Pantomimes: How to Create & Perform for Children

Lights! Camera! Action! I create FUN pantomimes from my award winning children’s books to entertain and educate. I created and performed pantomimes for my novels Song Bird Superhero, Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra, Jo-Kin Battles the It and STOP the Bully. I performed pantomimes for picture books Bailey Beats the Blah and Harry Helps Grandpa […]

World Dementia Month Books for Children

I’m celebrating World Dementia Month with a select group of Australian children’s authors and illustrators. We have collaborated to showcase our books about aging and dementia for September’s World Dementia Month. Children feel helpless and confused when confronted with the decline of an elderly relative prompting us authors to create emotive stories to provide […]

How to Pitch to Publishers

WOOHOO! I finally pitched three manuscripts to Publishers!

My name is Karen Tyrrell, award winning author of four resilience books for adults and children.

FIRST I developed my new stories to the highest possible publishing standard— written with passion and energy. I critiqued, rewrote, tweaked, formatted and had them professionally edited to perfection… over months […]

How to Present a Writing Workshop

I co-presented *Write & Publish a Children’s Novel Masterclass as Karen Tyrrell author-teacher to a packed house of emerging writers. Enthusiastic participants shared their writing dreams, planned their novels, fleshed out their characters and polished their emerging stories.

Writers buzzed with positive energy and self-belief they could really plan, write, edit, pitch, publish and market […]

TV Interview Violence in Schools Today Tonight

Today Tonight interviewed me as a bullied Australian teacher now mental health advocate for their TV investigation Violence in Schools.

Today Tonight filmed me flicking through my tell-all story Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness, how I was catapulted from abused teacher into the psychiatric system suffering night terrors, mania and PTSD.

Me […]

How to Get Published, Alison Reynolds Reveals ALL.

Please welcome prolific children’s author Alison Reynolds to Karen’s Blog.

Alison Reynolds is one of Australia’s most successful authors of children’s picture books, adventure books and books for grown-ups, publishing 30 books. Alison is here today to launch her latest picture book, A Year with Marmalade. The story of Marmalade, the ginger cat and her […]

Introducing Robin Adolphs, Children’s Author eXtraordinaire

Robin Adolphs, children’s author eXtraordinaire launched her two latest books, The Pile Up and Yesterday, I played in the Rain to a sell-out crowd in Brisbane last week.

I watched mesmerized as Robin and her animated cast dressed in colourful costumes, captured the attention of her enthusiastic young audience.

Robin Adolphs is an experienced primary […]