Hello there and welcome. My name is Dr Helen Edwards. I am an author of children's and young adult fiction, and non-fiction for adults, represented by Debbie Golvan, of Golvan Arts Management.
I have a PhD in Psychology. I am an award-winning health and eco blogger and advocate. I am Mama to 3 beautiful sons and live in Adelaide with my family and 2 cats. I have wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember. So, I went off and became a social worker! Seriously not writerly. But in fact it was, because most of my work over the decades has been about people's stories.
I have lived with type 1 diabetes since 1979 and I have quite a few other chronic conditions that can make life tricky. 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 ran this for more than 16 years and won many awards for this work. You can see more here.
In 2013 I started a blog called Recycled Interiors, which later became the Sustainable Home Hub, and finally, merged here at my writing site. I am passionate about our beautiful Mother Earth and am all about inspiring action for our planet. In particular, I focus on living a more gentle life for our children's future, with #kindnessandhope.
I am currently working with my agent on getting my middle-grade story, The Heart of Scorpius, out into the world. Works in progress include a young adult eco-fantasy, The Forest Keepers.
I am available for blog and social media collaborations, speaking at events and workshops, and school visits. In particular, I am focussing on creating conversations and resources about climate grief and anxiety for our children and young people. Head here for more and to #connectforclimate. I look forward to sharing stories that matter with you and inspiring action for #ourkidsplanet
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Earth Greetings design and make greeting cards, stationery and homewares, with the lightest possible footprint on the planet. Some of the ways they achieve this, are by choosing 100% recycled, natural and biodegradable materials, avoiding plastic, carbon offsetting and donating a minimum 10% of profits to environmental organisations. From humble beginnings as an Earth friendly…
Take my hand and give me hope, Walk with me to the salty sea, Watch sky meet water Day hovering into night, See silver stars Fade into sight, Across an endless Purple black palette, Understand We are tiny, We stand upon Edges Moments Pieces of Time, We stand upon Spaces borrowed From our children, Take…
Writing can be very lonely. It’s an often misunderstood and thankless job, with no guarantee of anyone reading your words. For many of us, the goal is mostly to have a readership. Of course we all need to make a living, and getting paid for writing is important. But my blog posts are written with…