"An author’s legacy is ideas, interpretations and books, in varied formats.
"Edel Wignell left a literary legacy others will continue to read. Her history- themed books will not date. Raised in a Fundamentalist family, the second eldest of six girls, on a farm, Edel had strong views and a work ethic which later sustained her
through the rejections of the freelancer workstyle.
"A highly skilled and persistent researcher, Edel’s best work included historical tales or scripts which explored myths and legends as well as the natural world. ‘Escape by Deluge’ was the historical YA novel of which she was most proud, and also
of being mentored by Patricia Wrightson on this project set during the 1970’s flooding of Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. In (2019), Edel Wignell was awarded the ASA Medal. The mentorship for children’s writers/illustrators that she bequeathed to the
ASA will continue to help other creators."
She was a college lecturer and columnist for Australian Grade Teacher and Primary Education Magazine.
Her first name rhymes with "medal."
From her site:
"...she enjoys writing: fiction, non-fiction, scripts and poetry. Secondly, she loves the thought that - somewhere, sometime - someone may turn a page and close one of her books with a sigh of satisfaction or a chuckle, then switch off the light.
"Edel has been writing full time for children and adults since 1979, and part-time for ten years previously. Writer, compiler, journalist and poet, she has 100 books for children, and her writing for adults has been published in more than 100 journals,
newspapers, collections and on the Internet, and read on radio."
About "Long Live Us":
"Once upon a time, in a cave under a bridge, there lived a Greedy Troll - and he was hungry! How long would he have to wait for his next meal? Soon he hears trip-trap, trip-trap, trip-trap, and hurries out. He discovers the Three Bears, who are on a
quest to capture Goldilocks and bring her to justice."