Dr Helen Edwards Legend of the Lighthouse Moon and The rebels of Mount Buffalo
Dr Helen Edwards Author

Meet Dr Helen Edwards, Children's Author, Speaker & Psychology PhD.

Dr Helen Edwards is an Australian children's author who weaves diverse stories of nature, magic and history.

The Rebels of Mount Buffalo, is out now with Riveted Press, distributed by Simon & Schuster. The Rebels of Mount Buffalo is a captivating time-slip tale in which a girl lost to grief meets a daring rebel on a misty mountain who guides her to rediscover her courage and find her way home.

The Rebels of Mount Buffalo has been shortlisted in the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards. It was also longlisted in the DANZ - The Diversity in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand Children's Book Award.

Helen's second novel, Legend of the Lighthouse Moon, will be published on 2nd October 2024 by Riveted Press. Legend of the Lighthouse Moon is a dazzling tale of family, resilience, and the enduring magic of the sea. Join Mona McKenna on a journey of self-discovery where the whispers of the past guide her towards a future filled with hope, love, and legends brought to life.

With thanks to Arts SA for supporting both of these projects.

New and Upcoming Books

Latest From Helen's Blog

Esme in the Limelight by Kate Gordon

Esme in the Limelight by Kate Gordon

By Helen Edwards | March 12, 2024

If you know me, you will know that Kate Gordon is one of my favourite authors and human beings. If you haven’t read any of the books in this beautiful companion series, you must run out now and get them all. Anyone who has read the other books will have been waiting eagerly for this…

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Queenie in Seven Moves

Queenie in Seven Moves by Zanni Louise

By Helen Edwards | January 29, 2024

Zanni Lousie is a well-known author of many wonderful picture books for children and a supporter of the children’s literary community in Australia. She runs workshops and retreats for writers, hosts a podcast and mentors other writers. Her first middle grade novel, Queenie In Seven Moves, was published by Walker Books in 2023 and Candlewick…

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The Rebels of Mount Buffalo

The Rebels of Mount Buffalo Longlisted for the DANZ Children’s Book Awards!

By Helen Edwards | January 24, 2024

This week I had a wonderful surprise when the longlist for the inaugural DANZ children’s book awards were announced and I found The Rebels of Mount Buffalo on the middle-grade longlist! The DANZ Children’s Book Award, launched for 2024, stands for The Diversity in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand Children’s Book Award. It has been…

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Protecting our Oceans

By Helen Edwards | January 14, 2024

Our Nullarbor road trip from SA to WA and back again, more than a decade ago, was one of our best road trips ever. As a lifelong whale lover, the 148 whales in the Bay at the Head of the Bight was the pinnacle for me – Yes, 148! Across my life, I’ve gazed out…

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The First Summer of Callie McGee by AL Tait

The First Summer of Callie McGee by A.L. Tait

By Helen Edwards | January 4, 2024

The First Summer of Callie McGee by A.L. Tait was an apt read for me over the Christmas-New Year week. Filled with references to summer in Australia, beachside towns, and the tensions between local and tourist kids, this gentle coming-of-age story with a mystery twist, tells the tale of 12-year-old Callie McGee across one week…

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The letterbox tree

The Letterbox Tree by Rebecca Lim & Kate Gordon

By Helen Edwards | November 10, 2023

The Letterbox Tree is by two of my favourite Australian authors, Rebecca Lim and Kate Gordon. As you’d expect from two such talented writers, this upper middle-grade/lower YA novel takes some extremely difficult and very real topics and wraps them up in a warm story of found friendship, self-belief and hope. The story is centred…

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Helen at The Gorge with The Rebels of Mount Buffalo

The Rebels of Mount Buffalo Pre-release Road Trip!

By Helen Edwards | October 20, 2023

On a sunny Sunday morning on the 8th October, the Buffalo Rebels Road Crew set off on an adventure to the Nth East of Victoria for The Rebels of Mount Buffalo Pre-release Road Trip! The crew consisted of myself, my husband John, and our 15-year-old son Maxwell. I organised the tour myself, and it took…

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Bidhi Galing (Big Rain) by Anita Heiss

Bidhi Galing by Anita Heiss & Samantha Campbell

By Helen Edwards | September 27, 2023

Dr Anita Heiss is an internationally published, award-winning author of 23 books; non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women’s fiction and children’s novels. She is a proud member of the Wiradyuri Nation of central New South Wales, an Ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and the GO Foundation, and Professor of Communications at the University of Queensland.…

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The Rebels of Mount Buffalo by Helen Edwards Book Tour

Buffalo Rebels Book Tour!

By Helen Edwards | September 6, 2023

It’s just over a month until The Rebels of Mount Buffalo will be released officially into the world! After a long time researching, writing, editing, dreaming, interviewing, planning and working hard with my talented publisher on making the book the best it could be, it feels as if we are standing on the edge of…

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Individual Project Grant 2023
Individual Project Grant 2023
Recipient Richard Llewellyn Deaf and Disability Grant 2021
Recipient Richard Llewellyn Deaf and Disability Grant 2021
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