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 and  mentors aspiring writers online. An enthusiastic Reading Ambassador, Hazel has a range of resources for teachers and children to encourage reading and writing within the classroom.  ' Authorpreneurship: the Business of Creativity' is useful for aspiring writers.

Hazel's releases include f2m;the boy within, and ' Trail Magic:Going Walkabout for 2184 Miles on the Appalachian Trail' co-written with her THRU walker son Trevelyan who completed the 6 month trail.A clip here of  Pocket Bonfire's Hippo film.  Hazel's memoir  'Not Just a Piece of Cake:Being an Author'is gaining 5 star reviews. ' Hijabi Girl' has a class performance script available too.  'Hippo! Hippo!' the Garry Ginivan musical is touring nationally. 'Celebrant Sleuth' an adult mystery is Hazel's latest publication.  

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

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Learn how to write a non boring family history, travel articles and features.




Hazel Edwards

There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake

Keynoting Creativity

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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Events & Appearances 2018

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

( booking & info here)  

March 21st  (Weds) 2.40 ABC radio Canberra 'Afternoons' with Gabrielle.

6.30  'Are You a Celebrant Sleuth? (Book here)  Camberwell 

March 24th  Goulburn Readers/Writers' Festival 

April 10th  The Geelong Club :  'Word of Mouth Panel' 

April 20th (Fri) Hazelnuts

April 27th  Society of Women Writers 

April 30th (Mon 10-1pm) Cranbourne East , 'Writing a Non Boring Family History'

May 9th  10.30-  Brimbank Early Childhood Educators 

June 7th Adelaide: Early Childhood Educators' conference 

August:History Month

August 4th 10-1pm Port Phillip Heritage Centre  'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir' workshop

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September 1st  Yarra Glen Workshop;  Authorpreneurship.