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.  But children's theatre is her love.

Larrikin Puppets '  Hijabi Girl' Musical puppets premiered in Book Week. Co-author Ozge Alkan, Serena Geddes (illustrator) & Hazel Edwards flew from interstate for the highly successful season at Butterbox Theatre in Brisbane.

Creatives behind 'Larrikin Puppets Hijabi Girl Musical'

Versatile Larrikin Puppets Premiere creators plus the hidden talent behind them including the techies, lighting, puppet makers etc. 

 At other times, Hazel runs year-long master class 'Complete Your Book in a Year'.  

Details here.  

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

Hazel is also Patron of the Society of Women Writers (Vic) 


Three Generations of 'Hippo' Book.

 hippo covers

Darwin Airport Daycare Reading of Hippo for Grandsons 

Dad Trevelyan 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

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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.



7th PROV Nth Melb.


4th PROV Nth Melbourne 

10th Monash.

26th Lalor Library Booklovers' Festival (Hijabi Girl) 


2nd PROV  Mini Book Launch

9th PROV Survivors 10 am ZOOM 



6th Jan PROV


3rd Feb  PROV


3rd March PROV