About Karen Tyrrell

KAREN TYRRELL AUTHOR  – Educate Engage Empower

Thanks Australia Reads for making me an Australia Reads Ambassador, first one for LOGAN CITY, Queensland!

Book me as a speaker at your school, bookshop or library. https://australiareads.org.au/ambassadors/karen-tyrrell/

Australia Reads day : Join me on Tuesday 14 September 2021 to celebrate the joy of reading! karen Tyrrell Australia Reads Ambassador https://australiareads.org.au/ambassadors/karen-tyrrell/

SONG BIRD DROUGHT RESCUE launched May 29 2021!  … Book 5 in Song Bird eco series.

Rosie, aka Song Bird superhero, must save the outback from the drought.

  Animals are dying, water’s disappearing, dinosaurs are stampeding,

… and now Aunt Matty’s kidnapped.

Is Destructo behind the devastation?

Song Bird follows a secret map to unlock a mystery.

Can Song Bird rescue the outback before it’s too late?

It won an ARTS Queensland StART grant through RASN and BEMAC.

I collaborated with A.B. Paterson College, Gold Coast. 

Sat 29th May 1pm OR 2.30pm
Scrumptious Reads Bookstore, Red Hill Brisbane.
PH 0422 056 651
Book here 


SONG BIRD DROUGHT RESCUE was Shortlisted in Speech Pathology  Book of the Year Awards 2019. Order here

Award-winning author, Karen Tyrrell and teacher presents interactive  reader’s theatre, inspirational talks and engaging writing workshops, empowering kids and adults to live STRONG, stop the bully and care for the environment.

As a survivor of workplace bullying, Karen shares bully prevention, self-care and environmental skills at conferences, festivals, schools and corporate workplaces.

                                                                                                               Youtube : Karen Tyrrell Author channel


 In August 2020, Karen & Steve won as ARTS QUEENSLAND stART grant to research and write Song Bird 5!

Please stay tuned for more Photos, Videos and Blogs in August/ September 2020

Karen & Steve With Song Bird 5

Karen Tyrrell author won 4 awards, 7 grants and a mentorship from Society of Editors QLD.

Karen’s kids books, Bailey Beats the Blah and  STOP the Bully, are endorsed by Kids Helpline. Harry Helps Grandpa Remember won a RADF grant and is endorsed by Alzheimer’s Australia.

Karen won an Arts Queensland grant and a sponsorship for picture book, Ready Set Discover Logan. with themes of inclusion and diversity.


 Bailey Beats the Blah   STOP the Bully,  Harry Helps Grandpa Remember 

and  Ready Set Discover Logan. are listed on NSW Premiers Reading Challenge 2019

Song Bird Series

Song Bird Superhero ,  The Battle of Bug World,  Rainforest Rescue and Great Barrier Reef Rescue are empowering eco warrior adventures. … Song Bird 5 coming soon…  Please stay tuned.

Karen received a letter from Sir David Attenborough, supporting Great Barrier Reef Rescue. ABC Radio interview.

David Attenborough Great Barrier Reef RescueThemes:  bully prevention, eco kids, self-belief, overcoming disabilities, girl power and STEM science.

They won *5 STAR reviews on Reading Time, Kirkus Review, Disney Princess magazine, Goodreads and Buzz Words . ABC Radio interview

Superhero Writing Workshops

KAPOW! Meet Superhero, Karen Tyrrell Author of the Song Bird Superhero series dressed in character. Kids will be supercharged with story writing powers to create an original SUPERHERO story, jam packed with SUPER powers, SUPER action and SUPER villains.

Steve Tyrrell author co-presents too.

Bully Prevention Talks

Karen wears her Song Bird Superhero costume or taekwondo outfit to present bully prevention talks. She shares approved and effective strategies for bully prevention for students, teachers and parents.  Many describe her talks as inspiring, educating and engaging.

Interactive Storytelling & Pantomimes

Karen and Steve Tyrrell presents interactive storytelling and pantomimes to children. Us authors, get into character, wearing FUN costumes. We educate children on social skills, self-care OR how to write engaging stories and characters. We present all 9 children’s books in costume and pantomime.

Eco Author Talks

Karen Tyrrell and Steve Tyrrell presents ECO talks on saving bees, trees and the environment.  Power point presentation includes interactive talks, dramatic book readings and Q&A. Dressed as Song Bird Superhero, Super Bee or Tree Man, we present empowering talks jam-packed with positive strategies.

Talks focus on how kids can be involved and RECYCLE … REUSE … REDUCE at home and at school.

Our talks are all about kids believing in themselves, connecting with their inner eco warrior and making a difference to the planet.

Amazon Launches Rainforest Rescue

Karen Tyrrell Author Writing Workshops

Karen presents practical writing workshops for adults and teens, guiding them to create and publish memoirs, picture books and junior novels. She shares how to create likeable characters and how to write a page turning story. Karen also presents Book Marketing Masterclasses.

Book Marketing Masterclass with authors, illustrators and writers

Resilience & Well-Being Talks in Power Point Format

Karen speaks about how she recovered from parent-teacher bullying and PTSD when she was a bullied school teacher. Her memoirs Me and Her and Me and Him: A Guide to Recovery empower adults to live strong with self-care, resilience and coping skills.

ME & HER: A Memoir of Madness and ME & HIM: A Guide to Recovery

Teacher’s Conference Sydney


Resilience  Talk at Sydney West Teachers Conference.

Karen Tyrrell Author

  Author, Educational Consultant, Storyteller/Performer, Motivational

Karen & Steve Tyrrell School Visits youtube Link

Teacher Resources Link

‘Engaging – a wonderful experience for our students. Our primary students were excited to write, and the quality of their work showed how much they learned.’ Staines Memorial College Aug 2018

‘Engaged, enthralled and enraptured with Karen and Steve who got dressed up as book characters. They captured their audience who asked a load of questions. ‘ Brisbane Independent School August 2018

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