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,

Helen

VIVID 2013, curator Scott Lewis on design talent in Australia

By Helen Edwards | July 4, 2013

VIVID is Australia’s longest running design competition and innovation showcase for new and emerging designers. Vivid was born 11 years ago out of the desire to create a platform for emerging designers to showcase and support their vocation and talent. It has progressed to link in with the London Design festival and is gearing up…

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Sustainable House Day 2013

By Helen Edwards | July 2, 2013

Sustainable House Day is coming on Sunday 8th September! The event began in 2001 as an initiative of the Australian Solar Energy Society (AuSES). (image above of a Sustainable House – via Permaculture Sydney). The Sustainable House Day website reports that last year, over 200 homes opened their doors to over 40,000 people as “millions of Australians continue to…

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LAB DE STU, a design collective

By Helen Edwards | July 2, 2013

LAB DE STU is a multi award-winning cutting edge independent Melbourne design collective. Adam Lynch, Dale Hardiman and Andre Hnatojko, the designers behind LAB DE STU will be showcasing their work at the upcoming Decoration and Design  in Melbourne from 18 – 21 July. They created LAB DE STU as a way to showcase their work and promote…

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Ash Allen -Design, Made Trade 2013, small footprint, big impact

By Helen Edwards | July 1, 2013

Ash Allen studied a Bachelor of Engineering (Mech)/ B. Arts and later an MBA at La Trobe University. Married with three children, Ash lives in Rosanna, Victoria, and enjoys family time, designing/making and playing tennis. He is presenting his work at the upcoming Design, Made, Trade, part of Decoration and Design Exhibition in Melbourne and I can not…

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Home Furniture On Consignment, sustainability & a win win

By Helen Edwards | June 28, 2013

Home Furniture On Consignment’s (HFOC) Scott Faso, the founder and current proprietor of  HFOC had the idea for the business after his own personal experiences, moving from a large house in LA to a terrace house in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, then to a modern apartment and then back to a Victorian terrace.  The furniture that…

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Where the light is lower, Vale Jeffrey Smart and thank you

By Helen Edwards | June 21, 2013

Just breaking all over social media and the airwaves is the sad news that one of Australia and the world’s greatest Artists, Jeffrey Smart, has just passed away in Italy where he lived for many years, aged 91 years old. “Master of Stillness”, Jeffrey Smart had a huge personal impact on me as a young…

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