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 […]

Story Arts Festival Ipswich 2015

 

 

Come to the Story Arts Festival, a jam-packed celebration of children’s literature, authors and writing. You’ll be energized by the sheer creativity and the MAGIC. The Story Arts Festival presents sensational programs for writers, readers, schools, families and for children from 6-16 September 2015.

TOP children’s authors and illustrators will present enthralling […]

Winners of CYA Conference 2015

I celebrated the ultimate event in my Writer’s year …

The Australian CYA Conference at Southbank TAFE, Brisbane celebrated its 10th birthday anniversary. A one-day action-packed creative retreat for writers. Refreshing. Exhausting. Exhilarating.

I shared this amazing day with my writing buddies and colleagues, participating in writing courses, scribbling down blueprints for my next writing […]

Harry Helps Grandpa Remember at Mad Hatters

Mad Hatters Bookshop presents Harry Helps Grandpa Remember

WOOHOO! I’m story telling Harry Helps Grandpa Remember at Mad Hatters Bookshop Manly. Come join the FUN with an interactive story time full of surprises galore and FREE children’s activities.

At Mad Hatters Bookshop…

I’ll read Harry Helps Grandpa Remember, a story about the love between […]

Tips for teaching Creative Writing in Schools

Creative Writing in schools www.karentyrrell.com

Today I taught Creative Writing to four High School classes. It was nerve wracking, exciting and extremely rewarding. Mabel Park SHS contacted me, requesting I teach narrative writing to four year nine classes.

I presented ‘Build the Spaceship‘ creative writing lesson, using visualization techniques to create a movie-like story […]

Create a Children’s Novel FREE Workshop

Want to write and publish a children’s novel? Join me, author teacher Karen Tyrrell as I share my secrets in creating and publishing a successful children’s novel. I’ll share tips on crafting unforgettable characters and a story line hooking in the reader.

PLUS I’ll reveal my secrets on how I wrote and published bully prevention […]

Remember My Name Author Branding Seminar

Thanks to Author Branding, you WILL remember my name, Karen Tyrrell.

YAY! I’m presenting ‘Remember My Name: Author Branding’ seminar for Queensland Writers Centre.

I’m sharing all my secrets on how to market yourself as an author and get your name out there via social media.

Author Branding will reach your readers, pique interest with […]

CREATE a Picture Book Workshop FREE

EVER wanted to Create and Publish a KIDS Picture Book??

Join me, pro-active Brisbane author-teacher Karen Tyrrell as I share my pro-active steps in creating and publishing a successful children’s picture book.

ALL participants will receive my step-by-step guides …

• How to Create a Picture book

• How to Get Published

My KIDS picture […]

Launching Bailey Beats the BLAH

SQUEE! I’m launching Bailey Beats the Blah, illustrated by multi- talented Aaron Pocock, empowering kids and families with resilience skills.

Kids Helpline, counseling service supports Bailey Beats the Blah, which is aligned with Kids Matter, national education program.

Dimity Powell, dynamic children’s author and speaker will MC Bailey’s book launch at Black Cat Book Store, […]

INTERVIEW: How to Publish a Picture Book +Bookgiveaway

BLAST Off! Claire Chadwick’s innovative picture book, So Many Sounds EXPLODES with a multitude of noises to delight young children {4yrs plus}.

WELCOME: Claire Chadwick, an Australian author, teacher and MUM to two young children.

So Many Sounds delivers an interactive experience, teaching children sound awareness through reading, listening, singing So Many Sounds Song […]