Dr Helen Edwards, PhD
Children's & YA Author. Award-winning Blogger & Writer
Welcome. My name is Dr Helen Edwards. I'm a children's and YA author, represented by Debbie Golvan at Golvan Arts Management and an award-winning writer and blogger.
I'm working on a number of middle-grade and young adult novels - stay tuned! I offer freelance writing services to a range of people, in particular sustainable businesses and health and wellbeing services. More here.
I have a Bachelor of Social Work, a PhD in Psychology, a Certificate in Diabetes Education and a Certificate in Design. 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 won many awards, including being a state finalist in the Australian of The Year Awards and The Telstra Business Women's Awards. You can see more here.
I've had type 1 diabetes myself since 1979 and have quite a few other chronic conditions that can make life tricky, including stomach paralysis (gastroparesis), anxiety and ADHD. I like to write stories that include characters who are living with physical and mental health conditions.
In 2013 I started a sustainable living blog and interior decorating service, called Recycled Interiors, which is now merged at my writing site here.
I'm passionate about our Mother Earth and inspiring action for our children's future. The environment, animals and nature, often feature in my stories.
I look forward to sharing stories with you,
Were you read to as a child? Do you have favourite books from childhood? I was lucky to have parents who read to me from birth and I still have many of the books I loved, sitting on my shelf today. I was a book addict and most often had my head in a book.…Read More
In 2020, the world is turbulent, overwhelming and hard. It is also connected in real time, allowing you to see, hear and feel, everything that happens out there, in excruicatingly painful detail…There are so many reasons to crawl into a corner and stay away from everything right now. I know I have been finding it…Read More