DR helen edwards, phd

Author & Award-winning Writer

Weaving Nature, Magic & History

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Welcome! My name is Dr Helen Edwards. I have a PhD in Psychology and I'm an Australian author of books for children and adults, represented by Golvan Arts Management. I'm also a freelance writer and storyteller for hire. Find my copywriting, grant writing and other services here.

In 2001 I founded an 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 since 1979 and a few other chronic conditions that can make life tricky. I live with anxiety and ADHD (diagnosed in adulthood) and like to include characters in my stories who are neurodivergent and/or who live with physical and mental health conditions, 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 nature and inspiring action for our children's future. Animals and nature often feature in my stories.

I look forward to sharing stories with you, because they really can change the world.

x Helen


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Five Minutes with HM Waugh #LoveAusAuthors

By Helen Edwards | June 24, 2022

HM (Heather) Waugh is an author, educator and environmental scientist. Her debut book for middle readers, The Lost Stone of SkyCity, was shortlisted for an Aurealis Award, and her YA novel, Evacuation Road is a CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2022 Notable. She has signed a two-book deal with Allen & Unwin for a…

Five Minutes with Denis Dragovic #LoveAusAuthors

By Helen Edwards | June 19, 2022

Author Denis Dragovic, has written a vast range of works, including an academic book, chapters within books and journal articles, a literary non-fiction book, as well as a piece in Meanjin; and opinion pieces in newspapers. In all of his writing, he aims to bridge the divide between academics, policy makers and the general public.…

Five Minutes with Sue Parritt #LoveAusAuthors

By Helen Edwards | June 7, 2022

Sue Parritt always writes with a cause in mind and weaves real issues with her fictional characters and their lives. Her first Speculative Fiction trilogy – Sannah and the Pilgrim, Pia and the Skyman and The Skylines Alliance, (Odyssey Books, 2014-16) – was a response to the Australian government’s harsh treatment of refugees and inaction…

Nature Sings

By Helen Edwards | May 27, 2022

There are many reasons why human beings find nature to be a remedy for anxiety and depression and low mood. When you feel lost, or stifled, or angry, or upset, it’s often nature that brings you back to yourself, back to a place where you can continue to function. And it’s not just something you…

Build a Wall

By Helen Edwards | May 18, 2022

When all is harsh too loud, too much, too terrible, too sad… Build yourself a wall with sand and water Immerse your skin in salty sea Bathe in rays of sunshine gold Lie beside yourself expanding into endless horizons Feel the pull of tide And Moon And time Let go, be still, be free

Pearly and Pig and The Great Hairy Beast, by Sue Whiting

By Helen Edwards | May 12, 2022

I love a good adventure story and Pearly and Pig and The Great Hairy Beast, by the fabulous Sue Whiting, certainly kept me on the edge of my seat! This is the first in a new junior fiction series for Sue, an award-winning children’s and YA author and editor who has worked in publishing for…

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1st Place Winner
Recipient Richard Llewellyn Deaf and Disability Grant 2021
Recipient Richard Llewellyn Deaf and Disability Grant 2021
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