Hazel Edwards

“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

Not Just a Piece of Cake: Being an Author


 Hazel's memoir is out. Anecdotal, humorous 'slice of life' 'Not Just a Piece of Cake' about the realities of being an author longterm, when you also have a family. Insight into a diverse workstyle behind and beyond  the vintage picture book 'There's a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake'. Plus the risk-taking which is culturally and artistically necessary.Why being an Antarctic expeditioner or trekking in Nepal is research. Mentoring. Literary speed dating with a character. 100 Hippo memories. Hippocampus where memories are kept.

The busy-ness of longterm creativity including poignant fan mail, collaboration, multi-media with a little family history mystery  and Hazelnuts mentoring. Strategies for aspiring writers. Tackles myths that writing for children is easier or of less significance. Available Booktopia

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Events & Appearances 2017

1st Fri each month   PROV 10-1pm  Mentoring & Finishing Book-Length Non Fiction.

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September 19th  YABBA   statewide online Virtual Author from  Mont Albert Primary

September 23rd  10.30-12. Dolly Parton Imagination Library event, Geelong Library.

September 26th  6-8 pm OAM event Knox Civic Centre 

October 6th 10-1pm PRO

October 13th   Hazelnuts Reunion lunch Mr & Miss 12.30  711 Whitehorse Rd.

October 20 th (Fri) 1-4pm  Colac Library ' Writing a Non Boring Family History'

October 31st   10 am YABBA AWARDS  Hampton Park Secondary

November 3rd 10-1pm PRO

December 1st  10-1pm PRO (Celebration of completed books)


March 24th  Goulburn Readers/Writers' Festival 

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