Revealing NEW Book Cover

cover-revealWOOHOO! I’m revealing the book cover of my 5th resilience book for families, Harry Helps Grandpa Remember.

I can’t keep it secret any longer!


‘Endearingly told and full of hope, compassion and humor, Harry Helps Grandpa Remember provides a gentle introduction for children to the realities of dementia and Alzheimer’s.’

Harry Helps Grandpa Remember is personal for me: borne from my first-hand experiences  with my father-in-law, Terry Tyrrell diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and my dad Aubrey Cox diagnosed with memory loss.

I won a RADF grant through Arts Queensland and Logan City Council to publish Helps Grandpa Remember. Read HERE

Arts Queensland

Arts Queensland

Logan City Council

Logan City Council

DRUM ROLL … Revealing my Book Cover

My heart’s pounding fast. My stomach is squirming.


Harry Helps Grandpa Remember by Karen Tyrrell

illustrated by Aaron Pocock

ktyrrell-harry-cover-promo-webuse-smlThe book cover was designed by Book Cover Café using clever colours and fonts to optimize Aaron Pocock’s heart-warming illustration of Grandpa and Harry…

And to highlight Grandpa’s ‘AHA’ Eureka moment.

What is Grandpa remembering?

How does Harry kick-start Grandpa’s memory?

ktyrrell-harry-cover-promo-webuse-smlI’m Seeking Feedback on my Book Cover…

Does the cover ENTICE you to take a peek inside?

Will the book cover STAND OUT on the book shelf?

LOVE to hear what you think …


I’m biting my finger nails here … and praying for positive Book Karma.

Please let me know!!! … I need to know Now

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23 comments to Revealing NEW Book Cover

  • Steve

    Love the story, the dedication and the colours, well done

  • Thanks Steve,
    For taking a peek … So Glad you love the dedication … and you know Why … Hugs, Karen 🙂

  • Rosanne Feneley

    Dear Karen,

    Your book cover is excellent. The way it portrays grandpa getting clued in to a memory & the grandson’s reaction of hope & joy is wonderful – this is what we all want for those who suffer from the very emotionally painful condition of Dementia.

    No doubt, I’ll be reading your book & the cover certainly entices me to do so.

    With love + God Bless,

    Rosanne Feneley

  • Jacqui Halpin

    I think this cover really stands out, Karen. It’s bright, simple and different. I can see what you mean by it highlighting the ‘aha’ moment. Congratulations! 🙂

  • Thanks Jacqui,
    for checking out the cover. Thrilled you like it.
    Aaron, Anthony and myself worked on this cover for weeks until we reached that AHA moment! … Karen 🙂

  • Thanks Roanne, for offering your feedback and support as someone who’s been touched by Dementia.
    This means so much to me … Karen 🙂

  • Cheryl McCaffery

    Hi Karen
    I LOVE the cover. Again you have touched on a subject so close to many families. Congratulations xx

  • Looks FANTASTIC Karen. I love the colours and the illustration. The word jump out, which is great.

  • I think the cover is bright and enticing. Congratulations, Karen on another fab book!

  • Thanks Kaye, Thrilled you think the cover is bright and enticing … Can’t wait to show you the Humor and Compassion inside .. Karen 🙂

  • Thanks Ali for being one of my Beta Readers for “Harry”, Can’t wait to show you the unbelievable illustrations inside … Karen 🙂

  • Thanks Cheryl for your enthusiasm and confirmation on the need for this books for so many families … Karen 🙂

  • Dear Karen,
    Aha what / when/ where is it again?
    That’s the Book Cover says to readers. The book cover looks looks great
    It’s an awesome cover design and the beautiful bright Illustration so incredible too. Once again congratulations Karen as well, to Aaron Pocock too. Well done!
    Didien Orme

  • Thanks Didien,
    For checking out my illustrated cover. Thrilled the cover got you thinking up those possible questions.
    All will be revealed soon … stay tuned for more Blog posts… Cheers,K aren 🙂

  • Jocelyn


  • Hi Jocelyn,
    Thanks so much for taking a peek and giving a suggestion.
    About the Grant, I actually won it last December. Funds received helped pay for publishing and illustrating costs … Karen 🙂

  • A real stand out on the shelf cover that will appeal to both
    Children and their mums. Good luck

  • robyn

    hi karen, the covered jumper at me, but will i remem,ber it tomorrow, im looking forward to reading it, might have clues for those of us with memory loss due to all sorts of issues, including stress, be blessed

  • Hi Robyn,
    Thanks for so much for your very warm support Of harry helps Grandpa Remember.
    Not only is “Harry” a heart-warming story with coping skills … but I’ve included Special Notes with Tips on prevention as well as how to cope with memory loss… Karen 🙂

  • Hi Jilla, Thanks so much for your wonderful enthusiasm for Harry’s cover … Cheers, Karen 🙂

  • Leslee Anne Hewson

    Hi Karen, I think this cover is terrific and fits in with your other book covers really well. Aaron Pocock has definitely captured the Aha moment in this illustration. Congratulations to you both.

  • Hi Leslee,
    Thanks so much for checking out my cover. I LOVE Aaron Pocock’s illustration too. “Harry” was critiqued by Write Links and edited by an ex-Penguin publisher. I’m announcing the book launch in the form of a children’s Pantomime very soon. Hope you can come … Karen 🙂

  • […] Harry is aligned with Kids Matter, Australian Curriculum HERE […]

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