Why I Write Author Platform

whyWhy I write? Authors must express WHY they write to connect with their readers. Writers must reveal what they stand for, and WHY they create the work they do–and for whom they are creating it.

This is the Number #1 step for creating an authentic author platform.

I, Karen Tyrrell create books, driven as a survivor of parent teacher bullying and PTSD. I write to empower adults and kids to live strong. I don’t want you to experience the trauma I did.

Each of my nine books share positive message on how to be resilient and persevere against the odds.

Why I write

Why I write Memoirs and Self-help books

When I was a school teacher, I was bullied and stalked by parents at my school to breaking point and beyond. I wrote my trail-blazing memoir Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness to share my story to the world. In 2012, I published it, receiving interviews on TV, radio and newspaper across the world. In 2013,

I published the sequel, Me and Him: A Guide to Recovery, part memoir, part self-help book endorsed by Black Dog Institute. Both books won mental health achievement awards.

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Why I Write books for children

I returned to teaching to prove I had recovered and I was well again. I wrote empowering books to help kids live strong. My positive uplifting stories feature children overcoming their struggles and challenges. Using humor and coping skills

 ★★★★★ STOP the Bully (Ages 6-12)

Eleven-year-old Brian is hiding something. His life is falling apart. Dad abandoned the family. Brian hates his new school. And now an aggressive bully attacks him every day. Can Brian STOP the Bully without revealing his secret?

★★★★★ Bailey Beats the BLAH (Ages 4-8)

Bailey HATES his new school. His tummy aches. He has no friends. His dog Fuzzy slobbers all over him. BLAH! How can Bailey change his BLAH to HA-HA-HA?

★★★★★ Harry Helps Grandpa Remember (Ages 4-8)

Harry will do anything to help his grandpa remember.

Bully Bailey Covers

 Why I Write Superheroes

I write superhero books for kids to show how they can connect with their inner superhero.

★★★★★ Song Bird Superhero (Ages 6-12)

Bullied girl, Rosella Ava Bird and a disabled kid dream of flying. Can they stop the bully and empower themselves through song, science and self-belief?

Can they crush stereotypes, stop the bully and save the school?

★★★★★ The Battle of Bug World (Book 2)

Three friends try to save Rosie’s sister, the bees and the planet for a catastrophe. At the same time, they must defeat the bully and crush stereotypes. I’m launching The Battle of Bug world on 24 June. HERE

‘Friends who stand together ALWAYS have Super powers.’ – Jackie French

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Why I Write … and my author platform

Sharing ‘Why I Write’ helps me to connect with my readers on an emotional level.

Last Thursday, I shared my WHY with the Logan Women City in Business group.

This Thursday, I’m sharing my Author Platform with Helensvale Writers group.

Now over to you…

WHY do YOU Write?

What’s your WHY?

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10 comments to Why I Write Author Platform

  • Stuart wainright

    Karen , I sometimes forget what events moved you to write the types of books that you do. Dear lady, no one should have to through these things such as bullying and victimisation . You paid a large personal price but you seem to have come out the other end stronger and empowered. Keep writing and inspiring us all to be better persons.

  • Hi Stuart,
    Thanks for coming over to find out WHY I started to write and WHY I keep writing the books that I do. Thanks so much for your kind supportive words. Cheers, Karen 🙂

  • Lovely post, Karen. Thank you for sharing your story and purpose for writing. I write because I believe learning in school should should be fun. It should nurture children’s natural curiosity and love of learning by connecting with their lives and their interests. Learning in ways that are meaningful to them will encourage them to be life long learners. If they have to spend all day being in a place about which they have no choice, the least we can do it make it enjoyable, meaningful, and fun. Repetitious, drill and practice, filling in worksheets, never made a life-long learner of anyone!

  • Because how can I not!
    Oh and I love the procrasti-baking! 😉

  • Hi Norah,

    Thanks for sharing your WHY… WHY you teach and WHY you write for children.
    Such passionate reasons will help you to connect with children and their parents … cheers, Karen 🙂

  • Hi Lucy,
    Exactly how can you NOT?
    I love your procrasti-baking and your awesome sense of humour.
    I Know your WHY, its making us laugh …
    Karen 🙂

  • Thank you for caring enough to share your experiences to give hope to others. xox

  • The main reason I write is because it’s fun. Somewhere in my childhood part of my head got stuck in that imaginary space all kids can conjure up at will. The place where magic is real and anything can happen. Now that I’m older I want to share some of that magic.

  • Hi Carmel,
    Thanks for dropping over to read this Blog.
    Thanks for sharing your WHY. Kids and families will love this … a very relatable WHY for a children’s author.
    Happy Writing. Karen 🙂

  • Hi Maria,
    Thanks for taking a peek and for your kind wods of support. Look Forward to seeing you again at the launch.
    Karen 🙂

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