How to write YA Books with Kaz Delaney + Book Giveaway

Welcome Kaz Delaney award-winning author of Dead Actually, paranormal chick-lit, winner of the Aurealis Award and Romance Writers award … to Karen’s Blog … Kaz is launching Almost Dead, the sequel to Dead Actually. Kaz supported my award winning memoir Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness …

About my battle with parent-Teacher Bullying, Bipolar […]

Aim Sky High for 2014

Happy 2014! … I’m setting Achievable Goals for 2014: Guaranteed 4 success! As an author- teacher – speaker, I’m aiming HIGH determined to attain my goals! I’m letting my passions for writing and mental-health guide me for 2014.

I’m making my own luck and capitalizing on every opportunity presented to me. With determination, I’m planning […]

Radio Interview Exposé on ME AND HER: a Memoir of Madness.

Today 4BC Radio Brisbane (111.6 AM) interviewed me LIVE about my gutsy memoir, ME AND HER: a Memoir of Madness. I revealed how parents at my school harassed me, teacher Karen Tyrrell, to breaking point and Beyond. I gulped deep breaths throughout the interview … Could I really be that Brave?

Why the Interview NOW? […]

Launching my Pro-active Quest to get ME AND HER Published

Mwah! Thanks for your unbelievable enthusiasm and support this week, requesting to read ME AND HER. What an incredible response! … Emails, comments and messages flooded in from everywhere.

With my heart hammering in my chest, I’m announcing my kick-ass quest to raise the profile of ME AND HER: a Memoir of Madness. I’m seeking […]

FUNDED! Logan Writers Week

YAY! Logan City Council will now fund Logan Writers Week, 11th to 16th of October. Which means I can pay for newspaper advertising, Guest speaker Doctor David Reiter of Interactive Publications, 14 Logan writers and 3 illustrators … and the other costs involved in organising a writers festival.

In April, I applied for an Arts […]

Published Soon

WooHoo! Its official … My writing will finally be in print soon. My short story, Price of Freedom will be Published in an anthology titled Being Bipolar. Three months ago an editor whispered to me that I’d be included in the final mix but it had to pass the Publisher’s final decision. And it did!


Elevator Pitch

How do you write a Elevator Pitch that will sell your book to a Publisher or an Literary Agent? You create an unforgettable blurb that will catch their attention … A snappy sentence that contains who and what, with a very captivating why. Think …What’s your story really about? What makes your story unique? … […]

Who Wants to Read my*gripping* Page 2 of ME AND HER?

Thanks so much for your incredible support with launching my pro-active quest to publish ME AND HER: a Memoir of Madness, my struggle and victory over Bipolar Disorder.

I received your awesome support with over 100 LIKES to that page …

Last week I posted my dramatic opening page and you offered over 80 […]

First Page Workshop

I’ve turned the FIRST PAGE in my Writer-Presenter career … Last Saturday I presented my first EVER Writing Workshop, combining my teaching and writing skills. Apply named The FIRST PAGE, it was held at the Logan Hyperdome Library.

I primed my best speaker’s voice for the occasion, printed off worksheets, and filled the whiteboard with […]