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 and  mentors aspiring writers online. An enthusiastic Reading Ambassador, Hazel has a range of resources for teachers and children to encourage reading and writing within the classroom.  ' Authorpreneurship: the Business of Creativity' is useful for aspiring writers.

Hazel's releases include f2m;the boy within, and ' Trail Magic:Going Walkabout for 2184 Miles on the Appalachian Trail' co-written with her THRU walker son Trevelyan who completed the 6 month trail.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' has a class performance script available too.  'Hippo! Hippo!' the Garry Ginivan musical is touring nationally. 'Celebrant Sleuth' an adult mystery is Hazel's latest publication.  

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, travel articles and features.
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Hippo-memorabilia

 

Hazel Edwards

There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake

Keynoting Creativity

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  Mentoring & Finishing Book-Length Non Fiction.

( booking & info here)  

May 22nd Sackville Grange, Kew  2-3 pm 'Celebrant Sleuth' 

June 7th  5 pm Early Childhood Educators' conference, Sth Adelaide Football Club, Noarlunga Downes.

June 15th  Extra Prov class  10-1pm 

July 17th (Tues) 12-1.30  RACV Club  " Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir' 

July 20th 6pm Sisters in Crime 'Small Towns, Big Secrets, Murderous Intent' Panel MC with 'Celebrant Sleuth' 

July 24th  (Tues) 11-12  VUT Footscray, Nicolson Campus Room T 101 'Not Just a Piece of Cake'  

August 4th 10-1pm Port Phillip Heritage Centre  'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir' workshop

August 9th   Thurs 10-1pm Mornington Library 'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir'

August 18th (Sat) 10-1pm   Prahran Mech Institute Library  'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir' 

August 27th (Mon)   Berwick Lodge Primary (Author visit & Inservice)

August 31st  Society of Women Writers 'Alice' Awards'  Library at the Dock.

September 1st   10-1pm Yarra Glen Workshop Authorpreneurship

September 3rd  10.50 _12.50  Oakleigh Primary Arts Festival 

October 11th  1-2.30 Parkdale Library 'Writing A Non Boring Family History or Memoir' workshop

October 12th  11-12.30  Wheelers Centre  'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir'

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