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Hello 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. I am an award-winning health and eco blogger and advocate. I am Mama to 3 beautiful sons and live in Adelaide with my family and 2 cats. 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 I have quite a few other chronic conditions that can make life tricky. 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 blog called Recycled Interiors, which later became the Sustainable Home Hub, and finally, merged here at my writing site. I am passionate about our beautiful Mother Earth and am all about inspiring action for our planet. In particular, I focus on living a more gentle life for our children's future, with #kindnessandhope.

I am currently working with my agent on getting my middle-grade story, The Heart of Scorpius, out into the world. Works in progress include my type 1 diabetes memoir and a young adult eco-fantasy, The Forest Keepers. In 2020, I am available for blog and social media collaborations, speaking at events and workshops, and school visits. Head here for more. I look forward to sharing stories that matter with you and inspiring action for people and planet, with kindness and hope.

Helen x

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Featured Books

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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Highlights From The Blog

Certainty

By Helen Edwards | January 17, 2020

We wake across the country, yet again choking on smoke and ash, even those of us removed from the horror of the fires. They touch us all in some way. We see repeated images of traumatised animals and devastated habitats, people who are like the walking dead, the bad and the terrible side of human…

mindfulness and dealing with climate grief

Dealing With Climate Grief During The Australian Bushfires

By Helen Edwards | January 15, 2020

After the devastation, which still continues for many, and the threat of which, will not reduce until after summer, you may be feeling like you shouldn’t, or can’t, get into a usual routine; that it isn’t right to laugh, to do everyday tasks, to forget about the fires and all of our losses for a…

Australian bushfires 2020

A Hopeful New Year

By Helen Edwards | January 1, 2020

This year, in May-June, we drove from Adelaide to Melbourne, to Bega, to Canberra, to Jindabyne, to Lakes Entrance, to Healesville, to Lake Boga/Swan Hill, to Adelaide – moving through 3 states. It was one of the best roadtrips ever, especially the day we drove down from Jindabyne, through incredible country, covering sparkly snow topped…

tips on creating recycled, handmade and sustainable christmas gifts

14 Ways to Reduce Christmas Stress

By Helen Edwards | December 5, 2019

I love Christmas. There are lots of things about it that I don’t like – such as the push to over-consume, the waste of resources, food and materials. But the things that make it special to me – family time, holidays, traditions and memories – all of these things bring me great joy. I like…

Sustainable Tips on Decluttering and Organising Your Home

Sustainable Tips on Decluttering and Organising Your Home

By Helen Edwards | November 27, 2019

Being overwhelmed by stuff and clutter, can be extremely distressing. Many people experience increasing pressure, when they can’t find  the things they need, constantly have to move items to find a spot to sit, or live with clothes all over the floor. Those who have more serious issues with hoarding, can spiral out of control…

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All in The Family – World Diabetes Day 2019

By Helen Edwards | November 14, 2019

I still can’t believe I actually finished my PhD and am Dr Edwards! My topic, Supporting the Journey of Pregnancy for Women with type 1 diabetes, is very personal. I was diagnosed with #type1diabetes in January 1980, aged 12 year old. I was told, along with many things, that I would never have children and that if…

"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

Features and Awards

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