Giving Thanks for 2016

thankyouI’m celebrating 2016 …

I’m giving thanks to the universe and to everyone who helped me to achieve my writing dreams.

Without you and your kind support, I, Karen Tyrrell could not have achieved what I did.

In 2016, I expanded my goals, incorporating superheroes into my resilience messages to teach kids and families to connect with their inner superhero.

Giving Thanks for NEW Books

In May 2016, I launched my junior fiction, Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra, my hilarious space adventure with themes of perseverance and teamwork. Jo-Kin is set on Planet Dee-lish-us made entirely of food.

OUT MAY 14 Terra Book

In September, I launched Song Bird Superhero, a junior fiction celebrating the power of self-belief, singing and science. Song Bird celebrates diversity with Rosie’s side-kick, Amy Hillcrest overcoming her disability of Cerebral Palsy. In March 2017, a magazine is featuring a double spread on Song Bird.

Song Bird Superhero launch with Alison & Jacqui

Song Bird Superhero launch with Alison & Jacqui


 Giving thanks for NEW Venues

Throughout the year, I signed books at over 20 book shops including Dymocks, Angus & Robertson, Mary Ryans around Brisbane and Sydney. Thanks to the shops who sell my books, some listed HERE

Books avaialble at Dymocks, Angus & Robertson, Mary Ryans & MORE

Books available at Amazon, Riverbend, Dymocks, Angus & Robertson, Mary Ryans, Apple & more.

Giving thanks for NEW Events

In 2016, I presented 6 Resilience & Well-being power point talks: to a Sydney West Teacher’s Conference, a CPA conference, a staff training, libraries and more.

I was key note speaker at Sydney Teachers conference on resilience

Key note speaker at a Sydney West Teachers conference on resilience.

resilience talk

I presented 6 Resilience & Well-Being power point talks in 2016

In 2016, I presented over 40 events: including Supanova, Comic Con, writing workshops, author talks, story-tellings, pantomimes or book signings at festivals, schools, libraries and pre-schools.

Gold Coast Writers Festival with Elaine, Angela, Candice, Me, Dimity & Robyn.

Gold Coast Writers Festival with Elaine, Angela, Candice, Me, Dimity & Robyn.

Karen Tyrrell

I presented 5 Bully Prevention talks based on my book STOP the Bully to schools in 2016


Book Marketing Masterclass ... next one 28 Jan 2017

Book Marketing Masterclass 2016 … next one 28 Jan 2017

 What was  the BEST thing about 2016?

 Meeting all the awesome writers, authors, creatives, teachers, colleagues, parents, children, friends I met face to face or online. I was thrilled to make a personal connection with you.

Special thanks to those who made 2016 AWESOME …

 Firstly I’d like to thank Steve Tyrrell for his creativity, insight,  and wide range of skills.

Working with him was so much FUN.

Steve reading Chapter 2 from Song Bird

Steve reading chapter 2, his ‘Guest Chapter’ in Song Bird Superhero.

Giving special thanks to…

In no particular order: Anthony, Penny, Trevor, Alison, Jacqui, Yvonne, Charmaine, Jillanne, Rebecca, Jenny, Jocelyn, Rachelle, Lucy, Megan, June, Justine, Chris, Aleesah, Romi, Jill, Di, Sam, Tammy, Barb, Montana, Belladonna, Cheryl, Lisa, Meg, Lea, Nicky, Norah, Robin, Lurline, Cenly, Sue, Vacen, Dimity, Angela, Candice,  Amanda, Ruth, Karen, Kim, Susan, Tyrion, Georgina, Kate, Claudia, Bel, Toni,  Jeanette, Raelene, Kate, Dannii, and many, many more xxx

HUGS to all my friends, readers, listeners, colleagues and supporters. Thanks so much xxx

giving thanksNEWSFLASH:  I’m announcing some exciting news in my next Blogs … Please stay tuned !!!!

HOW was the year 2016 for you?

What do you give thanks for?

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8 comments to Giving Thanks for 2016

  • I’m giving thanks for 2016 for the awesome friends I’ve made. The lovely authors I’ve met, including Karen & her wonderful “a other half” Steve. For the fabulous books that have been written, which I’ve had great pleasure buying for my grandchildren (& me, lol).
    I’m giving thanks for those who’ve helped me put past worries & disappointments behind me, & given me hope, faith, strength & determination to face 2017 with a new resolve.
    To all who’ve crossed my path in 2016, THANK YOU & GOD BLESS!!

  • Chris Titheradge

    Karen you truly are an inspiration. All your hard work & dedication is the reason you are a success. Congratulations ? & I’m sure we will see a lot more interesting n 2017. Than you for being my friend.

    Love Chris T.

  • Thanks Chris,
    for being an important part of my 2016 as a friend and a writing buddy. Wishing your 2017 will be your best year yet… cheers, Karen 🙂

  • Hi barb,
    Thanks for dropping in and sharing your personal thoughts & reflections of 2016 and hopes for 2017.
    It was lovely to meet you in person at Angus & Robertson. Thrilled your grandchildren enjoyed reading my books. I promise there’s another exciting book coming soon. Take care, Karen xx

  • Jacqui Halpin

    Wow, Karen! What you’ve achieved this year is truly amazing!! Well done! I’m thankful for finally getting my dad’s book published!! Thank you for all your help and encouragement with that. So looking forward to the marketing and promoting masterclass you’re running in January! And that I signed my first publishing contract this year with Little Pink Dog Books!! A very exciting year all round! 🙂

  • Thanks Jacqui, for hopping on here two days before Christmas.
    Thanks for beta reading Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra & Song Bird superhero.
    Congrats on your achievements with your dad’s memoir and your contract with Little PINK DOG Books.
    Can’t wait to meet up with you again at my Book Marketing Masterclass on Jan 28. Its going to be Awesome to catch up with all the writers … Karen 🙂

  • Jamie Gratten

    What an amazing person and year you have had Karen. I hope you take time out to regenerate and rest over the Christmas break and I look forward to following your journey in 2017. All our love

  • Thanks Jamie,
    For popping over to connect two days before Christmas.
    Thanks for your very kind and generous words. I promise you I will be taking time out to relax over the Christmas break.
    All the best,
    Karen x

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