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By Helen Edwards

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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We’re All In This Together

By Helen Edwards

Imagine this if you will – you are under the control of a dictator who oversees your every move. They tell you that you have to live within a tight range of numbers, measured in your blood. You will be tested on these numbers daily, often many times a day. You must not eat until…

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how to care for succulents with Fleurieu Gifts on the Recycled Interiors Podcast

Caring For Indoor Plants & Succulents

By Helen Edwards

Charlene Maney is the proud owner of the online gift store fleurieu gifts and Botanista – combining boutique teas, plants and flowers in a unique and beautiful shopping experience in Port Noarlunga, South Australia. Her career encompasses time as an accomplished linguist, educator and marketer. In March 2014 she left behind the corporate world, swapped…

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sustainable interiors ideas

Five Real Homes Interior Trends to Embrace

By Helen Edwards

I’m not a believer in trends – insofar as following what’s thrown at you like a sheep. Trends tend to push you to consume, throw away, and consume again – on endless repeat. Many furniture and homeware items are left strewn across the footpaths or dumped in landfills when they break, or are no longer…

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Parts Of The Whole

By Helen Edwards

I’ve been less present on social media and the blog lately, partly as a way of protecting myself, and, partly because I’ve been working hard across July on my YA novel, Sailing The Spaces In Between, which has been submitted to the Hardie Grant Ampersand Prize. Now, I await to see if I make the…

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how to build a sustainble home

What Makes a Home Sustainable?

By Helen Edwards

Simon Clark from Sustainable Homes Melbourne, has been building homes for more than 15 years, and before that, watching his Dad build them. He started ‘helping’ his dad build homes when he was about 7 or 8 years old, and from about 14 years old, he began working with him most weekends. ‘I became a…

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Copywriter Adelaide Dr Helen Edwards

Hi there and welcome! My name is Dr Helen Edwards. I have a PhD in Psychology and am an author of children's and young adult fiction and non-fiction for adults, represented by Debbie Golvan, of Golvan Arts Management.

I am an award-winning wellbeing and eco blogger and a freelance writer.

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 and decorating service, which is now merged here at my writing site. I am passionate about our beautiful Mother Earth and about inspiring action.

You can sign up here for my occasional news, shop for books and eco-products here and head here to find my writing services.

Helen x

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