I won a Grant to Publish my Book

22455760_BG1I’m thrilled to announce I received a grant to publish my children’s picture book!
For three weeks, I’ve kept this secret. Now I’m bursting to share my exciting news.

At a special ceremony at Logan Art Gallery, Cr Jennie Breene, RADF Chairperson handed me a cheque to launch my book into the publishing world. The grant will cover costs of book production: illustrating, editing, formatting, cover design, marketing and pantomime presentation.

Karen Tyrrell receives grant from Cr Jennie Breene

Karen Tyrrell receives grant from Cr Jennie Breene

Drum Roll .. I proud to announce the title of my children’s picture book.

Harry Helps Grandpa Remember
Harry celebrates the special love between Harry and his Grandpa who has Alzheimers.

I wrote Harry helps Grandpa Remember 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 wanted to write a story to touch people’s hearts at the same time raise community awareness of Alzheimers and Dementia.

Grant Goal: ‘Harry presents practical risk reduction and coping solutions to those directly and indirectly affected with Dementia and Alzheimers.’

Proud to announce my Grant partners…

Harry Helps Grandpa Remember will be produced by a team of TOP industry professionals.
Logan’s super talented illustrator Aaron Pocock will illustrate each page of Harry Helps Grandpa Remember. In 2013 Aaron illustrated Bailey Beats the Blah. HERE

Anthony Puttee of Book Cover Café will produce Harry Helps Grandpa Remember to the highest standard possible standards using  his professional skills.
A former Penguin editor will edit Harry until every word shines to perfection.

Kelly Hart, Anthony Puttee (Book Cover Cafe), Aaron Pocock (illustrator) and Karen Tyrrell

Kelly Hart, Anthony Puttee (Book Cover Cafe), Aaron Pocock (illustrator) and Karen Tyrrell

Special thanks to RADF for my Grant…  

‘The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Logan City Council partnership to support local arts and culture.’

 Qld CoA Stylised 2LS monoPrint

Announcing book covers and launch dates in 2015 …

1. Do you think  Harry Helps Grandpa Remember could raise community awareness and help families with Alzheimers and Dementia?

2. Would you apply for an RADF grant to publish your book?

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