Butterflies in the USA with thanks to Kane Miller

Butterflies in the USA with thanks to Kane Miller

Butterflies by Susanne Gervay published by Kane Miller Book Publishers USASusanne Gervay's Butterflies is endorsed by The Children's Hospital Westmead Sydney Kane Miller Publishers USANatalie Van Houten I sold several copies to our local Children’s Home for a book club for teenage girls. Amazing book. We are priviliged to carry this title!’

The Kane Miller sales team are so special – they talk and love their books, including my ‘Butterflies’.

Butterflies which was an emotional roller coaster to write but an amazing experience.

Butterflies KANE MILLER 2011

It was so much fun having lunch in LA with my wonderful USA publisher Kira Lynn and the Marketing Manager Lynn Kelley of Kane Miller Book Publishers. THANKYOU KANE MILLER!  www.kanemiller.com

Butterflies by Susanne Gervay published Kane Miller USA

 Every survivor has a story. Often the story is of interest, and even more often instructive. “Butterflies” is the story of a burn survivor, and is both
interesting and instructive. It explores the complex areas of the emotional impact of a burn on the individual and family while giving insight into the world of hospitals, patients and doctors. It traces the development of the personality from insecurity and relative isolation to a healthier level of self esteem that enables the individual to form balanced relationships with family and friends. It shows how the inner person can triumph over a preoccupation with surface scars and know that basic values of commitment, caring and trust are more important than the texture of the skin.

 “Butterflies” has relevance outside the narrow circle of burn survivors and their families. It shows the ebb and flow of emotions that affect us all, particularly in the transition between childhood and adulthood, and how parenting and family life make these bearable. 

Flowers for the Kim Phuc Foundations for Child Survivors of War, Susanne Gervay's Butterflies' published Kane MillerThose of us who are involved in the world of burns know how survivors need help from time to time, but slowly develop a depth of character and an inner strength which is rarely seen in others. Like tempering steel, the process of passing through the fire helps make a person of exceptional quality.

 “Butterflies” captures these subtleties for the reader, and gives a stunning insight into a difficult topic.

 Dr Hugh Martin OAM, President of the Australian and New  Zealand Burn Association & Head of the Burn Unit, The  Children’s Hospital Westmead, Sydney.

Kim Phuc UNESCO Ambassador for Peace, at New York World Burn Congress, in Susanne Gervay's 'Butterflies' published Kane Miller USA

Kim Phuc -the little girl running from napalm Vietname 1972

 

 

I'm a writer committed to kids in particular. Adults are good too. Want to bring hope through story to my readers. Awarded an Order of Australia, Lady Cutler Award and a Lifetime International Award for Literacy for my body of work, spreading literacy is really important. I'm head of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand, patron of Monkey Baa Theatre, Ambassador for the Premier's Reading Challenge, Writer Ambassador for Room to Read ... among other roles. I also love heritage and adapting to enhance the lives of people today, which is why I restored The Hughenden Hotel 1870s and The Residences Centennial Park - the only homes in the parklands which are open now for accommodation, events and lots of nature.

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