Hazel Edwards

“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

Hazel Hazel Edwrads OAM

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 year-long master class 'Complete Your Book in a Year'.  

Details here.  

Larrikin Puppets '  Hijabi Girl' Musical puppets  will perform Book Week. Bookings

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

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

 Issues-based journalism. 'Your Call is Important to Us...Then Answer It!.pdf  frustrations with utilities mid pandemic after a bereavement. Society of Women Writers Victoria.

Three Generations of 'Hippo' Book.

 hippo covers

Darwin Airport Daycare Reading of Hippo for Grandsons 

Dad Treveyan was the original 4 year old who inspired 'There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake.

Now his children are the same age and read the book too.

Darwin Hippo reading for grandsons

Author -Grandma Hazel Edwards visiting Darwin for 40th anniversary hippo reading and ABC Darwin radio.

Archibald Portrait Entry 2021

Hazel's portrait 'Orange Roughie Author', painted by Christine Ellingworth was entered for the 2021 Archibald.

Orange Roughy Author; Archibald entry 2021Archibald Portrait Sitting -Why is a Portrait_Painting_Like_Creating_a_Novel__.doc

Archibald Portrait Sitting -Why is a Portrait Painting Like Creating a Novel .doc (517.50 KB)






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Events & Appearances 2022

Private online mentoring 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

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PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year' starts on first Friday of each month, 10am-1pm. North Melb Archives.

Flexibility to go online.


3rd   10 am -1pm PROV  North Melbourne 

4th    OAM dinner 

5th   4pm Filming doco panel


1st  PROV   10 am North Melbourne 

17th Eltham Bookshop 3pm  'Inside Story' panel & signings


2nd  11am Launch Recollections. Hawthorn Community House 

5th PROV   North Melbourne 

23-25th  BRISBANE  'Hijabi Girl the Musical' Premiere of Larrikin Puppets 


9th 10 am PROV Survivors Zoom 

18th Witty Women Lunch: Hazelnuts