SQUEEE! … ME AND HER will be Published in 2012!

2012WOOHOO!  Happy New Year 2012!

I’m cracking open the champers! Snoopy dancing on the ceiling with my suction boots on! … I’m so excited, I could burst.

I will finally see my gutsy memoir in print and share my story of hope with the world.

I’m proud to announce … ‘ME AND HER: a Memoir of Madness’ will be published in May, 2012.

ME AND HER chronicles how parents repeatedly harassed a teacher to breaking point and Beyond. It exposes her psychic relationship with her psychologist and how Karen Tyrrell clawed her way back from insanity.’

You, my followers gave me the courage, spurning me on to take ME AND HERs publishing future into my own hands.

~ The best way to predict the Future is to Create it ~

Many thanks to Simon Groth of Queensland Writers Centre, Manager of if: books Australia for his wisdom and advice on digital publishing. http://www.futureofthebook.org.au/

A special thanks to Anthony Puttee of Book Cover Cafe for offering his professional guidance and collaboration, supporting my venture to independently self publish ME AND HER. http://www.bookcovercafe.com/

This week was my Pro-active Week! … ACTION TIME!! ♥

After much research and advice, I developed a twenty-seven page step-by-step action plan to ensure ME AND HER ‘s publishing success at every stage.
A launch date is now locked in! ME AND HER will launched on the 1st of May, 2012 at Logan North Library, Brisbane.

That date is confirmed. My memoir will be advertised widely through Logan Libraries networks and via their printed brochure, reaching out to thousands.
I’m investigating other venues for co-launches and book signings. Please stay tuned for more announcements.

Thanks for your awesome encouragement, supporting my unique memoir.

Please put ME AND HER in capitals in your diary for 6 pm on the 1st May, 2012. Hope you can join me there!

Wishing you an Awesome 2012 : The Year of Adventure !!

What are your pro-active plans for 2012?

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53 comments to SQUEEE! … ME AND HER will be Published in 2012!

  • What a way to start the year…courage to believe in yourself…an inspiation to us all…Will look forward to your book! Bern x

  • Thanks Bernadette for your awesome support, I’m so excited today to be able to announce it 🙂

  • Heather Golding

    Congratulations Karen! So self-publishing is the way to go then it seems. Well done with all your efforts to eventually get your book published – that is a great acheivement – way to go…!! 🙂

  • Karly

    Congratulations Karen! 🙂 very excited for you xxxx

  • Good for you, Karen. I wish you every success on your self-publishing journey! You have the positive energy and drive to do it and do it well.

  • Thanks Heather for your awesome support. I’m proud of taking this initiatve now when I have Readers you are ready to read my book now 🙂

  • Thanks Karly for your fabulous support, Very excited with this NEW leg of my publishing / writing journey 🙂

  • Thanks Jo, I really appreciate you saying That. I will make sure the ME AND HER has the highest possible quality 🙂

  • That’s fabulous, Karen. You go girl!
    2012 is your year xox

  • Thanks Renee! Thought it was time to Get things moving with ME AND HER. Wishing you every success in 2012 🙂

  • Robin Thomas

    Good on you, Karen. All good wishes for you success!

  • Thanks Robin for your awesome support. Found that inspirational Business Book on Amazon yesterday too

  • Good for you, Karen. What a great start to the new year. Happy new year indeed.

  • Thanks Dale, for your fabulous support. I’ve known the launch date for a few days. Couldn’t wait to tell everyone 🙂

  • That’s great, Karen,

    Congratulations! Hope it all goes well for you.


  • Thanks Dee for your awesome support. I have contracted a team of professionals to assist me with my venture. One is a KWD. Can you guess who it is?

  • Graham Clements

    I am looking forward to reading it.

  • Thanks Graham … You’ll be surprised and shocked by what you read … Truth is often stranger than fiction 🙂

  • Steph L

    yeah!!! I will have to get my paparazzi lens ready

  • Thanks Steph! … Hope you’ll help me spread the News in 2012 🙂

  • Wonderful newz, Karen. Such exciting times and what a great start to 2012. Go you! And it’s definitely all about creating our future that’s for sure 🙂 Well done!

  • Hi Michele, Thanks for dropping by. Really appreciate your support, especially from someone in the mainstream writing / publishing world. Congrats on all your successes too 🙂

  • This is such exciting news Karen!
    I am so happy for you and wish you fantastic success with your publishing journey and the positive message that your book will share with the world.
    Rebecca xx

  • Thanks Rebecca, for all your superb advice and encouragement on self-publishing. I investigated all the links you gave me. Not looking back now …onwards and forwards … I’m looking forward to sharing my positive message and instigating open discussions on mental health.

