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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 am the founder of The Australian Bookish Shop and a Copywriter and Storyteller for Hire.
I have a PhD in Psychology and I'm an award-winning blogger and writer, with a focus on inspiring kindness and hope through stories.
Visit The Australian Bookish Shop where we offer books by Australian authors, bookish gifts made by Australian creatives, and vintage books & literary themed goodies. Check in often, as more items are being added all the time!
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 a few other chronic conditions that can make life tricky, including stomach paralysis (gastroparesis). I live with anxiety and ADHD and like to write stories about neurodiversity and/or that include characters living with physical and mental health conditions, out in the world, having adventures.
I'm passionate about nature and inspiring action for our children's future. The environment, animals and nature, often feature in my stories. In 2013 I started a sustainable living blog called Recycled Interiors, which is now merged at my blog here.
Thank you for loving stories as much as I do, because they really can change the world.
Latest From My Blog
Were you read to as a child? Do you have favourite books from childhood? I was lucky to have parents who read to me from birth. I still have many of the books I loved most, sitting on my shelves today. I often had my head in a book as a child and would walk…