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.


1st  PROV   10 am North Melbourne 

17th  3pm-4.30  Eltham Bookshop Panel.'Inside Story' 

28th-30th   Society of Women Writers' festival. 

28th Juky 11am-12.30 Realistic Approaches to keep Writing in Difficult Times


2nd 11am 'Recollections' Launch, Hawthorn Community House.584 Glenferrie Rd.

5th PROV   10-1pm North Melbourne 

23-24th  10. 30 am BRISBANE  'Hijabi Girl the Musical' Premiere & book signings 

BOOK WEEK   Larrikin Puppets  


2nd  10-1pm PROV Nth Melbourne.

9th 10am  PROV Survivors Zoom.

18th Noon. Witty Women Lunch 


 7th PROV Nth Melb.


4th PROV Nth Melbourne 

10th Monash.


2nd PROV  Mini Book Launch