Celebrate Good Times at Sanity Fair

Come to Sanity Fair Mental Health week community event.

A special day to celebrate the possibility of wellness, resilience and recovery.

Sanity Fair raises awareness and address stigma around mental health.

“Nearly half Australians experience signs and symptoms of mental health distress so it’s important for people to feel OK even just to talk about [...]

Create & Publish a Picture Book Workshop

EVER wanted to Create and Publish a KIDS Picture Book? Join me, Karen Tyrrell award-winning Brisbane author-teacher as I share my pro-active steps in creating and publishing a successful children’s picture book … FREE Event

I’ll share my step-by-step tips …

• Features of a successful picture book • How to create unforgettable characters [...]

Destiny Road by Melissa Wray WIN $20 Gift Cards

My friend, Melissa Wray celebrates the second anniversary of DESTINY ROAD her YA novel. Win two $20 gift cards!! What sparked the idea to write Destiny Road? Recently Melissa Wray was asked this question by Uncommon YA. Here is her very personal response.

We moved to North Queensland when I was 14. After a [...]

Logan Mayor buys Bully Prevention book for Schools

STOP the Bully at Logan City Council

With much pride, I Karen Tyrrell author teacher handed over a bulk order of STOP the Bully children’s novel to Logan Mayor Pam Parker to send out to Logan Schools.

STOP the Bully empowers kids 8 to 12 with bully prevention skills in a heart-warming story [...]

WINNERS of the River City Writers Conference

The inaugural River City Writers Conference went off with an eXplosion of energy! I was so proud to be part of this electric experience as an award winning author presenter, sharing my personal story of my survival from bullying, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and mental illness, inspiring me to write ME & HER: A Memoir [...]

Inspiring Logan Women Event

INSPIRING Logan Women presents four women sharing their powerful stories. Women who have walked a difficult path gaining valuable insight and personal strength from their experiences.

I, Karen Tyrrell will reveal my personal story as a victim of parent-teacher bullying and subsequent mental illness. And how I recovered to become an award winning resilience author [...]

WINNER Roses are Blue Book Giveaway

Thanks to all the participants in the Roses are Blue book Giveaway. Roses are Blue: children’s verse novel written by award winning author Sally Murphy.

Read my REVIEW plus Interviews and Blog Tour HERE

Announcing the WINNER

Drum roll…

AND the winner is Kaye Baillie

I’ll be in contact with you soon to request your [...]

Create a Children’s Novel FREE Workshop

Want to write and publish a children’s novel? Join me, author teacher Karen Tyrrell as I share my secrets in creating and publishing a successful children’s novel. I’ll share tips on crafting unforgettable characters and a story line hooking in the reader.

PLUS I’ll reveal my secrets on how I wrote and published bully prevention [...]

Roses Are Blue REVIEW + Book Giveaway

Roses Are Blue by Sally Murphy, illustrated by Gabriel Evans ISBN: 9781922244376

What if your Mum was different from everyone else’s? I mean embarrassingly different…

Amber Rose’s enchanted world has come to an end. First her mother is injured in a tragic accident. She’s not the same anymore.

Amber and her family are struggling to [...]

River City Writers Conference Aug 16

YIPEE! I’ve been invited to present a Memoir Workshop at River City Writers Conference Brisbane on August 16, sharing all my publishing secrets. River City Writer’s Conference is Brisbane MOST innovative conference jam-packed with actionable writing and publishing advice.

Check Out the Presenters…

Key Note speaker is award-winning author Helene Young, who shares her writing [...]