Gold Coast Writers Literary Luncheon

YIPEE! I, Karen Tyrrell will be a Guest Author at the Gold Coast Writers Literary Luncheon. I’ll be chatting with writers over a relaxed lunch, sharing my writing secrets. Can’t wait to find out the WINNERS of the short story writing competition. AND hear the dynamic guest speaker too.

Thanks Jill Smith, author and committee […]

Snap Magic Review Book Giveaway

Meet Angela Sunde, Gold Coast author and illustrator … and her new children’s fantasy novel Snap Magic.

PS Announcing the winner of SNAP MAGIC book giveaway … Scroll down

Q. What does embarrassing tween secrets, Halloween magic and pumpkin soup have in common? A. Angela Sunde’s bewitchingly funny children’s novel Snap Magic for mid-graders 9-12, […]

PINCH ME I’m presenting at CYA Conference in July

Out of the blue, I received an email requesting my children’s book details as a CYA Conference presenter!! What? Me a presenter? My heart pattered.

I quickly clicked the CYA conference link. I couldn’t breathe.

Surprisingly, my name Karen Tyrrell was listed as a presenter on the Success Story panel alongside my buddy Caylie Jeffery […]

WINNERS of Bailey Beats the Blah Blog Tour Bookgiveaway

Thanks for your enthusiastic support for Bailey Beats the Blah blog tour … checking out my reviews and interviews:

Bailey hopped over 14 stops from November 3-18.

SPECIAL thanks to HOSTS: Angela Sunde, Beth Cregan, Jill Smith, Bugina Book, Nicky Johnston, Alison Douglas Stegert, Melissa Wray, Charmaine Clancy, Creative Kids Tales, Dimity Powell, Catherine Oehlman, […]

Bailey Beats the Blah Blog Tour Giveaway

I’m CELEBRATING! Bailey Beats the Blah eBook and print book boosting KIDS self-esteem and self-respect is now available on Amazon

I’m GIVING away copies of Bailey Beats the Blah, a picture book assessment with the editor of Book Cover Cafe and signed artwork from illustrator Aaron Pocock on my BLOG HOP from November 3rd […]

How to Plot a Children’s Chapter Book

WOOT! Today I commenced my new children’s Chapter Book after weeks of brainstorming, mind-mapping, researching and plotting a story with a strong Mental Health message.

Monday is always the BEST day to start a new project especially when your detailed PLOT beckons you.

Special thanks to Angela Sunde’s children’s writers Facebook group “Monday Writing Sprint” […]

I’m Speaking at Gold Coast Writers Festival

SQUEE! I’m bursting to tell you! I’m speaking at the Gold Coast Writers Festival at Robina Town Centre on 27 th October. This is my very FIRST writer’s festival so I’m squeeing with glee! Kathy Stewart, GCWF organizer “loved” reading ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness.

Kathy invited […]

Announcing #20 Winners – ME & HER: A Memoir of Madness Giveaway

WOOHOO! Thanks everyone for your awesome support on my ME & HER blog tour, with me guest blogging on #10 sites in #7 days … A special thanks to those you followed, commented or asked probing questions OR just “watched”.

DRUM ROLL … The #20 winners of a Kindle e-copy of ME & HER: A […]

Sally Murphy:How to Get Published+ FREE Book Give-Way

I’d like to introduce Sally Murphy, prolific children’s author.

She’s launching her brand new picture book, Do Not Forget Australia. It’s a powerful and moving story set in war torn France in 1918. About the special bond that’s forged between two young boys, one French one Australian. And how the village of Villers-Bretonneux was saved! […]

August was Awesome

August was month of supersonic proportions! The month of August launched with JOSH AND THE IT zooming away to the Children’s Publisher Leonie Tyle recommended, with her brilliant review attached and a kick-ass marketing plan.

Last week Donna Jelli-Beanz interrogated me on JOSH’s past and future, bribing me with jelli-beanz and cups of tea to […]