Dr Helen Edwards Legend of the Lighthouse Moon and The rebels of Mount Buffalo
Dr Helen Edwards Author

Meet Dr Helen Edwards, Children's Author, Speaker & Psychology PhD.

Dr Helen Edwards is an Australian children's author who weaves diverse stories of nature, magic and history.

The Rebels of Mount Buffalo, is out now with Riveted Press, distributed by Simon & Schuster. The Rebels of Mount Buffalo is a captivating time-slip tale in which a girl lost to grief meets a daring rebel on a misty mountain who guides her to rediscover her courage and find her way home.

The Rebels of Mount Buffalo has been shortlisted in the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards. It was also longlisted in the DANZ - The Diversity in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand Children's Book Award.

Helen's second novel, Legend of the Lighthouse Moon, will be published on 2nd October 2024 by Riveted Press. Legend of the Lighthouse Moon is a dazzling tale of family, resilience, and the enduring magic of the sea. Join Mona McKenna on a journey of self-discovery where the whispers of the past guide her towards a future filled with hope, love, and legends brought to life.

With thanks to Arts SA for supporting both of these projects.

New and Upcoming Books

Latest From Helen's Blog

National Diabetes Week 2024

Legends of Living with Type 1 Diabetes – Amy

By Helen Edwards | July 15, 2024

As part of the lead-up to the release of Legend of the Lighthouse Moon, I am sharing stories of people who live with type 1 diabetes. Today, I am sharing Amy’s story. It also happens to be National Diabetes Week. The theme this year is centred around the fact that all people living with diabetes should be…

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Legend of the Lighthouse Moon by Helen Edwards coming 2nd October 2024

Legends of Living with Type 1 Diabetes – Helen Mc.

By Helen Edwards | July 2, 2024

As part of the lead-up to the release of Legend of the Lighthouse Moon, I am sharing stories of people who live with type 1 diabetes – in particular, their diagnosis, how they felt, how they managed, how they coped, and what happened as they moved forwards, including what helped. I kicked off last week with…

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My Brother, Finch by Kate Gordon

My Brother, Finch by Kate Gordon

By Helen Edwards | June 26, 2024

Kate Gordon is one of those authors who makes you feel things, all sorts of things. She notices the big and the small moments in life and she draws all of your senses into the worlds she builds for her characters. Kate is not afraid to confront pain and darkness, and yet, she does so…

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Legend of the Lighthouse Moon by Helen Edwards coming 2nd October 2024

Legends of Living with Type 1 Diabetes -Annabelle

By Helen Edwards | June 25, 2024

As part of the lead-up to the release of Legend of the Lighthouse Moon, I am sharing stories of people who live with type 1 diabetes – in particular, their diagnosis, how they felt, how they managed, how they coped, and what happened as they moved forwards, including what helped. This is because my main…

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Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards The Rebels of Mount Buffalo

The Rebels of Mount Buffalo Shortlisted in Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year

By Helen Edwards | June 13, 2024

I’m proud and delighted to announce that The Rebels of Mount Buffalo has been shortlisted in the Speech Pathology Australia Children’s Book of the Year Awards 2024! It’s a stellar list to be on! A very special award and one that changes children’s lives. Congratulations to my fellow shortlisters! The Speech Pathology Australia Book of…

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The Beehive by Megan Daley and Max Hamilton

The Beehive by Megan Daley & Max Hamilton

By Helen Edwards | May 27, 2024

Megan Daley is well-known in the Australian kidlit community. She’s a multi-award winning Teacher Librarian, former national vice-president of the Children’s Book Council of Australia, a regular literary judge, curator of 2023 Brisbane Writers Festival Word Play program, a workshop presenter, the creator of the popular website Children’s Books Daily and co-creator of the Your Kid’s…

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Australian Sea Lions Seal Bay Kangaroo Island in Legend of the Lighthouse Moon by Helen Edwards. Photo Nikki Redman

Australian Sea Lions of Seal Bay

By Helen Edwards | May 20, 2024

** Image by Nikki Redman Photography There’s a strong environmental and conservation theme running through all of my stories. In Legend of the Lighthouse Moon, the endangered Australian Sea Lion takes centre stage. I’ve learned a lot about these incredible creatures and the history of Seal Bay on Kangaroo Island during my research. The amazing…

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Scar Town by Tristan Bancks

Scar Town by Tristan Bancks

By Helen Edwards | May 2, 2024

Author Tristan Bancks is well-known for his books for kids and teens, including Two Wolves, The Fall, Detention, the Tom Weekly series, Nit Boy and Ginger Meggs, a 100th anniversary book of short stories based on characters created by his great-great uncle, Jimmy Bancks, in 1921. Tristan’s books have won and been shortlisted for many…

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Cape Willoughby Lighthouse

Legend of The Lighthouse Moon, by Helen Edwards

By Helen Edwards | April 8, 2024

I’m very excited to announce the title for my next middle-grade novel – Legend of the Lighthouse Moon! I absolutely love this story about 13-year-old Mona McKenna, a girl living in 1970 with type 1 diabetes in an island lighthouse, featuring the stunning backdrop of Kangaroo Island and the gorgeous and endangered sea lions, as…

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Individual Project Grant 2023
Individual Project Grant 2023
Recipient Richard Llewellyn Deaf and Disability Grant 2021
Recipient Richard Llewellyn Deaf and Disability Grant 2021
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