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Healthy Planet, Healthy People, Healthy Home

By Helen Edwards

Create a Sustainable Home YOU Love Do you want a more sustainable lifestyle? Make more yourself, do more yourself, grow your own, eat healthier, take care of your family and…

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Diabetes Can’t Stop Me

By Helen Edwards

Growing up with diabetes is not easy. There are lots of things children and their families find hard. Daily management tasks can become battle grounds and it can be an…

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Hello there and welcome. My name is Helen Edwards and I am an award-winning writer, children's author and eco-blogger. I like to include themes of nature, our environment and relationships between people, in my books. I also love writing non-fiction books about sustainability, eco-living and wellbeing.

I am Mama to 3 sons and live in Adelaide with my family and 2 cats. I have been writing and reading since before I went to school. I 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 was about people's stories.

I have lived with type 1 diabetes since 1979. I have quite a few other chronic conditions and disabilities, including lots of issues with my tummy, and anxiety and ADHD. This means that sometimes, I get lots of ideas all at once, and I can be found rearranging furniture, or walking in nature, while I work them all out in my head.

In 2001 I founded an award-winning online counselling service to support people living with diabetes. 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 blog called Recycled Interiors, which is now the Sustainable Home Hub. I am passionate about our beautiful planet. Join our community and become part of the kindness and hope revolution. Let's change the conversation. Let's acknowledge our sadness and grief about our planet, but also, let's stand together and make a difference. Let's see the joy in our planet so we can stay on the path to keeping her safe and healthy. Let's do this together, with kindness and hope, for our children's futures.

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I have written and published 2 books and a number of ebooks. I have written hundreds of blog posts, magazine articles, social media posts and stories.

When I am not writing or reading, I enjoy watching quality drama, comedy and nature programmes, listening to music, walking in nature, hugging trees, being near the ocean, roadtrips with my family, and caring for my many potted plants.

I have just completed my PhD in psychology and I passed! I am awaiting my conferral so I can call myself Dr Edwards. I am currently working on getting my middle-grade Australian family drama, 'Heart of Scorpius', published, and working on a middle-grade book about a girl who discovers the power of stories and songs in holding onto kindness and hope. I am also available for all sorts of freelance writing and speaking work  - see more here.

I look forward to sharing stories with you.

Helen x

"Stories make sense of the world and teach us about life. Stories entertain and dazzle. Books and stories and words are there in your darkest hours and, your most brilliant moments of joy. Life is stories. It is stories that put things into perspective, place you in the real world, take you away to another world, another time and another possibility. In a story anything can happen" Helen x

Taking The Time

By Helen Edwards

Time stretches back like an electric wire, crisscrossing my memories. Awoken, by the scent of a yellow rose, by pink sunrise climbing out from a tumbling silver sea, by the call of a bird, alerting us all to the…

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Holding Onto Hope

By Helen Edwards

When you feel the heaviness of the world, as if you are falling through space, with nothing to grasp, go to nature. There’s no white noise, no anger, no egos, no judgment. There’s no pressure, no competition for your…

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Insights From KidLitVic 2019 – Tips on Getting Your Children’s Book Published

By Helen Edwards

I have been quiet on the blog front over the past few weeks, because we have been on a family road trip, with me going from one wonderful writing event to another. We traversed Victoria and NSW, from tall…

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Flash Fiction – An Exercise in Restraint

By Helen Edwards

Writers Victoria have been running a 30 word flash fiction challenge across April #WVFlashFic  on twitter. It was a wonderful 30 days of creating and reading words, inspired by the daily prompt. I have met lots of lovely people…

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Sitting With Silence

By Helen Edwards

When you write words for a living, it can be hard to sit with silence. There are always so many words, so many conversations and ideas, running through your mind. I have been writing words on the Internet since…

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Call Yourself a Writer?

By Helen Edwards

Do you call yourself a writer? I have been writing for as long as I can remember. Before I even started school. I used to enter writing competitions, especially poetry, when I was in primary school. I even won…

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