Ready. Set. Discover Logan Book Launch

Ready. Set. Discover Logan book is launching soon!

YIPEE! Ready. Set. Discover Logan book launch promises to be a spectacular event for children, families and Queenslanders.

What’s Ready. Set. Discover Logan about?

My picture book reveals the close bond between an aboriginal boy, Bunji and a newly arrived girl, Yana. Together, they discover friendship, […]

Arts Queensland Book Cover Revealed

Arts Queensland book is revealed … Finally.

Arts Queensland Book

In 2017, Karen Tyrrell (that’s me) won an Arts Queensland grant for a children’s picture book.

“This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.”

Logan City Council generously sponsored and supported my picture book too!

Incredibly, the CEO of Queensland […]

2018 Make it Your Year Writing Goals

2018 Make it Your Year … 2018 is going to be MY year too!

I’m setting Achievable Goals for 2018: Guaranteed for success!

As an award winning empowerment author, writing workshop presenter and speaker (Karen Tyrrell) I’m aiming HIGH determined to attain my goals and dreams! My passions for writing, speaking and empowerment will drive […]

Karen Tyrrell Author of the Month

Karen Tyrrell Author of the Month … I can’t believe kids and teachers gave me that honour!

Manly Outside School Hours Care (MOSHC) chose me, Karen Tyrrell Author of the Month for November. This year they also picked JK Rowling too … I can’t believe I was chosen too!!

Books by Karen Tyrrell Author of […]

Arts Queensland Approves Book Grant

Arts Queensland

Arts Queensland approved funding for my tenth book. I can’t believe it!

Recently, I Karen Tyrrell tore open an official letter from Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. Inside, she explained how I was successful with my Arts Queensland grant application.

This is my 4th literary grant and my very first grant with Arts Queensland… I’m gob-smacked.

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Sponsorship Funds for my Next Book

WOOHOO! I, Karen Tyrrell, won a sponsorship for an upcoming writing project for the community.

I’ve waited and waited for this news for over a month. I can’t believe I actually did it!

As an award winner author, teacher and speaker, I’m thrilled and proud to be sponsored to create an empowering children’s book. I’m […]

Allison Paterson and her NEW book Shearing Time

MEET Allison Paterson and her NEW picture book Shearing Time

Allison Paterson writes as a children’s author, school librarian, and winner of a 2017 May Gibbs Fellowship. I met Allison at the recent Romancing the Stars event on the Sunshine Coast where we both were author STARS for the night.

On 1st March, Allison launched […]

Storytelling Tips to boost Author Events

Storytelling Tips to boost Author events

I LOVE presenting interactive storytelling sessions to children. Watching kids faces light up with delight is the MOST rewarding experience in the world. I’m thrilled to offer engaging storytelling events in schools, pre-schools, libraries, bookshops and festivals.

Meet child empowerment storyteller, Karen Tyrrell (me), author-teacher. I teach kids […]

Kids Poetry Book Magic Fish Dreaming

DISCOVER Kids Poetry book Magic Fish Dreaming, luscious creation of multicultural poet, June Perkins and illustrator Helene Maggison. Together, they created an exquisite illustrated book of poetry for children, Magic Fish Dreaming.

I’ve backed June’s book on a Kickstarter crowd funding campaign, purchasing a copy of this book. June and I are active members of […]

Romancing the Stars Brisbane

YIPPEE! I’m Romancing the STARS… What!?

I’m speed dating* Australia’s top children’s authors and illustrators.

How?

I’m hooking up with Brisbane’s brightest, most creative talented STARS for a night of unforgettable magic.

PSST! In reality, I’m speed dating* or small group chatting about captivating books, stories and characters.

JOIN the Fun, Frivolity and Finger food.

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