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 2021

Private online mentoring 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

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Jan 12th   ZOOM U3A Nunawading Summer School 'Complete Your Book in a Year


14th-20th Society of Women Writers Vic  Book here. 'For the Love of Writing' Festival 

Feb 16th ZOOM  'Role of New Media'

Feb 20th  12.15  ZOOM with Suzanne Gervay 'The Two of Us: Collaborating'