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Hazel Edwards

Hazel Edwards, Writer, discusses business approaches for a freelance writer.

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Authorpreneur and 2009 ASA Medal recipient Hazel Edwards believes writers are in the business of creativity and that their intellectual property should be valued.

Best known for 'There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake', which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, Hazel writes across media, for children and adults. A Pocket Bonfire Production short hippo film will premiere in 2011.

Hazel runs Non Boring Writing workshops for genealogists, and mentors via web-chats. An ambassador for literature and literacy and Education portfolio holder on the Australian Society of Authors' committee, Hazel utilizes many different media platforms. Hazel is a longterm writing mentor for youth. Hazel's 200 books have been translated into many languages. She was a 2011 nominee for the Astrid Lindgren Award.

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