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.  'Hippo! Hippo!' the Garry Ginivan musical toured nationally. 'Celebrant Sleuth: I do or die' ' an adult mystery is Hazel's latest publication. 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 on October 1st, is 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, 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  Masterclass: Finishing Book-Length Non Fiction.

2019 ( booking & info here)  

November 21st  12. OAM Lunch, William Angliss, 550 Little Lonsdale St.

November 25th  1.30  autographing Hippos : Benns Bookshop, Bentleigh.

November 28th   2.10  Orchard Grove Primary  Performance 'Ho! Ho! Ho! There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Christmas Cake'

November 30th  2-3pm  Libraries Change Lives; Whitehorse-Manningham

December 4th  Dymocks Camberwell  'Ho Ho Ho Hippo' Christmas signing

December 7th  PROV launch of 'Finish Your Book in a Year'

December 11th 5.30-7pm  ASA Xmas   RMIT 124 Latrobe Street

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2019 PROV Master Class  starts Jan 4th 


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