Children’s authors and illustrators

“Susanne’s skill is in blending serious issues with humour.”

Oliver Phommavanh – Best selling author
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“How does Gervay deal with so many issues in one relatively short children’s books? The answer is that she treads lightly. Jack is Gervay’s vehicle for spreading words of wisdom but at no time does she preach. Eternally, Jack and his story remain wholly believable. Readers will not only empathise with Jack but love his sensitive introspection and his wisecracks designed to alternately entertain and annoy his family.”

Aleesah Darlison
Sun Herald review

School Presenter

“Parents are saying thanks for the workshop- the kids were inspired. You created a great atmosphere for writing!”

Paul Macdonald
Director of The Children’s Bookshop Beecroft, Sydney

“…the talk was engaging,inspiring and beneficial”

Grant White
Library Manager Campbelltown City Council

“A moving and wonderful experience.’ … ‘A very interesting and fantastically creative author’ … ‘Interesting, engaging and funny. It is lovely to have an opportunity to meet such a wonderful author.”

Australian School Library Association Conference

“Susanne is an inspiring speaker who emotionally engages audiences of all ages.”

 Professor Dr Ernest Bond
Chair Teacher Education Salisbury University Maryland USA
ad Associate Professor Patricia Dean, Salisbury University

“You are an amazing storyteller.”

Student Wellbeing Leader/Student Services Leader
St. Charles Borromeo Primary School Victoria

Susanne in the News and Reviews

“Anti-bullying campaigner Susanne Gervay is certain a literature-based approach can break down stereotypes and save lives.”

Linda Morris
Features Writer, Sydney Morning Herald
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“Children’s author and anti-bullying crusader SUSANNE GERVAY, has empowered a generation of young adults with her novels.”

Erin Holohan
Feature Writer, Yours, Australia’s No. 1 Fortnightly Magazine

“Gervay gets better with every book.”

Kate Colley
Owner of Bloomin’ Books, Spectrum Review Sydney Morning Herald

“Gervay writes from the heart, using her searing personal experiences as the basis for her novels.”

Bettina Arndt
Social commentator and journalist, Sydney Morning Herald

“Susanne is one of Australia’s most respected authors, writing about issues affecting women and children.”

Wendy Sheaffer
Sunday Telegraph

Australia Day Ambassador

“Your speeches were inspiring”

Hawkesbury City Council

Fan Mail

“Susanne! I had such a smile today. Butterflies is one of my all time faves and I keep telling my 14 yo daughter I think she’d like it. (Certain cause for teenager to do opposite!!) She picked it up this past weekend because she has an oral book report due the week. I came home to her hugging her book and saying Mom!! We talked about why we loved it and a couple hours later she had an insightful outline ready to share with her class. Thank you thank you for an amazing story and a passion I can share with my girl!!”

Marilyn Hannam Pinney‎
Owasso, OK, United States

“For me as a mum of 2 children with cystic fibrosis your books open up the real world and real issues to those who have no idea! I am also a teacher librarian and promote your books to all kids but especially ones who struggle themselves!! My own children who struggle everyday just to maintain health your books are a piece of love and heart that show them a different journey is okay! Please take this as my heartfelt gratitude for your amazing talent and very much loved books! I have heard you speak at a Newcastle conference! You are an inspirational person, Thankyou

P.S. Butterflies & The cave are staple books for all my students!! I look forward to checking out the above 2 you have mentioned.”

Teacher Librarian Australia

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