Karen takes the It to Ipswich

YIPEE, I presented a skit based on my kid’s scifi book Jo-Kin Battles the IT to Carole Park State School, Ipswich. Then I gave out FREE books from Australian authors to children, part of my role as a Books in Homes literacy volunteer. Carole Park State School is a delightful multi-cultural school with […]

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 […]

Write Historical Fiction with Sally Murphy 1915

Historical Fiction

How do you write historical fiction?

Meet writerly friend Sally Murphy, prolific children’s author of over thirty books. On the 100 year anniversary of Gallipoli and the ANZACs, Sally launched a powerful new historical fiction novel 1915 for children.

Sally Murphy

About the book 1915:

When Australia throws its support behind […]

Flat Buddy connects with KIDS

Flat Buddy meets Karen Tyrrell author

YAY! Flat Buddy toured Brisbane Australia connecting with classrooms and children with disabilities.

How did Flat Buddy’s Tour come about?

Lesa Grant Feazel, significant Disabilities Teacher requested I escort Flat Buddy round Brisbane taking photos. The aim was to enrich the lives of disabled children at Lafourche Parish […]

STOP the Bully LOGAN Launch

Due to popular demand, I’m launching STOP the Bully junior novel at Logan North library.

STOP the Bully empowers KIDS to assert themselves with non-aggressive anti-bullying solutions, to raise their self-esteem.

BLURB: Eleven year old Brian is hiding something.

His life is falling apart. Dad abandoned the family.

Brain hates his new school. And now […]

STOP the Bully Junior NOVEL has Arrived

YAY! The courier just delivered boxes of STOP the Bully, empowering junior novel ready for my Black Cat launch on May 31st

I ripped open a box and grabbed a copy of STOP the Bully, scanning the glorious first page reviews from…

Kids Book Review, Kids Helpline, Michael Hardie: Child Mental […]

REVEALING my NEW Book COVER

DRUM ROLL … I’m announcing the COVER and title of my brand NEW Book Baby.

A Junior Novel I’m Thrilled about inspired by my mission to Create books to empower KIDS …

My heart’s pounding fast.

My stomach is squirming.

I’m giving BIRTH to my new Book Baby in Public.

So here I go, with […]

Radio Interview My RECOVERY from Mental Illness

Transmitting LIVE via Satellite across the Globe… I, Karen Tyrrell will Reveal ALL my Recovery and Resilience secrets, broadcasting LIVE across the globe. Producer of TOP international radio show requested an interview on my RECOVERY from Mental Illness.

Relationship expert, Matt Townsend will interview me LIVE on how my journey back from INSANITY.

AND how […]

My Mental Health picture book COVER has arrived!!

SQUEE! I’ve given Birth to a brand new Picture Book baby! My mental health picture book for KIDS is close to my heart . I’m so excited I could burst!

After months of working with an illustrator and a cover designer, the final COVER arrived in my INBOX today.

My fingers trembled as I opened […]

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 […]