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I remember the days Where we piled the car Sky-high Fuller than full Boots in the backseat Jackets strewn across bags For forest walks And mountain climbs Bathers packed Despite it being July Just in case… The boys waking early Packing their ‘carry on bags’ Full of books and lego and Possibilities… Raucous games Counting…Read More
Veronica Strachan lives in Gisborne, at the foothills of the Macedon Ranges. She writes as Veronica Strachan, and as V.E. Patton, for her fantasy and scifi books. She began writing as a child, stopped in high school, and re-started at age 56. She is sharing her journey as a writer and some of her tips…Read More
Sami says, ‘Good morning and Happy Monday😍 No matter what you’re facing today, remember to love someone, sniff them, sit on them, look them deeply in the eyes, always keep talking, tell them your fears, snuggle lots.’ Our beautiful rescue girl has had gut issues and high reactive anxiety on lead since we got her in…Read More
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 and I still have many of the books I loved, sitting on my shelf today. I was a book addict and most often had my head in a book.…Read More
Hi there and welcome! My name is Dr Helen Edwards. I am an author of children's and young adult fiction and non-fiction for adults, represented by Debbie Golvan, of Golvan Arts Management.
I have a PhD in Psychology and am an award-winning wellbeing, vintage and eco blogger. I also offer sensitivity/diversity reading services for other writers, in the areas of physical and mental health.
I am Mama to 3 beautiful sons and live in Adelaide with my family, 2 snuggly 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 have quite a few other chronic conditions that 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 sustainable blog which is now merged here at my writing site. I am passionate about our beautiful Mother Earth and about inspiring action.
I am currently working on a number of middle-grade and YA fiction stories and writing my type 1 diabetes memoir.
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