SCBWI, Los Angeles, Tulsa Oklahoma with ‘Butterflies’ (Kane Miller) – I’m coming!

SCBWI, Los Angeles, Tulsa Oklahoma with ‘Butterflies’ (Kane Miller) – I’m coming!

SCBWI writer LA, visiting Stephen Mooser President of SCBWI and Lin Oliver Executive Director SCBWILove the community of SCBWI. I’m flying into LA and get to spend a few days with Steve Mooser President and co founder of SCBWI and Sally Crock who’s the IT genius always there for SCBWI. 

Can’t wait to have dinner with Lin Oliver, the Executive Director of SCBWI.

SCBWI connects writers and illustrators across the world.

I’m in the USA to speak at the Kane Miller Sales Conference in Tulsa Oklahoma about my young adult novel ‘Butterflies’. How amazing is that – I never thought I’d get to Tulsa. The song bursts into my mind:-

24 hours from Tulsa by Gene Pitney

I plan to sing it all the way to LA, then Fort Worth Dallas, zooming into Tulsa.

‘Butterflies’ received a starred review from the School Library Journal.

“This hopeful, heartfelt novel will give teens an understanding of what it means to have a reason to be self-conscious. Librarians won’t be able to keep it on the shelf.”

– School Library Journal (Starred Review)

Kudos to Gervay for painting the reader a picture of a self-reliant teen girl who does not depend on a boy to make herself feel valuable. Highly recommended for libraries- school, public and personal- who want to add to their girl power collections.

– Swon Libraries

USA – Here I come!!!!

Butterflies by Susanne Gervay published Kane Miller USA

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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