Bailey Beats the Blah goes to Pre-school

I created Bailey Beats the Blah for children aged 4-8 to empower KIDS to beat worry thoughts and sad days.

BUT how can I present my picture book to a younger audience?

Last week I presented Bailey Beats the Blah as an interactive story to lively pre-schoolers using every theatrical trick I could muster.

Exercising […]

Bailey Beats the BLAH launches in LOGAN

Calling KIDS, parents, teachers, counselors and writers!

Bailey Beats the BLAH picture book, empowering KIDS with resilience skills, will be launched at Logan North Library. Bailey helps KIDS to beat sad days and worry thoughts, boosting their self-confidence.

Come along to FUN-filled interactive story telling presentation. I promise you engrossing entertainment, surprises and crafty activities […]

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 […]

Winners of the CYA Writers Conference

I celebrated the ultimate event in my writer’s year!!

The Australian CYA children’s and Young Adult writer’s Conference at Southbank TAFE, Brisbane.

It’s a one-day action adventure holiday 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 […]

TV Interview Violence in Schools Today Tonight

Today Tonight interviewed me as a bullied Australian teacher now mental health advocate for their TV investigation Violence in Schools.

Today Tonight filmed me flicking through my tell-all story Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness, how I was catapulted from abused teacher into the psychiatric system suffering night terrors, mania and PTSD.

Me […]

Announcing Winners: ME & HER Book Giveaways

I’m announcing the winners of the Mental Health week book giveaway for ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness.

A survivor’s guide through teacher harassment, mental breakdown, and Recovery. How did I reclaim my Life?

DRUM roll … And the Winners are…

ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness (print) …Rachelle Farrell

ME & HER: […]

Coming Home: Children’s Book on Depression: Giveaway

As a mental health advocate and teacher I, Karen Tyrrell would like to welcome Australian children’s author Sharon McGuinness to my blog today. Sharon launched Coming Home, her powerful picture book with an uplifting message on depression.

Coming Home delivers a hopeful story about Gemma who watches her dad as he sits alone in his […]

How to Get Published, Alison Reynolds Reveals ALL.

Please welcome prolific children’s author Alison Reynolds to Karen’s Blog.

Alison Reynolds is one of Australia’s most successful authors of children’s picture books, adventure books and books for grown-ups, publishing 30 books. Alison is here today to launch her latest picture book, A Year with Marmalade. The story of Marmalade, the ginger cat and her […]

Introducing Robin Adolphs, Children’s Author eXtraordinaire

Robin Adolphs, children’s author eXtraordinaire launched her two latest books, The Pile Up and Yesterday, I played in the Rain to a sell-out crowd in Brisbane last week.

I watched mesmerized as Robin and her animated cast dressed in colourful costumes, captured the attention of her enthusiastic young audience.

Robin Adolphs is an experienced primary […]

New Writing Gig: Guest Blogger @ TOP Writing Website

Guess where I’m Guest Blogging today? … Tania McCartney, founder of Kids Book Review requested I write a series of Guest Posts on ‘Kids books, education or writing for kids‘… An irresistible opportunity, I couldn’t refuse!

I’ll be exercising my expertise as Kids Sci-fi chapter book creator and kids picture book writer, primary school teacher […]