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Welcome. My name is Dr Helen Edwards. I'm an Australian children's and YA author, represented by Debbie Golvan at Golvan Arts Management.
I currently have a number of manuscripts out on submissions and am working on an historical fiction for middle-grade which is supported by a grant from Arts South Australia.
I worked as a social worker for many years and have a PhD in Psychology. I'm an award-winning blogger and writer, with a focus on the environment, nature, sustainable living, health and mental health.
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In 2001 I founded an award-winning online counselling service to support people living with diabetes. It was the first in the world and it was a hit! You can see more here.
I've had type 1 diabetes myself since 1979 and have quite a few other chronic conditions that can make life tricky, including stomach paralysis (gastroparesis), anxiety and ADHD. I like to write stories about neurodiversity and/or that include characters living with physical and mental health conditions and chronic illness, out in the world, having adventures!
In 2013 I started a sustainable living blog called Recycled Interiors, which is now merged at my blog here.
I'm passionate about our Mother Earth and inspiring action for our children's future. The environment, animals and nature, often feature in my stories.
Thank you for loving books as much as I do, because stories can change the world.