press

My Personal Goals for 2019 Make it Your Year

  1. Publish an action-packed sequel to my Song Bird superhero series for children with themes of adventure and mystery with courageous heroes. COMING SOON
  2. Launch that same book in a Book Tour  all over Queensland in schools, libraries and festivals.
  3. Share my books to a wider audience including MORE author events, MORE schools, MORE libraries, MORE bookshops and MORE networks.
  4. Maintain my OPTIMUM happiness, health and life balance. This MUST be my over-riding #1 PRIORITY.
  5. Mentor writers to achieve their writing and publishing goals through my Write and Publish a Children’s Book Masterclass. Write, plan, pitch and publish your children’s book. I share #7 ways to Publish a Book.  Half Day Masterclass on 19 January, 2018…  9.30-1.00 PM.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL at Evenbrite  HERE

RSVP Facebook Event HERE

Wishing you all a VERY happy, healthy and SUCCESSFUL 2019!
Thanks for your AMAZING friendship, support and encouragement in 2018.

 What’s your plans for 2019…  your year of success?

What’s your S.M.A.R.T Goals for 2019?

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Write & Publish a Children’s Book Masterclass

Write & Publish a Children’s Book Masterclass

Calling writers of children’s books.

Karen Tyrrell, multi-awarded author presents Write & Publish a Children’s Book Masterclass.

Kickstart your writing in 2019 with practical ways to write and publish your children’s book.

Karen Tyrrell Author Presenter

Program: Write & Publish a Children’s Book Masterclass 

Karen will guide you on how to plan, write, pitch and publish a children’s book.

She’ll show you how to create unforgettable characters. And a page-turning story that hooks in your reader.

As a bonus, Karen will guide you on #7 ways to publish.

She’ll share tips for winning grants and becoming an author-preneur.

Presenter: Write & Publish a Children’s Book Masterclass

Karen Tyrrell is the acclaimed author of 9 empowering books for children. (Plus she wrote 2 sucessful memoirs.)

Karen won 3 awards, 4 literary grants, 3 sponsorships and a mentorship through the Society of Editors (QLD).

Check out Karen’s picture books, Bailey Beats the Blah, Harry Helps Grandpa Remember, Ready Set Discover Logan. Two of which won government grants. Bailey  Beats the Blah is endorsed by Kids Helpline.

Karen published 6 children’s novels, 3 books in the Song Bird Superhero series, STOP the Bully,    2 books in  Super Space Kids series .  She won endorsements and *5 STAR reviews.

She’s an experienced Brisbane school teacher, gifted & talented teacher and motivational speaker. Recently, Karen spoke as a key note speaker at Brisbane Convention Centre, at A writers festival, a teacher’s conference and in corporate workplaces.

She’s listed with 3 speaker agencies.

Karen presented Writing Workshops for ALEA Meanjin Writing Camps, Brisbane City Libraries, Queensland Writing Centre . Plus she presented events at Moreton Libraries, Writers Festivals, bookshops, schools and libraries.

Attendees: Book Marketing Masterclass 2018

Testimonials

‘Karen’s workshop is informative & comprehensive. Everything you need to know.’

– Jacqui Halpin Author

‘Karen generously shares her insight and experience. Jam-packed full of useful information. She’s eager to answer any questions as they arise.’ – Chrissy Buyers Author

‘Karen shared her knowledge and helpful tips.’- Norah Colvin Readilearn Resources

Event Write & Publish a Children’s Book Masterclass

WHEN: Saturday 19th January 9.30-1pm

WHERE:  Garden City Library

Kessels Road,

Westfield Shopping Centre

Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122

INCLUDES: Morning tea & a light lunch

30 SEATS ONLY … SEATS are going FAST

TICKETS at an unbelievable price …   HERE

RSVP on Facebook event page   … HERE

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Who wants to Write & Publish a children’s book?

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Christmas Book Signing Author Karen Tyrrell

Christmas Book Signing Author Karen TyrrellChristmas Book Signing Author Karen Tyrrell

Join the Christmas FUN as author Karen Tyrrell transforms her Song Bird Superhero character into Song Bird Christmas angel. Co-author, Steve Tyrrell transforms his Tree Man character into Christmas Tree Man.

Christmas Book Signing Author Karen Tyrrell

Both will wear Merry Christmas costumes, jingling all the way!

Meet Karen as she signs her empowering eco children’s books at Annie’s Books On Peregian, Peregian Beach, Sunshine Coast on 16th December.

Which Books at Christmas Book Signing Author Karen Tyrrell?

Karen’s acclaimed books include the Song Bird series Song Bird Superhero, The Battle of Bug World and Rainforest Rescue.

Grab your FREE Rainforest showbag with the purchase of Rainforest Rescue. Courtesy of Queensland National Parks.

Kids Helpline support Karen’s books STOP the Bully and Bailey Beats the Blah with positive messages on bully prevention and living strong.

Alzheimer’s Australia & the Queensland Government support Karen’s picture book Harry Help Grandpa Remember, which won a grant.

The Super Space Kids Series (Jo-Kin Battles the It and Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra) teaches kids perseverance, STEM science, astronomy and working as a team through humour.

Come to Christmas Book Signing Author Karen Tyrrell event

WHO: Karen Tyrrell author & co-author Steve Tyrrell

WHERE: Annie’s Books On Peregian

8 Kingfisher Drive, Peregian Beach QLD 4573

WHEN: Sunday 16th December 10am – 12pm

RSVP: Facebook Event Link  … https://www.facebook.com/events/436700430195327/

Christmas Book Signing Author Karen TyrrellWho’s joining the FUN at Christmas Book Signing Author Karen Tyrrell?

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