Hazel Edwards

“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

Best known for the children's literature classic 'There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake' series, Hazel Edwards writes for children, teenagers and adults.

With over 200 books published, Hazel runs non-boring writing workshops . An enthusiastic Reading Ambassador, Hazel has a range of resources for teachers and children to encourage reading and writing within the classroom and the family.

Hazel's releases include f2m:the boy within, and 'Like me' . A clip here of  Pocket Bonfire's Hippo film.  Hazel's memoir  'Not Just a Piece of Cake:Being an Author' is gaining 5 star reviews. ' Hijabi Girl''s class performance script premiered at Watsonia Heights Primary. Larrikin Puppeteers seeking help with their 'Hijabi Girl' Musical puppets for Book Week.  'Hippo! Hippo!' the Garry Ginivan musical toured nationally. 'Celebrant Sleuth: I do or die' 'an adult mystery, also becoming an audio book. Diversity of subject and  writing for different age and interest groups intrigues Hazel.  Fake I.D. has been translated into Tamil with Cre-A Publishers in Chennai. And the last hippo picture book ' Ho! Ho! Ho! There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Christmas Cake' released in late 2019 already reprinting. The hippo biscuits have been popular too!

YABBA AWARDS signing with George Ivanoff & Hippo biscuits.

Latest Videos

'How long to write a book?' Seven Steps Interview

Reading Dads & Hippo Fan Family

LOVE a Dad who shares books from his childhood with his own children.

Such a gift of literacy.

Booking Hazel

Book Hazel for an author visit, keynote address or attend one of her writing workshops. Read more...

Get Published

Learn how to write a non boring family history.




Hazel Edwards

There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake

Creativity V Boredom: 

'In Principle's' Henry Grossek interviews Hazel on longterm risk-taking as an author.

Yamba the Honey Ant

Hazel Edwards demonstrating storytelling with Yamba the Honey Ant on indigenous themed book program, Imparja TV, Alice Springs,Australia.

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Events & Appearances 2018

1st Fri each month   PROV 10-1pm  Masterclass: Finishing Book-Length Non Fiction.

2019 ( booking & info here)  

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2019 PROV Master Class  starts Jan 4th


1st  PROV


1st PROV 

19th  Monash, Clayton 6.30

29th (Friday)   11 am Society of Women Writers 'Authorpreneurship' workshop 


5th PROV


3rd PROV

14th   11am   Literary Awards Lunch Hawthorn 


7th PROV


5th PROV


2nd PROV

21st  Book Week:   12-1pm  Kismet Park Primary (Sunbury) 


6th PROV


4th PROV

29th YABBA Awards  Camberwell Girls Grammar.


1st PROV

Nov  10th  2-5pm  Non- Boring Writing Workshop, Hawthorn 


6th PROV