Dr Helen Edwards, PhD.
Children's & YA Author. Award-winning Blogger+Writer #LoveAusAuthors
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 freelance writer, with a focus on the environment, nature, sustainable living, health and mental health.
I also showcase Australian authors in my new #LoveAusAuthors blog features. See their latest books, learn more about the authors, their works, and behind the scenes.
See more here about how I can help you with freelance writing and sensitivity reading services.
I have a Bachelor of Social Work, a PhD in Psychology, a Certificate in Diabetes Education and a Certificate in Design. 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 that include characters who are living with physical and mental health conditions.
In 2013 I started a sustainable living blog and interior decorating service, 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.
I look forward to sharing stories with you,
Latest From My Blog
Over on twitter, one of our #AusWrites prompts this month is to describe autumn using senses other than sight. Here’s mine. Come and join us for beautiful support and lots of fun! Search #AusWrites She breathesSweet comfort-filledEarth takes awayBitternessOf SummerFadingWinter’s fingersBrushing ever soLightlyAcross her faceWinds ridingDown throughValleysRustling amongstFalling leavesTaste of sweetApplesOn her lipsShe breathes **Image DescriptionRed-gold trees stand…
This morning, many of us with Facebook pages woke to see either our content gone, our ability to share our own links from our own websites gone, or both. What began as a small trickle seeping from the top down, became a tsunami, as gradually smaller and smaller websites began to see the impact. I…
It’s been an incredibly long year. At the same time, it’s difficult to believe it’s almost Christmas. Things just don’t seem, well, right. The decorations are up, the presents mostly wrapped, and the turkey ordered. We’re once again allowed to have more than our immediate family in our homes for celebrations. And yet, there’s a…
I’m busy writing my new YA, which is an #ownvoices magical realism story, as one of the main characters, Odelle, happens to have type 1 diabetes. I don’t know of any magical realism or fantasy where the main character has a chronic illness or disability and it’s just the way it is, rather than the…
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