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 […]

Problems with Story Plot? Writing Tips

Problems with Story Plot almost destroyed my self-confidence in writing my upcoming children’s novel, Song Bird 3.

How did I solve my Problems with Story Plot?

I was stuck on how to write the climax of my story. Like ground hog day, I replayed the thrilling adventure scenes leading up to the high point. But […]

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 […]

Supanova Brisbane Author Karen Tyrrell

Supanova Brisbane – I celebrated the ultimate book signing event in my author’s year.

Supanova Brisbane 2016 presented its cosplay Pop Culture expo. A three-day fan festival of books, TV, movies and games. Gob-stopping. Exhausting. Exhilarating.

Song Bird Superhero

I met SUPA cool little fans and BIG fans of Song Bird Superhero.

Thrilled to […]

Writing Teacher for Queensland Writers Centre

YAY! I’m now a Writing Teacher for Queensland Writers Centre. I will be presenting writing workshops at Brisbane City Libraries on behalf of Queensland Writers Centre.

YIPEE! I present my first gig this Saturday.

I’m presenting Introduction to Memoir Writing. I will teach the fundamentals of memoir writing, with interactive writing exercises to evoke the […]

Bully Prevention Talks in Schools

YAY! I’m presenting bully prevention talks in schools to empower kids to live strong. I, Karen Tyrrell, am passionate about bully prevention as a survivor of bullying.

I teach bully prevention skills via my award winning children’s book STOP the Bully. I share creative writing and my experiences as a gifted and talented teacher and […]

AMP your Creativity to the Max

Who wants to amp their Writing Creativity to the Max?

Who wants to tap into their imagination to create compelling characters and intriguing stories that leap from the page?

I, Karen Tyrrell made a vow to complete two NEW children’s novels which will empower kids to live strong … on my ‘Achieve your Goals […]

Giving Thanks for 2015

I’m celebrating 2015, giving thanks to the universe and to everyone who helped me to achieve my writing dreams.

Without you and your kind support, I could not have achieved what I did.

In 2015, I expanded my goals, incorporating humor into my resilience messages to teach kids and families to live strong with resilience, […]

I’m speaking at Brisbane Writers Festival

Pinch me! I’m speaking at Brisbane Writers Festival, sharing my writer’s experiences.

This is a dream come true for me! I will reveal how I wrote and published my empowering children’s novel, STOP the Bully, jam-packed with humor, action and a mighty twist at the end.

How can Brian Bennett STOP the Bully, and reclaim […]

Write & Publish Fiction Workshop

Have you ever wanted to write & publish a fiction book?

Fiction that would enthrall your readers with unforgettable characters.

A fiction story that has your reader’s on their edge of their seats, begging for more.

Join award winning author teacher Karen Tyrrell …

As she shares her steps in writing and publishing a […]