Karen Tyrrell

Photo of author Karen TyrrellPreferred audience: prep – year 8 (book talks), years 4 – 9 (writing workshops), years 10 – 12 and adults (advanced workshops)

Karen is an award-winning author, senior school teacher, and survivor of bullying. She writes picture books and junior fiction for children about wellness, resilience and personal development.

Her published works include STOP the Bully, Bailey Beats the Blah, and Harry Helps Grandpa Remember empower kids to live their strongest, and are aligned with Kids Matter: Australian curriculum.

Her interactive story-telling sessions always include costumes, wigs, audience interaction and humour. As a speaker, she talks about well-being, bully prevention and coping skills to inform and empower teachers and students. Karen also runs and coaches dynamic creative writing workshops for kids and adults.


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