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Updating 'old' clues in Published Books for new electronic formats.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Camille LaGuire Dec 27, 2010.

Choosing chapter headings
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Toni L.P. Kelner Jul 1, 2009.

Fake Family Trees & Genetic Clues
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Hazel Edwards Jun 26, 2009.


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Melbourne, Australia
About Me:
Strange how some years you write away quietly and not much happens, except in your imagination. Then backlisted projects are publicised or published and things happen quickly. 'Authorpreneurship;The Business of Creativity' (Keesing Press) is being launched by Australian Society of Authors in Sydney on August 10 at Better Read Than Dead bookstore.Great name for an occasional crime writer.Links and more information on my web site.

I'm a children's author of books such as 'There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake' but also have cross genre Antarctic publications as a result of an Australian Antarctic Division expedition as writer on ice. Motivations intrigue me which is why writing short , satirical crime appeals.Some of my works are translated or adapted into other mediums.

'Difficult Personalities' came out in a USA edition with The Experiment, a NY publisher. Fascinating to research the motivations and very relevant for crime writers.

Our co-written f2m;the boy within (www.fordstreetpublishing.com ) is a first for YA fiction where Ryan Kennedy, the co-author has actually experienced transitioning from female to male. The challenges of collaborating across two countries (he's in New Zealand and I'm in Australia) with the plotting online has been very satisfying. I've also learnt about book trailers and a new language for writing gender and punk music.Documentary in progress.

Currently I'm working on a gambling script 'Making a Killing at the Pokies'
I like reading cleverly plotted short crime with realistic settings.

I belong to Sisters in Crime and have discovered some fascinating crime writers via their publications.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Kerry Greenwood, Ruth Rendell, Robert Harris, PD James, Garry Disher, Goldie Alexander. I like character centred mysteries with realistic settings

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Is Blogging a Waste of Time?

Is Blogging a Waste of Time?

I’ve been asked that question three times in the last week.

Individuals have to make up their own minds. But until now I haven't blogged.

Overnight, Blogs initiate discussion, interviews or even reviews and Google Alert do pick up blog references. But if you already have an author/illustrator website as your shop-front window for publicising your books and talks, is blogging a waste of time for a writer? Or are you… Continue

Posted on March 15, 2009 at 7:54am — 8 Comments

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At 10:26am on February 17, 2010, Karen Tyrrell said…
Hi hazel,
Nice to meet you. Its always great to network with other Aussie Writers.
I've read your Bio. Congratulations with all your success.
Cheers, Karen :)) http://www.karentyrrell.com
At 9:23am on July 26, 2008, Jean Henry Mead said…
I appreciate your condolence and agree that even writers are at a loss for words at a time like this.
At 12:13pm on June 6, 2008, Jean Henry Mead said…
Thank you, Hazel. I need all the advice I can get about the differences between adult and children's literature. :) I'm pleased to have you as a friend. :-)
At 9:56am on June 6, 2008, Jean Henry Mead said…
Hello! I'm trying my wings as a children's author after nine published adult books. All of mine are satirical to some extent. :) Your books sound like such fun to read.
At 6:59pm on May 18, 2008, Hazel Edwards said…
The 'Short & Twisted' anthology is just out and it has my short crime story 'Making a KIlling at the Pokies' .What is interesting in terms of wider media coverage of stories is that having it out in print form, then makes it eligible for consideration to be read on national radio. I have soem audio novels, but getting a short story in audio form tends to mean having it read on radio, which can also mena it becomes a possible podcast. Any others with this situation in other countries?
At 11:02am on January 11, 2008, Rick Mofina said…
Hazel welcome to the community I am sure it will be fun for you.
At 6:37pm on January 7, 2008, Darren Laws said…
Hi Hazel, You raise an interest point about copyright infringment. It is the risk we run the moment any work is published be it on the net on any other medium. Like all things, tracing and tracking the infringment is the issue. Protecting the work is nigh on impossible. I only ever allow one chapter of my novels to be posted, though I have run an experiment with googlebooks to see if this causes problems or generates any sales, this experiment comes to an end in April 08. I think one chapter gives a tast of the book and is enough to whet the apetite. Best wishes for 2008. Darren
At 6:21pm on January 7, 2008, Hazel Edwards said…
I'm intrigued by the number of Australian crimespace writers as I imagined most would be from the USA or UK
50 Km east Does that mean the Dandenongs since you mentioned the bushfires? Maybe our paths will cross this year? Gigs on my website indicate where I'll be running workshops and the confernces at which I'll be speaking.Thanks for the invitation and the info abotu short story anthology publishers on your site.
At 4:42pm on January 7, 2008, Jackie Tritt said…
Hi Hazel

I've been to a couple of your talks and been really inspired by the energy and professionalism you put into your writing career. Hope to see more of you on Crimespace.

At 12:55pm on January 7, 2008, Hazel Edwards said…
I'm in the process of adding a Crime section to my website and will put links to the crime organisations. But I'm also conscious of the 'brand' name dilemma mentioned in the Crimespace forum on children's books and may go with my earlier collaborative crime pseudonym of A.K.Aye
It's a fine line between adult psychological but non violent short crime and mysteries for YA.Delete Comment

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