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

Gladys & Stripey by Michele Gierck & Marina Zlatanova

By Helen Edwards | August 31, 2023

Being the smallest fish in the stream is not easy. For Gladys and Stripey, it gets even harder when, after a night of heavy rain, fast flowing water sweeps them out of their home habitat. What can they do? Will they make it back home? This (almost) true story, written by Michele Gierck, is based…

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The Rebels of Mount Buffalo by Helen Edwards launches 11 October 2023

Memories, Research & History

By Helen Edwards | August 29, 2023

Can you believe it is nearly September? Spring is already here judging by the blossoms and birds. This morning there is a warmth in the air that tells me it won’t be long before the cold days of winter are a distant memory. Memories are funny things. They can be slippery and foggy and hard…

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Honey and the Valley of Horses by Wendy Orr

By Helen Edwards | August 25, 2023

When you open a new book by award-winning author of Nim’s Island Wendy Orr, you can be assured of a fantastic ride, and her latest middle-grade novel, Honey and the Valley of Horses, walks, trots, canters and gallops towards the end, as it explores family, resilience, self-reliance, bravery and hope. I loved this book, for…

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Book Launch at The Mount Buffalo Chalet!

By Helen Edwards | August 14, 2023

Join me and my lovely hosts, the rangers at The Mount Buffalo Chalet, for this very special event to celebrate the launch of my debut middle-grade novel – The Rebels of Mount Buffalo! There are 4 time slots from 10am-12pm across the morning of October 11th. Spots are limited to 25 people per time slot.…

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Andy & Ghost Boy by Karen Tyrrell

By Helen Edwards | August 7, 2023

Karen Tyrrell is a Brisbane based children’s author, children’s rights ambassador and key-note speaker. She writes books with the aim of empowering children to ‘live STRONG.’ She also presents interactive reader’s theatre, inspirational talks and writing workshops, empowering children and adults to overcome bullying, manage emotions and care for the environment. Karen’s latest book, Andy…

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The Gargoyle Zana Fraillon, Ross Morgan

The Gargoyle by Zana Fraillon & Ross Morgan

By Helen Edwards | August 3, 2023

Zana Fraillon knows how to write a story filled with magic and wonder. She also knows how to expertly draw you into the worlds she creates, fully and wide-eyed, leaving you with a permanent imprint on your heart. Her latest book – The Gargoyle – with stunning illustrations by Ross Morgan, is a picture book…

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The Rebels of Mount Buffalo Cover Reveal!

By Helen Edwards | July 31, 2023

COVER REVEAL TIME!!! I am absolutely thrilled to reveal the cover for The Rebels of Mount Buffalo! It has been an epic journey to get here and I am so happy with it! The misty background is a photo taken from the plateau of Mount Buffalo at The Cathedral, which is very important in the…

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Saving Charli by Di Walker

By Helen Edwards | July 21, 2023

Di Walker is not afraid to broach difficult themes in her middle-grade novels. I have read all three of her books and reviewed her last one Every Thing We Keep here. Di is able to access the teen voice with great skill, taking you inside the head and heart of her main characters, while at…

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Reading Pictures – Drawing Words: Database of Picture Books for Older Readers

By Helen Edwards | July 10, 2023

The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature Inc (NCACL) is an incredible collection of resources about Australian authors, illustrators, publishers and their creative works. The collection holds books, artwork, ephemera, authors’ papers and manuscripts, and author and illustrator research files. It forms a unique and special resource that is the keeper of Australian children’s stories.…

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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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