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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.

x Helen

Latest From My Blog

Make Sure You Run In The Rain Sometimes

By Helen Edwards | March 12, 2014

  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.…

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My Vintage Home, The RedAgape Vintage Styled Guesthouse

By Helen Edwards | February 24, 2014

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…

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Instant Karma Roses & Fairtrade Flowers, do you know where your roses are coming from this Valentine’s Day?

By Helen Edwards | January 24, 2014

Instant Karma Roses is owned and operated by husband and wife team Jennifer Chaput and Ric Webster. They are the first and only registered licensee of Fairtrade Certified flowers in Australia, established in 2011. They distribute Fairtrade flowers during holidays and events to like minded clients (organic grocers, coffee shops, etc.) within the Melbourne metro…

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Bronnie Masefau on training kids & giving them a tool kit

By Helen Edwards | January 16, 2014

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”…

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That is enough, saying no & doing the big things

By Helen Edwards | January 1, 2014

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…

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My Vintage Christmas Table

By Helen Edwards | December 30, 2013

How are you all after the Christmas festivities? I had a wonderful time making my Vintage Christmas Table this year, using China, Glass, Tablecloths and trimmings full of memories and the past – some from my Mother In Law no longer with us; some from my 99 year old Grandma; my two dear friends no…

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And now you are gone, in memory of Denice

By Helen Edwards | December 25, 2013

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…

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Christmas is just one miracle day, savour them all

By Helen Edwards | December 23, 2013

This is the last official blog post for a few days. I will be taking some much needed time with family to relax and retreat at our beach shack, where I can watch entire sunsets, hear the ocean, smell the salty air and walk with my toes in the sand. I will also be cuddling…

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Thank You & Decorating for a Sustainable Christmas

By Helen Edwards | December 18, 2013

  It has been an amazing year for me starting the blog, and I can not believe how much and how fast the community has grown! This is due to you lovely readers and your support of my aim to promote the message of “Healthy Planet, Healthy People, Healthy Home”. Thank you all for following…

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