Helen Edwards' debut novel for middle-grade readers, The Rebels of Mount Buffalo, an historical fiction time-slip adventure featuring Guide Alice Manfield, has been acquired by Riveted Press. She is now working on a number of other stories for this age group.
Edwards is an award-winning health and sustainability writer and advocate, and has been blogging since 2001, after founding an online counselling service for people with diabetes, which she ran for 16 years. There are over 140,000 people following her on social media where her platforms are all about inspiring action for people and planet, with kindness and hope. In particular, focusing on our children's future. She has won a number of awards for her work, including being a South Australian State Finalist for Australian of the Year and Telstra Business Woman of the Year in 2016; the bronze award winner for Sustainability in the 2018 AusMumpreneur awards; and the winner of the ZestFest short story competition in Adelaide in 2018.
As a freelance writer, she has written for numerous print and digital magazines, journals, blogs and websites. She is also an experienced speaker. With her background in health, mental health and sustainability, she is able to speak across a range of topics, to a variety of audiences, including schools, community groups, workplaces and conferences.
Edwards lives in Adelaide with her extended family, and 2 very loved cats. When not writing or reading, she enjoys watching quality drama, comedy and nature programs, listening to music, walking in nature, hugging trees, being near the ocean, in forests, or on top of mountains, taking road trips with her family, and caring for her many potted plants. She is happiest when in nature.
You can find Helen’s blog, services, current works and more at her website https://www.helenedwardswrites.com/