ME & HER Launched in Books From Our Backyard

I’m thrilled to announce ME & HER: A Memoir of Madness, my VICTORY over parent-teacher abuse and MADNESS was launched in Queensland Writers Centre‘s catalogue,

Books From Our Backyard at the State Library of Queensland.


Check out my AUTHOR friends who launched with me …

Peter Taylor, Candice Lemon-Scott, Robin Adolphs, Dimity Powell, MK Hume

Children’s: Robin Adolphs, Charmaine Clancy, Dimity Powell, Candice Lemon-Scott, Michael Gerard Bauer, Katherine Battersby, Peter Taylor, Michelle Worthington

Young Adults: Paula Weston, Pamela Rushby

Memoir: Patty Beecham
Poetry: Tiggy Johnson
Romance: Maggie Anderson
Speculative Fiction: AA Bell, MK Hume

What was the BEST part of the celebrations?

I proudly showed ME & HER to Kim Wilkins (multi-published Author) who tutored me in the Year of the Edit writing course at Queensland Writing Centre, a few years ago.

I celebrated with my friends, mingling with reps from Brisbane City Council, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane Writers Festival, black&write! and local bookshops.

WOOHOO! After the launch, copies of Books from our Backyard 2012 will be distributed to QWC members, libraries and bookshops throughout Queensland and Australia.

Launch my tell-all mental health recovery memoir into the literary WORLD!

ME & HER: A Memoir of Madness chronicles my tell-all story of a teacher who TRIUMPHS over mental illness after being subjected to repeated harassment and abuse by parents at her school.

Me, author Karen Tyrrell wrote in two personas …

ME ─ wife, mother, writer and teacher.

HER ─ manic, psychic, healer to the living, telepathic to the dead, and she’s very psychotic.

 Read Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness HERE

Many thanks to Sharon Phillips, Meg Vann and Queensland Writers Centre for this awesome initiative,  helping  ME & HER: A Memoir of Madness  reach a wider audience, sharing positive messages of HOPE and recovery.

PS Next year I’ll launch #2 books in BOOKS From Our Backyard 2013…  Me and Him:A Guide to Recovery and a children’s mental health picture book TBA

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2 comments to ME & HER Launched in Books From Our Backyard

  • Steve

    Great night, enjoyed seeing the recognition for our great QLD authors , the new qld gov Arts Minister, Ian Walker also seemed supportive, hinting at new future financial support for the arts. Proud of Karen along with her peers, and had a great chat with my favourite female author in the world, the witty and charming M K Hume , author of the king Arthur series. Onya ladies !!!!

  • Thanks Steve for coming along & showing your incredible support for us Queensland Writers … Karen 🙂

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