Hazel Edwards
“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

Antarctic Literature 

Antarctic Hazel & Ship

 An Australian Antarctic Literature is beginning .Since being a 2001 Antarctic expeditioner with the Australian Antarctic Division, Hazel has used the Antarctic setting in her writing for adults and children.Other Australian Antarctic expeditioner- writers & illustrators include  Coral TullochJesse Blackadder,  Alison Lester , Favel Parrett, John Long and David Day. Google their contributions to the new Antarctic Literature.

Antarctic Noir is the new crime genre set in Antarctica. (Louisa)  L.A.Larkin and Ann Turner have contributed to this.

Recently Sisters in Crime held an Antarctic Noir evening.

Readign Antarctica's Frozen Chosen

Many schools are studying Antarctica in varied formats and many adults are intrigued by the mystique.

Antarctic Writer on Ice Chopper RescueAntarctica's Frozen ChosenAntarctic DognappingRight or Wrong Antarctic Close UpHealthy Women

Hazel's Books With Antarctic Settings

Antarctic Dad

'Antarctic Dad'  picture book about parent working away for long periods. Wildlife. Illustrated by Kevin Burgemeestre. Available from KipasBooks

Antarctica's Frozen Chosen, YA novel ( 13 plus) Young scientist faces eco-issues, mutiny and saying no to mates. Wildlife.

Antarctic Writer on ice, adventure memoir from 'older female'. Roles. Workstyle. pdf. Braille and audio.

Antarctic Close Up: based on telescope memorabilia from Mawson's 1911 expedtion in time jump faction for 10 year olds. 

'Right or Wrong': Plays to make You Think;  classroom scripts which include 'Antarctica Cool or What?' when Antarctic wildlife face a Threat. Teachers' notes also available.

Shooting Antarctica; (Kindle only ) Adult literacy mystery RA 6.5

Shooting Antarctica

Antarctic Dognapping (Kindle only) easy reading about STAY, the fibre glass donation dog.

'Healthy Women' contains interview chapter with Antarctic station leader Marilyn Boydell.

'Chopper Rescue' contains Antarctic Fire, a short story with mentoring writing hints.

'Grandma Leaps Antarctica':  DVD with Auslan signing for hearing impaired. Includes 'The Antarctic Lachieberg' & 'My Gran's Gone to Antarctica'

Reading about the history and eco-science of Antarctica inspires new adventurers.

Hazel's Antarctic Book Covers

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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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