DR helen edwards, phd
Author & Freelance Writer
Weaving Diverse Stories of Nature, Magic & History
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Welcome! My name is Dr Helen Edwards. I have a PhD in Psychology and I'm an Australian author of books for children and adults, weaving diverse stories of nature, magic and history. I am represented by Golvan Arts Management.
On my blog, I write book reviews and stories about other Australian authors; share some of my own author story and learnings in life; and write about sustainability, wellbeing and nature.
In my 'spare' time, I'm a freelance writer and storyteller for hire - Creating Content That Connects. Find my copywriting, blog writing & editing, social media content creation and management and other writing services here.
I also dabble as a visual artist and the header image on my website was hand-drawn by me and digitised by a lovely friend.
I have spent many years working in mental health and in 2001 I founded an online counselling service to support people living with diabetes. It was the first in the world and it was a hit! You can see more here.
I've had type 1 diabetes since 1979 and a few other chronic conditions that can make life tricky. I live with anxiety and ADHD (which was finally diagnosed in adulthood) and 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.
In 2013 I started a sustainable blog called Recycled Interiors, which is now merged here. I'm passionate about nature and inspiring action for our children's future. Animals and the healing power of nature often feature in my stories.
I look forward to sharing stories with you, because they really can change the world.
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Latest From My Blog
There are many reasons why human beings find nature to be a remedy for anxiety and depression and low mood. When you feel lost, or stifled, or angry, or upset, it’s often nature that brings you back to yourself, back to a place where you can continue to function. And it’s not just something you…Read More
When all is harsh too loud, too much, too terrible, too sad… Build yourself a wall with sand and water Immerse your skin in salty sea Bathe in rays of sunshine gold Lie beside yourself expanding into endless horizons Feel the pull of tide And Moon And time Let go, be still, be freeRead More
I love a good adventure story and Pearly and Pig and The Great Hairy Beast, by the fabulous Sue Whiting, certainly kept me on the edge of my seat! This is the first in a new junior fiction series for Sue, an award-winning children’s and YA author and editor who has worked in publishing for…Read More
The other day, after struggling for a while with my mental health for all of the reasons, something happened that sent me crashing to the depths of despair. I had already been under intense pressure; caring for my family, my own health, juggling some heavy freelance work with tight deadlines and my creative writing, trying…Read More
There is so much talent in our Australian writing community. We are very lucky. The result is an overflowing to-be-read pile and a sense of security, knowing there is always a next read on the shelves in my house, always a door to other worlds and other people’s experiences of life. I am going to…Read More