  • Hi Karen, congratulations on your decision to self-publish. It’s a great time. If you need any assistance with design, layout, ebook publishing or marketing you are most welcome to check out my services at http://www.greensladecreations.com.au and http://www.australianebookpublisher.com.au. I have all the latest software (Adobe CS5.5) and the skills to wield it.

  • Thanks Amanda for your very kind offer. I have just about everything sorted now thanks. I wish you the very best with your services to support independent publishing 🙂

  • Karen, that’s so brilliant!!!
    Let us know when the Melbourne launch is on.

    Linda xxx000

  • Joanna Gaudry

    Good on you, Karen. I’m happy for you. You’ve worked incredibly hard on this memoir and I commend you for choosing to take this next step. It will be fantastic to finally see ‘Me and Her’ in print. Yes, I’ll put 1 May, 6pm, Karen’s book launch in my diary. You’ll have to do a maypole dance to celebrate. Happy New Year! xx

  • Judi

    Fantastic news Karen.
    I’m so pleased for you, because from the chapters I’ve read, I know that ‘Me and Her’ is extremely well written and is compelling reading.
    May 1st sounds awesome.

  • Thanks Joanna,
    for your tremendous support for ME AND HER over the past two years. Its finally happening! I almost forgot the 1st of May significance! Yes I can feel a may pole dance coming on.

  • Thanks Judi, for your fabulous support and words of encouragement. I’m proud of the book reviews I’ve had so far and I’m pursuing more in the coming weeks. Sixteen weeks to get my butt into gear for a 1st of May launch. Thanks for the friendship xx

  • Hi Karen,

    That’s brilliant!!!!
    Let us know when the Melbourne launch is on 🙂

    Cheers, Linda.

  • Thanks Linda for your enthusiastic support. My sister lives in Melbourne so a Melbourne launch may be possible 🙂

  • Good on you, Karen for never giving up!! Fly on silver wings!! 🙂

  • Thanks Sheryl, One day I’ll reveal the “Almost Published” history ME AND HER received. You’d be amazed!… Now its time to create ME AND HER’S future!

  • Congratulations, Karen. It’s such a huge step forward for you and the book. I’ve got my fingers crossed. I hope the launch is everything it should be and you have mega success thereafter.

  • Thanks Graham for your very kind and generous wishes on my success. I have a professional “team” assisting me with the publication so its not so “scary” now. Announcing the launch definitely has filled me with positive anticipation 🙂

  • Meredith

    Congrats, Karen! That’s amazing news. 🙂

  • Margaret

    Congratulations Karen. Sounds like at this time your life is back on track.

  • Thanks Meredith, you sound as excited as I am …Thanks 🙂

  • Thanks Margaret, The timing is perfect for me … Everything leading up to this point 🙂

  • Art Antonious

    Good things comes to good people in good time! 🙂 I am really happy and excited for you Karen. I appreciate all the hard work you did and the setbacks along the way to get to this triumphant point. A hardy CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  • Thanks Art for your awesome support … I feel exactly the same way … The timing of my book is absolutely Perfect! 🙂

  • Suzanne Fox-Kennedy

    Congrats Karen! I am so thrilled for you, you have worked tirelessly on this and the angels have worked with you too:) You are a stronger person from your journey and now able to help others…God Bless, see you at the launch!!!! Love & Hugs Suzanne xoxo

  • Thanks Suzanne for your amazing support. I’m so glad that my story is finally getting out there… That we’re all vulnerable. But we can Recover from mental illness xx 🙂

  • Jan Mills

    I’ve just read your GREAT news and rushed to record the date in my diary. I’ll be there to support you. Found two quotes (authors unknown): 1) “Never underestimate the power and potential of the human spirit.” 2) “Winners do the things losers don’t.” Sums you up very well!!
    Jan x


    Hey Karen; all of the comments above have expressed, in one way or another, your talent, your perseverance, your knock backs, but no one has CONGRATULATED you on your recovery from Bipolar; the carthatic reason behind your novel.Without your Bipolar, you would not have a novel. I have never blamed my Bipolar for the things that didn’t quite go to plan; ever.
    I can’t wait to read your memoir. Well done.

  • Thanks so much Jan for your amazing support over my writing and publishing journey. Look forward to seeing you at my book launch and signing a book for you:)

  • Thanks Garry, I worked hard to get myself well.
    You’re right … without my past Bipolar I have no story of my struggles and recovery. I only started creative writing after I developed bipolar.
    So you could say I owe everything to my illness and recovery.

  • ela

    Congratulations Karen, I’m so pleased for you, you will change a lot of lives and give a lot of people hope, I can’t wait to read it! Kind Regards, Ela

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