Hazel Edwards

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Hazel is a readaholic, author and Reading Ambassador.Her unconventional memoir is 'Not Just a Piece of Cake-Being an Author' .' Hijabi Girl', her co-written junior book is being performed by Larrikin Puppeteers post Lockdown. Adult murder mystery 'Celebrant Sleuth: I do...or die' with asexual sleuth Quinn is currently on AUDIBLE ,read as an audio book by the author from print & e versions. 'Wed,Then Dead on The Ghan' is a mini-sequel available on Kindle and currently being adapted as a screenplay for ABC.
Although Hazel mentors her 'Hazelnuts' and helps people craft their ancestry in her popular workshops ‘Writing a Non- Boring Family History’, and 'Complete Your Book in a Year' she’s best known for the children’s classic ‘There’s a Hippopot
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Hazel Edwards 'Wed,Then Dead on The Ghan' is a mini sequel to 'Celebrant Sleuth; I Do or Die' with my sleuth Quinn acting as a celebrant but also a mystery solver a…more'Wed,Then Dead on The Ghan' is a mini sequel to 'Celebrant Sleuth; I Do or Die' with my sleuth Quinn acting as a celebrant but also a mystery solver at weddings and funerals across many cultures. Set on the iconic 'Ghan' train, with a sunrise wedding at Marla, a real trainstop in the desert, this a much shorter story than I usually write but is suitable for easy e-book Kindle reading. Loved doing the research on the actual train as I have family in Darwin and have been on the train several times.(less)
Hazel Edwards A new book is a bit like a book-baby. You've been involved in the pregnancy for a while, and you hope others will understand , be entertained and also…moreA new book is a bit like a book-baby. You've been involved in the pregnancy for a while, and you hope others will understand , be entertained and also gain from the character's story. But like an adolescent, it eventually has to go out into the world on its own. A book launch is a bit like a hullo and farewell party. When you have a co-author, or illustrator such as in 'Hijabi Girl', then there's a pleasure in sharing the creation. Like co-parenting.(less)
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Complete Your Book in a Year

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The Pandemic has given many procrastinators an opportunity to read more widely and to write during Lockdown. Those books they'd always intended reading or writing are possible during the extra, unstructured time.

Many readers wish to be writers, but are unsure how to tackle 'that big book'. Even professional authors procrastinate. (Put off starting for as long as possible).

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Complete Your Book in a Year by Hazel Edwards
"If the current lockdowns have given you time to pause and reflect on that book you have been meaning to write then 'Complete your book in a year' will get you started. Full of practical advice from a well known author who has written in a number of g" Read more of this review »
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"Hazel Edwards’ COMPLETE YOUR BOOK IN A YEAR is one of the most comprehensive guides available to writers of both fiction and non fiction.

Hazel, who is best known for the classic children’s Hippopotamus on my Roof series, has had more than 200 books " Read more of this review »
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Insight into the period, with cultural and religious comparisons of the early American settlers and the local indigenous groups. Explorations of language and values which are not very complimentary to the pioneers. Considerable research. Slow reading
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Thoroughly enjoyed the plot twists, the Tasmanian setting and the dilemma facing the central character, brought in as a conflict resolution expert, but also with other connections. Last chapter is a bit of a wrap up, but still enjoyed the underlying
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Recently, we were asked to write two sequels to 'Hijabi Girl' because Larrikin Puppets are going to tour with their 'Hijabi Girl The Musical" post-Pandemic . We wrote the original character Melek ( Hijabi Girl) almost eight years ago, when there was See Full Answer
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A Beer in the Loire by Tommy Barnes
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While I enjoyed the French setting, the narrator came across as stupid and badly prepared, not at all funny. Imagine starting as a beer producer and knowing nothing. Poor long suffering wife and extremely helpful French neighbours.
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The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
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Really enjoyed the setting of the Dutch House and the early story. But the second half was a little contrived plotwise.
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Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
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Really enjoyed the no nonsense characterization of Olive. A refreshing change in the unexpectedness of reactions
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“Creativity is the fun of putting together unexpected ideas”
Hazel Edwards, Sleuth Astrid: Lost Voice of the Grand Final

“Use Self-Talk for Managing Your Own Anger • I’ll focus on dealing with the problem and stay calm. • This isn’t about proving that I am right and they are wrong. I don’t have to “win” this, I have to manage it. • I need to keep reminding myself about what the ultimate goal is here. • This isn’t a disaster, it’s a small problem to be solved.”
Hazel Edwards, Difficult Personalities: A Practical Guide to Managing the Hurtful Behavior of Others

“Pearman, R. P., Lombardo, M. M., Eichinger, R. W. (2005) You: Being More Effective in Your MBTI Type. Minneapolis: Lominger Limited.”
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“I buried my father, married my sister and sorted the missing will. ' Quinn, the Celebrant Sleuth”
Hazel Edwards, Celebrant Sleuth: I Do ... or Die (#1 'Celebrant Sleuth' series.

“Creativity is the fun of putting together unexpected ideas”
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“The number of times soul- mates is used in public is in reverse proportion to the number of months the relationship lasts.' Celebrant Quinn's Theories of Relativity”
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“Trail Magic -kindnesses to strangers, should be passed onto other travellers”
Hazel Edwards & Trevelyan Quest Edwards, Trail Magic: Going Walkabout for 2184 Miles on the Appalachian Trail

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

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