Snap Magic Review Book Giveaway

Meet Angela Sunde, Gold Coast author and illustrator … and her new children’s fantasy novel Snap Magic.

Q. What does embarrassing tween secrets, Halloween magic and pumpkin soup have in common? A. Angela Sunde’s bewitchingly funny children’s novel Snap Magic for mid-graders 9-12, sequel to Pond Magic.

SNAP Magic: Magically Mysterious and enchantingly funny…

Twelve [...]

Mental Health Achievement Award

Kerry Armstrong Actress and Me: Karen Tyrrell

YIPPEE! I’m celebrating! … I’m finalist in the 2014 Mental Health Week achievement awards.

I’m so proud I triumphed over mental illness, writing my recovery and resilience books… Me & HIM: A Guide to Recovery (wellness tips for adults) Bailey Beats the Blah and STOP the Bully [...]

From Psychotic Patient to Mental Health Advocate

As an initiative of Mental Health week, I was an invited guest of PA Hospital Brisbane, and had the opportunity to share my personal experiences with the patients and staff of the mental health wing, of how I manage my Bipolar Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

I arrived early, my heart pattering as I [...]

Create & Publish a Picture Book Workshop

EVER wanted to Create and Publish a KIDS Picture Book? Join me, Karen Tyrrell award-winning Brisbane author-teacher as I share my pro-active steps in creating and publishing a successful children’s picture book … FREE Event

I’ll share my step-by-step tips …

• Features of a successful picture book • How to create unforgettable characters [...]

Destiny Road by Melissa Wray WIN $20 Gift Cards

My friend, Melissa Wray celebrates the second anniversary of DESTINY ROAD her YA novel. Win two $20 gift cards!! What sparked the idea to write Destiny Road? Recently Melissa Wray was asked this question by Uncommon YA. Here is her very personal response.

We moved to North Queensland when I was 14. After a [...]

Logan Mayor buys Bully Prevention book for Schools

STOP the Bully at Logan City Council

With much pride, I Karen Tyrrell author teacher handed over a bulk order of STOP the Bully children’s novel to Logan Mayor Pam Parker to send out to Logan Schools.

STOP the Bully empowers kids 8 to 12 with bully prevention skills in a heart-warming story [...]

7 Ways to get Writing Feedback

YEEHAA! I received results from the CYA Conference competition on my two picture books. With hands shaking, I clicked open the emails, praying CYA’s feedback would be constructive, uplifting, … a positive blueprint on AMPING my stories to the HIGHEST publishing standard.

It WAS … and more!

Four months ago, I submitted my two [...]

WINNERS of the River City Writers Conference

The inaugural River City Writers Conference went off with an eXplosion of energy! I was so proud to be part of this electric experience as an award winning author presenter, sharing my personal story of my survival from bullying, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and mental illness, inspiring me to write ME & HER: A Memoir [...]

WINNER Roses are Blue Book Giveaway

Thanks to all the participants in the Roses are Blue book Giveaway. Roses are Blue: children’s verse novel written by award winning author Sally Murphy.

Read my REVIEW plus Interviews and Blog Tour HERE

Announcing the WINNER

Drum roll…

AND the winner is Kaye Baillie

I’ll be in contact with you soon to request your [...]

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 [...]