Bailey Beats the Blah jets off to Bologna Book Fair

I’m doing cartwheels! Bailey Beats the Blah will be showcased at the Bologna Book Fair March 24-27 in Bologna Italy.

International book buyers will read the pages of Bailey displayed at the SCBWI stand for Australian and New Zealand authors.

If they need more publishing information , they can peruse the flyer I created to [...]

PODCAST Mental Health 101 Wellness Tips

I, Karen Tyrrell am passionate about Mental Health and I want the world to start TALKING about it!

Mental health issues are NORMAL. Everyone is struggling with something … anxiety, depression, panic attacks, stress, or sleep disorders sometime in their life.

Either their own or with someone they love. It’s time to STOP the hushed [...]

INSIGHTS from a Children’s Author

NEWSFLASH: Authors of Kid’s books REVEAL themselves, their writing secrets and their passion for writing… I, Karen Tyrrell was tagged not once but TWICE in a tagging game for children’s authors to answer four questions. First I was tagged by Vacen Taylor: incredibly talented Gold Coast author of children’s Sci-Fi Starchild series Bk1: The Age [...]

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 [...]

Bailey Beats the Blah ZOOMS out to Oz Schools

BLAST OFF! Bailey Beats the Blah *5 Star  REVIEW zoomed out to schools across Australia via the Teacher Librarian network.

A Teacher Librarian reviewed my empowering Mental Health picture book, Bailey Beats the Blah on The Bottom Shelf website with an incredible rap. She emailed the entire review to thousands of schools via the [...]

WINNER of Almost Dead Book Giveaway

Announcing the WINNER of Almost Dead Book Giveaway … by author Kaz Delaney.

Almost Dead is the  sequel to Kaz Delaney book Dead Actually, paranormal chick-lit, winner of the Aurealis Award and Romance Writers award.

I’m proud Kaz Delaney chose me, Karen Tyrrell to open her Blog Tour with a Book Giveaway celebrating her NEW [...]

Gala Opening of TLC Lounge

YAY! I’m a Guest presenter at the Gala opening of TLC Lounge. Come along to celebrate Library Lover’s Day & discover the new TLC Lounge.

Tech. Learn. Create.

Entertainment, Special guests and Refreshments.

Enjoy the sweet sounds of the 3D printed ukulele and ukulele choir! Discover SCRATCH animation. Create a SASSY Mocktail. Program robots. Visit [...]

How to write YA Books with Kaz Delaney + Book Giveaway

Welcome Kaz Delaney award-winning author of Dead Actually, paranormal chick-lit, winner of the Aurealis Award and Romance Writers award … to Karen’s Blog … Kaz is launching Almost Dead, the sequel to Dead Actually. Kaz supported my award winning memoir Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness …

About my battle with parent-Teacher Bullying, Bipolar [...]

Aim Sky High for 2014

Happy 2014! … I’m setting Achievable Goals for 2014: Guaranteed 4 success! As an author- teacher – speaker, I’m aiming HIGH determined to attain my goals! I’m letting my passions for writing and mental-health guide me for 2014.

I’m making my own luck and capitalizing on every opportunity presented to me. With determination, I’m planning [...]

Mayor Pam Parker purchased Bailey for Logan KIDS

With much pride, I handed over multi-copies of Bailey Beats the Blah, KIDS mental health book to Mayor Pam Parker at the Caring Women United morning tea held at Logan City Council chambers.

My heart pattered as I spoke of my journey into and out of parent-teacher harassment and mental illness

AND writing my recovery [...]