Dr Helen Edwards, PhD

Children's & YA Author. Award-winning Blogger & Writer

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Welcome. My name is Dr Helen Edwards. I'm a children's and YA author, represented by Debbie Golvan at Golvan Arts Management and an award-winning writer and blogger.

I'm working on a number of middle-grade and young adult novels - stay tuned! I offer freelance writing services to a range of people, in particular sustainable businesses and health and wellbeing services. More here.

I have a Bachelor of Social Work, a PhD in Psychology, a Certificate in Diabetes Education and a Certificate in Design. In 2001 I founded an award-winning online counselling service to support people living with diabetes. It was the first in the world and it was a hit! I won many awards, including being a state finalist in the Australian of The Year Awards and The Telstra Business Women's Awards. You can see more here.

I've had type 1 diabetes myself since 1979 and have quite a few other chronic conditions that can make life tricky, including stomach paralysis (gastroparesis), anxiety and ADHD. I like to write stories that include characters who are living with physical and mental health conditions.

In 2013 I started a sustainable living blog and interior decorating service, called Recycled Interiors, which is now merged at my writing site here.

I'm passionate about our Mother Earth and inspiring action for our children's future. The environment, animals and nature, often feature in my stories.

I look forward to sharing stories with you,


Decoration and Design Melbourne, Wrap Up

By Helen Edwards | July 24, 2013

I was so lucky to get the time to attend Design and Decoration last week and to be able to go on a lovely road trip with my family to do it!  Melbourne put on 25 degrees to gale force winds, driving rain, thunder and snow during the event! First up I have to say…

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Wellbeing Wednesday, talking about Mindfulness

By Helen Edwards | July 24, 2013

Being comfortable and relaxed in our homes is very important and we Aussies tend to see our homes as our sanctuary, a place to relax and unwind. Learning things like relaxation and mindfulness practices can help us to enjoy not just our downtime, but can make us more productive.  Mindfulness is an important skill that…

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Greg Aubert restoring beautiful pieces for modern homes

By Helen Edwards | July 15, 2013

Greg Aubert says that from his earliest memories of childhood to now, he has always been surrounded with craft, building, carpentry and doing creative things. His parents moved from Coogee in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs to the Hunter Valley when he was just seven years old and started an Arts and Crafts shop where he spent…

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David Trubridge’s Manuka wins best light

By Helen Edwards | July 12, 2013

Dwell on Design is one of America’s most prominent design events. The wonderful David Trubridge who featured on the blog recently has just told me that their attendance at this prestigious fair was heralded by an unexpected win; their Manuka Light took out the Best Lighting category! This contemporary chandelier received great interest from the…

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Sala Verde, traditional methods for contemporary interiors

By Helen Edwards | July 12, 2013

Nikki Lisle, dreamt up and started Sala Verde three or four years ago when she was looking for an escape route out of the corporate rat race she was working in. Nikki studied interior design part time and things turned a corner from there. She decided to combine her interests in design, travel, anthropology, the environment, healthy…

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Decoration and Design road trips!

By Helen Edwards | July 11, 2013

It is my birthday on Saturday (yes I am a typical home loving, home obsessed Cancerian hence my interiors passion :-)) and for my present I decided I was going to Decoration and Design in Melbourne to see what is on offer and share it on the blog. When my husband found out he of…

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