Welcome! My name is Dr Helen Edwards. I'm an Australian children's author, writing diverse stories of nature, magic and history. I'm represented by Golvan Arts Management. My debut middle-grade novel - an Australian historical fiction time-slip adventure, set at Mt Buffalo, inspired by and featuring Guide Alice Manfield, will be published in 2023, by Riveted Press!
I'm also a freelance writer, mentor and speaker. I have a PhD in Psychology and worked in mental health for many years, founding a national online diabetes counselling service, which I managed for 16 years. You can see more about my writing, social media management, speaking and advocacy services here.
Visit my little online shop, with vintage wares, books and more here
I've had type 1 diabetes since 1979 and live with anxiety and ADHD. I like to include characters in my stories who are neurodivergent and/or who live with physical and mental health conditions, out in the world, having adventures. I'm passionate about inspiring action for our planet and encouraging people to understand how important nature is to all of us. Animals and the environment feature in all of my stories.
I look forward to sharing stories with you, because they really can change the world.
Latest From My Blog
WOMADelaide Kidzone 2023!
If you have been to WOMADelaide, you will most likely have experienced the magic of Kidzone, even if you don’t have kids! The procession of children dressed in incredible costumes after their workshop with artist and storyteller Evelyn Roth, with her Nylon Zoo Story Theatre, have always been a highlight, as they traverse the park.…Read More
National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide
In my WWII historical fiction story, which I am editing at the moment, ready to send to publishers, my main character Ava, takes a difficult journey from Darwin with her mam, after the bombings tear their lives apart. Part of the journey is via train, on the disjointed narrow gauge lines that existed then, from…Read More