Resilience for Writers 2020

Resilience for Writers 2020

With each news update on the corona virus, I go into a state of shock.

Will I be able to cope?

I brand myself as a resilience author (Karen Tyrrell) – a survivor of school workplace bullying and mental health issues.

Now is the time for me to spend extra-time […]

Raising Climate Action Superheroes

Raising Climate Action Superheroes

With our Great Barrier Reef, forests and waterways ravaged by climate change and pollution, kids need hope for the future.

How can children save our planet? … Without terrifying them?

Kids need eco-education and scientific knowledge to inspire and empower themselves to take positive action and become eco-superheroes. One […]

Great Barrier Reef Rescue Podcast +Review

Great Barrier Reef Rescue Podcast +Review

I received two early Christmas presents! The Kid Lit Industry applauded Book 4 of my Song Bird series, Great Barrier Reef Rescue with two incredible recognitions.

Chatabout Children podcast interviewed me regarding my Song Bird superhero series featuring Great Barrier Reef Rescue and Rainforest Rescue.

Ragamuffin Books awarded […]

Winners STOP the Bully Audiobook Giveaway

Winners Stop the Bully Giveaway

Winners STOP the Bully Audiobook Giveaway.

I’m announcing Winners STOP the Bully audiobook. Empowers children and families through humour and coping skills.

Children embrace my pro-active bully prevention strategies, addressing the bullying epidemic from multiple perspectives.

What’s STOP the Bully about?

‘Eleven-year-old Brian is hiding something.

His life is falling apart.

Dad abandoned […]

First Draft – How to Write your Story

Writing the First Draft by KarenTyrrell author. I reveal how I wrote the first draft of my WIP and #7 Tips to Finish your First Draft. […]

Rainforest Rescue Shortlisted Major Award

Rainforest Rescue Shortlisted in Major Award

Today, Steve Tyrrell co-author of Song Bird Rainforest Rescue flashed me a letter announcing our shortlisting.

I shook my head, in total disbelief. ‘What’s this?’ I said.

‘We’re shortlisted in the Speech Pathology Australia, Book of the Year awards!’ Steve grinned.

Woohoo!

I’m so excited and honoured […]

Sir David Attenborough sent me an Inspiring Letter 

David Attenborough Great Barrier Reef Rescue

Sir David Attenborough wrote a special letter, thanking me for my children’s book, Great Barrier Reef Rescue. He also set me a very personal challenge.

 Why did Sir David Attenborough write to me?

A few weeks ago, I sent Sir David my book, Song Bird Great Barrier Reef Rescue. […]

Premier’s Reading Challenge feature Karen Tyrrell Books

Premier’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.

So far, this is my 4th piece of thrilling news for this month!

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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 […]

Song Bird Book Series How I Wrote it

Song 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 […]