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A memoir is only a slice of a life. This 'questory' (quest + history) covers more than the beloved cake-eating hippo.



'Not Just a Piece of Cake' is a candid memoir of the realistic process of the process of creativity, via anecdotes. 'Anecdultery' is a Hazel original term for story. Hazel Edwards takes the reader behind the books. She shares the humour of a diverse work style and family life behind the beloved characters like the cake-eating hippo. Hippocampus is where memories are kept. 


Collaborating with illustrators, performers, co-authors and even family, Hazel sharesthe process of the process of writing and why storytelling matters culturally, and personally. 


Of interest to:· 


Nostalgic fans across three generations

Aspiring writers and creators 

Those interested in the process of creativity 

Family/worklife time -energy balance 


'Not Just a Piece of Cake' takes the reader behind the books. 

Collaborating with illustrators, performers, co-authors and even family. Heart tugging fan mail. Literary speed dating with characters. Dealing with the Plateau of Boredom and the Map of Serendipity. But also sharing 'the process of the process of writing' and why storytelling matters culturally, and personally. And why a 6 year old knew she wanted to be an author. 


A memoir is only a slice of a life.


This QUESTORY ( Quest + History) which others call a memoir, covers more than the beloved cake-eating hippo.

About The Author

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Hazel Edwards has a cake-eating hippo on her roof , an OAM for Literature and thousands of book-children,as well as a real family. Plus a readership in thirteen languages.

Using ‘anecdultery’, Hazel explains why longterm writing is risky but vital culturally. The hippocampus is where memories are kept, even those of Antarctica, where Hazel was an expeditioner. She shares her author workstyle, Hazelnuts mentoring and the quandary of how much to reveal.

(OAM is not for Hippo as an Outsized, Awesome Myth.)

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