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 .Year- long master class  'Complete Your Book in a Year' runs at Public Records Office on first Friday of each month.Interstate Skype workshops may be possible in 2020.  

Larrikin Puppeteers plan ' Hijabi Girl' Musical puppets for Book Week 2020.  

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.

Tripfiction.com has just listed Hazel's Antarctic and Outback Australian fiction on their map as part of Literary Tourism.

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

 Inside Scoop .pdf interview about history of cake-eating hippo books as Hippo celebrates a 40th anniversary in 2020. Hazel's quirky memoir is 'Not Just a Piece of Cake; Being an Author'

 Three Generations of 'Hippo' book.

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

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.
Read more...

 

Hippo-memorabilia

 

Hazel Edwards

There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake

Questions from Fans

Q. 'Does the hippo ever meet the characters from your other picture books?Like Stickybeak? '

A. Maybe. Where do you think they might meet? 

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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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Dolly Parton Library

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

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Hippo on Vision Australia

Hazel is interviewed by Feelix librarian about the family stories behind the hippo books and their almost 40 years in imaginative lives of children.

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Events & Appearances 2019

1st Fri each month   PROV 10-1pm  Masterclass: Complete Your Book in a Year.

2020 ( booking & info here)  

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2020

JANUARY

Jan 3rd  First 'Complete Your Book in a Year' PROV

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

FEBRUARY

Feb 7th  PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year'

Feb 19th  1. 30-1pm  OAM Wheelers' Hill Library

MARCH

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

March 6th PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

March 27th  Society of Women Writers: Authorpreneurship' workshop

APRIL

April 3rd  PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year'

April 18th  SCBWI   The Dock Library

MAY

May 1st  PROV  'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

May 30th TBC  Library Week  Rosanna Library 1-4 pm 'Writing a Non- Boring Family History' 

JUNE

June 5th  PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year'

20/21st  Willy Festival  20/20

JULY

July 3rd PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

AUGUST

August 7th PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

Book Week; Larrikin Puppets Musical of 'Hijabi Girl:

SEPTEMBER

Sept 4th PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

OCTOBER

Oct 2nd  PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year'

NOVEMBER

Nov 6th  PROV  'Complete Your Book in a Year'

DECEMBER

Dec 4th PROV Mini Book launch


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