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 for Book Week. Adult murder mystery 'Celebrant Sleuth: I do...or die' with asexual sleuth Quinn is currently being read as an audio book by the author.
Although Hazel mentors her 'Hazelnuts' and helps people craft their ancestry in her popular workshops ‘Writing a Non- Boring Family History’,she’s best known for the children’s classic ‘There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake’ which inspired ' Hippo! Hippo! the, Musical'' produced by Garry Ginivan. Final picture book in the cake-eating hippo series is 'Ho!Ho!Ho! There's a Hippo
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Hazel Edwards An adult collection of short 'vintage' crime stories, each with a twist. Dangerous living in proximity to an author who is considering poison and…moreAn adult collection of short 'vintage' crime stories, each with a twist. Dangerous living in proximity to an author who is considering poison and other ways of removing characters. Challenge is to find an apt title for the series. Maybe I'll use the title of the fist story 'Making a Killing at the Pokies.' (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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Icelandic Challenges

]The Icelandic author's name Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is not easy for an Australian reader but her adult crime writing is worth the effort of decyphering the Icelandic character names and locations. Great plotting and insight.
The Silence of the Sea (Þóra Guðmundsdóttir, #6) by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

Recently I've been reading Icelandic Noir and become conscious that authors even have different translators on genre titles. I wondered how that might affect the style too?
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A Spy in Exile by Jonathan de Shalit
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Some interesting espionage details about training procedures and authentic settings. Not sufficient emotional involvement with protagonist nor reason for many of the fast paced events.
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The Worst Woman in Sydney by Leigh Straw
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Great title which intrigues potential readers. But very repetitive and poorly structured story which jumps around. Why the changes in font? Very difficult to follow and I almost gave up.
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Half the Perfect World by Paul Genoni
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The one chapter on their writing methods is insightful, but the lists of names of island visitors elsewhere tend to get wearying. Rather repetitive and reads like an undigested Phd. rather than considering the mainstream reader. Interesting photos.


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A Spy in Exile by Jonathan de Shalit
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Some interesting espionage details about training procedures and authentic settings. Not sufficient emotional involvement with protagonist nor reason for many of the fast paced events.
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The Bolter by Frances Osborne
"I started this yesterday, and once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. Weirdly enough, Osborne's writing wasn't what kept me glued, since IMO it wasn't a very strong and some of the chapters were boring and unfocused. That being said, the story..." Read more of this review »
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The Bolter by Frances Osborne
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Insight into a hedonistic world of 1920s society but intriguingly written
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All the Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy
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Insight into an historic period of Indian life pre-independence. Quite a depressing tone of regret and I assume that India is symbolised in the central character of Myshkin and his mother Gayatri who leaves him , supposedly for artistic freedom. Each
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Ice by Linda Howard
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Well crafted story with managed different viewpoints. Survival details. Ambiguous title.
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Up Close and Dangerous by Linda Howard
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Well researched flying and survival techniques with some predictable romance .Extremely good twist at end.
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Troublemaker by Linda Howard
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Recently read several of this author's novels and beginning to see the pattern. But well crafted suspense and excellent attention to workstyle detail of characters. Enjoyable read.
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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.”
Hazel Edwards, Difficult Personalities: A Practical Guide to Managing the Hurtful Behavior of Others

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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

“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”
Hazel Edwards, Celebrant Sleuth: I Do ... or Die

“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

“Creativity is the fun of putting together unexpected ideas”
Hazel Edwards, Sleuth Astrid: Lost Voice of the Grand Final

“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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