The Forevability Book Awards 2021

Have you written a book for children with a theme around disability, mental health, neurodiversity or chronic illness? Have a main character in your published book who lives with a mental or physical health condition or who is neurodiverse? Are you an author of an #ownvoices story who lives with a chronic condition, disability, or…

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SA Woman Australia Awards Finalist!

Have you ever been recognised for what you do in the world by being selected as a finalist in an award? I remember all the points in my life where this has happened, from winning a book for a story I wrote in Children’s Book Week when I was 5 years old, to the many…

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Richard Llewellyn Deaf and Disability Grant: On the Edge of Mountains

I am very surprised, and excited, to receive news about my success in receiving a Richard Llewellyn Deaf and Disability Grant towards my next middle grade/YA historical fiction #OnTheEdgeOfMountains based around Guide Alice, Mt Buffalo’s original rebel, guide and photographer. Alice Manfield (1878 – 14 July 1960) was commonly known as Guide Alice. She was…

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She Breathes Autumn

Autumn Trees a Poem by Helen Edwards AUstralian Children's and YA Author and Freelance Writer

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…

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Kevin

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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