Hazel Edwards

“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

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Best known for the children's literature classic, 

'There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake' series, Hazel Edwards OAM

writes for children, Y.A. & adults.  

Hazel is an Australia Reads Ambassador. 

Hazel runs  non-boring writing workshops and online Year-long master class

 'Complete Your Book in a Year'.

Larrikin Puppets '  Hijabi Girl' Musical puppets  will perform post-pandemic.  Details.  

Recent releases include   'Celebrant Sleuth: I do or die' 'an adult mystery, also an  Audible book

and mini-sequel '  Wed,Then Dead on The Ghan' on  Kindle. Script adaptations in progress.

 Many of Hazel's e-book titles , can be accessed via   Alchemy

Three Generations of 'Hippo' Book.

 hippo covers

Author & son who inspired 'There's a Hippo...'series & his own son.

Latest Videos

For the Love of Writing; Society of Women Writers' (Vic) Online festival

With Susanne Gervay OAM

    Auslan signing ‘Ho Ho Ho: There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Christmas Cake'

by deaf student Izzy who chose it for her class storytime. Here, she is practising.



On Youtube, Fiona Mc Intosh reads the 40th anniversary 'There's a

Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake'





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Events & Appearances 2021

Private online mentoring 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

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Oct 19th  9.30-10.15  -YABBA  

Oct 29th 11am  SWW  Launch Sparx  


Nov 4th  6.30 pm SWW  Nance Donkin Award

Nov 10th :  Judge: SWW National Writing Competition. Sydney Zoom.



Jan 11th (Tues) 10am  U3A Nunawading Summer School 'Non- Boring Writing'


May 8th (Sunday) 10am-4pm 'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir' Writers Victoria.