Dr Helen Edwards, PhD.

Children's & YA Author. Award-winning Blogger+Writer 

#LoveAusAuthors Blog & Australian Bookish Shop

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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'm an award-winning blogger and writer, with a focus on the environment, nature, sustainable living, health and mental health.

I showcase Australian authors with my #LoveAusAuthors blog series - featuring Australian Authors, their books and their lives.

I have just launched the #LoveAusAuthors Bookish Shop which will include Australian author's books and bookish gifts made by Australian creatives. Stay tuned as more items are added.

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 writing site 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 too.

I look forward to sharing my stories, other Aussie Authors, and their books with you,

Helen

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Latest From My Blog

Five Minutes with Susanne Gervay #LoveAusAuthors

By Helen Edwards | July 21, 2021

Susanne Gervay is a passionate advocate of literacy. She is an Ambassador for ‘Room to Read’, bringing literacy to more than 20 million children in Asia and Africa; a Role Model and on the committee for Books in Homes, which has brought nearly 3 million books to disadvantaged and indigenous children; and a Reading ambassador…

Michelle Lovi Odyssey Books

Five Minutes with Michelle Lovi, Odyssey Books #LoveAusAuthors

By Helen Edwards | July 14, 2021

Michelle Lovi is the founder and publisher at Odyssey Books and new imprints Publisher Obscura and Ensorcellia. After many years juggling a public service career with her role as Creative Director at Lip Magazine, freelancing as a web designer, and working as a publishing consultant, she turned to book publishing in 2009, when Odyssey Books…

Five Minutes with R.A Spratt, Australian Children’s Author #LoveAusAuthors

By Helen Edwards | July 8, 2021

We are getting to know best-selling Australian children’s author and television writer, R.A Spratt today, known for the Peski Kids, Friday Barnes and Nanny Piggins series of books. She has written for dozens of different television shows and in recent years has specialized mainly in children’s animation, but she has also had extensive experience writing…

AUstralian children's authors

Five Minutes with Ann Harth #LoveAusAuthors

By Helen Edwards | July 5, 2021

Ann Harth says writing gives her a voice. She began writing picture books because her son had ‘an allergy to reading,’ and as he has grown, she has continued writing books all the way through to YA. She writes characters her son can identify with and enjoys creating humorous, character-driven children’s books. ‘I believe instilling…

Richard Llewellyn Deaf and Disability Grant: On the Edge of Mountains

By Helen Edwards | July 2, 2021

I am very surprised, and excited, to receive news about my success in receiving a Richard Llewellyn Deaf and Disability Grant towards my next middle grade/YA historical fiction #OnTheEdgeOfMountains based around Guide Alice, Mt Buffalo’s original rebel, guide and photographer. Alice Manfield (1878 – 14 July 1960) was commonly known as Guide Alice. She was…

Australian Book Store

#LoveAusAuthors New Australian Book Store!

By Helen Edwards | July 2, 2021

#LoveAusAuthors Bookish Store I am excited to announce today that I will soon be launching my #LoveAusAuthors Australian book store online, alongside my blog series! It is a unique concept that I hope will support Australian authors and creatives at the same time. Aussie authors, if you are interested in me stocking your book/s and/or potentially…

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