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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

Finding the Sweet Spot in a Creative Life

By Helen Edwards | November 28, 2013

  I used to be a runner. Then I stopped. As you do when life gets in the way and you start to do other things, like fall in love, go to university, have kids, experience changes in your body that stop you from this motion. I used to find the sweet spot in running, where you…

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Josh’s House, building a sustainable house in the suburbs

By Helen Edwards | November 13, 2013

Josh’s House, building a sustainable house in the suburbs I am very excited to be sharing my chat with Josh Byrne with you today, who you may know as the popular WA presenter on ABC’s Gardening Australia. Over the past 10 years in particular, we have watched him as he has shared all sorts of different practical and…

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Kambrook Blitz2Go Blender, “Guilt Free, Chocolate, Banana, Blueberry, Walnut Smoothie”!

By Helen Edwards | November 6, 2013

It was hot here on Saturday in Adelaide. I can feel the turn of the sun to that blistering heat of an Adelaide Summer and I am  not liking it. I am not a hot weather person. Added to that, I had a bad night with my type 1 diabetes the night before resulting in…

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Hold a Swap Party for National Recycling Week

By Helen Edwards | November 1, 2013

It is that time of year where things are getting a slight tad crazy! Kids are bringing home notes left, right and centre. Work is going to some whole new level as different priorities crash into each other in a mad rush to be done by the end of the year. And the little voice…

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Mindfulness, Taking Care of Your Health & Wellbeing

By Helen Edwards | October 23, 2013

  It is easy to become overwhelmed with life. Taking care of your health and wellbeing is the basic number one of life, but we often make this a bottom priority in the big busy world. Developing vision about where you want to go in life and making commitments to yourself about taking action in…

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Garage Sales, Vintage Cars & Making Memories

By Helen Edwards | October 9, 2013

Over the October long weekend we were very lucky to be able to spend it with family at our beach shack on Yorke Penninsula in South Australia, where I grew up. My parents bought the shack when I was only 9 years old and the past few years, have added an upper storey extension, giving…

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On Being A Bad Patient & Seeing The Light

By Helen Edwards | October 2, 2013

  Healthy people need to take care of themselves to stay that way. It is so easy to go down the slippery slide of neglecting your health in our busy world. We live in a environment which discourages health – excessive amounts of food, sedentary lifestyles, too much to do, too many pressures, disconnectedness from…

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Is a Change as Good as a Holiday?

By Helen Edwards | September 25, 2013

They say change is as good as a holiday and I certainly daydream constantly about all the things I want to change – about my life, my home, my work, my time and myself. Sometimes I think I become so caught up in thinking about all the possible other directions in life I could take,…

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Adelaide Royal Show: Bringing Country to the City

By Helen Edwards | September 20, 2013

Last week we visited the Royal Adelaide Show. Shows are such a wonderful example of the conflict between healthy planet, healthy people, healthy home, and the reality of all the things that are causing us to drown in waste. They showcase healthy produce, home cooking, looking after the environment and family, with all of the…

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