PINCH ME I’m presenting at CYA Conference in July

cyaOut of the blue, I received an email requesting my children’s book details as a CYA Conference presenter!! What? Me a presenter? My heart pattered.

I quickly clicked the CYA conference link. I couldn’t breathe.

Surprisingly, my name Karen Tyrrell was listed as a presenter on the Success Story panel alongside my buddy Caylie Jeffery and writers Kathryn Apel, Samantha Wheeler, Stella Tarakson, and Cassandra Webb.

I clicked to the top TAB Success Story wall to discover my photo alongside Caylie again. Amazing!

I’m listed on the same page as author friends Alison Stegert, Dimity Powell, Kaz Delaney, Angela Sunde, Julie Fison and MORE.

My heart swelled… READ HERE

KarenTyrrell-Bailey-Cover-WebUse-LgeTHEN, I rushed outside to tell my darling husband Steve … I was gasping now.

“Take a deep breath,” he warned.

“I … I’m a CYA presenter … It’s all I’ve EVER wanted.” A tear trickled down my cheek.
I dreamed of presenting as a children’s author there, ever since my very first CYA conference back in 2010.

Each year, I’m inspired by the workshops and the constructive feedback from writing competitions I’ve entered.

perf5.000x8.000.inddCYA are Selling my Books: Bailey Beats the Blah and STOP the Bully…

I’m so proud CYA dedicated a page to me, Karen Tyrrell, publishing my BIO and my writing journey AND listing my resilience children’s books …

Picture book Bailey Beats the Blah, Download FREE resources HERE

And assertive junior novel STOP the Bully launching at Blackcat on May 31st.   HERE .

Aaron Pocock,  super talented illustrator of Bailey Beats the Blah is presenting an illustration workshop at CYA too !

Check out the UNBELIEVABLE  2014 program…

Master classes, workshops, publishers, editors, agents are presented at the CYA program on July 5th  HERE

CYA Organizers: Ally & Tina

CYA Organizers: Ally & Tina

I’m bursting with pride to be part of  CYA 2014.

Thank you Tina Clark and Ally Howard for letting me be part of CYA

PLEASE tell every children’s writer and YA writer you Know about CYA!

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