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. […]

My Top #5 Mental Health Books for Kids

I’m a mental health advocate, extremely passionate about mental health for children. Kids need powerful stories to nurture positive self-talk and teach coping strategies to deal with life’s little and BIG problems.

What’s my Connection with mental health for Kids? When I taught as a primary teacher, parents at my school harassed me to breaking […]

The SECRET of Submitting your Manuscript to Publishers

IMAGINE! You have slaved over your beloved story, completing your manuscript to perfection! What’s your next step in getting your story published? How do you develop a kick-ass submission package that will eXcite and ignite a Publisher?

**I wrote this blog to unblock my paralyzing FEAR of submitting to Publishers. For too long I’ve allowed […]

SECRETS in Creating a Likeable HERO Character

SQUEE! I can’t believe the incredible feedback I received from the CYA Writing Competition for JOSH AND THE IT! I scored a perfect 100% from one of the judges for Book 1, of the Super Space Kids series.

What did the CYA judge say about JOSH AND THE IT?

“Loved the cheeky tone – it’s […]

SQUEE! I’m Finalist in Mental Health Week Writing Comp

SQUEEE! This week I’m celebrating Mental Health Week, the ultimate opportunity to share my story of recovery and hope. I’m pouring all my creative energies into pushing mental health issues to the forefront.

Last Sunday I launched the Life Writing program which Queensland Health contracted me as co-facilitator. I delivered the first two sessions to […]

How to Present *Imaginative* Writing Workshops to Schools

photo renjith krishnan

BLAST OFF … Kids created the most *imaginative* stories at my Writing Workshop yesterday. How did I unleash the Power of their […]

Launching my Case Study in Marketing for AUTHORS

SQUEEE! I don’t believe it! My KICK-ASS marketing case study is Out NOW. Its included in a Bonus Chapter: Case Studies of Authors Who Are Doing Great Marketing …

Anita Revel, author of Marketing for Authors and 17 other books, invited me to contribute and co-promote her eBook on Book Marketing.

I’m honoured to have […]

Dealing with Writing Disappointments & Epiphanies

As writers, we all have felt the pain and struggle of Rejection! Early this morning I wrote a ‘practice’ Blog to celebrate JOSH AND THE IT‘s short listing in the CYA Conference writing competition for emerging writers. All my hopes and dreams were pinned on those results. If I won, my story would be […]

WRITERS: How to Prime yourself for the Publishing Race

The race to publishing is the most frustrating, the most daunting and the most exhilarating experience imaginable. One week you’re a champion, ecstatic after receiving news your short story reached first place. The next week, you’re devastated your novel was rejected … All experiences I understand too well.

How can I balance out this manic […]

TRUE CRIME FACTION– Say Hello SAYONARA

WRITING a novel is all about developing a killer plot and believable characters to their full potential. Honest feedback and critique can fine-tune your manuscript into something publishable !! …

Konnichiwa! … I’m announcing : SAYONARA is now in the critical final stages, and I’m considering every suggestion that my Beta readers are making.

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