Karen Tyrrell author writes empowering books to help kids live STRONG through humour and self-belief. She's an experienced Brisbane school teacher, gifted & talented teacher and key note speaker. Karen is a passionate writing workshop presenter and interactive story teller utilising props, puppets and fun costumes. She presented Superhero Writing Workshops for ALEA Writing Camp and Brisbane City Libraries. Karen won an Arts Queensland grant for children's book Ready Set Discover Logan. Karen's acclaimed books include Song Bird Superhero (Song Bird 1), The Battle of Bug World (Song Bird 2), Rainforest Rescue (Song Bird 3) Great Barrier Reef Rescue (Song Bird 4), STOP the Bully, Bailey Beats the Blah, Harry Helps Grandpa Remember, and Super Space Kids series. Her books ignite childhood imagination and positive self-esteem. Her books are endorsed by Kids Helpline, Queensland National Parks, Alzheimer's Australia, Black Dog Institute and more. Karen has won 3 awards, 4 literary grants, 5 sponsorships and a mentorship through the Society of Editors (QLD). Expertise: -Author -Motivational speaker -Workshop presenter -Interactive storyteller & children's pantomime performer -Writing tutor -Anti-bullying, resilience, well-being and self-care topics -Eco topics include caring for the environment, bees, rainforests and the reef. -Inclusion & diversity topics
Sir David Attenborough sent a personal letter of support to Karen "wishing her every success in protecting the Great Barrier Reef"Supported by Australian Marine Conservation Society and Brisbane City Libraries.