Winner in Mental Health Achievement Awards

I’m celebrating! I’m a winner in the Mental Health Week achievement awards 2015. I, Karen Tyrrell won the Jude Bugeja Peer Experience Award for improving the lives of people with mental illness.

How did I win?

I share my peer experience as a survivor of bullying, PTSD and mental illness to help adults and children […]

Awesome Animals Blog Tour

I’m proud to present children’s author, Di Bates new book series Awesome Animals and her blog tour.

Di has been writing books for over 30 years and has published over 120 titles. Living near Wollongong NSW, she has the great fortune to live and work with her prize-winning husband YA author Bill Condon. They share […]

Radio Interview Jo-Kin Battles the It

A radio journalist will interview me on my hilarious children’s space adventure Jo-Kin Battles the It (Super Space Kids #1) and how writing it helped me survive tough times.

Jo-Kin Battles the It became a fun-like refuge as I simultaneously wrote a gut-wrenching memoir, Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness. I, Karen Tyrrell, teacher […]

Book Signings Jo-Kin Battles the It

With much excitement, I announce I’m book signing for Jo-Kin Battles the It, my humorous space adventure. YIPEE! I will be book signing in my current city, Brisbane and my home town of Sydney.

I can’t wait to be surrounded by family, friends, writing buddies and supporters, many I will meet for the very first […]

Jo-Kin Battles the It Book Giveaway

Win a copy of Jo-Kin Battles the It via a Book Giveaway on Goodreads.

Jo-Kin Battles the It is a hilarious space adventure for kids, illustrated by Trevor Salter … Zooming to a galaxy near you on October 10.

Goof ball Josh Atkins aka Jo-Kin wins the Super Space Kid contest alongside nerdy Sam Jones […]

Media Alert Dementia Month Pantomime

Alzheimer’s Australia has issued a media alert on my next performance of Harry Helps Grandpa Remember my children’s pantomime at Angus & Robertson Victoria Point. Alzheimer’s Australia endorsed children’s picture book, Harry Helps Grandpa Remember to celebrate September: Dementia Awareness Month.

Kids and Colour will round out Dementia Awareness Month …

WHAT: Award winning Brisbane […]

Jo-Kin Battles the It Book launch

BLAST off to the book launch of Jo-Kin Battles the It (Super Space Kids Series book #1) as children’s author Karen Tyrrell pilots her first exciting and hilarious space adventure.

Goof ball Josh Atkins aka Jo-Kin wins the Super Space Kid contest alongside super nerd Sam Jones aka Sam-Wich. Their first Super Space Kid mission […]

Book Cover Reveal

Blast off! I’m revealing the cover to my exciting NEW book, a humorous space adventure for kids.

Jo-Kin Battles the It by Karen Tyrrell … an illustrated novel

Book 1 of the Super Space Kids Series

Goof ball Josh Atkins aka Jo-Kin wins the Super Space Kid contest alongside nerdy Sam Jones aka Sam-Wich. […]

Pantomime Harry Helps Grandpa Remember

YAY!! I will be performing Harry Helps Grandpa Remember pantomime at Trinder Park’s Garden and Craft Fair this Saturday.

I’m celebrating Alzheimer’s Awareness Month with my award winning children’s picture book Harry Helps Grandpa Remember

Harry is about at little boy who will do anything to help grandpa remember. Harry celebrates the special bond between […]

RU OK Day with Karen Tyrrell Author

Come to RU OK Day and meet Karen Tyrrell Author

Let’s talk mental wellness, bully prevention and coping skills.

What is RU OK Day?

R U OK?Day is an annual day in September dedicated to remind people to ask family, friends and colleagues the question, “R U OK?”, in a meaningful way, because connecting regularly […]