Dr Helen Edwards, PhD

Psychology PhD

Children's Author

Award-Winning Health and Eco Blogger and Advocate

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Hello there and welcome. My name is Dr Helen Edwards.  I am an author of children's fiction, and non-fiction for adults, represented by Debbie Golvan, of Golvan Arts Management.

I have a PhD in Psychology. I am an award-winning health and eco blogger and advocate. I am Mama to 3 beautiful sons and live in Adelaide with my family, 2 cats and a very energetic young Kelpie.

I have wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember. So, I went off and became a social worker! Seriously not writerly. But in fact it was, because most of my work over the decades has been about people's stories.

I have lived with type 1 diabetes since 1979 and I have quite a few other chronic conditions that can make life tricky, including stomach paralysis (gastroparesis), anxiety and ADHD.

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. I ran this for more than 16 years and won many awards for this work. You can see more here.

In 2013 I started a blog called Recycled Interiors, which later became the Sustainable Home Hub, and finally, merged here at my writing site. I am passionate about our beautiful Mother Earth. I am all about inspiring action for our planet, in particular, I focus on living a more gentle life for our children's future.

I am currently working with my agent on getting my middle-grade story, The Heart of Scorpius, out into the world. Works in progress include middle-grade stories, The Forest Keepers and Sailing The Spaces In-Between, and my type 1 diabetes memoir.

I am available for blog and social media collaborations, speaking at events and workshops, and school visits. I look forward to sharing stories with you. You can sign up here for my occasional news and shop for books and eco-products here.

Helen x

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Come and join me on all major social platforms to chat books, writing, the world, life, laughter, love, adventures, homes, sustainability and all the things.

"Stories make sense of the world and teach us about life. Stories entertain and dazzle. Books and stories and words are there in your darkest hours and, your most brilliant moments of joy. Life is stories. It is stories that put things into perspective, place you in the real world, take you away to another world, another time and another possibility. In a story anything can happen" Helen x

Latest From My Blog

10 Tips For Surviving COVID-19 Isolation

By Helen Edwards

Are you isolated at home? Are you separated from elderly parents, friends and family? Do you have children and young people who no longer have interaction with their peers? Or are you sending them to school and overwhelmed with worry? Are you in financial crisis? Having difficulty getting food or other supplies? These are unprecedented…

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Virtual Reader, Writer & Parent Resources, For Surviving COVID-19 Isolation

By Helen Edwards

Dear 2020, you’ve been a crappy year so far. Everything is changing, and it feels like we’re adrift on a tumbling, angry sea, our fingers grasping at the railings. The helplessness of the current Coronavirus pandemic is crippling and the creeping hopelessness that climbs into your throat each day, can be utterly devastating. The gnawing…

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On Waiting to Be a Writer

By Helen Edwards

When I was a girl, dreaming about becoming a writer one day, waiting never factored into it. There were misty scenes of me sitting at an old oak desk by a dormer window, in a light-filled loft room of an English country home. I gazed out upon the Jane Austen style garden, with obligatory fountain…

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How to Create a Truly Sustainable Home

By Helen Edwards

Livos offer healthier, sustainable and more economical alternatives to the traditional coating systems such as oils, paints and finishes. The Livos products are manufactured under the Rudolf Steiner principle of using natural raw materials that are completely biologically degradable. All products have a FULL ingredient listing with no harmful chemicals. Due to the nature of…

Wellbeing For Writers: Kevin Klehr

By Helen Edwards

As a writer, you are advised to have an active social media presence. This brings many rewards – connection to readers, other writers, research opportunities, story ideas, finding books to read, connecting with your support network, connecting with the industry. But it also brings an overwhelming and exhausting stream of information and emotions. It is…

Certainty

By Helen Edwards

We wake across the country, yet again choking on smoke and ash, even those of us removed from the horror of the fires. They touch us all in some way. We see repeated images of traumatised animals and devastated habitats, people who are like the walking dead, the bad and the terrible side of human…

Features and Awards

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