Sponsorship Funds for my Next Book

sponsored-sliderWOOHOO! I, Karen Tyrrell, won a sponsorship for an upcoming writing project for the community.

I’ve waited and waited for this news for over a month. I can’t believe I actually did it!

As an award winner author, teacher and speaker, I’m thrilled and proud to be sponsored to create an empowering children’s book. I’m very passionate about the subject matter and how it will support children and families.


What other Grants have I won?

I won three RADF grants.

One for the production of Alzheimer’s picture book, Harry Helps Grandpa Remember. Its endorsed by Alzheimer’s Australia, Arts Queensland and Logan City Council.

sponsorshipAnother grant for the editing of my award winning mental health recovery memoir, Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness. Its about me, a bullied teacher and my recovery from bullying and PTSD.

And one to complete  Year of the Edit writing course at Queensland Writers Centre to maximize my writing skills.

I shared my experiences and knowledge by presenting seminars on Getting Grants at Logan Art Gallery, Moreton Bay Libraries and Write Links.

What does my Sponsorship mean?

An important organization will proudly sponsor my book with funds and their support to help me share it to the community. So far, I’ve achieved Stage #1 of my goal.

Now, I will take this sponsorship to apply for a grant for the remainder of the production  and marketing costs, Stage #2.

Who will benefit from my Project?

Children, families, teachers, migrants, refugees, schools, pre-schools and the community.


What’s your Project about?

It’s much too early to spill the beans. As soon as I receive the grant funds I will share all the details including my team of creative people and all project stakeholders. I promise!

Please WATCH THIS SPACE … and thank you 🙂

Thanks so everyone who supported my book this far. You know who you are. Hugs. xx

Can you please, please cross your fingers for me?

Who is excited as I am?

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10 comments to Sponsorship Funds for my Next Book

  • You’re a power house, Karen. That is so amazing. Thank you for sharing and I will be watching keenly for further details.

  • Hi Megan,
    Thanks for your awesome support and friendship.
    I’ve worked very hard to get the project this far.
    I hope … and pray the next stage will be much easier and smoother … Cheers, Karen 🙂

  • Karen, this is wonderful news of well-deserved support for your work! Keep going with the empowering kidlit. I am excited to see what unfolds.

  • Hi Ali,
    Thanks for being my mentor, writing buddy and friend. Can’t wait to show you my new “secret project”.
    Thanks, Karen 🙂
    PS I’m excited to see what unfold too. lol

  • Cecilia

    You go from strength to strength Karen and I am inspired, watching you from the sidelines. Well done, all of your very hard work is amazing and I am so glad you have shared your journey with us.

    looking forward to seeing your star shine brighter.

  • Hi Cecilia,
    Thanks so much for all your support and encouragement for so long. And for your very kind words.
    I, too have been watching your writing journey and wish you every success… Thanks, Karen 🙂

  • Congratulations Karen. This is wonderful news. You work so hard, you deserve it. I can’t wait for updates. Best wishes.

  • Hi Norah, Thanks so much for all your kind encouragement. My grant applications goes in this week. Fingers crossed … Karen 🙂

  • Deb

    Congratulations Karen! You are a powerhouse of energy and positivity. Wishing you every success with your empowering books for children. Kids are so blessed to have you on their side! Well done! ?

  • Hi Deb,
    Thanks for dropping by to Check out The Battle of Bug world.
    Thanks so much for your very generous support
    Karen xx
    PS Just realised, you commented on my sponsorship blog. That’s actually for my next book in 2018.
    Bug World has a partner though, which I’ll reveal very soon … Karen 🙂

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