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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
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More