Winner in Mental Health Achievement Awards

I’m celebrating! I’m a winner in the Mental Health Week achievement awards 2015. I, Karen Tyrrell won the Jude Bugeja Peer Experience Award for improving the lives of people with mental illness.

How did I win?

I share my peer experience as a survivor of bullying, PTSD and mental illness to help adults and children […]

How to Survive Suicide

How to survive suicide is one of the HOT topics raised in October: Mental Health month.

Let’s talk about suicide and suicide prevention …

Those who survive suicide are conflicted with opposing emotions: guilt, regret, fear, grief, relief and gratefulness.

How can Suicide SURVIVORS recover and thrive?

Meet writer Mel Hall: who suffered long term […]

Awesome Animals Blog Tour

I’m proud to present children’s author, Di Bates new book series Awesome Animals and her blog tour.

Di has been writing books for over 30 years and has published over 120 titles. Living near Wollongong NSW, she has the great fortune to live and work with her prize-winning husband YA author Bill Condon. They share […]

Radio Interview Jo-Kin Battles the It

A radio journalist will interview me on my hilarious children’s space adventure Jo-Kin Battles the It (Super Space Kids #1) and how writing it helped me survive tough times.

Jo-Kin Battles the It became a fun-like refuge as I simultaneously wrote a gut-wrenching memoir, Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness. I, Karen Tyrrell, teacher […]

Book Signings Jo-Kin Battles the It

With much excitement, I announce I’m book signing for Jo-Kin Battles the It, my humorous space adventure. YIPEE! I will be book signing in my current city, Brisbane and my home town of Sydney.

I can’t wait to be surrounded by family, friends, writing buddies and supporters, many I will meet for the very first […]

Jo-Kin Battles the It Book launch

BLAST off to the book launch of Jo-Kin Battles the It (Super Space Kids Series book #1) as children’s author Karen Tyrrell pilots her first exciting and hilarious space adventure.

Goof ball Josh Atkins aka Jo-Kin wins the Super Space Kid contest alongside super nerd Sam Jones aka Sam-Wich. Their first Super Space Kid mission […]

Book Cover Reveal

Blast off! I’m revealing the cover to my exciting NEW book, a humorous space adventure for kids.

Jo-Kin Battles the It by Karen Tyrrell … an illustrated novel

Book 1 of the Super Space Kids Series

Goof ball Josh Atkins aka Jo-Kin wins the Super Space Kid contest alongside nerdy Sam Jones aka Sam-Wich. […]

World Dementia Month Books for Children

I’m celebrating World Dementia Month with a select group of Australian children’s authors and illustrators. We have collaborated to showcase our books about aging and dementia for September’s World Dementia Month. Children feel helpless and confused when confronted with the decline of an elderly relative prompting us authors to create emotive stories to provide […]

My Writers Dream Became Reality

I’m thrilled to announce my writers dream has now become reality… My brand NEW book will be published soon! … YIPEE!

I’ve dreamed of this moment for so long.

The LOVE of my Life book will be published

Have you ever slaved over a book, one that was engraved on your heart and soul?


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 […]