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 family reading and writing.

Hazel's memoir is  'Not Just a Piece of Cake:Being an Author' . Larrikin Puppeteers plan 'Hijabi Girl' Musical puppets for Book Week 2020.   'Hippo! Hippo!' the Garry Ginivan musical toured nationally. 'Celebrant Sleuth: I do or die' 'an adult mystery, also an Audible book and mini-sequel 'Wed,Then Dead on The Ghan'.

 Many of Hazel's e-book titles , including Fake I.D. can be accessed via Alchemy. Fake I.D. has also been translated into Tamil with Cre-A Publishers in Chennai.

 ' Ho! Ho! Ho! There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Christmas Cake' is the last picture book in series of seven. Inside Scoop .pdf interview about history of cake-eating hippo books as Hippo celebrates a 40th anniversary in 2020.

'Difficult Personalities' is USA/Canada KINDLE Book of the Month for November. Published in USA by The Experiment

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


' 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


Dolly Parton Library

2TM Tamworth Radio interviews Hazel about her books in Dolly Parton Imagination Library


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Events & Appearances 2019

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


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

Nov 15th   10.00-1pm Geelong 'Word for Word' Festival  'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir' 


6th PROV  Mini launch 



Jan 7th  10-1pm  U3A Nunawading Summer School: Non Boring Writing.


March 1st (Sun) 1-4pm  Ivanhoe Library 'Writing Non Boring History for Grandkids'