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Welcome! My name is Dr Helen Edwards. I'm an Australian author of books for children and young adults, 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 have a PhD in Psychology and worked in mental health for many years. 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. I am available for author talks and workshops. I am also a freelance writer and social media manager and you can see 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 nature features in all of my stories.
I look forward to sharing stories with you, because they really can change the world.
Latest From My Blog
Sometimes, I have so much going on inside me that I feel like I could burst. Thoughts, feelings, dreams, ideas, all jumbled and tumbled inside my head. They well up inside my heart and spill out through my eyes in salty tears. I am just an ordinary girl but I have dreams. Many dreams.…Read More
Amanda and her husband enjoyed a magical weekend away in Millthorpe almost two years ago. They saw a little cottage for sale with a red door. They rang the real estate agent on the spot to see if there was any chance of seeing inside. As luck would have it he met them 15 mins…Read More
A Designing Mums post today from Bronnie Masefau, a working mum, designer, business owner and best selling author. Her design portfolio includes projects both locally, throughout Australia, as well as internationally. Bronnie identifies as more of a homemaker rather than an interior designer. I have all of her books, “Australian Vintage Living, putting the heart back into home”…Read More
Happy New Year! Christmas Rewind 7, October Post, Saying No & doing the big things I get a lot of opportunities to travel in my work and PhD study and have done a lot of it over the past 10 years. Some has been to far flung places like South Africa (which was the best…Read More
Merry Christmas! Christmas Rewind 2 – for those who are missing loved ones today, here is my May post rewind, in memory of all those we have loved and lost Helen xx And now you are gone. You didn’t mention your pain, like always, the gracious friend not looking inwards, just out to others like…Read More